The fact that 98% of inhabitants are satisfied about living in ALCOBENDAS gives an idea of its living standards. A wide cultural, leisure and sports infrastructure with shopping centres as well as a broad network of local businesses and a great variety of restaurants make ALCOBENDAS one of the safest environments in Spain, with a “per capita income” that exceeds national average.
If we add citizen safety that is well above the average and the best public and private health infrastructure, with 6 academic hospitals and 3 health investigation centres, we can see ALCOBENDAS really offers one of the best living standards in Spain.
The city offers a great variety of residential areas, from estates with magnificent services like the La Moraleja Estate, with four golf courses and houses as well as luxurious flats, to the urban centre of the town. The housing provision in ALCOBENDAS covers all needs.
ALCOBENDAS has some of Madrid’s most prestigious schools, with over 20 schools with different teaching methods in different languages and a few with international curriculum. In terms of universities, the 30,000 alumni that attend school in the city have the Autonomous University of Madrid (Autónoma de Madrid (UAM))- ranked first in Madrid and second in Spain- and two private university with a broad offer of courses.
Culture-wise, ALCOBENDAS has a complete offer of active leisure; along with cultural spaces like the Theatre/Auditorium, the Alcobendas Arts Centre or the National Technology and Science Museum, residents can take classes in the Municipal Music and Dance School or walk around numerous children’s parks such as the Space, the Ocean, The Pirate Ship, the Anthill or the Wild West. There are over 10 shopping centres with cinemas, restaurants, bowling alleys and all kinds of shops.
In terms of sports, ALCOBENDAS is the only city in Madrid that has been awarded twice with the National Spots Award. The sports infrastructures in ALCOBENDAS are extraordinary and there is a great variety of clubs where children and adults can practice any kind of sport. The city also has the best golf courses in Madrid.
With 15 square metres of green areas per inhabitant, ALCOBENDAS is a leading city in this aspect. It also has over 30 parks and the Monte de Valdelatas natural space, which is an extension of the Monte de El Pardo, with a surface of over 89 hectares and is listed as one of the many protected areas in Madrid.