Just imagine living in a beautifully master planned community. Picture a large pond with ducks and huge arches at the entrance. Residencial Los Arcos de Heredia is a small community just off highway 1 with quite a few beautiful homes.
The first things you see when you arrive at Los Arcos de Heredia are the huge arches, which is where the name Los Arcos came from. With a security communications center at the entrance, access is fully controlled 24/7.
A wide, tree-lined boulevard takes you through this beautiful residential master planned community, full of green areas. This allows residents to walk or jog the neighborhood safely. The community was smartly designed in such way that you will never have a neighbor in your face.
Residencial Los Arcos is located right next to Cariari and belongs to the city of Heredia. This beautiful community is only a 10 minute drive from the International airport Juan Santamaria and 20 minutes from San Jose, if traffic permits. See below a map that shows where Los Arcos is located.
If you want to live in Residencial Los Arcos, you can either buy a home right on the golf course or walk there. Because the Cariari Country club is located only a couple of blocks away.
The Cariari golf course is an 18-hole Championship golf course that belongs to the Cariari Country Club. The course was designed by George Fazio in 1970 and is known as probably one of the best golf courses in Costa Rica. The Cariari country club also offers tennis courts, an Olympic swimming pool, a great gym, a pro-shop, a restaurant and many other amenities. But I will tell you all about the country club in another blog.
For shopping, you have huge options when living in Residencial Los Arcos. There is a great convenience store only blocks from the Los Arcos entrance. Plaza Real Cariari, a large shopping mall, is only 5 minutes away.
There, you will find a food court, more fancy restaurants, movie theaters, stores and all kinds of entertainment. There is a bowling next door. You can also elect to do your shopping in Belen, only 10 minutes away or drive to City Mall Alajuela. For your hardware shopping, there is a large EPA (like Home Depot) at the entrance to Cariari. There is even a Plaza Los Arcos just outside the community with a video rental and other business.
If you have children or grandchildren, Residencial Los Arcos is the perfect place for kids to grow up. This beautifully master planned community was designed differently from a typical Costarican neighborhood. The developer made one main tree lined boulevard and many roundabouts coming off the boulevard on both sides.
This design created little parks throughout the community where the kids can burn that excess energy with friends. Therefore Los Arcos is much greener than any other city community in the Central Valley. Also, the Cariari country club offers plenty of sports for the kids like swimming, tennis, and golf.
If you don’t want your guests to stay in your house, there are quite a few hotels only blocks away. The Adventure Inn is right at the entrance of Residencial Los Arcos. Also, it is only a few blocks walking distance to Double Tree Cariari, the Wyndham San Jose Herradura and Country Inn & Suites by Carlson.
There are jobs everywhere in the area. You will find large business parks and free trade zone parks only minutes away. Learn why investing in a home in Los Arcos or Cariari is such is a good idea.
The immediate area of Los Arcos is growing faster than any other west of San Jose. The construction of a new mega center, next to Plaza Real Cariari has started in February 2017. A new convention center on 24 acres with a cost of $35 million is to be delivered in May 2018.
If you need to travel a lot, Residencial Los Arcos offers the perfect location for you and your family. Los Arcos is only 15 minutes away from International Airport Juan Santamaría. Highway 1, also called the Interamerican highway, connects to Panama and Nicaragua.
For budget housing in Los Arcos, you can have a look at Casas Vita. There you will find units under $150,000. Most homes within the community are over $200,000.
Residencial Los Arcos history
Los Arcos was developed in 1976 when most of the highway to San Jose from the airport was surrounded by only coffee fields. The developers found a very attractive niche market for the new generations from Alajuela and Heredia who were working in San Jose. They created a very nice, special place to live.
The Los Arcos community is very well organized. The Resident Association has their own meeting place inside the community. It is located in the first roundabout/park in a kiosk, visible in one of the pictures.
Residencial Los Arcos’ residents can enjoy many plusses
- Extremely well located
- Well organized by the neighbors
- Great security
- An unmatched for quality of life
- You can walk the streets
- Children can play everywhere
- You can walk your dog
- Play a round of golf every day
- The International School is only minutes away
If you are looking to rent or buy a property in Residencial Los Arcos is more than just a great location, please feel free to contact our Los Arcos agent Shell Johanson for more information.
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