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    I am looking for some advice and opinions on where people have bought their land. A little about myself; I am Canadian wife is Dominican both living here in Canada at the moment with our 2 year old, well aware of the culture the good and bad the ugly.. have been there more times then I care to count. The family is from Puerto Plata so being close is important to her, what Is important to me is having space which means a large lott with privacy and not listening to motoconchos all day or romeo santos loop playlist additionally being somewhat in a rural area is desirable perhaps think close to Menos but not the Haitian side which is a near 15 mins from the city center.

    Important to note; I would be working from there so having access to the best internet as possible from Claro i'm assuming is important as well ( coverage map is not too detailed ) I wanted to gather as much information as possible from hopefully other members that care to share their experiecne and the area how it is pros/ cons what they wish they did etc..

    Also kind of a side step of the original question is; Menos, Although the area seems alright I was concerned about the block factory there as I have heard from a lot of people in the area that the lyme is irritating their lungs etc. let me know your thoughts, thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arete92 View Post
    I am looking for some advice and opinions on where people have bought their land. A little about myself; I am Canadian wife is Dominican both living here in Canada at the moment with our 2 year old, well aware of the culture the good and bad the ugly.. have been there more times then I care to count. The family is from Puerto Plata so being close is important to her, what Is important to me is having space which means a large lott with privacy and not listening to motoconchos all day or romeo santos loop playlist additionally being somewhat in a rural area is desirable perhaps think close to Menos but not the Haitian side which is a near 15 mins from the city center.

    Important to note; I would be working from there so having access to the best internet as possible from Claro i'm assuming is important as well ( coverage map is not too detailed ) I wanted to gather as much information as possible from hopefully other members that care to share their experiecne and the area how it is pros/ cons what they wish they did etc..

    Also kind of a side step of the original question is; Menos, Although the area seems alright I was concerned about the block factory there as I have heard from a lot of people in the area that the lyme is irritating their lungs etc. let me know your thoughts, thanks in advance.
    Since you know the area and your wife is Dominican, there should be zero problems.
    Look at developments like Star Hills near P.P.
    Of course your wife being Dominican you should also be comfortable off the reservation.
    There are great villas available in P.P.

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    I like Resdencial Hispaniola. Here is there website.
    http://www.hispaniolarealestate.com/...al-hispaniola/
    There are also several rentals so you can rent before you buy. I have rented there in the past and found it very peaceful yet close to everything.

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    Great thanks for sharing your experience. That's similar to what i'm looking for and am considering the gated community but learning more towards a empty lott away from any recent builds. Do you have any experience in a rural area or non-gated communties ?

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    I just bought a lot up El Choco Rd just past Villas Agua Dulce,nothing but quiet,cows and chickens. It is in a new development ,small only 14 lots. I rented the only house built up there for two months and fell in love with the area. To be clear,this is not a fully gated community you might have an occasional cow come in your yard but if you want peace and quiet at a good price you should check it out. PM me if you want more info. Not the best video but it does give you an idea of the area: https://youtu.be/lpVIYgbM0dA

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    Guys, I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade... but speaking with 18 years experience living in Santiago and the north coast...

    historically for foreigners who build stand alone isolated homes there are more maintenance issues, infrastructure issues (electric, water, internet), security issues, and overall peace of mind problems.

    There are exceptions, naturally. Frequently the successful ones are those with the $$$ to overcome any issue. For everyone else, my advice is to tread very, very carefully.

    There is much to be said for having space and few neighbors. Being independent.

    There is more to be said for living in an area where you can leave your doors and windows open. Where there’s someone at the community office to chase down a water issue or fix the community generator. Where you can exit and enter your house without fear of being ambushed. Can travel out of the country and leave your car parked at home and find it there when you return. Your pool pump is still there when you get home from the grocery store. And you don’t need to wonder if the sound outside your window at 3am is a cow or a burglar and your wife lives in fear stressing your relationship.

    Again. Tread carefully.
    Last edited by CFA123; 07-08-2018 at 11:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFA123 View Post
    Guys, I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade... but speaking with 18 years experience living in Santiago and the north coast...

    historically for foreigners who build stand alone isolated homes there are more maintenance issues, infrastructure issues (electric, water, internet), security issues, and overall peace of mind problems.

    There are exceptions, naturally. Frequently the successful ones are those with the $$$ to overcome any issue. For everyone else, my advice is to tread very, very carefully.

    There is much to be said for having space and few neighbors. Being independent.

    There is more to be said for living in an area where you can leave your doors and windows open. Where there’s someone at the community office to chase down a water issue or fix the community generator. Where you can exit and enter your house without fear of being ambushed. Can travel out of the country and leave your car parked at home and find it there when you return. Your pool pump is still there when you get home from the grocery store. And you don’t need to wonder if the sound outside your window at 3am is a cow or a burglar and your wife lives in fear stressing your relationship.

    Again. Tread carefully.
    Very well said.

    I don't see the DR as a place where isolation is a good...or safe...thing.

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    I am selling a lot behind Provacon as you enter POP. It's a stone throw from the University. There are not a lot of lots left. Obviously it's not in the country but it is a quiet area.
    If you have any interest at all my email is [email protected]

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    As long as you do not think I am taking advantage of the site. I have a beautiful estate here in LaSabana, Luperon we are selling..... plan to upload it to Dr1 once I can figure out how to do so..May have to hire a GURU to do it for me.
    [email protected]

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    Just to be clear,I stated that the community was not a FULLY gated community,there is 24 hour security and a HOA is in the works. But yes,if you need your hand held and are afraid to call the cable company in the event of a problem maybe it's not for you.

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