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The attractiveness of Chablais

    The attractiveness of Chablais

    Why is Chablais attracting more and more?
    The Chablais does not stop to seduce, the French as the Swiss, who are more and more numerous to come and settle there. Why is this border region so popular with holidaymakers and workers who come to settle there year-round?
    Chablais, a dynamic region
    The attractiveness of the Chablais is not only tourist, but the environment offered by this region has of course largely in the attractiveness of the French and Swiss for this border region.
    If cities such as Evian, Thonon, Publier or Maximilly attract so much, it is indeed primarily for their exceptional border situation. The region, between lakes and mountains, offers sublime landscapes where diverse and varied activities are accessible all year long. In winter, the inhabitants of Chablais can enjoy the ski areas of Bernex and Thollon-les-Mémises, located just 15 minutes drive from Evian-les-Bains. A little further, the Portes du Soleil is a domain of the most famous, every year stormed by skiers.
    In addition to a breathtaking natural heritage - cultural life is also present in the Chablais, including the many museums and architectural sites that have taken place.
    The cheapest real estate in the French Chablais
    The region also attracts many Swiss and French border workers who come to benefit from much lower prices in Switzerland than real estate. Many of them work in Switzerland and live in French Chablais. The m² is indeed much cheaper on the French side of the border. It is not without reason that more than half of the foreign residents of Chablais are Swiss.
    The population of the region, ever more attractive, has been growing steadily since the 1970s. According to a study by INSEE *, it has doubled over the last 50 years.
    A population growing and rejuvenating
    The population of Chablais has increased considerably in recent decades, but it has also rejuvenated. Those under 44 are the most represented today, while those over 65 are the least represented. We come to Chablais to live more than to work there. The region is also acclaimed for its equipment. More than half of the communes of Chablais are poles of proximity, which means that they shelter schools, trade, pharmacies, etc. The access time to the equipment is very reduced, which contributes greatly to the attractiveness of the communes of Chablais. Several of them are considered intermediate poles while Thonon-les-Bains acts as a higher-end service center.
    To cope with this growing population, a large housing stock continues to grow with the launch of many new programs in municipalities such as Evian or Thonon-les-Bains, a city that now has more than 34,000 inhabitants . According to INSEE estimates, Chablais could have welcomed 38,000 additional inhabitants by 2040.
    The opening up of Chablais, on which local authorities have been working for more than 15 years, should also contribute to reinforcing the already very great attractiveness of this region, which has been stormed by both frontier workers and lovers of Haute-Savoie. who buy their second home there.
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    * Source: INSEE