Escazu is among the most popular area for expatriates. There are lots of high class amenities, American chain restaurants, private schools and country clubs. Escazu is only 10 – 15 minutes away by car from down town San Jose and Lindora. The famous shopping mall Multiplaza and hospital CIMA is located in Escazu. With high-rise condominium buildings and chic apartment complexes, Escazu boast some of the highest-priced real estate in Costa Rica.