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Students in bus, Granada, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWhat your neighbors would be like in Granada, Nicaragua, depends on where you buy your house. Most Nicaraguans are very friendly. They will make friends with you and try to know more about you, such as where you came from and some things about your family background and why you moved here. Nicaraguans will always tell you that if there is anything you need, they are there to help you out. They will say “estamos a la orden”, which roughly translates to, “we are here to you help you out if there is anything you need.”
 
Nicaraguans are happy to have expats around. We are very used to seeing expats live here in Granada so there is no resentment at all. Sometimes when I go to Calsada Street, which is where the restaurants and the shops are, I tell my husband that I feel like I am in a different country, because there are so many expats there.
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In Granada, you can live in one street with Americans, Europeans, and Nicaraguans or just all Nicaraguans. There is not a specific neighborhood where there are only gringos or only Nicas. We always have a combination. Expats usually try to live as close as they can to the center of the city, but sometimes you will find them in very low income class neighborhoods and they don’t mind.
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Most of your neighbors in Granada, Nicaragua would be Nicaraguan. They know when you’re coming and going (which is good to guard against theft, because they know when someone new comes to your home).
 
Nicaraguans are very outgoing people who want to share whatever things they have.  For example, when my husband was sick, my Nicaraguan neighbors brought over homemade soup.
 
Your Nicaraguan neighbors really make you feel like you’re part of the community, which is very nice.  They’re very welcoming to expats.
 
In contrast to other places you could move overseas, in Granada, Nicaragua, you would most likely not live in a strictly expat area, but instead, you would live interspersed among the Nicaraguans.

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