In this Panama Special Report, we bring you the areas of Albrook and Clayton, Panama City.
Both Albrook and Clayton originated as part of the Panama Canal Zone. The infrastructure and neighborhoods were built by U.S. engineers to be used by the U.S. armed forces. When the U.S. government turned the Panama Canal over to the Panamanians 10 years ago, Clayton and Albrook came as part of the package. In the decade since, these two communities have developed into quiet, peaceful residential areas with parks, single-family homes, some of the best schools in Panama, and small retail areas. Perfect if you’re relocating with a family but very appealing, too, if you’re just looking for a more suburban experience.
We understand that living in city-central El Cangrejo, Paitilla, or Marbella, isn’t for everyone. The traffic gridlock, blaring car horns, and endless construction can be hard to take. Maybe you’re looking for a more tranquil place to call home down here in the Hub of the Americas, somewhere that’s both peaceful and quiet and, as well, still supported by the services and amenities of downtown Panama City.
In this case, Clayton and Albrook, two areas only minutes from the city center, are good options.
In this Panama Special Report, we’ll introduce you to the Marbella area of Panama City.
Marbella and its surrounding area is Panama City’s banking district and the engine room of the country’s booming economy. The more than 100 glittering banks and financial institutions taking advantage of a highly favorable investment framework and legal structure. The area is also an upcoming place to live for expats wanting to be close to the city center.
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you our top pick for beach living in Panama: Las Tablas.
Located on the Azuero Peninsula, Las Tablas is the first town of note along what is becoming this country’s Gold Coast. The charming city is well-known even beyond Panama for it’s yearly Carnival festival.
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you one of the most fun and eccentric neighborhoods in Panama City; El Cangrejo.
El Cangrejo’s mix of people from all over the world offers an interesting mix of cultures. Many regard El Cangrejo as Panama City's most lively and expat-friendly area. The neighborhood is walkable and offers an abundance of tree-lined streets under which to grab some shade and perhaps a bite to eat. If you are interested in living in Panama City, this is one of the first places we recommend you look.
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you the peaceful mountain town of El Valle.
El Valle town and environs are home to a community of about 6,000 full-time residents that expands a bit on weekends and holidays. The community has grown over thousands of years from a collection of tiny villages centered around a local market, which is still a center of activity for the region. Many of Panama's oldest families own second homes in this cool and healthy mountain spot, making the hour-and-a-half trip out from the capital as often as possible.
In this Panama Special Report, we cover the topic of buying real estate and property in Panama, including an exclusive on what you need to know beforehand in order to negotiate and have a smooth purchase process.
Panama is still a developing market—and a relatively unregulated one. This report will help you to navigate the quirks and details of Panama’s property market.