Located just a few miles from San Jose, glittering Escazu is the choice of many expats who are looking for all the services and amenities you’d expect from a first world city. There are cafes, boutiques, movie theaters, fitness clubs, shopping malls, and any cuisine you can name.
Located on the slopes of Cerro Escazu, the city is divided into three distinct neighborhoods, each with its own feel and level of amenities. The higher the elevation the more quaint and unassuming the town becomes.
The northernmost sections of Escazu offer some incredible views of the Central Valley. There are a number of hiking trails and vantage points to see and explore.
Escazú is considered by most to be one of the most posh, trendy and upscale suburb of the San José metropolitan area. Located 7.5 miles (12 km) from San José and just 3 miles (5 km) west of Sábana Park in the capital city, it is a great place to enjoy the same amenities of the larger, busier city, but with a more laid back feel.
Just like Beverly Hills, CA, the city has tons of shopping, restaurants, Bed & Breakfasts, gyms and even golf at the exclusive Costa Rica Country Club where you’ll find an 18-hole championship golf course.
As you can see there are a lot of homes and condominiums for sale in Escazu, although not as much vacant land, which is typical in this type of city setting.
The median listing price for homes and land in Escazu is representative of the level of amenities the area offers. However, this is merely the midpoint of what is a very wide range of options available in each category.
This chart further breaks down the median home price into an average price per bedroom. So, while home prices may be somewhat higher than in less developed areas of Costa Rica, it might be entirely possible to spend much less on, say, a one-bedroom condo.
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The high price tag for land in Escazu, is echoed when it comes to smaller lots. As evidenced by the average price per acre, most of those lots are likely very small home sites in planned communities.