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Get to know Condado

Condado is a chic, cosmopolitan neighborhood in San Juan that has long been synonymous with exclusivity, earning its nickname as the “Manhattan of Puerto Rico.” Condado is small — spanning about 200 acres, with a population of approximately 6,000 residents. The neighborhood combines city living with a beachfront lifestyle and is popular for its nightlife and its easily walkable, tree-lined streets. Most of the housing in Condado is made up of condos built in the 1980s and 1990s, though some single-family houses from the 1940s and 1950s remain. Originally a suburb of Old San Juan, Condado quickly grew as wealthy developers built in the area. Ashford Avenue, aka the “Fifth Avenue” of San Juan, is the main commercial strip, home to luxury boutiques and two neighborhood landmarks: the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, built in 1919, and the La Concha Resort, built in 1958.

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Living in San Juan

The vibrant capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, is the island’s biggest and most populous city. It’s a place where the past, the present, and the future sit side by side, and where 500-year-old forts are just blocks away from a brand-new, high-tech plaza. This is a city that loves joy—San Juan residents are known for their welcoming spirit and readiness to celebrate life. Whether San Juan is hosting an impromptu dance party or one of the city’s famous festivals, there’s always a sense of fun in the air. Thanks to its location on the coast, San Juan has a laid-back, beach town vibe that manages to co-exist with the city’s status as an urban capital. In some ways, San Juan resembles other major American metropolises, with a downtown financial district, trendy hipster neighborhoods, comfortable suburbs, and tourist hotspots. But it’s San Juan’s mix of beaches, multiple cultures, and Boricua pride that make the city unique.