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Why You Should Relocate to the Dominican Republic

Why You Should Relocate to the Dominican Republic

Are you ready for a change of scenery? Now is the time to consider relocating abroad! The team at Casa Linda is here to help ensure you know what to expect when living abroad in the Dominican Republic.

Heralded as a dream destination for retirees, young professionals, and entrepreneurs, the Dominican Republic is a fantastic place to retire in style, work from home, or start a new business. The DR truly has something for everyone! Best of all, the DR is incredibly affordable. Continue reading to learn more about the cost of living in the Dominican Republic and how relocating to the DR can be an economically wise investment. 

Your Dollar Can Stretch Further

The cost of living is often the most significant source of stress for potential expats considering relocating abroad. However, the Dominican Republic is affordable (outside your initial moving costs). Over the decades, the DR has worked hard to become one of the most stable tropical destinations for expats looking to live abroad. Regarding finances, the DR has a unique advantage due to this stability and dependability. Many newcomers are excited to learn that living in the DR is more affordable than in their home countries. Some regular expenses you can save on when living in the Dominican Republic are as follows! 

Groceries and Dining

Are you tired of your grocery bill climbing to greater heights every trip? You can save some serious cash on your groceries in the Dominican Republic. The cost of an average meal in the DR ranges between 3-5 USD, but for those with more refined tastes, you can expect to spend a little more, about 25 USD, with tips included. Compared to restaurant prices across North America, that’s an incredible deal! So even when you don’t feel like cooking, you can still save money.

This affordability also applies to your grocery bill! In the DR, grocery prices are typically much more affordable than in North American stores. For instance, a family of two will spend about 200 USD a month on groceries (talk about a steal of a deal). Best of all, many of your favourite treats are available in the DR, so you can still enjoy a taste of home while living affordably abroad!


Understanding your future healthcare is a significant concern when looking to live abroad. Fortunately, the Dominican Republic has a world-class healthcare system and state-of-the-art medical facilities. That means you’ll never have to worry about having access to the care you need when it matters most. Moreover, healthcare in the DR is significantly more affordable, and wait times for procedures are also shorter. So when you relocate to the Dominican Republic, you can rest assured knowing that your health will be cared for without breaking the bank. 


One of the challenges expats face when looking to relocate abroad is that some foreign countries are not as welcoming to expats owning property. Purchasing a home abroad can also be a costly endeavour. However, the Dominican Republic is incredibly friendly to foreign investors! At Casa Linda, our team can help you craft the luxury villa of your dreams starting as low as 229,000 USD. With options for incredible amenities such as pools, carports, living walls, terraces, and more, Casa Linda is here to help you find the perfect home abroad! Best of all, each of our villa floorplans is entirely customizable. So when considering relocating to the Dominican Republic, let Casa Linda help welcome you to your new home!

Ready to Relocate Today?

Contact Casa Linda today to learn more about our luxury villas in the Dominican Republic.

Residency Requirements in the DR

Residency Requirements in the DR

Are you eager to embrace the exciting adventure of moving abroad and making the most of your retirement from the luxury of a tropical island? As one of the most trusted spots for retirees, entrepreneurs, and those looking to enhance their lifestyle, the Dominican Republic is an unbeatable place to call home. With a vibrant ex-pat community and beautiful scenery all year round, the DR is an amazing spot to relocate to, and makes residency straightforward for foreign buyers. Learn more below!

Why Choose the DR?

There’s no shortage of reasons to consider the Dominican Republic as your new home, with over 200 days of sun, daily temperatures that average around 28℃/82℉, and plenty of activities to allow you to enjoy tropical living at your own pace. The Dominican also offers world-class healthcare, affordable cost of living, and all of the comforts you’re used to back home, meaning it’s easier than ever to settle down in paradise!

Residency Requirements

When moving abroad, it’s important to be aware of the country’s residency requirements. For the Dominican Republic, visitors are welcome to remain in the country for up to 60 days at a time (extendable to 120 days with a separate application); if you’re planning on staying in the Dominican longer, you’ll need to investigate the current residency requirements, which include:

Residency Visa

Residency visas are obtained from your country of origin and are stamped into your passport. Once received, you will have 6 days to enter the DR and move toward the next step in the process. DO NOT DELAY

Obtain A Provisional Residency

Those wishing to remain in the DR indefinitely must acquire a provisional residency, which permits them to stay in the country for up to 1 year. After the year is over, you may apply for a renewal for up to 4 years in a row. Once you have completed 4 years within the country, you may then proceed with an application for permanent residency (PR) status.

