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#386152 - 08/22/10 05:52 PM LIVING IN BELIZE  
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After spending several months over the past year in Nassau, Bahamas, and looking at small business opportunities and housing options I have given up. Nice place, nice people, just too many problems and hassles.

I have done some research on Belize and talked to a few people, one that was born there and now lives here is San Diego, and one who has visited frequently. It fits my lifestyle I'm quite sure.

For a somewhat small place Belize has many many 'micro-areas' to live.

I am single, 50 years old and enjoy living on a nice beach or at least very near one. It would be a nice plus to have a place near a town with options for food stores and restaurants and maybe some sort of minimal nightlife/fun bars to visit on occasion.

Looking through all of the Internet sites really just makes it more confusing. I realize I need to get down there and spend time. I will be coming down there for a month in either September or November.

I suppose I am just asking for a few 'idea's' of places that might fit my criteria and save me some time and that I can research before I arrive. Nice sand and swimming beach, pool on premise possibly, casita/small house, and a small town nearby!

I also want to meet the guy who wants to open the snowmobile business that posted on here today for some business advise!

Thanks for listening.


#386155 - 08/22/10 09:03 PM Re: LIVING IN BELIZE [Re: LANDDESIGN]  
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If living on Ambergris Caye is of interest to you you really need to come and spend some time with a realtor to show you around. I could certainly make suggestions regarding my favorite areas but understanding the challenges of each area can only be accomplished by spending some time here (even if it is only a few days). You will also need to figure out if a condo would work for you. If not that will greatly reduce your options here in terms of beachfront (depending on your budget). Based on your comments I would suggest you narrow the search to within 2 miles north and 3 miles south of town. Everything here is close to the beach.

#386156 - 08/22/10 11:34 PM Re: LIVING IN BELIZE [Re: LANDDESIGN]  
Joined: Aug 2010
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Thank you for your input. Ambergris does appeal to me from what I've seen and read. I'm trying to jump on a plane on Wednesday and get down there and spend a short week before I get back down there for a lengthy stay.

I am looking forward to seeing everything to be honest. It seems as every area has something unique to offer.

#386157 - 08/23/10 07:55 AM Re: LIVING IN BELIZE [Re: LANDDESIGN]  
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Great news and I hope to enjoy your stay here. Listen to as many people who live here as possible and take everything with a grain of salt. Not everything here is logical and you will quickly realize that living on Ambergris Caye can be expensive. Don't be affraid to explore!

#386171 - 08/23/10 02:48 PM Re: LIVING IN BELIZE [Re: TravelinMan1]  
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Thank you again for your input. I may be there as soon as Wednesday this week to take some time and look around!

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