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From Florida to Paradise: An Overview of Moving to the Dominican Republic

From Florida to Paradise: An Overview of Moving to the Dominican Republic

Are you ready to take your first step from living in Florida to moving to the Dominican Republic (DR)? As one of the top destinations for expats worldwide, the DR is a diverse and thriving nation with plenty of opportunities to explore, relax, and enjoy a new tropical lifestyle. At Casa Linda, our villas can make your new life in the Dominican Republic one filled with luxury and new friends.

Next, we will tell you more about life in the Dominican Republic so you can feel prepared when you decide to move. Keep reading to find out more!

Embrace the Dominican Way of Living

While life in Florida is centred around this “go, go, go” mentality, life in the Dominican Republic is much more laid back and relaxed. At first, some expats may find adjusting to this relaxed change of pace a bit difficult. Still, you’ll quickly discover that living in leisure is a far more enjoyable experience than the rat race many Westerners are used to. From appointments and bus schedules to conversations and even dinner parties with friends, we tend to move at a slower pace; this is the life tranquilo!

Explore New Daily Activities!

Embracing a life of tranquillity can take some time as you climatize to your new life. However, at Casa Linda, many of our villa owners grow to enjoy the freedom of living at a less frantic pace. Once you move to the Dominican Republic and settle down, you have the island at your fingertips!

If you want to fill your days soaking up the sun, playing backgammon, taking up a new watersport, or exploring one of the island’s many cigar or rum factories, you have plenty of time and opportunity to do so. With the Dominican Republic’s rich history, culture, and various activities, filling your days with fun is easy!

Don’t Fret About Your Healthcare and Wellbeing

If you have concerns regarding your health or access to treatment once you move to the Dominican Republic, don’t worry! The DR is home to a state-of-the-art healthcare system, including high-end facilities, highly experienced medical experts, and easy access to the treatment you need. In fact, with the affordable cost of living in the Dominican Republic, your medical bills will often be less than they were back home in Florida!

A Note on Residency and Visas

Before moving to the Dominican Republic, it is crucial to be aware that before obtaining permanent residency (PR), visitors are only allowed to stay up to 60 days. While this may be extended up to 120 days, if you plan to live on the island full-time, you’ll need to consider gaining your PR status.

Familiarity and Infrastructure

Finally, many expats living in Casa Linda’s luxury villas are often surprised by how familiar our gated community and the island feel. This is because our communities are filled with folks from all walks of life with similar interests and experiences as you and because the Dominican Republic has much of the same infrastructure as the United States. From high-speed internet, cable, and telephone systems to popular Western brands in stores, the Dominican Republic can feel a lot like living in Florida, except it’s warmer, sunnier, and more affordable all year round!

Ready to Pack Your Bags?

With several luxury villa floorplans to choose from, moving to the Dominican Republic with the help of Casa Linda means starting your next phase of life in a tropical paradise! So what are you waiting for? Contact Casa Linda today to learn more about moving to the DR from Florida.