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Costa Rica Education Options for Children of Expats

Expatriate Kids in Costa Rica Have Plenty of Options for School

educationAccess to education is a very important deciding factor for folks looking to move to Costa Rica. It ranks right up there with medical care, lifestyle cost, and access to profitable jobs. HRG real estate not only offers great places to live in Costa Rica, but they offer real estate in great areas where you will find quality education for your children too.

Many people move to Costa Rica for the unique advantages it offers. When you want to live a simpler, more enriched life, you usually want your children to have the same freedoms. This is where the education in Costa Rica shines. Not only will you, as a parent, get to live a less stressed, higher quality life, but your child will as well.

There are many great private schools accredited by both the Costa Rican Ministry of Education and the United States here in CR. The children learn bi-lingually in a lot of them. They can learn Spanish and be taught in English. This eases the transition for children of expatriates from the United States. They can make friends locally and also enjoy the study environment that promotes an educational style that they are used to.

The public schools in Costa Rica are often pretty crowded, with many students to one teacher. Many expatriates moving to Costa Rica send their kids to private schools for these reasons. There are a lot of good schools located in the Central Valley, in and around the city of San Jose. Each school has their own set of standards, curriculum and diploma details, so it is important to look into each school if you want your child to go to college in the United States. Some schools are big on a family setting, utilizing a low student to teacher ratio. If this is important to you, ask about this when looking into school options. Here are some different schools, their locations and a little about them:

  • The Blue Valley School is located at the western end of San Jose, in Escazu. The students are taught in English and can learn Spanish for an extra cost. It prides itself on the beauty and spaciousness of its campus.
  • The European school is north of San Jose and its student body represents a total of 20 countries. There is no extra cost for learning Spanish here as both English and Spanish are spoken fluently by students as a result of teach classes in English, but having a daily period of Spanish language and literature.
  • The British School, located in the western part of San Jose as well, tops the European school by just one country. 15% of its student body is an international community representing 21 countries, yet 85% of the students are native born Costa Ricans. This school is closer to the city center of San Jose.

With such great educational options available, all you need to do is look at the real estate market in this area to be hooked. Make no mistake; you will love what you see! HRG real estate offers many great residential opportunities within commuting distance of many of San Jose’s remarkable schools. HRG’s beautiful homes and condominiums range in price from under $500,000.00 to over $2,000,000.00. HRG also offers raw land and development land. Most of these properties are surrounded by or afford amazing views of the gorgeous wildlife, green earth and jungle, and blue ocean waters that only Costa Rica offers. Moving to Costa Rica could be your last major step to living close to nature and still enjoying the educational amenities that you want your children to enjoy.

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Living and Working in Costa Rica

Living and Working in Costa Rica Allows for the Best of both Worlds: Luxurious Paradise Meets Business Central in just 80 Minutes!

Who can ask for a better place for living and working than Costa Rica? Costa Rica isn’t a large country and the 80 minute commute from your villa or condo in Los Sueños Resort and Marina to your office in San Jose is a beautiful drive. Hardy Real Estate Group makes it easy to find the perfect home in luxurious Los Sueños that will make the commute to San Jose, for business or work in the Central Valley, totally worth your time.

San Jose offers a lot of techy jobs including analyst, engineering, and information technology positions as well as consulting, design, sales and administrative positions. Some of the top companies located in San Jose, Costa Rica are IBM, Proctor and Gamble, Emerson, and Deloitte.

HRG real estate is available to help you find the home of your dreams in gorgeous Los Sueños Resort. They offer homes for sale for those who want the privacy of their own tropical kingdom with luxurious amenities with a viable work commute.

For example, all this and more is rolled into one sweet package at Vista Tres Bahias 19. This property sits atop a hill offering gorgeous panoramic views of Los Sueños Resort and Marina and the Pacific Ocean. From the columned terrace with intricate tile flooring there is a view reminiscent of the Mediterranean with the added bonus of mountains lining the bay in the distance. Spanish architecture rules in this region of Costa Rica. The gorgeous adobe houses turn from pink in the morning sun to peach in the evening. The traditional Spanish tile roofing completes the artistic beauty of the exterior of Vista Tres Bahias 19.

The intricate tiling is repeated inside this 6,000 square foot, three bedroom, three and a half bath home. Many of the rooms have a whimsical paddle ceiling fans that lend that small airy touch to a house that already possesses an open air theme. The great room is lined with windows overlooking the ocean with one end opening onto another tiled terrace on the second story affording a beautiful view of two mountain ridges across the bay that separate for a view of the open sea. The kitchen sports Costa Rican hardwood cupboards and the master bedroom features a double sink.

The tiled floors keep this home cool although it is located in a tropical jungle. Views of this amazing jungle are seen from the back yard. If you often grow weary of your city job environment and love listening to unique nature sounds you have come to the right place. Vista Tres Bahias 19 is adjacent to that wonderful jungle rainforest and while living here you will hear the lively sounds of nesting Macaws and howler monkeys.

There are many perks to owning a house within the Los Sueños resort. One such perk is the championship golf course access. You will become an avid golfer after moving here if you are not one already. This 18 hole course was designed by Ted Robinson and was landscaped specifically to include banana trees and monkeys among an abundance of other local wildlife. TaylorMade rental equipment and professional coaching is available if you are a “green” golfer.

If you decide that sailing or fishing is more your style than golf, you also have access to internationally renowned fishing waters. Anglers from around the world sport fish here because of the abundance of variety and large size of the fish in the Costa Rican waters. Living here in Los Sueños at Vista Tres Bahias 19 will be a tropical dream come true.

This home sells for a bargain deal of $990,000. You could spend that much on a piece of raw land here in Los Sueños, but this home is still available. Take advantage of it now and live in tropical paradise while still able to commute to your job.

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