In Playa del Carmen real estate, the property type which gets the most attention is condos, and good options are located just about anywhere in town and out along the beachfront in gated communities and resorts; yet there are also nice Playa del Carmen homes for sale available in various parts of the community. The following are some areas you might consider if you are looking for a home here.
Southward from Downtown
Playacar – Playacar is an upscale gated community directly south of downtown; much of it is within walking distance of the heart of downtown with its shopping and dining, not to mention the beautiful beaches. There are two phases; Phase 1 is directly on the beachfront. It is very exclusive, and while the homes are probably the priciest in Playa del Carmen, they are still much cheaper than anything like this would cost just about anywhere else. Phase 2 is just back from the beach and is centered on a beautiful, professional golf course. Very nice Mexico homes for sale here can be found for an average budget.
Puerto Aventuras – Puerto Aventuras is a gated community that is more like a town in itself; it includes shopping areas, a mall, restaurants and basic services. Just as importantly, it includes 3 upscale marinas and a nice golf course. Homes can be found overlooking the beachfront and on the golf course. Everything is within comfortable walking distance, or by golf cart for those who prefer not to walk. Bikes are also popular, and in this community, people can leave bikes unlocked without worries of theft.
Northwards from Downtown
North end of Downtown – Just at the north end of downtown, there are several older, local working-class communities; there are homes that people built well, but never finished or didn’t keep up. While traditionally, it’s held little appeal for expat buyers, there are good investment opportunities in fixer-uppers, especially since it’s near the beach.
Xcalacoco Beach – El Cielo – El Cielo is an upscale gated community which is a walk away from the Xcalacoco Beach, one of the nicest beach areas in Playa del Carmen. Homes can be found in private villa complexes, within nice condo complexes, or on individual lots. The community includes bike trails and plenty of designated green areas – currently much of the community is still green, since it is still new.
This is just a brief overview, and there is plenty of variety in home styles, sizes and prices; basically, there is something nice in homes for just about any budget.
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