Tony and Claire from England
Claire and Tony were both born and educated in England, married in 1984 and lived in a 175 year old cottage in the heart of the countryside - a truly beautiful place that they both adored. In 1986 Tony was offered a job in the USA, which he accepted and they moved to Maryland in September of that year - a considerable change for them, but they instantly loved the country and the people, who made them very welcome. They became citizens in 2001. In 1993, they achieved "the American Dream" by buying the company Tony worked for! After 15 years, they decided it was time to sell and completed the sale in April this year. They "retired" to Florida to a condo they had bought in 2001. It was time to assess again!! After meeting Steve Linder at the Tampa Home show, they decided to check out Costa Rica and made travel arrangements for July - they felt it was "a beautiful country indeed" and decided right away to purchase land and build a house!! Scary proposition, but they feel confident it is the right thing to do. They felt that the community was very welcoming and they met lots of really lovely people. They have 3 children (Tony's from a previous marriage), 2 in England and 1 in Maryland and 5 grandchildren. They're both looking forward to making new friends in Costa Rica.