A Portuguese Treasure in the Atlantic
City Living Inspired by Nature
Cool architectural design combines with advanced sustainable systems
and thoughtful use of local materials to create a habitat that sets new standards in environmentally conscious design and construction, preserving the ecosystem and in harmony with the island’s natural resources and beauty.
These nine unique islands lie along the most direct route between North America and Europe.
The largest, São Miguel, is home to the region’s capital and primary port, Ponta Delgada. There are direct flights from Boston, New York and several European cities. Flying time from Boston is 4:30h and from Lisbon 2:30h.
Breathtakingly beautiful, São Miguel is known for its dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, thermal springs, Technicolor lagoons, unique flora and fauna, and rich marine life. It is a nature lover’s paradise, with endless opportunities for adventure, uncomplicated but delicious gastronomy and a growing eco-tourism sector offering attractive business opportunities.ctor.
The island’s subtropical climate and volcanic soil create a terrain of extraordinary fertility, which supports a rich agricultural heritage. Seemingly everything grows in this island, from tea to pineapples, oranges and lemons. The green pastures support a thriving dairy industry, which produces some of the best cheeses in Portugal.
The island offers a diverse range of activities including hiking, mountain biking,
horseback riding, surfing, diving, fishing, golf, canyoning, whale watching,
bird watching, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, paragliding and swimming
in natural sea pools.
Ponta Delgada is the hub of the island. The narrow cobblestone streets, elegant houses and picturesque old churches in the historic center have a great deal of charm, but the city also has a reliable, well established European infrastructure and services, such as healthcare, schools and transportation.
A new state of-the-art hospital was recently opened in the adjacent community of Lagoa, just 15 minutes from the city center and the island benefits from Portugal’s well respected public health system
The city offers a wide variety of restaurants and bars, a daily farmers market and cultural activities, adding to the city’s appeal and the island’s quality of life.
A new coalition is emerging.
Young Azorean and Portuguese artists, architects, engineers,
activists and investors are discovering new opportunities or
seeking a new way of life in these beautiful islands.
They see the potential to create something special, to strike a balance
between forward-thinking responsible development and preservation of the intense natural beauty and traditional values of this unique place.
The entrance sets the tone.
Soft lighting and soothing music welcome you
to the residence, and an elevator
transports you directly to your apartment.
Each apartment has a dedicated parking space in the garage, as well as private storage
space, bike racks, surfboard storage and other necessities.
All residents have access to a landscaped private recreational space, which includes hot
and cold plunge pools, a fire pit and an outdoor entertaining area.
IVY 55 is located in the heart of the historic
and cultural center of Ponta Delgada.
to Invest in the Azores
• Superb quality of life at a low cost
• Established European infrastructure and services
• High level of safety
• Breathtaking, unspoiled island beauty
• Year-round temperate climate, 13-24ºC (55-75ºF)
• Transatlantic accessibility