The Best Thing About Bayamon?
The American Dream for a Non-American Price
A beautiful suburb of San Juan, those looking for a move to the area from the states and other areas of Puerto Rico will find Bayamon a great option. With wonderful weather and an infrastructure that got a major revamp after Hurricane Maria, residents take advantage of relatively low housing costs and thrive.
The Worst Thing About Bayamon?
Crime and Education
While many move out of bigger cities like San Juan to avoid crime and find better public education, Bayamon does not excel in either of those categories. Locals complain that crime is an issue and don’t feel comfortable being out too late alone but by big city standards in the U.S. it’s certainly safe. On the education front, there are a number of good private alternatives in the area that residents often prefer to send their children to instead of local public schools. Puerto Rico public schools are all part of one large school district and that means it thrives and crashes during times like covid or the hurricane as a single entity.
Lifestyle of Bayamon
There are perks to Bayamon being a bit denser than other 'burbs. The affectionately nicknamed “Pork Rind Town” is known for an excellent variety of local restaurants. After work, there are plenty of nightlife hotspots beyond just traditional bars. For art lovers, Bayamon is home to the famous Museo Francisco Oller. The city is named after the river that flows nearby, and so Bayamon loves its water, and that usually takes the form of short drives to the beach for water play. This might go without saying, but life in Bayamon is much easier for transplants that are at least conversational in Spanish.
If you want to see what happens in Bayamon check out the calendar of events: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/pr--bayam%C3%B3n/events/
Why You Should Move Here Now?
Weather and Vibes Without the FLA or Cali Price
If you want the weather and vibes of Florida and California without the Americana or price tags that come with those moves, Bayamon is an out of the box but increasingly popular choice for Americans. For those already in Puerto Rico, the amenities and proximity to San Juan are also legit justifications for adding Bayamon to your list.