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Best suburbs for retirement near Medellín

Medellin is a valley surrounded by mountains. The best suburbs for retirement near Medellin are in the Oriente of the city, followed by the west side, which is warmer.
Medellin sits at 1600 meters above sea level, which makes the weather perfect.

There are “suburbs” surrounding the city. Here we are going to talk about zone areas.

  • El Retiro.
  • This municipality is just about one hour away from Medellín on the second floor of Medellin, El Retiro is a bit cooler and more cottage-like.
  • Rionegro
  • A good option if you live in Rionegro, it’s on the second floor of Medellin. You may never go down to the 1st floor.
  • Sabaneta
  • Sabaneta can be considered a suburb. It was Cottage country not too long ago, but it is within the city and has access to the last two metro stations.


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If what we consider suburbs are just between 40 to 60 minutes outside the city. They surround Medellin, and now that I have come to think about it more in deep, Medellin has both warmer and colder than the metro area. You can go north, south, east, or west of the city to find a fantastic little town.
What are suburbs in Medellin? You got me thinking about this. Ok, let’s analyze this. Are some of the zones in the metro area suburbs? The development of enclosed units can be found all over, with some areas with more important villa development than others. Is that what we can call suburbs? If that is the case, Oriente Antioqueño is the king, followed by Santa Fe de Antioquia.

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The suburbs are in Medellin. We call zonas Campestre because the houses can be more prominent with green around them. So I am inclined to think that is the answer to that question, and with that, the best would be.

  1. Envigado parte media and alta
  2. las palmas all the way to oriente
  3. South part of Medellin.

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By the way, that is not me saying that many, many sites about retiring are now talking and taking Medellin very seriously when it comes to retirement. Here we give you some reasons why it’s the new snowbird heaven (oh, did I forget to mention I am Canadian, like the commercial)

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The 4 Best Expat Neighborhoods In Medellin, Colombia

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Effortless for me to answer. Here it is. The ex-pat community has two favorites: El Poblado and Laureles, with Envigado and Sabaneta following the list. Each of them has an entirely different feeling.

  1. Laureles, for example, is an area in the lower part of Medellin, in the heart of the city, with beautiful streets full of trees and restaurants. This zone is easy to walk in or ride a bicycle to move about. You can easily ride a bike to Ciudad del Rio or Parque del Poblado if you want it.
  2. Envigado is enchanting. This municipality has a fascinating history. The lower part by the Rio Medellin mixes industrial, commercial, and living spaces in a perfect blend. La Avenida Las Vegas moves slowly in Envigado. The trees that grow in this stretch of the avenue give the slow car drivers shade and fruits like mangos, nisperos, and grosellas. Envigado has one of the biggest, if not the biggest, malls in Colombia, it also has many schools and all the services, you will also have many things to do in Envigado, no doubt.
  3. Poblado. The gringos love Poblado. It has all the services you want, Gyms, Restaurants, Lawyer services, Bars, and everything else you can think of.


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