Lloyd007 wrote:Chi Chi,
The higher you go, the more expensive it gets.
Guiri wrote:Our apartment is south east from Parque Reducto and that is a veeery quiet zone...actually at the parque Pablo Arguedas is a duplex up for sale or rent
Sergio Bernales wrote:
Unless you can sleep through noise, I'd suggest looking for an apartment on a busy-ish road - not as busy as la Via Expressa or Prado - I know it's going contrary to expectations, but I find constant traffic flows acts a little like white noise and drowns out household and street noise. I'd also look for a place in the middle of the block, far from traffic lights, where tooting horns are worse, with no balconies and no roof terrace unless the roof terrace is yours and yours alone. You also want to make sure there isn't space in the street for parking, or you will hear car alarms going off at all hours of the day and night.
tupacperu wrote:Miraflores is not a place for tranquility. I have had more tranquility on the back street apt of Pueblo Libre.
chi chi wrote:tupacperu wrote:Miraflores is not a place for tranquility. I have had more tranquility on the back street apt of Pueblo Libre.
Miraflores is a very commercial and busy area. Similar to La Victoria and Callao. So a l
Miraflores is also a tourist area so obviously there are many nightclubs, bars and tourists that hang out on the streets all night.
Tourist travel to and from the airport 24h a day. So, at lot of taxis and buses and a lot of VA VA VOOM.
And drunk backpackers sing and yell at the street whilst walking back to the hostel.
If you like tranquility then it's better to live in Magdalena Del Mar, San Miguel (not at Av. La Marina), Pueblo Libre, La Perla.
My gf her family lives in Villa El Salvador and they never have any problems with noise and they only live 1/2 a block from a busy Avenue. But neighboors have more respect for each other over there.
Or if you can't stand any noise at all then move to La Punta De Callao. Mostly old folks live there and there are no nightclubs, large businesses, late night bars, supermarkets and very little traffic. But it will get boring there after a while.
fanning wrote:I used to live right in front of the Panamericana in a bigger house, with a pool, but living in Miraflores is way more comfortable.
Sergio Bernales wrote:Hi Lloyd, our of curiosity, or nosiness, how's the search going? Have you developed any opinions on good streets or districts?
Lloyd007 wrote:Sergio Bernales wrote:Hi Lloyd, our of curiosity, or nosiness, how's the search going? Have you developed any opinions on good streets or districts?
Thank you all for your input. We are taking our time to look in many different areas and won't move until late next year at the earliest.
I can't believe the asking prices. Absurd sums of money. In the UK I'd get a semi detached house, 3 beds, front and back gardens! Here it is just a reasonbly small apartment! Amazing how things have changed over the last 9 years in Lima.
tupacperu wrote: I was about to buy a 100M2 apartment in Miraflores (Duplex) for $105K in 2007.
I want to try to invest in Lima but it is too expensive now. I opted out of Lima again in 2011, We bought a home in Phoenix, AZ 3078 Sqft/5 bedroom for $160K (not in the boonies) not far from the airport. Still waiting for that Apartment in Lima, should the boom go bust.
Sergio Bernales wrote:Good luck to everyone looking to buy.