Capital of tourism
The success of Nice, known as the "tourism capital of the Riviera", comes not only from its picturesque setting between the famous 7km long Promenade des Anglais facing the Baie des Anges, the cobble streets of the old town and its port and 7 hills, but also due to its cultural life with events such as the Nice Carnival or the Jazz Festival amongst over 160 exhibitions, concerts and shows planned for the coming year. These events are easily accessible via the excellent Nice Tourist Office website.
Nice remains a lively city all year round, with hundreds of restaurants providing gastronomic delights with its diverse and delectable cuisine. From the renowned Nicoise salad to local markets and Michelin-starred restaurants, the town offers gastronomic adventure that will delight the most discerning palates.
You will find prestigious shops near Place Massena and its main shopping center "CAP 3000", recently renovated was voted in 2022 by MIPIM as the best shopping center in the world.
So it's only natural that for many buyers looking to establish themselves on the Côte d'Azur, proximity to the city of Nice is as often requested as is proximity to the seafront or the airport. What's more, excellent ski resorts are within a 1-hour drive of the city.
Living in Nice
And if you're looking to settle down in Nice itself, there's something for everyone, from an apartment in a Belle Epoque residence with high ceilings on the hill of Cimiez, to a modern villa in Gairaut, a charming apartment in the Old town or the carré d'or in the heart of the city.
A 2 bedroom apartment in the most sought-after neighborhoods is typically 800000 Euros, but smaller 1 bedroom apartments in good areas can be found for around 400000 Euros.
Due to international demand, prices in Nice remain stable despite the current context of higher interest rates that have reduced prices in Paris and Bordeaux.
Location, location ...
All these factors, along with the region's climate and proximity to Cannes, Monaco and Sophia-Antipolis, mean that living in Nice or keeping a pied-à-terre in the city remains an excellent investment.
If you want to live in the city of Nice or in one of the nicest villages within 30 minutes of the town, under sunny blue skies all the year round, don't hesitate to call us. SMARTFINDER HOME will find the right property for you!