Low-Density Areas In Portugal For The Portugal Golden Visa

The Portugal Golden Visa

The Portugal Golden Visa is a residency by an investment program that was launched in 2012. As of July 2020, 9015 residence permits for investment were issued by the Portuguese government.  Out of the 9015 permits, 8487 were for Real Estate Purchasing making it the most popular investment option for the Golden Visa.

The usual minimum investment threshold for real investment is 500,000 Euro. If you acquire a 30 year old property and renovate it, then the threshold falls down to 350,000 Euros. However, the Portuguese government offer a reduction if you invest in a low-density population area.

Low-Density Areas

To prevent a real estate bubble from happening, the Portuguese government offers a 20% reduction on the minimum investment required.

So why isn’t this the most popular option? Well, while it is a significant reduction in the minimum investment, you must remember that real estate in low-density areas is harder to rent or sell.

Besides, there are fewer options for real estate in the lower-density areas. Most of Portugal’s population is in or around its large cities, which means that real estate outside of these areas might not yield a solid return on investment.

This option is usually taken advantage of by those who wish to retire in Portugal, and prefer to live somewhere away from the noise of the big cities.

Where are the Low- Density Areas in Portugal?

Below you can find a table of all the low-density areas in Portugal as of 2020:

City/ Municipality Neighborhoods
Águeda União das freguesias de Belazaima do Chão, Castanheira do Vouga e Agadão União das freguesias do Préstimo e Macieira de Alcoba
Amarante Ansiães Candemil
Gouveia (São Simão) Jazente
Rebordelo Salvador do Monte
União das freguesias de Aboadela, Sanche e Várzea União das freguesias de Olo e Canadelo
União das freguesias de Bustelo, Carneiro e Carvalho de Rei Vila Chã do Marão
Amares Bouro (Santa Marta) Goães
União das freguesias de Caldelas, Sequeiros e Paranhos União das freguesias de Vilela, Seramil e Paredes Secas
Caminha Dem União das freguesias de Arga (Baixo, Cima e São João)
Castelo de Paiva União das freguesias de Gondar e Orbacém Real
União das Freguesias da Raiva, Pedorido e Paraíso
Condeixa-a-Nova Furadouro
Guimarães União das freguesias de Arosa e Castelões
Loulé Alte Ameixial
Salir União de freguesias de Querença, Tôr e Benafim
Marco de Canaveses Várzea, Aliviada e Folhada
Ourém Espite União das freguesias de Matas e Cercal
União das freguesias de Freixianda, Ribeira do Fárrio e Formigais União das freguesias de Rio de Couros e Casal dos Bernardos
Pombal Abiul Anais
Ponte de Lima Ardegão, Freixo e Mato Associação de freguesias do Vale do Neiva
Bárrio e Cepões Beiral do Lima
Boalhosa Cabaços e Fojo Lobal
Cabração e Moreira do Lima Calheiros
Estorãos Friastelas
Gemieira Gondufe
Labruja Labrujó, Rendufe e Vilar do Monte
Navió e Vitorino dos Piães Poiares
Serdedelo
Porto de Mós São Bento
Santarém União das freguesias de Casével e Vaqueiros
Silves São Marcos da Serra
Tavira Cachopo Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo
Tomar Olalhas Sabacheira
União das freguesias de Além da Ribeira e Pedreira União das freguesias de Casais e Alviobeira
União das freguesias de Serra e Junceira
Vale de Cambra Arões Junqueira
Valença Boivão Fontoura
União das freguesias de Gondomil e Safins União das freguesias de São Julião e Silva