By 2019-07-05 InAlgarve
 

Lagoa-Carvoeiro elected best area to live in Algarve

The parish council of Lagoa-Carvoeiro has been named the best area to live in the Algarve, a study by Imovirtual website has revealed.

Residents in the Algarve were asked to rate “cost of living, parking, health services, roads, safety, cleanliness, air quality, public transportation, leisure areas, noise, shops, restaurants and schools” on a scale of one to five.

A total of 604 responses were received and only the parishes that obtained at least 10 responses from residents were taken into account.

Lagoa-Carvoeiro had the best overall score (4.06) thanks to impressive scores in the categories of air quality (4.38), safety (4.07), cleanliness (4.00) and roads (4.00), followed very closely by Montenegro (4.05) and Vila Real de Santo António (4.00).

On the other hand, the worst placed parishes were Alvor (3.40), Quelfes (3.32) and Olhão (3.30), the latter fared poorly in the categories of noise (2.93) and parking (2.81).

Perhaps aware of this issue, Olhão council has announced that a 600-space car park will open soon (click here).

Safety was the factor with the highest overall score across the parishes that were included in the study (4.05) while public transportation – often criticised in the Algarve for being insufficient – obtained the lowest score (3.11).

Here’s the full list of parishes and their scores:
• Lagoa and Carvoeiro – 4.06
• Montenegro – 4.05
• VRSA – 4.00
• Tavira (Santa Maria and Santiago) – 4.00
• São Sebastião – 4.00
• Portimão – 3.94
• Silves – 3.91
• São Clemente – 3.88
• Quarteira – 3.87
• Faro (Sé and São Pedro) – 3.79
• Lagos (São Sebastião and Santa Maria) – 3.79
• Conceição and Estoi – 3.77
• Albufeira and Olhos de Água – 3.69
• Estômbar and Parchal – 3.58
• Alvor – 3.40
• Quelfes – 3.32
• Olhão – 3.30

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com


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