The first thing that usually comes to mind for Cancun real estate is that of beachfront condos. While there is definitely appeal in this option, it’s important to remember that there are some other excellent location options. Among these, downtown which offers a paradise lifestyle within an urban setting is an important choice to consider.
One advantage of downtown is that buyers can consider both Cancun condos for sale in a larger variety of styles and Cancun homes for sale which are simply hard to come by and rather pricy right on the beachfront. Condos can range from ritzy high-rises (like on the beachfront,) to small, local complexes with a nice community atmosphere. Homes can be found in all shapes and sizes, including nice villas, small complexes with comfortable townhomes, or individual homes with plenty of terraces. Fixer-upper homes have also become a good option, with low prices and high potential to be converted into a buyer’s dream!
There are also a variety of neighborhood styles to choose from, ranging from the upscale, gated marina community to small, “local” feeling communities which offer a neighborly setting to enjoy relaxation and a pleasant lifestyle.
Downtown also offers lower pricing. Demand is highest on the tourist beachfront area; since this is the area most people know, and it is directly next to the sand, this means that prices are lower in the downtown area. Residents of the downtown area still close to the beach, which is only a 10-15 minute drive away. For those who prefer not to drive, taxis in Cancun are also cheap ($3-4 USD.)
Yet, the crux of what’s appealing about buying real estate in downtown Cancun is not on the number of options or the lower pricing; it’s the lifestyle that it offers. Those living downtown can enjoy a walk-everywhere lifestyle, with malls, large modern stores, cafes, restaurants, clinics, knickknack shops and much more are all within comfortable walking distance. The well-designed streets of Cancun with tree-lined boulevards and plenty of green space for a more pleasant atmosphere are a pleasure to walk on, and many people feel they can live here comfortably and very relaxed.
When beginning the process of searching and choosing a property in Cancun, it is definitely worthwhile for buyers to consider their options downtown. It may not be the location they choose in the end, but on the other hand, it may be their key to a comfortable and convenient paradise lifestyle!
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