Looking for a ranch, land, property, home or real estate in Patagonia?
Patagonia is the southernmost portion of South America. It is huge area the size of France mainly located in Argentina and partly in Chile. It is made up of the Andes mountains to the west and south, and plateaux and low plains to the east.
The name Patagonia comes from the word patagon used by the Portuguese explorer Magellan to describe the native people who thought to be giants.
For those seeking real estate in Patagonia it is worth noting there are 7 different types of Patagonian landscape :
Patagonian Big River Valleys: located between the Rio Negro and the Rio Bravo; they include all of the province of Rio Negro and part of Buenos Aires and La Pampa. It’s an area with varied climates ranging from fertile plains to steppes.
Patagonian Lake Region: located in the Cordillera, specifically referring to the big lakes as well as all the tributaries famous for fishing (Nahuel, Ramos Hegida, Futalaufguen, La Plata among others).
Real Estate and Ranches in Patagonia
The stunning landscape has made property hunting a new sport in the region. Americans, Canadians and even Japanese buyers come to the region looking for ranches, haciendas, houses or land for sale.
The area’s potential is gathering pace but it is still underdeveloped enough for excellent bargains.
One of the best features about ranches or properties in Patagonia the existence of large extensions of land surrounded by very rich, almost virgin, territory. This not only offers a peaceful retreat for those that want it but it is also perfect for outdoor activities and adventure sports such as mountain climbing and ski-ing.
Buying Real Estate in Patagonia
Real estate can be viewed initially over the internet, however most prospective buyers will need to work through brokers or estate agents. They can usuallu find ranches for livestock, forestry projects, tourism or simple recreation. The prices of land in South Patagonia are more attractive than in the rest of Patagonia due to the geographic locality; one can potentially buy land from 7 U.S. dollars per acre (depending on its total size, location and resources).
Life in Patagona
Patagonia offers new residents a surprising high quality of life and a peaceful atmosphere. Food is relatively inexpensive and of very good quality. There are good bus and air transportation systems.
There is generally little, if any, governmental or environmental interference with cattle, timber or agricultural operations. Visitors are welcome in Argentina with many locals learning English as a result. There is no violent racism or crime.