How do I find a place to live in Trinidad & Tobago?
We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:
"I looked everywhere and found a gorgeous home in a gated community with NO EXPATS and all upper crust Trinis,"
said another person in Carenage.
"We do not have children going to the international school, so that opened our options where to live.
We chose Moka, Maraval by the golf course. It's green and mountainouse. It's a 10 minute drive to the city or a 15 minute drive to the Carribean, Maracus Beach.
The houses are newer and larger. You get more for your money.
**Fresh Fruit / Vegetable stands on corners. You won't find that in West Morings,"
added another expat who made the move to Port of Spain.
"We chose Westmoorings since our kids attend the nearby International School - they can walk back and forth and I don't have to fight the traffic. Traffic can be ver congested, but it's usually at predictable times, so you can avoid it if you plan your travel accordingly. I do pick my kids up if they stay at school until dark, which is around 5:30 here every evening. Day length varies only about 20 min in the course of a year since we're so near the equator,"
explained one foreigner living in West Moorings, Trinidad & Tobago.
"Researching prior to launch armed us with details on the neighbourhoods. Upon arrival we sought a realtor who confirmed that we belonged in the expat neighbourhood. It is crowded, and security is a common feature from the building, to the neighbourhood, to the grocery store, to the mall,"
said another in West Moorings.
"My wife is a lecturer at UWI, so they set up all the arrangements before we arrived,"
explained one expat in St Augustine.
"We were informed by an estate agent the areas where expats tend to live, the areas being West Moorings, Goodwood Park and Fairways Maraval.
The Estate agents are very good although you will find that all agents know each other and tend to have the same properties on their listings,"
explained one person living in West Moorings, Trinidad & Tobago.
What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Trinidad & Tobago?