Updated: Nov 7, 2021
Wouldn’t you like to design and build your own dream home, in one of the most beautiful, friendliest, and most stable places in the world? Or would you like to renovate a family legacy property — perhaps your own? Possibly still, you may want to start your own business or expand a current business in a vibrant, start-up rich environment with European and international reach. At JACS21 we help people who want to design, build, expand and/or maintain homes and commercial buildings in Portugal.
Why Portugal? Because it’s beautiful, its people are welcoming, the climate is clean and varied, it is less expensive, and is among the safest countries in the world. An increasing number of Americans -- and others -- are choosing to move to Portugal and build their dream home or business there for these reasons. From the sunny Algarve with its sparkling beaches to the mountainous north with its historic cities and towns, to the cosmopolitan capital of Lisbon with its many cultural attractions and international schools, to even the verdant islands of Madeira and Azores, Portugal has become a go-to destination for people seeking a quitter yet still engaging lifestyle.
Whether for individuals, couples or families, Portugal offers unique amenities and lifestyle advantages. Lisbon and Porto are large cities with existing expatriate neighborhoods, excellent English-speaking and other international schools, and real estate development opportunities. Smaller cities and countryside towns offer extensive opportunities for property renovation or new-site options for life or businesses in quiet environments with small town squares, coffee shops, local friendships, and easy access to farms and forests. The coastal areas offer fishing towns, spectacular views and some of the best beaches and surfing spots in the world. The islands of Madeira and Azores provide amazing ocean and mountain environments with unspoiled ecosystems (and yes, wi-fi and superb work spaces).
Throughout the country, a key advantage for those wanting to set up a business or expand an existing one, or for persons simply wanting to work remotely from a place near to paradise, is the country’s fast internet and wi-fi service. Whether by hotspot or regular service, you can be connected for personal or business matters from just about anywhere. We know – our founder does so on his frequent trips between New England in the U.S. and Obidos and Nazare in central Portugal where he works on matters related to JACS21, remotely serving on several charitable boards, and consulting on corporate international acquisitions including document review and frequent virtual meetings.
With tax, cost and talent advantages including the Golden Visa program (more on each in future blog posts), Portugal has set itself up as a one of Europe’s premier destinations for retirees, families, and international expats alike for decades to come. Whether you are already planning your own move or just want to explore it, we and our network of partners are here to help you.