Sophia Antipolis is the ‘Silicon Valley’ of France, or so it was billed at the start of its construction in 1970. Today it is the home to many major corporations, universities and also many smaller companies who choose the business park because of its ease of access and because of the ready workforce living in the surrounding areas of Valbonne, Biot, Mougins and Antibes.
In the early years, one of the main challenges of Sophia Antipolis was to relate people and to create a sense of community. The “Human Factor” is what was to distinguish this Science and Technology Park in the world as a landmark of science, invention, innovation and research. It was to focus on building an international environment, creating an international community. This means taking into account and improving tenant interaction, networking and cross fertilization of ideas. The concept was that bringing together people from different intellectual horizons and “making” them meet, would bring added value and generate innovation.
Today, one can truly see that Sophia Antipolis houses an international community and many key international business groups are based here, including the Sophia Business Angels who actively seek new projects to support in the business park and throughout Europe.
Naturally the towns and villages surrounding Sophia Antipolis are home to the many international workers. Properties for sale in Mougins, Valbonne, Biot & Antibes, and onto the edges of Cannes are all sought-after French Riviera property by those who come to work in Sophia. This has, of course, led to a strong international community in the area and dedicated facilities include Mougins International School, the first choice for those wanting their children educated using the British system.
Property for sale in the region is the ideal choice for those seeking a permanent move to the region and, for our clients who are moving on a corporate relocation package, we will be delighted to assist with not only finding the perfect French Riviera Property but with all the administration and settling-in details of a new life here on the French Riviera.