I am brand new to this forum, but have been reading it for months now, as well as any other information out there on the internet.
We are intending on moving down there within the next year(Sept 17), specifically to the north coast. We will be heading down there, without the kids (5 and 2), November 17-21 to look at a few homes. More importantly, to check out the areas. Samana, Las Terrenas, Cabrera, Cabarete, and Sosua.
We have lived in Miami, Southern California, Mexico, and now reside in Michigan; my wife also was born and raised in Ukraine. The cold weather we can't take anymore, as well as the constantly rushed lifestyle where it seems as work and money are forced to be the top priorities. We would like to spend quality time together and with our kids while they are young, rather than just have the job of getting them ready in the morning and to bed at night.
I own several businesses that I will be running remotely from home after hiring a general manager for hands on duties here. While I will be taking a large pay cut due to this, I will see be making enough to keep us afloat with the cost of living there. With the little explanation, I have a few questions, if you don't mind...
Out of the cities named above, which would be the best overall for our family in your opinion? Taking into consideration private schooling, other children or families, safety, things to do.
What are the best chances out of the cities, if any, for my wife to find part time employment in her field as an ultrasound technician/sonography? If not possible in your opinion, for her to find a part time job in a resort or hotel, as she is interested in that. I am aware of the pay and it isn't about the money, she would just like to keep busy a few days a week.
Thank you so much in advance for any input and help. Bob and Planner, I am looking forward to hearing what you may have to say, thanks!