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cashelg
2/9/2016 14:09 EST

Hello everyone: I will be coming in June for my exploratory trip and I think I have narrowed down the two areas above (plus maybe the Ribeira) for my initial rental, when I return for good in September....if anyone could give me some insight....as to good, better, and best...I would be grateful.

jmaria
2/14/2016 04:28 EST

Hi if you come down to Cascais area we will be glad to help. We moved from Cemtral NY last November. We lived in River Oaks in Houston in 2012.

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cashelg
2/17/2016 08:40 EST

That's too funny...I lived just north of Houston and I am from Syracuse originally. I definitely want the Porto area.....but, so kind of you to respond...this site does not seem very active or responsive. Have you found any other helpful blogs??

craigandmicki
2/17/2016 10:33 EST

To Cashelg's comment about sites/blogs on moving to Portugal: ExpatExchange is one of the most useful and accurate blogs available. Our focus, as readers and bloggers on this site, is on the technical, operational and legal complexities more than on comparing neighborhoods. In addition, most expats live in the Lisboa or Algarve areas, with very few moving to Oporto. Even more difficult is the question you asked, seeking a comparative analysis of three specific areas of Oporto: not knowing if you are accustomed to a million-dollar home or a few thousand dollar place; walking or driving; what cultural features you want in your neighborhood; access to churches, shops, hospitals....it is a question best asked of a realtor who lives and works in the area. Those of us on this site who have participated for years in helping others with their questions find that 'doing the research' on these kind of one-off inquiries is what helps newcomers learn the most. Once you've found the comparative aspects of these three neighborhoods, perhaps you could write an article and help people who might want this info in the future.

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