Buying Property in Morzine: Why Alpine Apartments Dominate the Market

Posted on 22 June 2020

If you are thinking about buying a property in Morzine, congratulations, for choosing one of the best French Alps towns. Ticking the boxes of both a winter and summer destination, and a prime investment spot, alpine apartments for sale dominate the real estate market. As part of Portes du Soleil ski area, its winter reputation is renowned. Still, many other reasons fulfil the criteria of what buying the perfect ski property should look like.

When you purchase property, you tap into an exclusive lifestyle found no-where else in the alps. If you want an ideal investment with high rental yields, Morzine is worth looking at. Neighboured by Avoriaz and Les Gets, Morzine is no newcomer to the tourism scene. Locals swapped their income over to this trade back in the 1930s, and this set the town in good stead to gain a good, steadfast reputation over the decades to come.

About Buying Property in Morzine

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About Morzine

Sitting close to the border with Switzerland, Morzine connects to Avoriaz resort via the Col de la Joux Verte pass. Many cable cars and 67 ski lifts also allow easy access to the Portes du Soleil skiing area. Covering 40 square kilometres and as part of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the town is strategically placed, among other splendid resorts like Chatel, Champery, Les Gets, Morgins, and Montriond. Getting here, all year round is quickly done thanks to the 55-mile drive to Geneva airport. Frequently, Morzine has also had the pleasure of being part of the famous Tour de France race.

About Skiing

Its reputation revolves around a sturdy base for beginner and intermediate skiers. We see this in 7 beginners runs, 23 easy trails, 26 intermediate runs the ski schools, and private lessons offered by instructors. However, an experienced skier can still enjoy themselves via the eight trails for the advanced/expert level, and Morzine has also tapped into the snowboarding scene. Cross country skiing fans will delight with 95 kilometres of trails and when the snowfall is scant, the town has invested in 322 snow cannons to keep the atmosphere going.

Family Lifestyle

One reason Morzine does well, is because it is rooted in a family lifestyle. Nightlife is low key, with more sit-down bars and traditional Savoyard restaurants rather than large pulsating nightclubs. Activities for young children include mini-golf and swimming, basketball, tennis and more at Parc des Derechos.

Summer Activities

As soon as the snow falls, scenic landscapes are enough to lure you back in spring, summer, and autumn. Think fresh, alpine plateaus, and the traditional wooden chalet properties to understand why it becomes the picture-perfect postcard scene. Aside from that, during summer, Morzine offers a host of activities including trekking, mountain biking, swimming, and zip-lining.

Property Spotlight

The Morzine real estate market is highlighted in these popular chalet apartments for sale in the village centre. They are within walking distance to the ski lifts, bars, restaurants, and shops. Altogether eight apartments make up the building that integrates with the landscape. Ranging in size from 84 square meter, three-bedroom homes to 152 square meters, four-bedroom penthouses, each apartment has a cellar and outside space for alfresco style dining during summer.

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The architects were keen to incorporate modern features like fully equipped kitchens and en-suite bathrooms while keeping in line with the traditional Savoyard architecture. The apartment prices average out at 9,000 euros per square meter, therefore starting at 775,000 euros. Buyers looking for a rental investment will be pleased with these apartments given their central location and home comforts. See the full property listing here or contact us for more information.

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Ski Real Estate in France: When buying a property in Morzine, you are tapping into an exclusive real estate market, found nowhere else in the world. In this guide, we look at ski apartments, chalets, what you need to know, and give helpful hints and tips to making a smart investment.

French Alpine Architecture: Developers of new build and off-plan property in France are keen to maintain a traditional feel to their style of Alpine architecture. In this article, we look at the features of an alpine home and how they appear in today’s modern housing.

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