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Roberto
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Post Number: 579
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 9:34 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

We can discuss and help Wizo here...
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Wizo
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Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 7:05 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I see many posts from people looking to retire in Argentina. I'm instead looking at living there for a few years with my family. My wife is Argentine and we have two young kids. I'm more concerned about security and environmental issues that financial ones.

For those of you living in Buenos Aires, do you see any issues with living there with young kids? Is it safe enough? Where are the best areas for familes to live - Barrio Norte, Recoleta? We'd love to buy a place but since we'd need around 100m2 those areas are probably too expensive to pay in cash.

Any advice would be great.
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Roberto
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Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 9:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Wizo welcome!

Yes, in Buenos Aires city (capital federal) there are safety issues when it comes to both the young and the elderly. But there are also different neighborhoods, different activities and different circles.

Recoleta, Barrio Norte, some areas in Palermo and a few other spots (check some of the newer development areas) can be considered *safer* in a way. You may still hear about isolated incidents. Recently, Michael Koh -who sometimes writes here- mentioned that an average price in a decent area of the city can go for usd $1500/m2 and up to usd $2500/m2 in places like La Recoleta.

I think -in general- if you can afford to live in one of these neighborhoods, choose Schools correctly and become acquainted with the city, you could greatly minimize any danger. Some foreigners have reported on this forum that Bs. As. is a lot safer than other comparable large cities and my personal opinion is that it is fine. But I never take my eyes from my little nephew when I take him to the park or to the mall. I guess that is just good parenting (or uncle_ing)
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Wizo
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Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 6:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks Roberto. I spent 3 months in Capital a couple of years back and it didn't seem more dangerous than other big cities (except for the crazy bus drivers!) It's just the stories of kidnappings, etc,. that make me concerned about living there with kids...
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Paul Ghidossi
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 08, 2006 - 4:59 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I don't want to be the pessimist, but after living here 15 years, going through all different safety levels.....it seems to be getting worse again. Whenever you see political battles going on between the president and other groups....the end result seems to be more crime.
Now you have the president vs. the press.....not a good combination if you calculate the outcome.
Any comments or questions feel free to pm me!

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