I’m Laura Leyshon and I’m Las Palmas’ resident property expert. I work for RE/MAX Cony Overseas, one of the city’s oldest estate agencies and the first RE/MAX office to open in Europe. Cony Overseas has an excellent local reputation and has helped hundreds of foreign buyers and sellers in Las Palmas and all over Gran […]
Luxury Gran Canaria Property Specialist Laura Leyshon
As a RE/MAX Collection agent specialising in luxury property in Gran Canaria, I can help you to buy or sell high-end penthouses, villas and homes anywhere on the island.
I'm Laura Leyshon and I specialise in value-added service.
Ciudad Jardín or the Garden City, is the original Las Palmas luxury property zone and dates back to the founding of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in the 1880s.
Located midway between the Puerto District and Las Canteras beach, and the old town areas of Vegueta and Triana, the garden city really is a green enclave right in the centre of Las Palmas city. It is also the capital’s most interesting architectural zone with Rationalist, Modernist and Neocanarian houses built from the 1930s to the 1950s. Many of the best examples now have protected facades and you do find the odd architecture buff wandering about the area.
To the north, Ciudad Jardín merges with residential Alcaravaneras and to the south with Arenales with residential and commercial areas. To the east it meets the strip of quality high rise property along the Avenida Maritima and to the west it merges with Altavista, and La Cornisa which are both also quality property areas.
Benefits and disadvantages of property in Ciudad Jardín
Most properties in Ciudad Jardín are large and well-proportioned with high ceilings. However, because most of the area is flat most don’t have a view beyond their own gardens.
The area is quiet and largely traffic free although it can be hard to park if your property doesn’t have an off-road space. It has a large public park called Parque Doramas and is close to the city’s sports marina. There are a small number of quality restaurants in and around the garden city but no large supermarkets.
The area is well connected to the rest of the city by road and public transport. This is just as well as it is a long walk from both Las Canteras beach and Triana shopping district. The city’s growing bike lane network, complete with shared bikes, now runs right by the Garden City. Alcaravaneras beach is close by but not as popular as Las Canteras further north.
The Ciudad Jardín property market and prices
The Garden City is largely residential and many of the houses are still family homes. Other have been divided up into flats and there are even a couple of condominiums arranged around swimming pools.
Prices vary considerably depending on the exact location of the property, the amount of garden space and the quality and layout of the property in question. The price per square metre varies from 2000 to 4000 euros per square metre.
I’m Laura Leyshon and I’m an estate agent living in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city. I specialise in luxury property, penthouses and villas all over the city and am one of Spain’s top-selling agents. I’m always available on the phone or via email or Whatsapp.
The suburb of La Minilla is amongst the most desirable property areas in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city, especially amongst professionals and affluent families.
With views out over the ocean, large modern apartments and green spaces La Minilla feels like a different world. However, it is just 10 minutes walk from Las Canteras beach. [Read more…]
After the events of 2020 it feels like folly to write a guide to the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria property market for 2021: So much in Gran Canaria depends on the speed of the vaccine rollout and the return of tourism.
But look forward we must because the end of the Covid-crisis is within reach. Covid or no Covid, Gran Canaria remains a wonderful place to live and own property. [Read more…]
At the end of 2019, before the world realised how dangerous the Coronavirus was, I wrote a Gran Canaria property guide for 2020. I predicted a slight drop in property prices on the island.
The market showed signs of a slowdown with February sales figures across Spain down 6% year-on-year.
However, all bets and predictions were off once the Coronavirus pandemic took hold. We are now in uncharted territory and won’t know the full effect on Gran Canaria property for some time. [Read more…]
Every year, I write a guide to the current state of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria property market and give my predictions for the next 12 months. Here’s the Las Palmas property 2020 report.
It’s a tricky job this year because there are so many factors that could affect property prices. Mostly, it has to be said, in a negative way.
On a local scale we have a deflating touristic bubble in Gran Canaria, the collapse of Thomas Cook, a decline in holiday rental investment and a big increase in new-build property. [Read more…]
Beachfront property along Las Canteras beach is in its own price bracket and often hard to value accurately.
This is due to several factors.
- Las Canteras property doesn’t come onto the market that often because beachfront owners tend to hold on to their apartments for a long time.
- Many are owned by non-residents who earn a rental income as well as using them for holidays.
- They have significant intangible valuation factors such as the desirability of the outdoor space.
However, since I’ve had four beachfront apartments for sale this year I have a clear idea of what their market value is in 2019. [Read more…]