Rincon : Puerto rico

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What Rincon is like for active adults

Rinco'n is a famous surfing and beach town on the northwestern corner of Puerto Rico.  The town rode to fame on the basis of the 1968 world surfing championships which were held here. Now many people come here for the beach, diving, and other water sports. Dubbed the "Caribbean's Hawaii," winter waves here can approach 25–30 feet  in height, near the surf on Oahu's north shore. The most famous surfing beaches are Little Malibu, Tres Palmas, Maria's, Indicators, Domes, Pools, Sandy Beach and Antonio's. Prime surfing season is from November through March. Nearby towns with American expatriate communites include the Aguadilla, Isabela areas. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia and jmundo.

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There is an area near the ocean with condominiums and nice homes. Zillow lists some of them with prices typically in the mid $100's. One of the communities is Ensenada del Mar Condominium.

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What is special about this retirement community

Great surfing, diving, and beaches on Puerto Rico's northwest corner. A very relaxed lifestyle. Here is what we read at a Yahoo listserv from someone living in Rincon: "Prices of food and utilities, comparable to the states. Housing less expensive. Cars more. But it's warm year round. I can go to the beach anytime. Pace of life is slower than the states, but I love it.
There is a farmer's market in town twice a month. There are several health food stores in area. There is a coop in town and they provide organic veggies once a week." http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110308114631AANPxCY

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What is not special about this retirement community

Some people will not be comfortable living in Puerto Rico - they might fear the crime, the slower lifestyle, and, if they can't speak Spanish, the language barrier. Some say you should have your head examined before retiring in Puerto Rico, while others love it.

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What kinds of people like retiring here

Folks who are famiilar with Puerto Rico and living there.

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Tourism

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Climate and Physical Environment

The temperature is warm year round in Rincon. Summer and fall brings the risk of hurricanes.

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Facts about RINCON
  • State: PR
  • Environment: Coastal,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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