Create Your Dream Villa in the DR

If you are looking for affordable luxury in your new Caribbean home, Casa Linda Quality Communities has you covered! Our villas are crafted to your exact needs, come with a private swimming pool, and, best of all, features a welcoming community of fellow ex-pats. Our team is here to make island living, as well as the residency process, easy and carefree. Contact us today to learn more!

Dominican Republic Real Estate: 3 Factors To Consider

Dominican Republic Real Estate: 3 Factors To Consider

Are you considering buying real estate in the Dominican Republic but unsure where to start? Below are the top 3 factors you should consider before purchasing a property.

1. Location

Have you been dreaming of waking up to the sound of the waves crashing against the sand and the breeze brushing across your skin from the comfort of your home? Properties in Casa Linda Quality Communities are 5 minutes away from Sosua and Playa Alicia’s beaches and only 10 minutes away from Cabarete Beach! We also provide our residents with a complimentary shuttle bus that goes to the beach several times a day so that you won’t have to worry about transportation. When buying a property in the Dominican Republic, your dream life can become a reality!

In addition to the beautiful beach view, our villas are also near many amenities like hospitals, food markets, restaurants etc., to make sure that everything you need is only a few minutes away. With almost everything you need being within walking distance, you can easily navigate through the city at any time of day. Whether you’re looking to go out for a late-night dinner or you’re in need of buying a couple of house essentials, you can simply put on your shoes and walk to the location.

2. Community

When moving to a new country, you can’t help but feel like a foreigner as you might take time to get used to the place, navigate around the city and learn the language. Trying to fit in can get quite challenging at first and therefore cause you to start feeling homesick. As a result, homeowners who have made a big move to a foreign country have considered whether their decision to move was the right one or not. Most newcomers try to join a community in an attempt to find people of the same age and share the same interests; however, in a big city and a completely new country, they’re often lost as to where to start looking.

It’s always easier to integrate into a new culture when you surround yourself with a community that shares similar interests and hobbies as you. As a newcomer, nothing will make you feel more at home than living in a community that welcomes you and makes you feel like you’re a part of the family. Buying a property that provides a gated community and offers you a friendly and active community will definitely help make your move smoother. You will have the opportunity to mingle with other newcomers and participate in many exciting activities.

At Casa Linda Quality Communities, we encourage all newcomers to participate in our events to get to know fellow residents. Our community has been home to Americans, Canadians and Europeans for decades, where we have facilitated plans like shopping, fishing, movie nights and tours around the city for all our residents for more than 40 years. You will always feel a part of the family in Casa Linda’s community.

3. Business or Pleasure?

Buying property with Casa Linda Quality Communities can be much more than just a vacation home. If you’re planning to spend a few months in the DR, lock up your home, and leave for the rest of the year, you can rent your property to cover expenses. We offer the option of working with several approved Rental Hosts that manage renting out your villa, including:

  • Marketing your villa on major travel sites like Booking.com, Expedia, Airbnb, etc.
  • Offering personalized services to the renters
  • Directly supervising staff
  • Addressing problems or issues with renters

You won’t have to worry about managing the renting process from abroad as your Rental Host will be entirely responsible for renting out your villa from start to finish to give you ease of mind while you’re away.

Considering Casa Linda?

Contact us for more information on the Dominican Republic Real Estate and learn more about how to start your journey!

Reasons Why Foreigners Live In The Dominican Republic

Reasons Why Foreigners Live In The Dominican Republic

One of the most visited islands in the Caribbean is the Dominican Republic. It has become THE place to be within its ex-pat communities. All year-round, you’ll experience sunshine, great weather and countless festivals! Once you step foot in the Dominican Republic, you’ll instantly fall in love with the vibrant culture, the freshly cooked food and the picturesque view from the island. 

Investing in the DR has exponentially increased in the last decade. Business people, entrepreneurs and retirees have opened restaurants, launched companies and paved their way into real-estate properties. It’s not too late for you to start your investment in the Dominican Republic, and here is how you can start. 

