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It seems that many of the people that move to Costa Rica want to live in Escazu. The reason could be because Escazu is located in a very convenient position. In Escazu you have it all!! Night life, shopping, education, entertainment, medical care and convenience are part of this city. Located just 5 minutes from San Jose, with tenths of commercial centers and malls, a first class private hospital (Cima San Jose) and the best International-scheduled Schools in Costa Rica (like Country Day School), Escazu is the best place to live.
There are two main ways to get to Escazu: by the highway and by the old road. This is quite convenient.
But there is something happening? People are now looking to settle down in Santa Ana instead of Escazu. What makes Santa Ana attractive to investors?
Well, it is true that Escazu has it all, but Santa Ana is just a step away and it has its own attractive. People living at the Sun Valley (as it is called) can enjoy all the conveniences of Escazu and be in a very nice, country side location with a warmer climate. You can find local artists that create beautiful pottery and very good five fork restaurants like Bacchus and El Estribo.
One aspect that makes Santa Ana very attractive is the fact that there are no condominium towers there. The landscape is the main attraction. During the summer months of February, March and April the landscape is covered with the beautifully bloomed Poro and Roble de Sabana trees. On February the view turns orange as the Poro trees boast their blossoms and from then on Santa Ana turns light pink when the Roble de Sabana trees shower the land with their wonderful flowers.
The Sun Valley is called so because, from the flatlands, people can see the beautiful mountains, and people from the mountains will enjoy the views of the valley. Either way it is a magnificent view to enjoy year round.
Large office corporations, like Forum, saw in Santa Ana the best option to grow. Santa Ana is creating its own comfort: New commercial and shopping centers, renowned schools (like School of the World) are turning to find the potential of this city. Pretty soon, we will be seeing a very different Santa Ana: far enough to keep its country side essence, but close enough to enjoy all major advantages of Escazu and San Jose, this city will be in midway on the new highway to Caldera, thus, getting to the beach will take no time at all.