Unique Retirement Options North Americans Are Finding in Belize

Unique Retirement Options North Americans Are Finding in Belize

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For consumers who were weighing their options before the Coronavirus spread around the globe, Belize was on the radar of many retirees cognizant of the unique advantages Belize offers over other Central American nations. From English as the nation’s first language to a highly-recognizable legal system that remains in place since the British originally established it, Belize has shown itself to be an ideal retirement destination, in part because getting back home to the U.S. takes little to no time and no nation is more welcoming.

But, where in Belize to retire?

For a growing number of people who have applied due diligence and considered specific areas of the country that offer the most benefits, Cayo District is fast becoming the preferred destination for retirees. It’s easy to understand why. Real estate return on investment is healthy, the area is home to legions of ex-pats and the nation offers newcomers the most welcoming perk of all – a Qualified Retired Persons Program(QRP).

Laden with benefits that include lavish tax and duty-free importation advantages, one need only be 45-years-old to qualify for QRP benefits, and for folks who have rethought priorities during the pandemic, an influx of retirees appears to be on the horizon. Further, it’s possible to live a good life in Belize on a monthly budget that starts at USD$1,200 because Belize’s cost of living is dramatically lower than it is in the U.S.

The lure of a ready-made community of ex-pats living in Cayo adds an additional element to the list of reasons retirees are choosing this area of Belize, and it goes without saying that recreational and cultural benefits throughout the district are plentiful. But are some areas of Cayo more desirable for retirees whose goals may include fully retiring, setting up a new business, or finding a responsible personal solution for the ravages of climate change? The answer is yes.

A community created with retirees in mind

Whether leisure is a priority or the desire to launch a new enterprise is the motive retirees cite when deciding to move to Belize, an earth-friendly community has begun to attract people eager to live in an area of Cayo that is dedicated to all aspects of comfortable off-the-grid living. Carmelita Gardens began as a unique experiment in sustainable living and it has grown into a community that showcases responsible, independent living in an environment that is safe, wholesome, and welcoming.

Visitors can tour the property to gain insights into the workings of this community, book a vacation stay at a cottage, or purchase a retirement home that is not just affordable but designed to support green lifestyles in both beautiful and efficient ways. Interested parties are invited to browse the community’s website to learn details about the development, come for a tour to see everything that has been put into place for the relaxation and benefit of retirees, or inquire about custom-built residences.

Whether retirees thinking of moving to this lush area want to know more about the nation’s retirement benefits or they are interested in finding out more about the unique sustainable features of all of the residences in Carmelita Gardens, Sunshine Property Management staff is happy to help. Interested parties are encouraged to contact staff at +1 754 800-1856 or via the community’s website.


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