Safe Start

At the start of any new investment, it is normal to be concerned with the country’s economy, finances, and investment return. The Dominican Republic has seen remarkable GDP growth and a substantial poverty reduction in the past decade. It has trade agreements with almost 50 countries and has carried out essential trade policies worldwide since the 1990s. Starting an investment in the DR is a safe start for you as it is one of the strongest economies in Latin America, making it the most stable nation in the Caribbean Islands. 

Now that you have settled on investing in the Dominican Republic, you’re probably wondering: What can I invest in that is safe, affordable and has high returns? The best place to start would be real estate. 

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Real Estate in the Dominican Republic

Many countries are willing to let foreigners invest in real estate; however, only a few countries have a relatively easy residency process for those who want to move permanently. Once you begin your investment, you will definitely be looking to stay longer than 60 days in the country and check on your property as frequently as you need. The Dominican Republic is very accommodating and genuinely encourages foreign investors to begin their journey and embrace the culture.

What can I invest in with only a quarter of a million dollars? Well, with Casa Linda properties, you can start your investment as low as 185,000 USD. We offer free in-house architectural services as well, so you can build your own villa as you desire! Our villas range from guesthouses to a five-bedroom home; you can fully customize it as you see fit

Once you purchase your villa, Casa Linda Quality Communities offer the option of working with an approved Rental Host. This service will cover the marketing of your property on all major travel sites, managing bookings/reservations and providing you with monthly reports. We want you to have peace of mind when renting out your property. 

Learn more about investing in the Dominican by contacting our team today!

Life on Island Time! Make the Leap to Living in Paradise Today!

Life on Island Time! Make the Leap to Living in Paradise Today!

2022 is here, and it’s time to stop daydreaming of making the move to paradise and start taking the first steps toward making your dream a reality! If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to look into island living, Casa Linda Quality Communities is here to help! Located on the northern end of the Dominican Republic, just outside of Cabarete, our luxury community gives you all of the benefits of a gated development (including 24/7 security, etc) as well as affordable housing starting at low as $207,300 USD! As one of the most beautiful and cost-effective locations globally for expatriates, life Dominican is an adventure you’ll enjoy each and every day. Below, we’ll cover just a few of the many reasons you should consider moving to the DR!

Perfect for Every Pension

It’s no surprise that one of the biggest influences when it comes to moving is your finances, both in the short and long term. Cost of living is a significant consideration and one that should be given ample thought before jumping in with both feet. Fortunately, for those concerned about staying within a specific budget without having to compromise on your quality of living, housing, and access to essentials, you’ll find that the DR is an ideal fit on all fronts. Not only does the Dominican have the best dollar-to-value ratio in the Caribbean, but it also offers a stable economy, top-tier healthcare system, affordable housing, and overall much lower cost of living than many of us are already accustomed to. That means you can look forward to living in luxury, without having to blow through your budget each month!


Life in paradise just wouldn’t be the same all on your own. Whether you’re moving with a loved one or venturing out on your own as an entrepreneur or investor, one of the best parts of moving to the Dominican is the incredibly welcoming community and culture. From locals that are eager to make you feel at home to a vibrant community of expatriates all over the world, you’ll have no problem making new friends within our gated community and building a new life full of laughter and quality relationships.

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Familiarity is Never Far

You might be surprised to learn just how many of your favourite brands and stores you can expect to still find here in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican is home to many popular retailers and brands you would expect to find in North America, meaning that, in addition to the abundance of fresh produce and new items you’ll find in stores, you’ll rarely have to worry about going without your preferred products.

Unbeatable Weather

Never shovel again! If you’re through with freezing cold winters and long dreary days, the DR is here to rescue you with its warmth! Our daily temperatures average 28°C (82°F) and with miles of white sandy calling your name, it’s time to stop dreaming and start living in an incredible new reality!

Ready to Answer the Call of the Island?

At Casa Linda, we’re proud to help adventurous spirits find the perfect villa that’s tailored for your exact tastes and needs. Each of our homes is built to the highest quality and designed to provide you with comfort, safety, and (of course) enjoyment. Contact our team today to learn about our available floor plans and more.