Grecia real estate: a town with the amenities of a city
Grecia real estate is hotter than ever as Grecia is the new hotspot of Costa Rica real estate and an incredible fertile area. The locals say "you stick it in the ground and it grows". The reason is that Grecia real estate is much cheaper than property anywhere else in the Central Valley.
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Where is Grecia
Grecia is the first city you come to on the Pan American after the airport. Located about 10 minutes off the Pan American highway, it is only 20 minutes from the International Airport. Grecia is also, only 45 minutes to the Central Pacific coast, Jaco, some of the best surfing is one of the first beaches you come to when leaving the Central Valley. Just off the highway, it is easy to go into the city for lunch, or shopping, and to the beaches in Guanacaste. This location is what makes Grecia real estate so valuable.
Because it is the first city on the highway leaving Alajuela, Grecia real estate is growing rapidly and has the amenities to show for it, though you can still find the lower budget Costa Rica real estate in this area..
The quality of life is one of the things that make this city special in this area. Grecia is known as the cleanest city in Latin America, three years in a row, and the people are who live here are famous for their friendliness. For that same reason, many of our clients have been buying Grecia real estate like building lots in Grecia that offer sweeping views of the Central Valley. The majority of "Griegos" are farmers. Sugar is the main crop here, closely followed by coffee, and vegetables.
Grecia covers a huge area, it is one of the largest counties in the central valley, and has many different altitudes ranging from 2800 ft to 5000 ft. If you sit in the park and gaze at the famous metal church, you will see farmers gathered talking about the price of sugar, or cabbage, and kids playing and eating ice cream. It has a very successful market for fruit and veggies, meat, cheese, and fish. Shopping is great here. There is a hospital right in the center of town. Feria day is big too, with everyone coming to get the freshest best deals. Grecia is also home to lots of recreational areas for camping, hiking, and picnics.
Because of the large foreign population found in Grecia, there is an excellent selection of properties. Renovated "tico" homes, coffee plantations, as well as high end North American built estates are just some of the properties that can be found here. Great opportunities exist for all budgets, you can still get bargain prices for Grecia homes and land. But there are also some very nice middle budget Grecia homes for sale and you'll even find some great Luxury homes in Grecia, and other top of the line Grecia real estate. Home to many national parks and green areas, Grecia is clean living in a perfect climate!
Grecia commercial real estate
Grecia is the most cosmopolitan of all the small towns west of the Central Valley. It features two malls, each with a movie theatre and various restaurants. Grecia commercial real estate like a gym, several internet cafes, and an abundance of restaurants ranging from Steak houses, to Chinese food make this an excellent area for socializing. You can also find lots of live music at the various bars on the weekends. If you are looking to purchase Grecia commercial real estate like a restaurant or a B & B, please let me know. Artist fairs are found in the park on many weekends. Many social groups based on ex pats have evolved throughout the last couple of years, so there is a good opportunity to socialize.
Grecia homes for rent
Due to all the babyboomers moving to Costa Rica and to Grecia in particular, we now also offers the services of a Grecia agent dedicated to finding your Grecia home for rent. If you are looking to invest by using your retirement funds, we offer many Grecia homes for sale that can be rented easily to those baby boomers. For Grecia homes for rent, please feel free to contact Melissa Hayes, our Grecia rental agent.
As with most of the Central Valley the end of the rainy season, around mid November coincides with the coffee harvest. This is similar to spring in the Northern Hemisphere in that the nights are cool, and the days are sunny and clear. This is the time when lots of trees and plants have their flowers, and the breathtaking views are even more impressive.
Brooke Bishop is our real estate expert for the coffee towns of Naranjo, Sarchi, and Grecia. Brooke has been in Costa Rica since 1999 when she came as a volunteer for a small organization aimed at reforesting old coffee Plantations in Sarchi. She fell in love with the country and the people and married her husband Alfonso from Naranjo in 2000. Both are happy to help locate the perfect place for you in Naranjo, Sarchi, or Grecia, and offer any relocation issues you might have. Brooke is fluent in English and Spanish.