As the year 2009 comes to a close, a review of development in the city shows that Playa del Carmen Real Estate is currently enjoying a considerably expanded infrastructure. Within Mexico Real Estate market Playa del Carmen is one of the key areas, which has been transformed from a small village with mostly dirt roads to a thriving real estate market during this decade; road improvement and infrastructure expansion has been quick to keep up with the needs of an international market and a growing community. This year has been no exception.
The municipal government has estimated that more than 90,000 residents in Playa del Carmen are enjoying a "more urbanized" community both in the downtown area, as well in new development areas. Among the improvements are further expansion and paving of the "Arch road" by-passing the section of the Cancun-Tulum federal highway through downtown (and provides fast, direct car access to two shopping centers), an expanded network of traffic lights, and sidewalk improvements, with more crosswalks access ramps.
As the new approaches, the municipal government plans not only to keep up this pace of infrastructure expansion and improvement, but also to move faster, making Playa del Carmen more convenient and comfortable for both car and pedestrian movement.
Another example of a major infrastructure project is a series of three bridges currently being built on the Cancun-Tulum federal highway. These bridges pass over the three busiest intersections, with ramp access, which will alleviate traffic on three main roads; combined with the relatively new Arch-road by-pass, this will make for smoother traffic flow and faster transportation through many parts of Playa del Carmen. Traffic has not yet been a problem – it only takes about 15 minutes to cross town – but this project demonstrates the government's commitment to pro-active improvements, addressing problems before they occur. The project will also benefit other key Mexico Real Estate, providing faster access areas between the well established real estate area in Cancun, and the up-and-coming community of Tulum.
As discounts for early payments are drawing many property owners in Playa del Carmen to pay their property taxes during December, residents can see that, while the rates are very reasonable, these taxes are going to excellent use. (By the way, if you haven't payed your Playa del Carmen property taxes yet, you should do this soon; there is an 20% discount until the end of December.)