Best Places to Live Abroad: International Planned Communities

Best Places to Live Abroad: International Planned Communities

Finding the best place to live abroad can be a thrilling journey, but what makes a place truly ideal? We've curated a selection of the best international communities for Americans to live abroad, each promoting a unique lifestyle that caters to a range of preferences and needs.

Why Live Internationally?

What is the best thing about living internationally? Affordable health care? Low tax options? Warm tropical climates? The fact that the weight of the world seems to lift itself off your shoulders? We'll let you decide. Every day is a new chance for exploration when you are living abroad. You can hike to a waterfall, zipline through the jungle, learn a new language, try a new dish, or live it up on the town. You can let your imagination run wild. When you are out in the world, the opportunities are endless.

Find Your Ideal International Community

Embrace a world of endless opportunities by choosing to live abroad. If you're looking for the best places for Americans to live abroad, ideal-LIVING is here to help you find your dream international community.

Mirum Elounda Villas – Greece

Elounda, Crete 72100, Greece
Homes from $495k-$7M

Mirum Elounda Villas is an exclusive seafront complex of Mediterranean-style ultra-luxury villas set in a stunning boutique development facing the historical Spinalonga Island.
The villas feature open terraces, panoramic windows, landscaped gardens, and private heated swimming pools. Each villa is designed to take maximum advantage of panoramic sea views. The generously proportioned villas (5-6 bedrooms) sit on large plots of at least 4,000 sq m. All come with generous indoor-outdoor spaces that have a contemporary feel and inviting private pools. Each villa also has a gourmet kitchen, but you can request private chef dinners. Furthermore, the complex has direct access to a private beach and jetty.
Sample the Mediterranean lifestyle by renting one of Mirum Elonda Villas. With a seafront location, exclusive access to amenities and service from 5* Hotel, these rental villas provide you with the luxury vacation of a lifetime.


NYA - Guanacaste Costa Rica | Beach Retirement Living

NYA Costa Rica

Liberia, Guanacaste 50101, CRI
Beachfront Residences from $235K - $499K

Nya brings the beach to you in an innovative 900-hectare community designed to bring everything you love about Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and everything you need to live, work, and play into a master plan designed for the 21st century.

Alongside our beachfront residences, our master plan includes sites for the country’s first crystal lagoon, hotels, a state-of-the-art sports facility, restaurants, retail, entertainment, and free trade zones to be developed during multiple phases.

Nya fuses entertainment with a commitment to sustainability and local culture. Offering the first beachfront condominiums in Liberia, Guanacaste, you can recharge on spectacular white sand beaches and turquoise clear waters powered by Crystal Lagoons®, enjoy exhilarating water sports, discover the beautiful flora and fauna of Guanacaste, and spend a fun evening out with friends and family while just steps from your front door.

Nya is strategically located less than 10 minutes from the Guanacaste International Airport, the best private schools, hospitals, and grocery stores. It is also centrally located between Guanacaste’s pristine beaches, world-class marinas, national parks, and volcanoes.


Arenal Hills

Arenal Hills

La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Arenal Hills is a master-planned community of luxury vacation homes located in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. The community is situated on 140 acres of lush rainforest, with stunning views of the Arenal Volcano. Arenal Hills offers a variety of home plans that are designed to blend in with the natural surroundings and feature open floor plans, spacious terraces, and private gardens.


Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Quivira Cabo San Lucas is a luxury resort community located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas. The community is home to a variety of amenities, including two championship golf courses, a world-class spa, and a variety of restaurants and bars. Quivira Cabo San Lucas is also home to a variety of stunning oceanfront homes, ranging from 2-bedroom villas to 5-bedroom estates.
Ceibo Valley

Ceibo Valley

Manabi, Ecuador
Ceibo Valley is a private, eco-friendly community located in the cloud forest of Ecuador. The community is home to a variety of amenities, including a spa, fitness center, and yoga studio. Ceibo Valley is also home to a variety of stunning eco-friendly homes, ranging from 2-bedroom cabins to 5-bedroom estates. Ceibo Valley is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Ecuadorian cloud forest. The community is just minutes away from a variety of activities, including hiking, biking, and birdwatching.

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