We bought our little place in Playa Arena five years ago, have visited several times a year since but have never found anywhere on Tenerife that we like better than the LG area.
The purchase of the property went very smoothly thanks to a good local agent. Our house is right on the sea front in a quiet area, yet within a five minute walk we have restaurants, shops, beach, banks, and access to a very cheap bus service. LG itself is less than 30 minutes walk away, and in the opposite direction, we enjoy walking to Alcala and San Juan.
If we want a bit of culture, we book tickets for the Santa Cruz Auditorio, hire a car and within a couple of hours can be enjoying a first class orchestral concert.
Unlike in the larger resorts along the coast, in the LG area we do not normally have to suffer the unwanted attentions of scratch card sellers and restaurant touts! Also, I believe we generally enjoy some of the best weather and highest temperatures on the whole island.
So we have no regrets about buying in the LG area and most of our needs are met, although I do miss a decent daily newspaper - our local shop sells only the likes of the Mail, Mirror and Sun!