It's Never Made More Sense to Own Property in Cost Rica. CR Communities Announces "Pacific Views"

With the worldwide financial crisis, there has never been a better time to own property in Costa Rica. This stable, democratic country offers a terrific climate, low cost of living, and great properties at prices you can afford.

San Ramon, Costa Rica, March 06, 2009 --( One of Costa Rica’s youngest and most successful developers of ocean-view residential communities follows on the achievement of his premiere project.
CR Communities announces its newest ocean-view residential project called “Pacific Views at Magallanes,” just five minutes from the bustling Central Valley town of San Ramon. San Ramon is 40 minutes northwest of the international airport near San Jose and 45 minutes to the Pacific Coast. The area boasts an ideal climate, a multitude of shopping, medical, and other services, and a very reasonable cost of living.

“We are pleased to open Pacific Views for sale to the public,” said Preston A. Gitlin, President & co-founder of CR Communities. “After the success we’ve had with Pacific Hills, our clients and their friends have been waiting for this new development. We are proud to offer this exciting new project.”

Pacific Views, a short drive west of San Ramon in the Magallanes area, has 13 home sites less than one mile from Pacific Hills, and is situated at nearly 4000 feet above sea level. With daytime temperatures in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit and nighttime temperatures in the 60s, Pacific Views is an ideal place to retire or have a second home. Its lush environment of fruit trees and coffee plants and its expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, Nicoya Peninsula, and the port city of Puntarenas make this part of San Ramon the “Tuscany or Provence of Central America.” Home sites average 1.25 acres and the limited-time, pre-construction prices range from $58,000 to $102,000 USD. Additional information about Pacific Views can be found here:

A few choice lots remain in Pacific Hills and additional information can be found here:

“With the global economic turmoil, people are now more than ever discovering how cost-effective it is to retire here. Our clients have had successful careers in North America and Europe and realize the benefits of stretching their savings twice as far by living in Cost Rica, without sacrificing their way of life or standard of living,” commented Gitlin.

CR Communities made its mark in San Ramon by offering the highest quality residential projects while protecting the environment in which it operates. The company is owned and operated by Preston Gitlin and Andrew Mastrandonas. Once opening for best-selling comedian, Dane Cook, Mr. Gitlin’s passion in life is to make people laugh. While he has not chosen stand-up comedy as a career, he has not forgotten that taking life too seriously is a serious mistake. Also, Mr. Gitlin, only 24 years old, was recently featured in the Tico Times, Central America’s leading English-language newspaper:

Mr. Mastrandonas, also a co-founder, and an expert on Costa Rican retirement, has had a long career in business. He was most recently a senior executive with US Airways, managing the company's Internet sales, strategic planning, and distribution departments. Previously, he served as an international management consultant for several leading consulting firms. The company’s principals also own and operate “Boomers in Costa Rica,” the country’s leading retirement and real estate tour:


For additional information:
CR Communities
(506) 8346-5753 (Preston Gitlin)

Boomers in Costa Rica
(506) 8350-7647 (Andrew Mastrandonas)
CR Communities, S.A.
Andrew Mastrandonas
(506) 350-7647