In recent years, many Texans have been moving to Belize in droves, and it’s easy to see why. Just a three-hour flight from Dallas or Houston, Belize feels like another world where exotic wildlife and pristine Caribbean landscapes, a vibrant expat community, and a low cost of living make Belize a very attractive new home for Texans.
Here are five reasons why Texans are excited about living in Belize:
Almost identical to the weather in Miami, Belize’s climate offers year-round balmy temperatures and sunny skies. The weather also makes it really easy to get outdoors to enjoy activities like scuba diving, bird watching, horseback riding, sailing, snorkeling, and much, much more.
The Healthy Lifestyle
You won’t find any high-end shopping malls in Belize, but that’s okay because everything in Belize moves at a more human speed. The markets are filled with locally-grown, organic produce, and it’s easy to get a fish or some seafood that was caught by a local fisherman earlier that same day.
Instead of being cooped up inside, watching TV, the weather and the beautiful nature in Belize will encourage you to get outside. You’ll never have to worry about a lack of sunshine or Vitamin D when you live in Belize!
Some things, like internet service or satellite TV, cost about the same as they do in Texas. But almost everything else is cheaper in Belize, including food, housekeeping services, and getting around. According to International Living, a couple with a monthly income of just $1,500 can enjoy a high standard of living in Belize.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Belize is Mother Nature’s Best-kept Secret. Everywhere you look in Belize, nature abounds, including verdant mountains, majestic waterfalls, gorgeous offshore islands, pristine beaches, vast jungles, and vibrant rainforests teeming with exotic birds, plants, and animals.
The QRP Program
Designed specifically to attract retirees from the United States, the Qualified Retirement Person Program (QRP) is available for individuals age 45 or older, even if they’re not actually retired. And the QRP program only requires you to be in Belize for 30 days a year, making it easy to stay in touch with your friends, family, and businesses back in Texas.
One of the best places to live in Belize for Texans is the “green” community of Cerros Sands. Built to be entirely off the grid, Cerros Sands is a true “community in the country” where expats can enjoy modern comfort in a relaxed, Caribbean setting.
Mark Leonard, the founder of Cerros Sands will be exhibiting at The Southwest International Boat Show in League City, Texas from April 12th- 15th, 2018. Make sure to stop at his booth to learn more about Belize and how you can move or retire in Belize.