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Panama City, Panama, Clayton

Pros of Living In Panama City, Panama, Clayton Area
  • Clayton Panama City Home With PoolGrounds of former US military base in the Panama Canal Zone
  • Just outside of Panama City and close to shopping malls, healthcare, the Panama canal, golf courses and other recreational opportunities
  • Wildlife and forested area are protected in the bordering corridors
  • The US consulate, a think tank and a technology park provide lots of intellectual neighbors
  • Chance to live in a spacious renovated military housing with big American-style yards and greenbelts
  • Planned communities burgeoning with maritime and other businesses, and community services that inhabit vacated base facilities
  • Quiet, with views of bustling Panama City, Canal and Ocean

 

Cons of Living in Panama City, Panama, Clayton Area
  • Fort Clayton Panama Citiy Home Exterior ViewLots of competition from professionals, business owners, embassy personnel and NGOs for previous base housing
  • New residential complexes tend to be upscale and more expensive, while existing housing can also be pricey, by Panamanian standards
  • Close to canal and surrounded by a rainforest make it especially humid
  • Can be a good amount of traffic congestion to get to Panama City
  • Suburban lifestyle can be a minus for those desiring more dense, urban setting
 

Map of Fort Clayton / Clayton, Panama Canal Zone, Panama including Panama City, Panama

All Location Advisor attributes for Panama City, Panama, Clayton:

You'll be comfortable if any one of these language preferences will work for you:

  • I’m willing to learn or already know some local words, but not too much.
  • I’m willing to learn or already know a good amount of local words.
  • I’m willing to learn or already know how to have a basic conversation in the local language.
  • I’m willing to learn or are already conversational in the local language.

You can find any of these average purchase prices for a three bedroom, two bathroom, 1,600 square foot home built to North American standards in a good area:

  • Up to $300,000
  • Up to $415,000
  • Over $500,000

You can find any of these average monthly rental prices for a three bedroom, two bathroom, 1,600 square foot home built to North American standards in a good area:

  • Up to $1,875
  • Up to $2,500
  • Over $2,500

The different types of homes you'll find here:

  • Renovated military housing
  • Modern tract home
  • Planned community

Mall stores that best represent the lifestyle here:

  • Armani Exchange (upscale and chic)
  • Banana Republic (sophisticated and casual)
  • Eddie Bauer (sporty and active)

All types of healthcare available:

  • Within 1 hour to a top hospital with North American standards.
  • Within 3 hours to a top hospital with North American standards.
  • Within 7 hours to a top hospital with North American standards.
  • Within 1 hour to a good regional hospital or clinic or better.
  • Within 3 hours to a good regional hospital or clinic or better.
  • Within 1 hour to a good (almost North American standards) or better healthcare facility.
  • Within 3 hours to a good (almost North American standards) healthcare facility

You'll be happy if any of these describe how close you want to be to the beach:

  • The beach is within a 2 hour drive. (My bag is packed and ready to load.)
  • The beach is within a 5 hour drive.

Recreational modes of transportation:

  • Golf cart
  • Three speed cruiser
  • Kayak
  • Boat
  • Taxi / hire a driver

60's television shows that represent neighborhood density:

  • Bewitched (American-style suburbs)
  • Mayberry RFD (small town)

Things to explore:

  • Eddies and bays
  • Birding habitats
  • Pedestrian friendly
  • Jungle tracks

Movies that represent preferred views from your bedroom window:

  • Pearl Harbor (like an American Navy base; big lawns, open fields, water)

Types of North American expats you'll find:

  • Working professionals

You'll be happy if golf is this important to you:

  • Extremely important. I must live on or very near a golf course. (It’s not a hobby. It's my ritual.)
  • Important. I must be within 30 minutes of good golfing. (I don't need to live on the course and I'm willing drive a little to play.)
  • Nice to have. I would like to be within 90 minutes of a good facility.
  • Not very important. I wouldn’t mind if I could get to good golfing within 3 hours.

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