Santiago Real Estate and Properties
Just an hour away from North Coast towns in the Puerto Plata region, Santiago, the Dominican Republic’s second-largest city, sits in the fertile Cibao Valley. Surrounded by impressive mountain ranges and blessed with abundant water, this small city blends the new with the old in a colorful matrix. Founded in 1495, just three years after the first voyage of Columbus, this vibrant community offers an active real estate market of its own as well as great shopping and entertainment opportunities to North Coast property owners.
For those owning Cabarete real estate, Sosua real estate or Puerto Plata real estate, Santiago offers a much wider range of goods and services than smaller North Coast towns. Impressive supermarkets, hardware emporiums, and mini-malls make shopping in Santiago a worthwhile experience. Well-known European and North American brands can be found in locations such as PriceSmart, La Sirena, the International Mall and Supermercado Nacional. You can purchase a Sealy Posturepedic mattress, an American Standard toilet, a new BMW, and have a lovely lunch prepared by an Italian chef all before two in the afternoon.
Leading Medical Facilities
Santiago is also known for its fine medical and dental clinics and hospitals, many with highly-trained practitioners well-known throughout the region. Many Europeans and North Americans have come to Santiago for a treatment of major medical conditions as well as for the purchase of Santiago real estate. The cost of this first-rate medical care is a fraction of what it would be in most countries. In addition, excellent health insurance may be purchased in the Dominican Republic which can be tailored to the lifestyle and budget of the foreigner owning real estate anywhere in the country.
Santiago grows more modern every year. Connected to Santo Domingo by a 4-lane controlled-access highway, the city is expanding its tourism and business accessibility with the introduction of new hotels like Gran Cibao. A proposed light-rail system will greatly enhance movement in town, and the modern International airport connects one to many destinations in the USA, Canada, Europe and Latin America.
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