Cayman has grown exponentially over the last 40 years or 50 years, from a population of 16,000 in the ‘70s to almost 70,000 today, growth that has promoted a trend for moving “out east.” In recent years, many have chosen to move a little out of town to enjoy both cheaper property prices and a slower-paced lifestyle. Real estate still becomes more affordable the farther out of town you travel and newer highways mean that many people now choose to live in the central and eastern districts, along with North Side and Rum Point.
As we continue in an easterly direction from Prospect, we come to the smaller settlements of Lower Valley and Savannah. Just a 20-minute drive from George Town, this area is serviced by Countryside Shopping Centre, with a supermarket, banks, and clinics.
Next, we come to Bodden Town, once the Islands’ capital, now a quiet beachfront community. Travelling farther still takes us to Breakers, with – as the name suggests – some impressive waves and ocean views. With a new bypass making access to George Town even easier, many residents choose to live in these districts.
Continuing east, drivers are faced with options – continue straight on towards East End or make a left turn on Frank Sound Road up past the Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park towards North Side. In addition to the Botanic Park, the Crystal Caves, further up the road, now offer an exciting tourist experience. From North Side, the road continues to the Kaibo and Rum Point.
The resort community of Rum Point has been popular with both residents and tourists for decades now. Purchasers will find their choice of spacious single-family homes and condos, many with sea views and direct beach access. Rum Point and Starfish Point both offer excellent snorkelling and safe, shallow, family-friendly beaches. Many properties here are used as second homes, either by winter residents, or by locals wanting a weekend escape. Rum Point is also connected to Camana Bay by ferry, or – of course – private boat.
If we opt not to turn off northwards, we eventually reach the aptly named community of East End – the eastern end of the island. Morritt’s Resort is a prime attraction here and the area also houses the island’s third hospital – Health City, a major cardiac centre that is also a full-service private hospital. Nature lovers will want to explore the Colliers Wilderness Reserve and Blue Iguana Reserve nearby. Unspoilt beaches and constant refreshing breezes add to the attraction of this peaceful community.
Trident Properties can help you find the perfect home in any area of Grand Cayman.