Escazu, Costa Rica

Escazu: A Posh Neighborhood With All the Amenities of Home

While Escazu’s name comes from the indigenous word “Izt-kat-zu,” meaning “resting stone,” the city is now more affectionately known as “Little America” by Costa Rica’s expat population.  There are a number of reasons for this designation. First, Escazu is chic, upscale, and reminiscent of a California city.  Second, there are so many amenities that residents tend to forget they are in Central America. Third, it is not necessary to speak a word of Spanish; most residents are happy to practice their English when the opportunity arises. It is no wonder Escazu is home to one of the largest expat communities in the country. It just feels like home.

Real Estate in Escazu

With block after block of apartments and homes, there are no shortage of housing options in Escazu.  However, because professionals from all over the world seek to be in Escazu due to its proximity to San Jose and its high-class amenities, rents and purchase prices can be quite high. Most expats prefer the more prestigious parts of Escazu, San Rafael and San Antonio.

More About Escazu.....San Rafael is known as the “Beverly Hills of Escazu” and offers closer proximity to the downtown area and its amenities.   San Antonio offers more rural options with impressive mountainous views and more land. There are condominiums, townhomes, and stunning mansions in both of these areas.  There are also many condominium developments surrounding downtown Escazu, although most of these developments are still in-progress 

Real Estate in Escazu

In addition to condos, townhomes, single-family homes, and mansions, there are also bungalows in Escazu.  Set up like guesthouses on larger properties, bungalows are the most common type of vacation rentals.  People usually rent short-term while they are searching for their own homes.  

The price one pays for Escazu real estate varies according to location and property type, but, generally, when compared to real estate prices in the rest of the country, prices are quite high in Escazu.  This is a reflection of the demand from professionals and successful expats to live in a beautiful area, experience the phenomenal weather, and still be close to all of the amenities they were accustomed to back home.  

Even though prices are generally higher, condos and homes can be purchased from $170,000 and $300,000, respectively.   Luxury homes in Escazu can costs several millions of dollars.  Many of these larger homes have gyms, tropical gardens, wine cellars, and infinity pools, from which homeowners can watch the water fade into the color of the sky. 

Homes For Sale in Escazu, Costa Rica

House For Sale in Escazú

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

This house with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms is located in Escazú, San José Costa Rica, in the county of Escazú. This property with city view is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 4,610.00 square meter...

  • 5
  • 5
  • Total Lot Size : 4,610.00 m² (49,621.43 sq ft)
  • $1,958,728

The Heights: The Heights - Escazu Luxury

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

Welcome to The Heights, a luxury home for sale in Cerro Real Escazu. This eloquent 2-level contemporary design home boasts amazing expansive views of San Jose city, valley and mountains. This home is perfect for those who desire to reside...

  • 5
  • 5
  • Total Lot Size : 1,015.00 m² (10,925.33 sq ft)
  • $1,725,000

Mountain House For Sale in Escazú

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

This house with 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms is located in Escazú, San José Costa Rica, in the county of Escazú. This mountain property with greenbelt, mountain and wooded views is situated in the rain forest of Costa Rica. The land area of...

  • 7
  • 6
  • Total Lot Size : 1.35 ha (3.34 acre)
  • $1,000,000

House For Sale in Escazú

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

LAURELES HOUSE, ONE LEVEL HOUSE, ECLECTIQUE STYLE, MODERN, located in the best area of Escazu RESIDENCIAL LOS LAURELES General Description: Energy saving system, which controls:

  • 5
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 1,288.00 m² (13,863.86 sq ft)
  • $985,000

CASA DE LUJO SOBRE LAS MEJORES COLINAS DE ESCAZU: Mountain House For Sale in Escazú

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

A Luxury Estate home featuring contemporary design elements blended with the warmth of tropical ambiance. It is located in the highly desirable hills of Escazu on a large fully landscaped lot. The custom residence was designed and built...

  • 5
  • 5
  • Total Lot Size : 2,766.00 m² (29,772.86 sq ft)
  • $950,000

Casa Bali Springs: Casa Bali Springs Escazu Jaboncillos home for sale

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

This house with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms is located in Escazú, San José Costa Rica, in the county of Escazú. This property with garden view is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 1.620,00 square meter...

  • 4
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 1,620.00 m² (17,437.47 sq ft)
  • $850,000

Vivento: Mountain View Penthouse. Location. Luxury. Views.

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

Location. Luxury. Views. Sure, a cliche when looking at real estate, however, Vivento justifies the cliche as its incomparable location provides the fortunate 16 families that call Vivento home, with the perfect combination of the most...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 388.00 m² (4,176.38 sq ft)
  • $799,000

Casa Deco Cactus: Casa Deco Cactus in Escazu

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

Casa Deco Cactus décor is a mix of classic wood & contemporary features creating warm ambience to this spacious family home. The location of this residence has quick access to shopping and route 27. Walking distance to many shops, cafes...

  • 4
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 1,215.00 m² (13,078.10 sq ft)
  • $775,000

House For Sale in Escazú

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

This house with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms is located in Escazú, San José Costa Rica, in the county of Escazú. This property with greenbelt and garden views is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 1.848,00...

  • 4
  • 5
  • Total Lot Size : 1,848.00 m² (19,891.63 sq ft)
  • $699,000

House for Sale in Gated Community Surounded by gardens Escazu Costa Rica

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

Fabulous single level house with style and in Escazú with a privileged location with shopping centers, banks, pharmacies, less than 3 minutes from the house. Large social areas, with 2 terraces, 4 bedrooms plus office, 4.5 bathrooms,...

  • 4
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 1,020.00 m² (10,979.14 sq ft)
  • $675,000

Cerros de Marbella: Panoramic View Luxury Condo Best views in Jaboncillos!

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

Best views in Jaboncillos! The views from the moment you walk into this home simply leave you at awe of the vast distant valley. The brilliant lights that shine over the valley at night capture your eyes from all living areas in the...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 277.00 m² (2,981.59 sq ft)
  • $650,000

Villa Escazu & Gardens

Villa — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

Villa Escazu is conveniently located in Escazu within five minutes of the city center. Escazu is a hub for local urban activity and living. The chalet-style home is 9 minutes or less to private schools, shopping malls, and fine...

  • 6
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 3,591.00 m² (38,653.05 sq ft)
  • $649,000