Vierzon has a rich natural, historical and industrial heritage. The town is surrounded with a national forest of 7,500 hectares and 5 rivers as well as the canal of Berry flow through it, offering a great natural setting to the locals and visitors. Until the end of the 18th century, commerce and craft industry were the two main fields composing the economy of the town. Afterwards, porcelain production and steel industry (iron) became essential sources of income.
With 23 other towns and villages, Vierzon forms the Pays de Vierzon – a group of communes which want to promote the richness and diversity of their land.
The Centre region is very attractive in terms of culture, heritage, sceneries and also property market. Prices are very low in comparison with the expensive neighbouring Paris-Ile-de-France region. The average price for a property to buy in the Cher department (€1,735/sq m) is below the national average of €3,197/square metre. In Mai 2009, it costs about €1,500/square metre to buy a property in Vierzon. The average price for a house to buy in the town in 2008 was €107,500. Here are some ranges of prices for those who are willing to invest in a house in Vierzon: €73,500-€105,000 for a 4-room house, €90,000-€115,000 for a 5-room one.
As regards rentals, you should count about €7.5/square metre/month, which is pretty low (national average: €12.22/sq m/month). 87.5% of the properties there are main homes, but there are still available properties for both main and second houses as 9.7% of the dwellings are vacant.
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Gastronomy: the area has delicious local produce on offer. Fishing and hunting in Sologne allow people to enjoy a varied gastronomy which can be perfectly accompanied by AOC local wines such as Quincy or Reuilly. Goat cheese from Berry is also to be tasted when spending time in the region.
Leisure activities: international golf course, equestrian centres, 78km of hiking paths,…Vierzon and its surroundings are great places for the practise of outdoor activities. There are numerous interesting touristy tours around Vierzon: Jacques Coeur’s tour (castles and monuments throughout the department), Roman Berry’s tour (religious heritage), etc.
Tranquillity and scenery: as said before, Vierzon is located at the edge of two very specific French ‘regions’ - Sologne and Berry - offering different landscapes: huge forests and ponds on one side, small valleys and vineyards where numerous rivers run on the other side. If you are looking for tranquillity and nature, Vierzon is the perfect place to buy your dream house.
Location – transport network: the town has a strategic location: between Tours, Orléans and Bourges, only 1h30 from Paris by train or car. Vierzon is a crossroad and well linked to other French cities and towns. The motorways A71 (north), A20 (south) and A85 (west) are situated close to the town, allowing people to travel and discover the area and access easily Vierzon. You can also reach the town by train as there is a railway station. Vierzon is on the railway axis Paris - Toulouse and Lyon - Nantes so it is easy to reach this lovely town from everywhere in France.
Town houses: located close to all amenities, town houses have very practical layout. These properties have different features. They can be large, have a modern style or rather small and in need of renovation. Town houses often come with a garden and a garage, they are perfect for a first investment. You will definitely find you dream house in Vierzon for an affordable price.
Apart from town houses, Vierzon and its surroundings offer a variety of property styles. Farmhouses can be found in the countryside, as well as maisons de maitre or manor houses. It is also possible to see Longères and one-storey villas. Depending on your criterions, you may find what you are looking for in the area.
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