Image via Wikipedia It is little wonder that western investors and holiday home buyers are flocking to this beautiful region of Morocco known by Moroccans across the country as the Tuscany of Morocco.
"Asilah with its surrounding green countryside is stunningly beautiful." comments Mustapha Mezouri the founder of London based Moroccan agency Property Borders.
Artists and musicians are attracted to Asilah which hosts its own annual arts festival attracting visitors from all aver the world.
With its quaint squares and its whitewashed houses overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Asilah is very pleasing to the eye.
In 1578 after the famous "Battle of the three Kings", the Portuguese lost Asilah to the Spanish. In 1956 Asilah was finally reclaimed by the Moroccans for good and became part of the new Moroccan Kingdom.
"Investment has been pouring into the Asilah region. Its mayor Mohamed Benaissa is also the ambassador to the United States and he helped to bring prosperity to the town by inaugerating the arts festival in the late 1970's" comments Mustapha Mezouri of Property Borders.
"We have seen the area between Asilah and Tangier go from strength to strength" says Mustapha "with Dubai based Emaar launching their luxury development Tinja in the region".
Tinja will be joining a growing list of luxury developments being built in the region by rich Arab Gulf developers who are ploughing their oil money into this emerging area.
Many of these high end developments include 18 hole golf courses like the Al Houara resort being developed by Qatar based company Qatari Diar.
"Property Borders have witnessed growth in both Tangier and Asilah" comments Mustapha Mezouri, "we have seen prices on the luxury Paradise Golf & Beach Resort rise over 30% and on the 5 star Tanjah Beach & Golf Resort we have just had a price increase of 30%".
Asked whether the price increases are affecting the market Mustapha says "There is still plenty of room for growth with demand at a all time high".
Property Borders are expecting growth rates of at least 20% this year as the market expands. With FDI (foreign direct investment) increasing with the likes of Renault investing 600 million euros for car production the signs are good. The investment from Renault alone is expected to create 6000 new jobs.
Just released by Property Borders is the aptly named Sunset Resort North of Asilah, 400 beachfront apartments and penthouses many with amazing ocean views and access to the powdery wide beaches of Asilah.
Prices at the Sunset Resort start at only £52,088 but are already due for an imminent price increase as building has already commenced and all licences are already in place.
With prices rising across the board in Morocco this could be one of the last bargain developments in this area known by the Moroccans as the Tuscany of Morocco.
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