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    Arroyo Hondo II by the new US Embassy, nice houses, good neighborhoods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob saunders View Post
    This looks pretty good in Arroyo Hondo. http://casa.mercadolibre.com.do/MRD-...4pq-piscin-_JM
    Talk about a traffic nightmare getting in/out of that area

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    I'll be working from home that means I cannot have any kind of noise because I'm doing a lot of audio production/ how is the noise in the area i mention just curious .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEO View Post
    I'll be working from home that means I cannot have any kind of noise because I'm doing a lot of audio production/ how is the noise in the area i mention just curious .
    Well that changes the thinking.

    Frankly the central city areas are noisy through the late hours simply because of traffic noise and the density of apartments.

    Some of the better areas have been mentioned and of those and on the basis you need to rule out Naco, Piantini , El Millon, Gazcue and the central part of Bella Vista imo.

    Closer to the north side of Mirador Del Sur park is likely to be the quietest areas and between the southern side of Bella Vista and to Los Cacicazgos close to Av Anacoana is my recommendation.

    There are some quieter areas as you move further away from the city and the sea but alongside virtually all those areas lies a less desirable barrio and noise. You would need to check out location to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEO View Post
    I'll be working from home that means I cannot have any kind of noise because I'm doing a lot of audio production/ how is the noise in the area i mention just curious .
    If noise is an issue, you may want to consider living outside the city. Iīve never been anywhere in
    Santo Domingo that didnīt have noise at some hour of the day. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CristoRey View Post
    If noise is an issue, you may want to consider living outside the city. Iīve never been anywhere in
    Santo Domingo that didnīt have noise at some hour of the day. Good luck.
    Agreed and especially difficult for the OP to rent without seeing and checking out the area.

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    I live not far from the central part of the city (about three blocks from Nunez de Caceres) and even though I live close to Privada, a kind of busy street, in and around my place there is almost a complete silence. Except for one neighbor playing music on Saturdays now and then. I'm still always surprised when I arrive at our residencial how quiet it is, AND close to about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEO View Post
    I'll be working from home that means I cannot have any kind of noise because I'm doing a lot of audio production/ how is the noise in the area i mention just curious .
    If you don't mind my asking, given that you're working from home, have you looked at areas outside of La Capital?

    I mean, if noise is a concern, just about anywhere other than Santo Domingo would be far quieter. And frankly, less expensive.

    Santiago's a real city with solid amenities, and is only about two hours from the center of Santo Domingo.

    The East Coast is touristy, but quiet. Also 24/7 power and solid roads. Further, there's a huge expat community there, if you don't speak Spanish.

    Las Terrenas is downright quiet outside of town, and quite beautiful.

    And you could get a condo on/really close to the beach in Cabarete or Sosua for 2k, easily.

    Other, smaller towns offer less, but you could probably live, rather comfortably, off the same money you're just allocating for housing.

    My point is, there are many great options other than living in Santo Domingo, especially if you're not tied there by business, school and/or family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishing you well View Post
    Arroyo Hondo II by the new US Embassy, nice houses, good neighborhoods.
    WAY to up there for me but it does seem to be a growing area and access to Autapista Duarte isn't bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEO View Post
    I'll be working from home that means I cannot have any kind of noise because I'm doing a lot of audio production/ how is the noise in the area i mention just curious .
    You shouldn't live on a busy street (best with one that has no exit), not close to any Colmados or parks which will have loud music on all 250 Dominican holidays, not near a school, no new construction (better if no bare lots that can turn into new construction).
    I suggest you visit any potential location morning, midday and night, midweek and weekends. Watch out for loud neighbors either in their house or those that like to blast ear drum penetrating music from 5 miles away.
    I am sure I missed some other potential problem areas but it's a start.

    Good Luck!

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