PERSPECTIVE Madrid is embarking on a series of new housing projects in the Costa del Sol region, as a direct result of the area’s rapidly developing real estate market. The target clientele for the new developments are sun-seeking, retiree senior citizens from North Europe, with the Baviera Hills Golf resort in Vélez-Málaga a template project example. The Baviera Hills Golf resort is being marketed by Salsa Inmobiliaria, of Grupo Mazacruz, with the development consisting of a 66 apartment complex located within an attractive, top class golf resort. The hilly 8,000m² scheme hosts housing units arranged in seven different blocks, comfortably spaced out and adapted to the sites natural topography. The units are strategically designed to allow for unparalleled views of the surrounding golf course and also carefully positioned to take advantage of the best orientation in terms of sun access and exposure to wind. The two storey blocks will consist of two and three bedroom units, with penthouse apartments on the top floor. Each apartment will have access to an underground car park with accompanying storage space and also to either large open plan terraces or private gardens with pergolas, optimizing the regions fair weather and promoting the ideal outdoor living lifestyle. The total site area is 6,400 m², with open spaces between the buildings arranged on differing levels around swimming pools and playgrounds, helping to create a community amongst residents. Carefully designed retaining walls and landscaped green spaces help immerse the development into the surrounding environment while also promoting full pedestrian access.