My name is Brooke Bishop and I am your real estate agent in Sarchi.
Living in Sarchi is like living in a small town with all the amenities you need nearby, as you’re only minutes away from shopping in Grecia and Naranjo, even though Sarchi does offer its own shopping. Each of these towns has its own flavor and when looking to buy a home, apartment, land or any property in Costa Rica, you should also take Sarchi into account.
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Sarchí is located about 15 minutes off the Pan American highway and 35 from the International Airport, Juan Santamaría. The closest city is Alajuela, just for your orientation. Sarchi is the gateway to Los Bajos de Toro, a great recreation area which opens up to the great Northern Plains, and San Carlos. Accessible from the highway either by the Grecia exit or the Naranjo exit, Sarchí is soon to boast its own exit from the Pan American highway, which will make it more convenient to visit San Jose, the beaches, and the airport. It is also in the center of the country, which makes both coasts conveniently only a few hours away.
Living in Sarchi is an incredible experience as Sarchí is truly the heart of the artist community of Costa Rica. Nestled in the mountains midway between Grecia and Naranjo it is officially known as Sarchí Valverde Vega, and is home to the woodworkers of the country. Nearly all of the souvenirs in Costa Rica originate here.
You can still see the artisans painting ox cart wheels, or go to the Alfaro’s workshop and see how it was done before electricity; with water wheels! As well as artisans, “Sachiseños” also are farmers as is indicative of this fertile area. Costa Rican Coffee is the crop of choice, but many are starting tomato and sweet red pepper farms offering more variety to the agriculture.
Property in Sarchi like small farms in Sarchi, mostly dedicated to growing coffee, Tico style homes on acreage, tourism opportunities, and a few large single family Sarchi homes built to North American standards are some of the real estate opportunities in Sarchi you can find in this area.
There are still no Sarchi condos but that will happen soon as more baby boomers will be retiring to Sarchi soon and they will want to travel the world, which will create the necessity of building gated communities for security.
The excellent volcanic soil makes this the perfect area for coffee, fruit trees, and immaculate gardens. Middle class Tico families and North American and European retirees make up the demographics of Sarchí.
With all of the artists in town, it is no surprise that Sarchí is one of the only tourist towns in this area, and has lots of tourist traffic in the dry season months.
This offers another opportunity for the residents of Sarchí to make a living, and as a result there are several small hotels, and lots of great restaurants!
As your real estate agent in Sarchi, I am very knowledgeable about properties for sale, its prices and its values. I know Sarchi better than any other real estate agent in Sarchi and I am fluent in English and Spanish, which is my forte while competing against real estate agents who only speak English.
Prices for real estate in Sarchi are still extremely reasonable compared to other areas of Costa Rica. Prices of property in Sarchi go from less than $150,000 and go up to the $500,000 range. If you are looking for a retirement home in Costa Rica or a 2nd home in Costa Rica you’ll have an incredible choice of homes, building lots, small farms in Sarchi and other real estate in Sarchi, with and without valley and mountain views. If you are looking to grow your own crop without having to work hard to make it happens, you should look at the very reasonably prices small farms in Sarchi we have for sale.
If you are thinking that retiring in a small quiet tourist town in the mountains of Costa Rica, living in Sarchí is for you. There is a minimal foreign population and that helps keep prices down. The climate of 65 to 75 degrees every day and with altitudes ranging from 3000 ft to 5000 ft, there is a climate and view for everyone! With three grocery stores, and the bigger towns of Naranjo and Grecia nearby, everything you need is close.
Give me a call or send me an email and with pleasure I will show you why living in Sarchi is well worth looking at when you are planning to buy a building lot, a home or a farm in Sarchi.
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If you have any questions about Grecia and surrounding areas, feel free to email me.
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Telephone (506) 8311-5336
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