Property near Mendoza is even cheaper than where I presently live. I have no desire to move, but I enjoy looking at properties similar to mine in other areas of Argentina.Property in Argentina where we are looking to move to is cheaper and we could even buy a second plot of land or finca for the price of one plot in Uruguay. Uruguay is at least 2-3 times more expensive for something of equivalent size.
They're very tempting Steve, though I wonder if I would become a bit of a recluse. They've even left the piano in situ for me. How would it work in practical terms: driving to the nearest town for groceries/cost of car/driving licence/postal service/ security etc? I do like the fact that all the seasons seem to be depicted in the photographs.Property near Mendoza is even cheaper than where I presently live. I have no desire to move, but I enjoy looking at properties similar to mine in other areas of Argentina.
Here are two quintas that I would want to see ASAP if I was considering moving to Mendoza.
I found them on Mercado Libre in a search for "casa quintas en venta en Mendoza."
Corredor Responsable: VICTOR E. MONTIVERO CCPIM 783 - Contacto: Hugo BoeroPropiedad ubicada en zona muy tranquila de Perdriel Lujan de CuyoSobre un terreno de Mts2 3.640.Con vivienda de 120 mts2 estilo campestre y Quincho de 70 mts2 , con 20 años de anitguedad.Casa principal:Living comedor y...casa.mercadolibre.com.ar
My place is one km from the plaza of the nearby "village" (my term for the barrio because it is about 10 km from the center of city of Punta Alta).They're very tempting Steve, though I wonder if I would become a bit of a recluse...How would it work in practical terms: driving to the nearest town for groceries/cost of car/driving licence/postal service/ security etc? I do like the fact that all the seasons seem to be depicted in the photographs.
I'll check it out Steve, but you're younger than me and I do have security concerns.. <iframe width="853" height="480" src="My place is one km from the plaza of the nearby "village" (my term for the barrio because it is about 10 km from the center of city of Punta Alta).
On one corner of the plaza is a farmacy and the police station is near the same corner in the next block (facing the plaza).
I provide my own security and I have an alarm that my neighbors could hear. I can activate it with a panic button on my key ring which I always have with me when working outside. I also have another panic button in the bedroom. I have never had to activate the alarm except to test it.
I chased off a 19 year old potential "robber"once (four years ago) in the middle of the afternoon. I was able to identify him and he was arrested three days later.
I could call the local police station 24/7 if hear anyone outside my house at night and they would dispach officers immediately. That's never been necessary.
The local public clinic is located at the opposite corner (on the diagonal) of the plaza abd the maret where I buy meat, eggs, butter and cheese and some household supplies is in the middle of the same block as the clinic. So is a small hardware store.
I buy 10 kilo garrafas of LP gas on Friday afternoons once or twice a month from the YPF truck that comes to the same corner of the plaza as the clinic. I use the garrafas in the kitchen for cooking with a "industrial anafe" instead of using the stove. I also have a 200 kilo tank next to my house that I use for hot water inside the house. The gas for the garrafas is much cheaper than the gas for the 200 kilo tank (which must be deliverd by a YPF truck).
I buy beans, nuts, seeds and seasonings by the kilo on Mercado Libre and the shipments are delivered directly to my house, often arriving the next day. I aslo buy olive oil, balsamac vinegar, and coffee in bulk on ML. The shipping is often free.
I've also bought power tools, chain saws, lawn mowers, generators, high rpm clothes dryers, laptops and computer accessories, cell phones, antiques and decorative items for my house, as well as many of the supplies I need on Mercado Libre. Recently, I bought an acoustic guitar.
I buy pet food in 15 kilo bags from a vendor in the village at a price less than any grocery store in Punta Alta.
The driver's license station is in Punta Alta and it's easy to renew the license when necessary.
Drinking water in 20 liter bottles is delivered to my house any Saturday I send the delivery guys a message.
I pay all my bills on line, including utilities and property taxes.
I never go to the bank.
As for being a recluse, for me that's not an isssue.
Long before the plandemic a member of this forum dubbed me "The Hermit of the Pampas:"
He meant it as an insult, but I like the moniker so much I might even use it as the title of my autobiography.
You can see where I live and read more about my verson of "country life in Argentina" here:
Country Life In Argentina: What's It Really Like?
PS: Please note that I used the expression "country life" (in English) as it applies to living in the countryside, not in a closed or gated community (barrio privado).
As I say this kind of move has to be fully researched. I'm grateful for your input and will give Mendoza province serious consideration.Are you sure?
There have been 13 US Presidents in my lifetime.
PS; I'm in even better shape than when I arrived here in 2010...(the abbs are still visible).