In France the answer is 59% of the population dream of moving according to a Yougov study last November.
The largest number, 24% of those wanting to move, want to settle in the PACA region in the South East of France on the Mediterranean shore, between Nice and Marseille. The next most popular area is the South West Mediterranean shore with 20% interested by the Occitanie/Montpellier region, then followed by other regions to the west on the Atlantic shore.
The same study mentioned the highest proportion of those dreaming of a move, 71%, are women under 40 living currently living in the Paris region.
There is a wide choice of areas across the Var and Alpes Maritimes that will certainly meet your preference. Inland in the Var you will find Provence and village lifestyle, yet still within close reach of the sea. By the coast near Nice and Cannes you will benefit from a livelier urban lifestyle.
As TF1, the French TV channel highlighted in their news program today, new residents arriving in the Var have resulted in a net population increase of 9000 people per year, and in fact the reporter who made the documentary was leaving her job today to do precisely that !
Are you next ?
Don't miss out on free help and advice. If your first point of call may be friends or relations living in the area, you may find their advice too subjective.
That is why a professional property finder who advises buyers, knows the area and is able to listen to buyer's needs should be your first point of call. This is precisely what we do at Smartfinder Home as we will always offer you our advice whether you use our search service or not.
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