If you are planning on retiring in the not-too-distant future, you may be thinking about where you should spend your golden years. For lots of Americans, Belize has proven to be the perfect country to retire to.
This is due, in no small part, to the nation’s abundance of sunshine and natural beauty. Whether you would prefer to pass your days lazing on the beach or snorkeling with the marine life, Belize has plenty to offer.
The decision to make an imminent move to Belize is made even easier by the fact that English is one of the nation’s official languages. This makes it easy to conduct business, read road signs, and even make new friends once you arrive.
Of course, if you ever need to return to the United States for a vacation, birthday party, anniversary dinner, or wedding, you can do so with relative ease. Nonstop flights to the U.S. leave from Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, near Belize City, on a daily basis. You can expect a flight to Miami to take around 2 hours, while a flight to Atlanta will land about 3 hours after you take off.
With so many reasons to move to Belize, it is no wonder that the expat population in the region is booming. In fact, the Belizean government is even working to make it as easy as possible for Americans to gain residency in the country. Their QRP program allows qualified persons over the age of 45 to gain residency in Belize with just a 30-day in-country residence requirement each year.
This QRP program also extends a number of tax breaks and incentives to Americans who wish to move to Belize. For example, you will not need to pay tax on any income earned outside the country and you will be able to import personal items such as cars and boats without paying any duty fees.
Of course, when you do make the move to Belize, you will need somewhere to live – and Cerros Sands might just be the perfect option. Built and maintained by an American man who still lives onsite, Cerros Sands is a planned and gated community that is home to a thriving community of American and Canadian expats.
At Cerros Sands, you will be able to purchase completed homes or vacant lots – depending on your preference. You can expect pricing to start at around $17,770 USD, and the community has plenty of financing options available if needed.