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Homes with a flower garden in AtenasHave you ever thought of buying a home with a flower garden in Atenas? Well, you should! We have plenty of homes with a flower garden on our inventory. Don’t worry; a home with a flower garden in Atenas doesn’t cost more than one without a flower garden.

I grew up with this TV ad that promoted bringing flowers home. The ad sold the idea with the phrase “say it with flowers”.

Holland is famous for tulips, exotic flowers from Costa Rica are as attractive for every occasion. And you can grow exotic flowers in your garden. And it’s cheap to do so.

In Costa Rica, we say “stick it in the ground and it grows”, and that is a fact. Especially during the rainy season, you stick it in the ground and in no time you’ll have a flower garden.

Mood elevators

A Rutgers University study found that flowers are potent mood elevators. Having flowers in your home increased happiness reduces depression and anxiety and actually can increase emotional contact with friends and family.

Homes with a flower garden in Atenas
This is the flower garden of Marian and Aad Velman in Atenas looks like. Photo by Aad Veltman

Topography in Atenas

In Atenas, the topography is quite mountainous. The advantage of a mountainous area is that you won’t see any areas that flood and generally have good drainage.

Properties located on mountain ridges have a smaller flat area; therefore it is cheaper and much easier to start and maintain a flower garden in Atenas. On the other hand, if you like to walk a large and flat flower garden, it is recommended to look for property in the flatter areas.

Homes with a flower garden in Atenas
Click on the map to see a larger map where flatter areas and mountain ridges are located

Some areas in Atenas have a distinct topography and I’ve tried to make it easier for you to locate them. Nonetheless, ask our agent for more recommendations.

Flatter areas

1.       Barrio Mercedes

2.       El Plancillo

3.       Barrio Jesus

4.       Sabana Larga

5.       Morazán

6.       Downtown Atenas

Homes with a flower garden in Atenas
Bird watching is always great in Atenas. Photo by Peter Boyer

Mountain ridges

1.       Roca Verde (gated community)

2.       Lomas del Paraíso (gated community)

3.       Hacienda Atenas (gated community)

4.       Pica Flora (gated community)

5.       Estanquillos

6.       Altos del Monte

7.       Vista Atenas

8.       San Isidro de Atenas

Homes with a flower garden in Atenas
If you have a flower garden, you’ll have an abundance of butterflies. Photo by Peter Boyer

Water issues

I do need to tell you that it is important to ask our Atenas agent Marian Veltman, about any possible water issues in the area you’d like to purchase. Some areas have serious water shortage or you might not be allowed to water your flower garden with community well water.

Grows fast

Atenas is well known as a place that offers panoramic views. To maintain a clear view, many home owners in Atenas do not plant much in their gardens. Due to the fertile soils and the rainfall, a garden grows real fast and can turn into a jungle before you know it. To have flowers is a great solution to that.

Although there are good gardeners in Atenas, you will need to tell them to keep the flowers and plants down as you can lose the panoramic views in no time.

Homes with a flower garden in Atenas
Ivo’s garden before we needed to paint the wall

Birds & butterflies

Not only is a flower garden in Atenas beautiful to look at, the flowers will attract a large variety of birds. Attractive plants that will attract birds and butterflies are Bougainvillea, Tropical Hibiscus, Heliconias, Lantana and Passion Flower.

Much less work is to plant Bougainvillea or Veranera, but this is typically a plant that will destroy your panoramic views totally in a very short time.

If you or any of your friends are looking to purchase a home with a flower garden in Atenas (or without), we appreciate your business. You can contact us at any time.

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Ivo Henfling

If you are looking to buy a home in Costa Rica or invest in a condo anywhere in the central Valley, or looking for any property for sale in Escazu, you need to call me. I have been selling real estate in Escazu for over 20 years and can show you hundreds of happy buyers of real estate in Escazu and other areas. To me, a deal is not a good deal unless both buyer and seller are happy.

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