If you are thinking in settling down and have your dream villa built, the Andarax and Almanzora Valley region will be the place for you. You still find affordable prices and reasonable distance to beach and main facilities such as hospitals and shopping centres. Being in a Valley you will benefit of the mild climate from the sea side and still pay reasonable prices. Remember as higher you get from sea level the greater temperature spread you will experience. As an example in beautiful Granada city (740 m over sea level) you will have in winter below 0º C whilst during summer 35/40ºC are the standards.