According to the real estate agencies in Veliko Tarnovo, the main factors behind one such tendency are the calm and peaceful life in Veliko Tarnovo villages, the fresh air and the stunning nature, as well as the good infrastructure and the reasonable prices of the rural properties.
The migration process is likely to continue given the large number of projects that are to be developed by big investors. There are already about 50 approved plans for building “satellite neighbourhoods” in the suburbs of Veliko Tarnovo.
The villages near Veliko Tarnovo are becoming more and more attractive for setting up a home. For the last year only, 6,000 people from the towns in Veliko Tarnovo area have chosen the peace and serenity of village life. The migration data has been provided by TSB (Territorial Statistical Bureau) in Veliko Tarnovo and shows a steady migration tendency (from towns to Veliko Tarnovo villages) for the past years, with a serious peak for the current 2017.
Veliko Tarnovo is also one of the three towns in Bulgaria which reported positive internal migration growth and increasing population. The data was published after a research conducted by the National Statistics Institute and Eurostat and supported by the European Commission.
The study was conducted in 18 cities – Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Pleven, Ruse, Vidin, Stara Zagora, Sliven, Dobrich, Shumen, Pernik, Yambol, Haskovo, Pazardzhik, Blagoevgrad, Veliko Tarnovo and Vratsa.
Only in three of the areas the internal migration growth is positive – Sofia (5%), Veliko Tarnovo (1.35%) and Varna (0.48%).
The analysis also shows that the average age of the population in Veliko Tarnovo is among the lowest in the country. Blagoevgrad took the first position with an average age of the population being 39 years; the old capital ranks second with 39 years and eight months.