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La Cañada urbanization

La CañadaLa Cañada is a residential area belonging to the Paterna municipality, which has 64,000 inhabitants. At only 7 kilometres from the city, La Cañada is a large area made up of various urbanizations such as El Plantío, Montecañada and La Vallesa. It offers all services and amenities to its 9000 inhabitants. Despite being in close proximity to Valencia city, the Vallesa forest, which separates La Cañada from La Eliana, offers vegetation, clean air and a natural environment.

The area enjoys excellent transport links, and offers various options for travel to the city such as the A-7 Mediterranean motorway which provides links to the rest of Spain. The international airport is located 7 kilometres away, and the metro line 1 has two stations close by, one in La Cañada and one in the northern part of La Vallesa. Various bus services also serve the area, one of which is circular and one of which continues through to the other neighbouring developments, Paterna centre, the Heron City leisure complex and, of course, Valencia city.

Heron City is an entertainment and leisure complex containing a shopping centre, a supermarket, restaurants, cinemas, shops, a gym and a nightclub, that lies very close to La Cañada thereby providing leisure facilities without having to travel to the city. In terms of education, the area is home to various prestigious schools such as Palma, in Montecañada, whose students achieved the highest pre-university exam marks in the area, and second highest in the Valencian Community. El Plantío is home to a prestigious school of the same name which follows the British education system, as well as the Britsh College in La Cañada. Other prestigious institutions include the Santo Tomás de Aquino school and Escuela 2. The Liceo Francés is located 4 kilometres away in Paterna.

The closeness to the Mediterranean Sea is one of the high points of life in Valencia. Despite not being on the coast, La Cañada is just 16 kilometres from Port Saplaya (Alboraya) where one can find a top quality beach and marina. Sailing fans will be happy to know that the Port America’s Cup is 16 kilometres away in Valencia city and Pobla de Farnals marina is 20 kilometres away. The beaches of Alboraya and Valencia city are top quality and enjoy fabulous Mediterranean climates.

A variety of golf courses are easily accessible from La Cañada, such as the Escorpión which lies a mere 4 kilometres away. One of the most important courses in the Valencian Community, the Escorpión features 27 holes divided into 3 sets meaning that three different combinations of 18 holes are possible. The location at the foot of the Sierra Calderona means that the irregular terrain and Mediterranean vegetation makes the course just as fun for beginners as it is for experts. Other golf courses within close proximity include Manises 9 kilometres away, El Bosque 25 kilometres away in Chiva, El Saler 30 kilometres away and Foressos in Picassent which is 30 kilometres away.

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