Santa Ana Costa Rica Properties For Sale
The city of Santa Ana still maintains its traditional feel of a typical Costa Rican town with its small stores, bars, restaurants offering local and international cuisine and Sunday mornings fresh fruit and vegetable markets. Nonetheless, Santa Ana has been recently experiencing real estate and commercial development unprecedented in the entire Central Valley.
It has become the place of choice with upscale grocery stores, gourmet restaurants, banks, gas stations, medical and dental clinics, beauty salons, coffee houses, hotels, private schools, and small commercial centers springing up everywhere. The city itself is within a few minutes of the surging business locals of Lindora, in the Pozos district, adding to the availability of commercial, lodging and residential areas.
There is a variety of private bilingual schools within short driving distance serving the international population of the Central Valley. Many are accredited by U.S.-based associations of colleges and schools and focus on the American High School Diploma program and a wide range of Advanced Placement courses, International Bach. courses along with the Costa Rican national curriculum.
Golfers in Santa Ana have access to the Parque Valle del Sol golf course located in Pozos, Santa Ana. It is the first and the only professional golf course in Costa Rica open to the public in the Central Valley. The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Tracy May in 1994 to be challenging and fair under most conditions and downright tough when the strong winds come down from the surrounding mountains.
Tens of thousands of Americans, from retirees to those simply seeking a change of scenery, make their home in Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Americans choose Santa Ana because of the lush beauty, less expensive living and the mix of simple, old world charm and modern conveniences. Santa Ana is becoming increasingly known as a trendy part of Costa Rica. American companies like IBM, Hewlett Packard and other Forbes 500 companies -- and subsequently American citizens who work for them -- are making their home here.Santa Ana's schools and hospitals are among the best in the region. The city also has the biggest mall in Costa Rica, major supermarkets, department stores and restaurants. The metropolitan amenities are a draw for Americans who make their home here coupled with the natural beauty of the country only miles away.