Purchases a property on the North Coast


Looking to locate to Jamaica but in the meantime need to check out the housing situation as I don't fancy living in rental accommodation.
Would like to use it as a holiday base initially
Has anyone purchase or  looking to purchase one of the new built gated community properties that are getting built along the North Coast

Good Morning,
The gated schemes look like a small barracks community.  They are conveniently located in St Ann and St Mary.  The quality of construction is something to consider. Check for the invasion of insects. 
Jamaica is beautiful.

We bought land and build ourselves a home with the local talented workers. Love them all.

Yes that's true! I went passed a few when I visited around Christmas and all the houses seemed to be on top of each other, I really don't know why they built them so close to one another.
your better off buying a house in a well established gated community, I live in a gated community and I like that each house has it's space.

Hi Dreamer2222 & Sparklie

Thank you both for your response , single women on her own might not be possible on embarking on a self built !

Sparklie have you relocated if so where are you now based in JA

look forward to hearing from you

cherish 50

No not yet , I hope to be gone next year May 2017. I'm still trying to prepare myself so I can ease in as quickly as possible.


Good luck in the preparation - just like you to know that back in 1995 I immigrated to JA and spent over 10yrs I had  lovely experience there .Unfortunately l had to return to UK but not because of any thing to do with living there .Hence the reason I am looking forward to returning

Thanks. Yes preparation takes a while when moving to another country, you have to do it right or else you will end up running back to the UK very quickly 🙈

My house is located in Tower Isles St Mary. You have some lovely schemes in St Mary such as Spring Valley and St Mary Country Club to name a few. You also have Richmond and Priory in St Ann's which have been there for a while.

Thanks for the info - will look in to it


How is the preparation going ????


It's slow but in motion. I'm still leaving next yr as  planned . I'm trying to sort out few bits of paperwork but I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I just got bk from JA sept 30th and it was amazing , I didn't want to leave. How about you how's preparation going?


So jealous wish I could be there now .I'm not planning to go until next July 2017 due to work commitments
I am making arrangement to be able to look at property with the intention of finding one to purchase
I have decided to look on the South Coast as well  after a trip last Xmas I spent some time   there and quite like it
Hope you don't mind me asking but what do you intend to do when you have relocated ?

We at least your making plans that's the most important thing. Now I'm in my 30's I'm learning to enjoy the journey not just the destination.
I'm a PA for a business owner, I work for the company from home , I can work from anywhere in the world . I also have a business that I'm about to start when I go over , that's  what I'm trying to sort out now. Im really excited , I've never walk it alone like this in my entire life, but I have a feeling this is the best decision I will ever make. UK has gone down the pan, there's not much prospects for ppl my age it's time for something new.


This topic seems to coincide with one I made recently regarding the sale of 2 vacant lots in a villa development upscale community near the beach. Can you provide details as to if you're seeking a house instead, or actual land to buy and build on?

Where abouts in Jamaica re you headed

No sure if your msg was for me investor but I already own a home in Jamaica.

I'm heading to the Ochi Rios area.

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