Cap d'Antibes is a must... that no one can afford. “The entry ticket starts at €1.5 million for a little house, and you need to think in terms of €30 to 50 million for a seaside property with 800 to 1,500 sq. m. of living space”, warns Antoine Garcin of the Emile Garcin agency in Mougins. Old Antibes, the Albert 1er and L’Ilette neighbourhoods in Antibes-Centre feature a price range per sq. m. of between €3,500 and 6,000.
Yet, “a few seafront flats near Cap d’Antibes offer luxury services that can push the price up to €10,000 per sq. m.,” says Cyril Messika who runs Planet Immobilier and is an FNAIM board member. “Small apartments with balconies or small less-favourably sited houses sell for €200 to 300,000 to a basically French clientele,” notes Antoine Garcin. Cyril Messika says that for him, “Antibes working people go for surface areas and proximity to facilities such as schools, buses, motorways, and choose neighbourhoods where the price per sq. m. is reasonable at €2,900 to 4,600.”
The north (Saint-Claude, the Grasse road and Semboules) is most accessible to local working people and first-time buyers, whereas the west (Saint-Jean and Fontmerle) includes several residences with parks and pools. In Antibes-Est (Fontonne, Bréguières), new building is underway due to the nearby technology park. In Juan-les-Pins, prices range from €3,000 to 6,000 per sq. m. in the centre and from €7,000 to 9,000 / sq. m. on the sea front.