Armuña del Almanzora has around three hundred inhabitants, with many elderly people and like many other inland villages, suffers from the problem of depopulation due to the lack of opportunities.
But Armuña, unlike other municipalities, has around thirty council flats, which, depending on the size and number of rooms, range from 22,000 to 47,000 euros; “a bargain for people who want to settle in the area”.
This is the opinion of the mayor of the municipality, Pedro Guerrero, for whom “Armuña offers a series of comparative advantages compared to other municipalities suffering from depopulation. We are 15 or 20 minutes from Baza, Olula or Albox, at the foot of the road. We have a direct connection with the whole region and people can be at their place of work in a short time. We are a dormitory town for larger towns such as Tíjola which is 5 minutes away. We have services, sports courts, municipal swimming pool, a promenade and a wonderful environment and the best quality of life. That’s why I think we are a good option for young people to come and live in the town, because we need to give it some life”.
It is true, its geographical location and its quick access to the A-334, connects Armuña with the province of Almeria and the province of Granada. One can live in Armuña and work in Cantoria and the journey is a quick walk through the heart of the region.
The town needs young people and children to survive, so the town hall itself acts as a property developer, aware that the value of a brand new flat can be attractive to those who want to own their own home.