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DISTRICT OF PORTO REAL ESTATE GUIDE

 

Northern Portugal’s gem 

 

Regions and Neighbourhoods of Porto


Porto is located in northern Portugal

Neighbouring regions and areas

Porto is located on the north-west coast of Portugal. Hop on a train for an hour and you will be in beautiful ‘Aveiro’, known as the “Portuguese Venice”.

 

Muni_guide_icon_globe As of 2016, Porto had a total of 20,000 international residents, which represents 1% of the district’s population Muni_guide_icon_golf 5 golf courses
Muni_guide_icon_heart_hospital 36 hospitals Muni_guide_icon_beach 46 blue flag beaches
Muni_guide_icon_book  6 international schools Muni_guide_icon_marina_boat 3 marinas
Muni_guide_icon_police 28 police stations across the region  Muni_guide_icon_airport Sã Carneiro Airport (OPO)

Daily sunshine hours

Porto showcases between 9-10 hours of sunshine per day during the summer months. However, during winter when the temperature drops, Porto gets an average of 3-4 hours of sunshine per day.

Average day/night temperature

The average day temperature during summer is around 24 degrees Celsius and at night it drops to around 15 degrees. At winter the temperatures drops and the average day temperature is 15 degrees, while at night it is roughly 6-8 degrees.

Wind direction distribution during the year (%)

The wind speed in Porto are quite steady throughout the year, with an average of 8-9 km/h. The winds in the city can get chilly, but during the warmer summer months it can be refreshing.

Average sea temperature

The water tends to be warm and nice during summer months, with an average of 18 degrees celsius, and the beaches surrounding Porto are great for water sports lovers or simply for the ones who wants a relaxing day in the sun. In winter it drops down to an average of 14-16 degrees.

Why invest in a Porto property?

Heart of Northern Portugal, the Porto District is the most populated area after Lisbon, often being called “second capital” of Portugal. Compromising 18 municipalities, within it you can find various types of environments and cities, from the fast-paced metropolitan city of Porto to the calmer interior towns like Amarante or Santo Tirso, and from luxurious Atlantic beaches to lush forests or vineyards on the shores of Douro River.

Porto District Property Guide

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This district is quickly evolving and growing, and its relatively low population combined with the district’s unique wine and historical heritage makes Porto property highly sought after.

Find Your Own Porto property

Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Matosinhos are the core of Porto. All part of a dynamic urban area, each one has its own uniqueness – be it Gaia’s beaches and Wine cellars, Porto’s historical and cosmopolitan appeal, or Matosinhos cultural and maritime heritage.

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A Porto property located in this metropolitan area will be near all the cultural and urban activities this region as to offer. However, for a quieter environment where nature dominates over concrete buildings, then municipalities like Amarante and Santo Tirso are fantastic options for your Porto property. As a bonus, these municipalities aren’t as developed as the city of Porto itself so you can find Porto real estate for sale at a better price. Even if you are undecided between owning a Porto property near the beautiful Douro vineyards or the main city itself, as you want to experience the best of the two, there is no need to worry as the district is well connected by a series of motorways.

Porto District Real Estate Guide

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Keeping up the historical heritage

As some properties in Porto have significant historical importance, a potential buyer will have to comply with the strict planning and restoration legislation as a measure to ensure the architectural heritage and beauty of the region.

Porto District Real Estate Guide

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Likewise, you will get the opportunity to acquire a second home like no other in the world, be it the typical tall building most commonly seen in Ribeira and Cedofeita in the city of Porto, or the Palacetes or villas with vineyards seen in areas like Amarante.

Porto Property market

To make Portugal an attractive investment for international residents, the national government has implemented several policies with this purpose in mind.

The tax benefit program NHR (non-habitual-residents) that appeals to Europeans and the “Golden visa” targeted to Non-EU/EFTA nationals are popular examples of this initiative that is contributing to the rapid growth of Portugal as a favorite country for international investments.

Porto District Real Estate Guide

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The prices in Porto district are starting to increase with the property market boom in Portugal. However, the prices are less expensive than in Lisbon. The average price for an apartment is €2,500 per sq meter, while a house costs an average of €1,500 per sq. meter. If you are looking for investments then the prices are an average of €1,480 per sq. meter. 

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Sale price distribution in Porto

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Sale price per sq.m. for each property price in Porto

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The most renowned real estate agents in Porto district are ERA, with over 3700 listings. REMAX is the second biggest with over 1200 listings. Thereafter comes Frontal and IAD Portugal.

Land of Sun and Wine

Enjoying a temperate climate and beautiful sunshine, the Porto District is perfect for outdoor activities like golfing, watersports, hiking or bicycling.

Porto District Real Estate Guide

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The numerous blue flag beaches in the district are also perfect choices to spend your leisure time, be it relaxing or enjoying the waves of the Atlantic ocean.

The district is also know for its excellent food and fabulous wine, and it’s not difficult to find an elegant restaurant that will meet your needs.

Michelin awarded restaurant like “Yeatman” in Vila Nova de Gaia, “Casa de Chá Boa Nova” in Matosinhos, “Pedro Lemos” in Porto or “Largo do Paço” em Amarante are famous for the utmost quality and excellence.

For wines, bottles like the “1963 Noval Vintage Nacional Porto”, “1945 Niepoort Vintage Porto” and “1890 Burmester Novidade Porto” are fabulous choices of Vintage Portos that go well with spicy meat dishes, Strudels, and Tatin tart.

A lot to offer

A Porto property is an entryway to experience Portugal and its mysteries. Not only is it a very unique region, but it’s also relatively close to every place in the country.

Porto District Real Estate Guide

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If a trip across the country is on your mind, you shouldn’t have to travel more than 12 hours by road to the farthest destination, and as Porto has its own airport, you can also fly everywhere.

Even if you are in the mood for some tapas, and Jamon in neighboring Spain, Porto isn’t far off as its reasonably close to Galicia, taking 2-3 hours to get there by car.

Maybe it’s the possibility of a luxurious yacht tour of the Douro river while tasting a fine wine, or perhaps its Porto’s exquisite cultural presence with its many museums and art galleries that entice you to acquire a real estate in the Porto District.

Porto district real estate guide

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Either way, this region’s uniqueness will undoubtedly make you fall in love with Portugal and its capability to be so much with so little.