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Family, Schools,
and Living

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More than half of the Uruguayan population lives in
or around Montevideo, the nation's vibrant capital
and economic center. A mix of stunning neighborhoods and nearby towns offer unique lifestyle options:
* Parque Rodó: Trendy and active, Parque Rodó
encompasses the beautiful Playa Ramírez beach.
At a park in the heart of the district, there's an
amusement park where kids enjoy the attractions
on one side and adults get the other to themselves.
* Pocitos: Old, renovated houses adjoin some of the
tallest towers in the city, and life there exudes a
similarly eclectic vibe. Pocitos offers unique residential options, gathering spaces, and a promenade
with stunning views.
* Carrasco: Carrasco is one of Montevideo's most
expensive places to live but also its least urban,
with abundant open spaces and houses with
huge yards.
* Punta del Este: Surf 's up! Once a summer haven,
the resort city has grown into a pricey year-round
residence for Uruguayans and expats.
* More affordable, less crowded beach-living options
include the sleepy peninsula town of La Paloma or
the suburban Piriápolis, popular with expats.
While Uruguay's public school system is very
good, classes are taught in Spanish, so most expats
send their children to international schools.
In Montevideo, locals and tourists alike flock
to the famous Mercado Agrícola Montevideo,
or MAM, for fresh produce, meat, and wine. The
vibrant market also holds the distinction as the first
officially gay-friendly market in Latin America, with
its certification as a " Friendly Biz " by the Uruguayan
LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
Don't forget to pack cold-weather gear. While
summer temperatures are in the glorious 80s
Fahrenheit (27°-32°C), the high humidity and wind
of winter can make a day of temperatures in the 40s
(4°-9°C) feel quite brisk.

Punta del Este and the Atlantic Ocean at sunset

Security and
Transportation
While the usual common-sense security advice applies
to expats traveling around Uruguay, LGBTQ+ travelers rarely worry about additional threats based on gender identity or sexual orientation. In fact, they'll find
the safest and most welcoming experience in South
America, according to gay travel guides.
Cars are expensive in Uruguay, but fortunately,
an extensive public transportation system and wellmaintained highways make it easy to get around.


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