Paterna is a city in continuous development, with its own characteristics that makes it a unique location. The proximity of its people, an enviable climate, and the wide possibilities of both education, health and leisure time offers, and its industrial potential, among many other peculiarities makes Paterna a perfect city to live.

Paterna has relevant urban resources and assets with modern infrastructures, equipments and services. It has a strategic urban policy focused in creating a city model that allows a solid foundation for economic growth and social development.

Climate
It has a typically Mediterranean climate characterized by a mild and humid climate, with an average temperature that ranges between 11.5 ° C in January and 25.5 ° C in August. The sun and good weather invites you to enjoy the many leisure activities that can be done in Paterna.
Health Service
As in the rest of Spain, Paterna has a very high level of health and hospital care, both public and private. Only in the city there are five health centers distributed according to the main neighborhoods. In addition, only 5 kilometers away is the Arnau de Vilanova Hospital, and in the city of Valencia we find a total of 9 hospitals that have the best specialists. There are also numerous private clinics that provide all kinds of medical services.
Leisure And Sports

The good climate allows its citizens to enjoy a wide range of leisure activities. In the city there are different sports centers and facilities where you can practice a wide variety of sports activities. Also, Paterna is located in a privileged natural environment next to the Vallesa Forest, which with more than 10 km2 of green land, is part of the Turia Natural Park.

As for the leisure offer, throughout the year numerous events take place, including the famous Fallas, a typical festival in the province of Valencia, or the Fiestas Mayores, that take place during the month of August. Two weeks full of history and tradition in which the spectacular parades of Moors and Christians or the famous Cordà take place, a centenary pyrotechnic show that attracts thousands of people every year and that since 2007 has been considered a Festival of Autonomic Tourist Interest.

Paterna also has the modern Heron City leisure complex, with a wide range of possibilities that fit all ages and tastes: cinemas, bowling, terraces, gym, supermarket, beauty center, shops, and the tastiest specialties in local and international cuisine.

Gastronomy

The cuisine of Paterna, being a Mediterranean city, is based mainly on dishes rich in vegetables and rice, a healthy and balanced diet made with native products. As typical dishes we find the famous paella, a rice of vegetables and meat, and the “cachaps”, some sweet puff pastry stuffed with a delicious and special cream.

However in the city there are all kinds of restaurants that offer dishes from all parts of the world.

Education

Paterna has a wide range of schools, both public and private, and childcare centers and nursery schools for children under three years. There are also different bilingual schools of different nationalities..

As for university studies, the proximity to Valencia allows the citizens of Paterna to easily move to the different universities that exist in the city, both public and private.