How do I find a place to live in Colombia?
We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:
"I visit the area many times and was in love with the Cerritos, Cartage and Quindio area. This area is safer than the USA,"
said another person in Cartago.
"Traveling through Colombia i stumbled upon a town called Guatape 1 hour from Medellin,"
added another expat who made the move to Guatape.
"Found Medellin from a friend - climate is perfect 75 days, 65 nights for sleeping(other cities climate can be much colder), good infrastucture equal to USA (drinkable water - no bottled water, low cost hydroelectric, same voltage - no convertor, natural gas in ground) and products / services (from USA, we are very accustomed to finding everything we want) and the people are very friendly / helpful
Find a good English speaking real estate agent (Andrew - Apartments Medellin) because they will generally understand also more of your needs. The local agents tend to help their friends and do not show what you will want (no MLS services here). Look for US designed and constructed housing or you will miss all your conveniences (from experience),"
explained one foreigner living in Medellin, Colombia.
"Several American friends live in the Cartago-Cerrito-Alcala-Quindio areas. Just outside Cartago is a paradise. The Cerritos or Quindio areas i think is one of the best places in the world to have a good life. A little bit expensive but you can have great choices from $100k to $300k. Several acres, swimming pool, everything you did not have in the USA. or if you want you can buy a house in El Prado neighborhood for $70k. Fantastic,"
said another in Cartago.
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