Santa Ana (founded in 1658) is one of the fastest growing areas in the Central Valley, with a population under 50,000 - purchasing Santa Ana real estate will still let you enjoy it's small town friendliness.
Santa Ana Costa Rica is located only 3-5 minutes from the main highway into San Jose. From Santa Ana into the capital city of San Jose is about 25 minutes or faster if traffic is light. There are regular buses that travel from Santa Ana into San Jose all day long for only 205 colones which is about 0.40 cents.
There are several new malls in the immediate vicinity.The Forum Office Park is about one mile away. Within a fifteen minute ride to Escazu,you will find MultiPlaza, Plaza Itzkatzu, Automercado, Hotel Intercontinental, Comfort Inn, Marriott Courtyard and the residential developments of Valle del Sol, Bosques de Lindora and Villa Real. The drive to the MultiPlaza shopping centre, the Plaza Roble and Trilogia Offices is less than ten minutes. To get to the best hospital in Central America Hospital Cima will take you about 12 minutes. In Santa Ana the altitude is between 847-1,022 meters above sea level with hot, sunny days and cool nights. Santa Ana is one of the best municipalities (ranked #2) for improved collection of taxes, using their resources more efficiently and providing better services to those taxpayers.
The entrance to the new highway that will take you to the beaches on the Central Pacific Coast is less than ten minutes away from great real estate in Santa Ana. Santa Ana has several international schools and the Juan Santamaria International airport is only 30 minutes away.