Dedicated to providing you with credible information about living overseas
Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroad

Questions & Answers

Q & A Menu Q & A BY TOPIC
To navigate, use menu bar to the left
Christian Burn of Grand Baymen – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Belize beach bar – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWhat your neighbors would be like in Belize will depend on where you live. If you live on Ambergris Caye, up to the north on the island, your neighbors will probably be physically distant. You will have lots of privacy and space, but if you live in the town of San Pedro, like we do, you are in a condo complex, where you would be surrounded by North Americans and a smattering of Europeans. The island of Ambergris Caye is 27 miles long and San Pedro is the only town on the island, located in the southern part of it.
 
I live in a complex filled with North Americans, but there are people in Belize who live in development complexes or other housing who live with Belizean people, too. Generally, however, it’s the disparity of disposable income that does not really allow many Belizeans to live on the beach side of the island, where it is more expensive to live and where most expats live. Some of this is somewhat awful to say, but most of the local Belizeans, just cannot afford it. As a result, I don’t really live in the same specific area with Belizeans, but we all do share the beach together, the sand, and we all swim in same sea. I can have Belizean children around me and a Belizean family having a picnic, and everybody hangs out together. However, relative to where we actually live, in Belize, we are totally in different socio- economic pockets of housing.
Allan Lima of Blue Tang Inn – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
People in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWhat your neighbors would be like in Ambergris Caye depends on what neighborhood you move into. If you go down south, you might not have neighbors at all. If you go up north and you have a condo then you are going to have other people that purchased condos living around you. If you decide to live in a house in town then you will be around the locals, so it depends on where you purchase your property. I cannot just tell you who you are going to be next to because that depends on where you choose to live and the areas and the people who live there in Ambergris Caye can be very different.  
 
You could choose to live out by yourself in the south where there is almost nobody there or you can live amongst other expats in a condo if you want to live north of town (San Pedro). If you want to live in the town itself, you could live amongst the native Belizeans.  
 
If you decide to live out in the south by yourself there is going to be another house next door but I wouldn’t know who would live there. It has to do with where in the south you purchase your house and then you will find out who the people are who live in your neighborhood. I just cannot tell you who you are going to get as a neighbor but I can tell you who lives in each neighborhood.  
 
You might want something a little bit fancier or you might want something on the ocean front or you may want something farther down where almost no one is building yet. So, on the caye it is really your decision who your neighbors will be. I think that when you come and purchase something, of course, you should see the property. Then you do your little research as to who lives around there. If you are not comfortable, then again it is your decision as to where you will live, and you can choose from many other places and still be on Ambergris Caye. 
 
(Pictured: people in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.)

Go Here Next

 
Best Places In The World To Retire Expat Stories contains text, video, and photos by people just like you who are already living abroadUse the menu on this page to go to categories of Stories.
Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroadUse the menu on this page to go to other categories of questions.
The Best Places In The World To Retire Location Advisor makes personalized recommendations for where to live and retire overseasGet matched to your ideal location to live abroad.
Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroadAnswers about living, working or visiting abroad.
Best Places In The World To Retire Expat Stories contains text, video, and photos by people just like you who are already living abroadStories by expats & others about their life aborad.
Best Places In The World To Retire - MarketplaceFind for profit, non-profit and religious organizations.
 

Our Pledge To You

Best Places will present information from the Community in a transparent way, unedited, except to conform with our Conditions of Use.

You can trust that Best Places does not manipulate content to sell you anything. All opinions in the Community Q & A and Expat Stories are those of its authors, not Best Places.

Get Known To The Community

Those who contribute to the Best Places Community are our heroes! And being a Best Places hero is fast, fun, and easy. Just go to Questions & Answers, find your first question to answer, click on it, and then click the Contribute Your Answer To This Question Button. If you’d rather enter a Story, go to Expat Stories and click the Contribute Your Story Button".

Contact/Support

Please contact us. We would love to hear from you! Customer Service
Technical Support
Business Development
Suggestions
Press
Phone: (US) 520-940-0481