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Esmerelda Vargas of Schuvar Tours – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Granada, Nicaragua, central, more touristic area – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingMy guess would be that around 5% of the population of Granada, Nicaragua are expats but I am not completely sure about that. When you go to Granada, you see a lot of international people. You would see them walking. Some of the owners of restaurants and hotels in Granada are from Spain and most of the people who invest in Granada are foreign.
 
A large proportion of the local population in Granada is middle to lower class, and live in certain neighborhoods around Granada. The foreign people tend to live in the other areas, which are the more touristic areas. The center of Granada is the more touristic or foreign area and that’s where you will see most of the foreigners but around the outskirts it will be mainly Nicaraguans.
 
The expats that you would see in Granada are a combination of Americans, Latin, Canadians, and Europeans, so there is a combination of cultures here.  As you move towards the center, Granada becomes more and more of an international city.
 
Pictured: Granada, Nicaragua, central, more touristic area
John-Marc Gallagher of Granada Property Services – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
 It is hard to determine how many expat Americans, Canadians and Europeans are actually living in Granada, Nicaragua.  But I can tell you there are about 10 times as many as there were 10 years ago, and growing.  
 
There are those who live in Granada, Nicaragua full time, I would guess around 250-300. Then there are those who bought second homes and are still traveling back and forth from Granada to their home countries, so we see them for a few months or weeks, they leave and when they return, it is a whole new party all over again. 
 
There seems to be a growing population of younger expats,  the "thirty somethings," who are coming down not to retire, but to live a more gentle, rural and more natural life. Some have children. Many are starting businesses.  Some are  working out of their homes on line for companies up north.  This group shows us old folks that we should have started our exit strategy much earlier and shouldn't have waited until we were sixty to get the Heck out Dodge!
 
It is good to see this migration of younger faces and youthful exuberance for life and adventure.
 
 
 
 

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