We at Mimoun Relocation & Real Estate Barcelona know how difficult and stressful it can be to relocate to another city, with many decisions to make and fears to overcome.
One of the most complicated decisions to think about is to choose the area that you want to settle in, especially if you relocate with children.
Factors like access to international schools, family friendly services and safety, are some of the things that families value the most.
Mimoun has been there, we are parents too that have gone to the process of relocating many times, that is why we would like to offer you some tips about the Sitges area, one of the best areas near Barcelona to relocate with kids.
What Sitges has to offer
Sitges is an amazing city only half an hour from Barcelona, but while Barcelona is known to everyone, Sitges still flies under the radar for many people. Its architectural heritage preserves the charm of an old fisherman’s village, but it’s actually, a cosmopolitan small city due to its many services and facilities.
The old town centre is charming and vibrant, with plenty of things to do. You will not have any trouble finding a wide and delicious gastronomic offer, as well as many chic little shops. Several grand old houses have been converted into galleries and museums.
Sitges has a great international community, 30% of the residents are expats, with many renowned international schools at close distance. Housing is still affordable, especially if you compare it with prices in the big capitals of Europe. The Spanish weather allows enjoying the beach one way or another almost all year round. Although it can get very busy in the summertime, the rest of the year the city is a wonderful option if you like the tranquillity of beach-side living.
Our recommended international schools
– The British School of Barcelona – (15 minutes drive from Sitges)
Tel. (+34) 93 811 03 05 – Passeig Isaac Albéniz, s/n 08870, Sitges
One of the most prestigious English schools in the Barcelona area with more than 58 years of history. They follow the English National Curriculum and have an additional Enrichment Programme. They renovated the BSB campus in Sitges and added newly equipped facilities. Especially recommended for Early Years and Primary aged children.
– The Olive Tree School – (10 minutes drive from Sitges)
Tel. (+34) 93 188 62 15 – Carrer de les Modedistes, 8 – 08810, Sant Pere de Ribes
The Olive Tree school is a small and highly dynamic international school. Every class has less than 20 peers, that allows the teachers to have a very personal and individualised approach to every student. They offer English education for children from 3 up to 16 years old.
More info: http://www.olivetreeschool.es/
– Ecole Français Bel Air – (10 minutes drive from Sitges)
Tel. (+34) 938 962 267 – Ctra C – 246 Km 42 Vilanoveta, 08812 Sant Pere de Ribes
A nice and small school that follows the official French curriculum. It offers education for children from 3 up to 18 years old. It is defined by its European character and its aperture to the world. It was founded more than 25 years ago and uses a great pedagogic methodology to create an attitude of curiosity in their students as they believe is the optimal basis of their learning process.
More info: http://www.ecole-belair.com/
If you are looking for a house to buy or rent around Sitges area, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Mimoun Relocation & Real Estate Services
(+34) 93 511 13 44 / (+34) 677 15 20 80