Leon as a place to live
I am curious as to thoughts and comments about living in or near Leon. I notice at present an absence of Gringos living in Leon and am curious as to the reasons.
Personally I see Leon as possiblly having some advantages over other areas in Nicaragua for retirement/relocation. In and around Leon you are only 20 minutes from the beach (This is important to me as beach is a desirable part of my daily life) you have hospitals,universities, markets,ect.'civilization" and only an hour to Managua.
Yes, I might agree that it is not as beautifull as Grenada but real estate is cheaper and you can go to the beach for a swim in the afternoon if you want. No it is not San Juan Del Sur yet perhaps in other ways there is more "going on" just do to the size of Leon and its university amenities.
Just curious as to why gringos to date have not really settled much there. The way I see it Leon has more amenities than Rivas and you can incorporate " Pacific beach" into your daily life much easyer than in Granada.
There are people that being close to the beach is important to them. I am one of those people. Spent a lot of time years ago in Costa Rica looking around at beach areas for relocation and always felt isolated as almost all beach areas are far from city amenities (San Jose 4 hour drive away).beach areas can get boring.It seems to me Leon may have the right "Balance"