Saint Georges Property Insight


Saint-Georges is a town located in the Cantal department, in the Auvergne region. It accounts for 1,100 inhabitants who live in about 40 villages, hamlets and isolated farmhouses.

Saint Georges has always been a rural area where agriculture is the main activity. It reached its golden age in the 1960’s. The town spreads over 3,314 hectares, 2,000 hectares of which are cultivated by farmers. The commune is situated only a few kilometres from Saint-Flour and belongs to the ‘communauté de communes du Pays de Saint-Flour’ (community of towns). It benefits from the economic development of this community.

Properties in Saint Georges combine the old stone charm with the modern-day comfort and contribute to make this village remind you of a past way of life. You should also have a look at the preserved ancient religious constructions but especially at the impressive Dolmen de Mons, listed as national ancient monument.

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Saint Georges Immobilier & Property Market Trends

St Georges offers affordable property prices. The average price for the Cantal department for a property to buy is €1,486 /square metre in 2009. Buying an apartment in Saint Flour’s area cost about €1,150 /square metre in 2008. As Saint Georges is located close to Saint Flour, housing prices are very similar and therefore very interesting. When it comes to houses, the average price in St Georges is €86,000.

The majority of properties are main houses (79.7%), 10.5% of the dwellings being second homes and 9.8% being vacant. There are few apartments in Saint Georges: only 6.7% against 90% of detached houses. Most of the inhabitants own their property (76%). Why not buy a property in the lovely town of St Georges, in rural France?

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4 Reasons to Buy a Property in Saint Georges

  • Tranquillity and scenery: like many towns located in the Cantal department, Saint Georges is a rural area and offers thus wonderful natural landscapes and quiet places. St Georges is very sought-after by people who want to escape the stressful life, enjoy relaxing time in a lovely town and discover the French art de vivre.

  • Activities: St Georges is very appreciated amongst holidaymakers for its tranquillity and large choice of activities it offers. The area is perfect for hiking and mountain bike riding as there are numerous paths in the wood. People can also climb around the Ander River or visit archaeological sites on the Mons plateaus for instance.

  • Location: as said before, St Georges is located only a few kilometres from Saint-Flour, in the western part of the Cantal department. The motorway A75 is situated in the proximity of the town, enabling people to reach it easily. This French motorway is called the méridienne and links Clermont-Ferrand to Pézenas. As it goes through 6 departments, people can access St Georges from many other French towns. The train line Béziers-Neussargues which links to Clermont-Ferrand and Paris also passes through the town.

  • Industry: even if the town is pretty small, it is still very active economically speaking. The business park (Zone d’activité du Crozatier) located in Saint Georges has a surface of 20 hectares and houses varied lines of business such as transport companies, traditional and commercial companies, etc.

Property Styles and Architecture in Saint Georges

  • Farmhouses: located in the countryside, farmhouses are large rural properties coming with outbuildings and a large piece of land. Most of the time constructed in stone, these character houses are very sought-after as they have a great value, especially once renovated.

  • Town houses: as the name indicates, these houses are situated in the town centre. They have different features but are generally pretty large and have many bedrooms. Being located close to all amenities, they are a great investment for families. Town houses have a very practical layout and often come with a garden, a garage, a cellar and/or attic.

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