Medellin's Modern El Poblado District

So you're thinking of residing elsewhere and you've been hearing a lot about Colombia and all of it's magical wonder and charm? Well, hello, tis be true, the country is a total dream, not without its ish just like anywhere else in this world, but you can absolutely find beautiful cities and communities to lay down your roots, if you will.

Let's stroll through Medellin, which has become Colombia's premier expat destination, it is a city of neighbourhoods.  Colombia has top-notch healthcare, yes, way better than Canada and surpasses the USA, three words  (Medical & Dental Tourism), shopping, let's not forget FOOD, entertainment, and just about anything else you may happen to require from you know, just down the street. What can you say when there's rarely a reason to venture elsewhere into this sprawling city of over 2 million residents. 

Starting on the valley floor and then reaching up onto the mountain slopes on the southeastern side of the city, El Poblado is considered the best district by many expats.  El Poblado's fames Golden Mile, you'll find a private hospital, high-end hotels, luxury automobile dealerships, malls, restaurants, parks, and much more.

Much of el Poblado is much more low-key, with winding tree shaded lanes that run through parks and past rows of restaurants and boutiques.

In and around Parque Lleras, you'll find many open-air cafes and restaurants that take advantage of the perpetual spring-like climate of this city, which is at 4,900 feet elevation.

How and where do people live? Well, predominantly in condos that cover the hillside, most of which offer views of the mountains and the rest of the city.  Many of the buildings are constructed in terracotta brick, which offers a pleasant consistency to the look of the area.

Whether you retire at 25 or 75 you ought to live and dance like no one is watching where ever you desire!! Have a great life!