When one thinks of Monaco, thoughts easily turn to fast cars and superyachts. The principality is a haven for UHNWIs, and is known for its glittering charm. It’s all too easy to remain oblivious to the fact that Monaco is a wonderful place to raise a family.
In fact, investing in Monaco real estate will ensure your children are raised in the best environment.
Location and Climate
Situated between the charming coast of Italy and the beautiful French Riviera, Monaco is ideally situated on the Mediterranean Coast, the gateway for European exploration. Entertain your kids with breakfast in Monaco, lunch in France, and dinner in Italy, whose proximity offers amazing beach walks, and some amazing pizza. The nearest Italian town, Ventimiglia, is less than 30 minutes from Monaco and has a wonderful weekend flower and food market. To the west of Monaco, Nice, Antibes, Cannes and St. Tropez is an easy trip along the coast, perfect for a weekend trip to the beach.
With temperatures that don’t drop much below 8°C in winter, or rises well above 26°C in summer, Monaco’s climate is pleasant all year round, and allows for a very active and healthy lifestyle.
Most days in Monaco are mostly sunny, so it’s easy to spend some time outdoors. Larvotto Beach is ideal for a picnic lunch at one of the many restaurants and cafes along the waterfront, and is somewhat enclosed by a sea wall, making it a safe swimming area. If you prefer to be out on the water, there are many sailing camps run by the Yacht Club de Monaco, which caters to all ages and experience levels, as well as the rowing club at Club Nautique de Monaco which has very successful youth training. program. AS Monaco FC also has a youth program, and the local Athletic Club organizes many races throughout the year.
Its proximity to the Alps also allows for excellent hiking and mountain biking in the summer months, and during the winter you can be on the slopes of Isola 2000 and Auron in under two hours.
Luxury Real Estate
As well as the wonderful lifestyle that life in Monaco can provide, the icing on the cake is our selection of luxury Real Estate for sale. For those who want to buy or rental properties in Monaco spoiled for choice. While space is limited for the spacious villas you find along the French Riviera coastline, the luxury apartments on offer in Monaco more than make up for it.
Many offer superb views of the ocean, and feature state-of-the-art facilities, including swimming pools, high-end restaurants and gyms. A balcony is a must, perfect for al fresco dining, and for the sundowners many get after the kids have gone to bed.
Monaco is ideal for sports fans. Apart from participating in the activities mentioned above, there are many famous sporting events throughout the year; The Monaco Grand Prix, the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and the Ligue 1 matches at AS Monaco FC are some of them.
For those not so interested in sports, there is the award-winning cultural center – the Grimaldi Forum – which hosts many exhibitions, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Ballet de Monte-Carlo, which offers frequent joint performances with L’Opera de Monte-Carlo.
There are many other family-friendly attractions in Monaco, one of the most popular being the Oceanographic Museum on the Monaco Rock; here you will find an aquarium and an interesting museum of the history of oceanography, which has played an important role in Monaco’s recent history. Nearby you can also visit the Prince of Monaco’s Palace to see where the Monegasque Royal Family lives; indeed, you can see HSH Prince Albert II walking around Monaco every day, and the entire Royal Family in attendance at the world-famous annual Monte-Carlo Circus.
For those who like to explore, the Jardin Exotique de Monaco caves are not to be missed, offering truly stunning views of the sea and the Kingdom, especially at sunset.
Only 2.02 km2, easy to uphold the security of the Kingdom. CCTV covers all of Monaco, and there is 1 (very polite) police officer per 100 residents. Crime is minimal, making it a very safe environment for children, and English is spoken by the majority of the locals if you get lost.
The healthcare facilities in Monaco are second to none, with many world-class and award-winning doctors and surgeons practicing here. The main hospital, Princess Grace, is big and nice, and you will be seen and treated very quickly.
Monaco enjoys an excellent school system, with 7 kindergartens and primary schools, one secondary school, and one lycee (college). There is also the excellent International School of Monaco, which has a bilingual school (in French and English), and offers an International Baccalaureate. It is a very popular school, which has admitted the majority of its students to top universities in the world, and provides a very diverse education.
What really sets living in Monaco apart from the rest of the Riviera is the favorable tax system for Monaco residents.