I am a transplant from US, residing in Quito. I have furnished condo for rent in Centro Historico Quito, few blocks from Plaza Santo Domingo, in between La Ronda with its galleries, shops, cafes, restaurants and El Parque Urbano Qmandá, cultural and fitness center with adjoining urban park. The best location in Old Town! For more info, check
La Ronda is just around the corner
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Living in a small village or outskirt area of town, somewhere in Ecuador. December 2014.
From Expat Exchange Ecuador forum Question:
Living in a
small village or outskirt area of town ... somewhere in Ecuador...
Would love to
hear from someone renting in outskirts/small town where the nights are truly
quiet, the air and water clear. How to find a rental? How to get vegetarian
groceries, etc.? How to be a good neighbor to the people living there?
You need to
be specific of what size a small town is. The smaller the town, the less likely
a gringo lives there or will communicate with you because there is no internet
probably. The smaller the town, the less of everything infrastructure wise
there is.....and probably the less likely it will be that you will want to live
there. Most gringos don't live in the "outskirts" or in small towns.
Most don't have cars and the further from town the more the need for a car
As you depart
larger to more medium sized towns it VERY rapidly turns VERY rural with
hundreds of small to tiny towns. No supermarkets, no apartments, mostly poorer
older adobe housing, small rustic medical clinics etc. Water is not drinkable
safe in MOST of Ecuador but even less likely the more rural you go. HIGH
poverty. Living alone in a small rural town can be risky! No security, little
or no police!
somewhat unique and rare....Ecuadorians love their families and party hard and
often. Roosters crow ALL over the place. (he forgot to mention dogs barking
everywhere, day and night -LB)
quite good, affordable and available in larger cities but drops drastically the
more rural you get.
trying to rain on your parade....but this isn't like "small town"
Massachusetts at all. End of quote