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    We are looking at my daughter going to college in Santiago. We are considering moving to the North Coast. What are the housing options for a single girl going to college in Santiago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyH View Post
    We are looking at my daughter going to college in Santiago. We are considering moving to the North Coast. What are the housing options for a single girl going to college in Santiago?
    How about you all moving to Stgo.?
    HB will tell you all its advantages...

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    My husband says 'no ocean, no move'

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    We have ocean in SD and still quite close to Santiago.

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    She can look into US study abroad programs. There are several where she would be homestaying in Santiago with a local family. I don't know about Education as a focus, but some intensive work in Spanish would be a great resume builder if that is what she is interested in. My sister in law works as a teacher in DC and half her class speaks Spanish as their first language.

    The beach in Cabarete is a bit nicer than Sosua, but there is more of an ex-pat community in Sosua and it is easier to meet people there.

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    Is that Santo Domingo?

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    Cabarete is about 5 miles father down the road from Sosua from the airport. It is a kite-boarding/wind surfing Mecca. The main downside with Sosua beach is you get hassled by the vendors trying to sell you junk. Cabarete is much bigger and open while Sosua is shaded by trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyH View Post
    Is that Santo Domingo?
    You say you want to be close to the ocean which is great but do you want small touristy style beach towns or a larger city style infrastructure.
    Sorry didnt pickup on your reason for the move-retirement? work?

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    We prefer a more country setting; we don't want to be 'isolated' but we don't want the city. Moving for health reasons, retired military with 2 kids 13 & 17. A solid church is a must also. Thanks

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    Maybe Costambar? It is right near Puerta Plata but has a small town feel to it. Not really that touristy compared to Sosua or Cabarete. Kind of a gated community really. I don't know about churches there.

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