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Lourdes Townshend of Multimodal  & Logistic Transports Magazine – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Safety in Clayton
 
Bridge of the Americas near Clayton, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingPanamá is one of the countries in Latin America that works the most against drugs,  organized crimes and gangs very successfully, with advanced technology and trained
police.
 
It has many beautiful neighborhoods inside the city of Panamá.  One of them is Clayton, a nice area with country look, at about 20 minutes from the city, with light traffic.
In the past, it has the look of military base housing, which was changed little by little into very nice single homes, and is located adjacent to Albrook,  another also nice-looking neighborhood.
 
Between both areas is a nice relaxed area to live, surrounded by the Panamá Canal, with the "City of Knowledge", which has numerous universities and international organizations, the first lady warehouse for social work, the domestic airport of Albrook,
the United States Embassy, a hotel, a Social Security hospital (for locals) and shopping center, among other important places to visit, or facilities.   It is very close by to both bridges passing the Panamá Canal, to go into the "interior" (or countryside).
 
As to safety, Clayton is little isolated but a safe area.  There's not much traffic, but it is growing more and more as years pass by.  Its close to golf courses, the beautiful natural park of Summit, and little further, the very well known resort of Gamboa.  Clayton is a good place to have a less stressful family life. The cost of housing is little higher than in other neighborhoods.
 
 
(The Bridge of the Americas, pictured.)
 
Charles Conn of The Visitor – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Fort Clayton Panama safe – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIt is absolutely safe in Fort Clayton. It is not only safe, but also beautiful. There are a lot of green areas, and it is huge. So when you go to Fort Clayton, you will likely experience a feeling of serenity as you connect with nature. This probably has to do with the fact that Clayton has more green building code construction than anywhere else in the county of Panama.  Fort Clayton follows LEED building code specifications, making it is a really nice place.
 
Panama, in general, is a relatively safe place. Of course, just like anywhere else, there are areas that you would want to avoid, especially if you are a tourist. Clayton, in particular, is one of the safer places in all of the country of Panama. People who live in Clayton tend to live in gated communities where you have to go through a sentry guard and show identification to prove that you live there. That is just an additional layer of safety, and not indicative of any safety issues whatsoever.  Generally speaking, Clayton is one of the safest places in Panama.
Nelson Altamirano of LDS CHURCH – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Yes, Clayton, a suburb of Panama City, Panama, is a very safe place; there are no crime at all.  Yes, it is hard to believe but it is true.  Clayton was former US Army Base and still retains the original fences.  Therefore, there are just two ways to enter the area to visit or work.
 
Clayton is a place with many branches of international universities from South America and Europe and also many specialized schools for airplane pilots.  In fact, it has students coming from South America to get their flight licenses in order to be a trained pilot for airplanes like the B737-800.
 
 
Javier Fonseca of San Blas Tours Panamá – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Fort Clayton is located about 5 to 10 minutes by car from the middle of Panama City, Panama, (Balboa Avenue used as reference). It is not located near any dangerous area so is it is pretty safe.
 
Clayton also has the advantage of being the host to important institutions and buildings such as the US Embassy and United Nations and universities, as well as the City of Knowledge, which is a non­profit organization authorized by the Panamanian Government to manage this nearly 200.000m2 area.
 
Another big advantage is that in order to enter Clayton, you need to pass a police gate (two of them shown in red circles in the image below). Only two entrances (A and B) connect Clayton from the rest of the city, which makes it even more difficult for thieves to enter.
 
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Yuri Sapozhnikov of Cpanama.com – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Clayton, right outside of Panama City, is very safe area in Panama due to the canal, US Embassy and United Nations building. 
Bill Hamilton of Bill Hamilton – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
It is very safe in Clayton as it is in most parts outside of Panama City, Panama, except for a few areas that you stay away from, as in any country.

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