The real estate market in Biarritz is one of the most active on the Basque coast. Sales of principal residences increased sharply in 2017, but 70% of transactions still concern second homes. Carmen real estate, with its local agencies, knows perfectly the market of Biarritz and accompanies you in the purchase and the sale of real estate since 25 years.
The town of Biarritz has about 25,000 inhabitants year-round of which 1/3 is over 65 years old. The population doubles the summer: only 59% of biarrot dwellings are main residences which has an impact on real estate prices.
The real estate market in Biarritz is dominated by apartment sales. The average prices mean nothing to Biarritz so the goods are diverse and the multiple locations. An apartment on the seafront will be able to exceed 10.000 € the m² whereas an old and more eccentric flat will be able to sell to 3500 € the m ². Prices are rising in the hyper-center "Biarritz on foot" which is the most sought after by the fifties and young seniors who wish to settle eventually on the Basque coast. The lack of goods for sale causes a rise in prices.
Faced with this limited housing offer, new neighborhoods have been developed by the town hall to offer new housing as Kleber district.
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Biarritz is a seaside town that offers multiple sporting, cultural and festive events all year round. Biarritz is a festival town with some such as the South American movie festival open to the greater public.
The heart of the town, close to “Les Halles” (the local market) open 7/7, is very lively and active. The number of restaurants and the nightlife have made Biarritz the go-to place for all the Basque Country’s night owls.
Families are also well served with 7 nurseries, 5 kindergarten, 9 primary schools with one of them being a “Ikastola” (a basque speaking school), 3 secondary schools, 4 high schools with one of them a 1 cosmetic school and another one strictly focused on the catering sector.
The public transports are well developed inside the town but also when going towards neighbouring towns and schools.
There are many sporting clubs like the Biarritz Olympique omnisport and its rugby team 3 time French cup winners. You can learn to surf at any age, go hiking in the nearby mountains, running and all sorts of team sports or martial arts. The music academy and the art school round off Biarritz’s multiple hobby possibilities.
For older “Biarrots” (people who come from Biarritz) a rich society life and a regular cultural offering can be integrated or found. Most of the successful shows finish at the “Gare du midi” and once a month, on a Sunday, the town centre is strictly for pedestrians.