It’s about the altitude in the High Rocky city of Aspen, which at almost 8,000 feet above sea level, offers a bird’s eye view of the world. And it’s about the lifestyle. Building on a reputation for its world-class slopes, Aspen draws not only ski-lovers but also tree-huggers for its leadership in environmental stewardship. Residents never take their breathtaking natural assets for granted.
For some people, any state that has more than a thousand golf courses is reason enough to relocate. Yet, Florida’s 1,250-plus courses are a fraction of the attraction. The land of sun and sand is also the land of lifestyle: Ocala horse farms, Palm Beach mansions, Miami penthouses. The attraction is global. Florida property is found in luxury real estate portfolios worldwide.
Portugal is a country best appreciated slowly, like a sip of its vintage port wine. For those interested in relocating, the opportunity to settle in this charmed corner of the continent is a powerful incentive.
If a city can be defined by culture, Montréal, Quebec is it.
By turns, Costa del Sol is uniquely Andalusian, classically Spanish and altogether international.
At its most expansive definition, Costa del Sol, the sunshine coast, stretches 185 miles or so, from La Herradura on the easternmost tip of the province of Málaga to Gibraltar on the western border. Some 50 years ago, the jet set discovered the one-two combination of breathtaking natural beauty and balmy climate, turning fishing ports into glittering resorts.
In the early days of the green movement, owning a sustainable home meant doing with less and sacrificing creature comforts.
Snow enthusiasts of all kinds hit the trails of the more than 2,000 ski resorts around the world. Thirty-seven states in the U.S. have operating ski areas, according to the National Ski Areas Association. There’s even one in Alabama. And for lovers of the white stuff, there’s no such thing as off-season. Southern Hemisphere ski destinations in places like Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand have chair lifts operating June through September.