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Tibas, also called San Juan de Tibas, is located only 2 miles north side of San Jose and has its own municipality.
Tibas real estate is mainly directed to the locals due to the west side of San Jose being better known.
There are now plenty of expats who live in the Tibas area due to the availability of lower priced property and the central location of this city.
Tibas Real Estate Inventory
Our real estate agents work hard to keep up the inventory of Tibas real estate for sale. But it is hard to find any that is priced right and in good enough shape to list it. Nonetheless, if you can’t find the Tibas home for sale, land or condos on our website, you can look for other Costa Rica real estate for sale. We have over 1,500 active real estate listings on our MLS. Or you can just contact us, so we can have our agents look for it.
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Tibas is a charming and peaceful city
Tibas is a peaceful, tranquil, charming and elegant city. It is perfect for locals and foreign expatriates who want to get away from all the noise of the city. There are a number of small local grocery stores in the area, shopping malls, shops and banks. They are all within walking distance of each other.
Additionally there are a number of clinics, boutiques, supermarkets and souvenir shops in Tibas as well. Tibas has turned city many years ago and if you are looking for land in Tibas, you’ll have to purchase old homes and tear the down to do your project.
Tibas great location
In Tibas, the altitude is 1,150 meters (3,500 feet) over sea level and the average temperature is 20º C, around 70º F. Tibas connects San Jose City with Heredia, Coronado and Moravia. It is the canton number 13 of San Jose. It is comprised of five districts: San Juan, Cinco Esquinas, Anselmo Llorente, Leon XIII y Colima.
The city of Tibas is the second most populated district in the country with 7,581.35 hab./km2. The location of Tibas is perfect for workers from downtown San Jose, it is just 15 minutes by bus or 3 to 5 minutes by car.
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Tibas homes for sale
The size of Tibas is 8.15 km2, one of the smallest in the country. Most of the population belongs to the middle class. Tibas homes for sale on the MLS start under $100,000 which depends mostly on the location and the size of the building lot. There is very little availability of building lots and condos in Tibas. Most homes in Tibas were built in the 70’s and the 80’s.
Growth has pushed urban development to locations further north, like Moravia and the eastern parts of Heredia. If you want to purchase Tibas real estate like a home or lot, ask our real estate agent more about it or check the MLS.
Commercial property in Tibas
Besides being one of the most populated areas of the Central Valley, Tibas is one of the most industrial and commercial real estate areas in the country. The city has had a strong impulse in recent years, with very little raw land left.
Check if we have any inventory of commercial property in Tibas on the MLS.
More demands by local population
In the first trimester of 2012, the Tibas municipality gave permits for more than 30,000m2 in construction. These permits are given to supermarkets, restaurants, commercial centers, condos and storage buildings. Randall Murillo from the Municipality explains that all this input responds to the demand of the population for new services.
Tibas Hospitals and healthcare
If you need a hospital or healthcare, you are well covered in Tibas. Tibas has its own health clinic in Cinco Esquinas de Tibas, the Clorito Picado for those insured at the Caja (CCSS). For private health services in Tibas, you’ll find the Hospital Metropolitano, opened in October 2011. The Clinica Santa Fe in Tibas offers the following services: Bone Densitometry, X-rays, 4D Ultrasound and High Resolution, Color Doppler Ultrasound, gastroscopy, rectoscopy, echocardiogram,electrocardiogram and cardiology.
San Jose, only minutes away, offers the San Juan de Dios public hospital. The Clinica Biblica private hospital and nearby Escazu has the CIMA hospital.
Tibas in and Wal-Mart opened a huge supermarket of more than 2,000 m2 in Colima in 2012. Plaza Tibas, a shopping mall of more that 40 commercial spaces and a Multi-Spa in Llorente de Tibas opened in 2012.
Tibas has some good universities like Unibe – Universidad de Iberoamerica and Universidad Hispanoamericana being the most important ones. There are some excellent public and private schools and probably the best one is Kamuk School.
Tibas Municipality and Saprissa
The Municipality of Tibas has its own website but for now there is not much information there.
For the soccer fans, called futból in Spanish, the Saprissa stadium is located in Tibas, which is the Costarican soccer team with probably the most fans. The Saprissa club uses the colors purple and white and their mascot is a purple monster. Soccer is the biggest sport in Costa Rica, therefore Tibas is a city that goes a bit crazy when Saprissa plays in their home stadium.
I invite you to come and visit Tibas and see what Tibas real estate we have to offer on the MLS, contact Rosa Ureña now.