The best districts to live in Beaulieu-sur-Mer
Сrédits Photos Yann Vernerie. Beaulieu-sur-mer is a small town in the Alpes-Maritimes department which stretches between Villefranche-sur-Mer and Èze. It is a town where life is good, far from the hustle and bustle of Nice (7 kilometers) or Monaco (11 kilometers). It should be noted that in Beaulieu apartments are rented and sold very well. It is even a local specificity. On the other hand, as for villas, the situation is more complicated here. Because prices of the land are rising, and home furnishing services are not always completed. To help you understand the city, here is a summary of the districts where life is good.
Baie des Fourmis (the Casino district)
This small district of Beaulieu-sur-mer is the most chic district of this charming seaside town. But it is still very difficult to find a property at a decent price on the front line and a stone's throw from Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
It is here that the Beaulieu casino, the Rotonde, the Kérylos villa are concentrated, as well as many buildings inherited from Belle Epoque architecture and which remind us that the influential cities of Nice and Monaco are in the vicinity.
Always on the front line, facing the sea, the Petite Afrique district is an idyllic place. Here we find mainly waterfront villas, built at the foot of the cliff. As with the Casino district, it is relatively rare to find here properties available for sale or rental and they are expensive. Living on the front line of the French Riviera is a dream that can be expensive while remaining a solid investment. It is undoubtedly in this district that one feels the sweetness of life and the idleness of the Côte d'Azur the most. This is a district that we highly recommend but which is not accessible to everyone.
The district Port de Plaisance
For all those who want a sea view while staying close to the beaches, the port area offers many possibilities. However, the view of the large Beaulieu marina and the so-called Basse Corniche road can confuse more than one. As well, there are many more recent buildings. For example, many condominiums are so lucky to find accommodation.
The central district
This lively area adjacent to the sea is one of the most pleasant areas for anyone who wants to live close to shops and have everything you need for life at a walking distance. The shopping district of Beaulieu-sur-Mer is organized around Boulevard Marinoni. This boulevard is in fact a small one-way shopping street overlooking a magnificent rock, which reminds us that we are indeed in the Alpes-Maritimes department. It should be noted that the station is close to the center and the establishment of 250 shops throughout the town.
Living in the heights of Beaulieu (the Boulevards district)
One could almost call these districts of Beaulieu as the district of the boulevards. There is indeed the boulevard Théodore Roosevelt, the boulevard of Sweden, the boulevard Paul Déroulède without forgetting the Boulevard Édouard VII, and the boulevard Gordon Bennet, which are all streets with old-fashioned charm offering splendid views of the harbor of Beaulieu and the Mediterranean Sea.
The prices here tend to be quite hieratic. Indeed, the properties located in this area very often benefit from the sea view or the view of Monaco and sometimes even both. As a result, the prices asked by sellers soar. However, you will always have a road that will pass near your home and if you have children, you will have to take your car to go to the beach (or an electrically assisted cargo bike).
Where to live in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, the summary
To sum up, Beaulieu-sur-Mer is a town with two beaches and two ports. It is a town at the foot of the cliffs which happens to be privileged because it is still accessible in terms of real estate prices. Many people come to live in Beaulieu to benefit from certain tranquility and reasonable prices while staying close to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cap d'Ail, and even of Monaco.
If you want to live all year round, you may find happiness in the center or in the heights of the town. At the same time, you will be very close to major highways.
If Beaulieu-sur-Mer is your vacation spot for you or if you want to spend your retirement there, then you will probably be looking for a property to buy or rent by the sea near the beaches and the center. Unless you want to live a little secluded. In this case, you should go to the heights of the town to enjoy the sea view.