Living in Spanish Town, Jamaica:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Spanish Town, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked nine people living in Spanish Town what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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If an individual decides to move to Spanish Town, he should know this is the capital of the parish. It also considered a historical city because it was once conquered by the Spaniards many years ago. The main mode of transportation is public transportation such as buses and taxis.

Dahlia, says: 2020

people moving here should know their surroundings so they do not get robbed. They should also be mentally prepared to take taxis everywhere they wish to go if they wish to arrive on time. Prospective Spanish Town residents should also be prepared for the intense summer heat and constant water lock-offs.

Danielle, says: 2020

people moving here of Spanish Town should consider the distance between the residential areas and the commercial areas. It is roughly a 30 to 40 minutes drive between the two areas. It is a peaceful area with a lot of greenery. Most people have to travel out of the city for work as there are not that many within it.

Shelly, says: 2020

Spanish Town is the former capital of Jamaica. It has significant cultural history and interesting places. The city has many commercial facilities comprising manufacturing enterprises, wholesalers, and distributors. The city has a hospital, police station, gas stations and other public facilities.

Aneita, says: 2020

This community is not a gated one, there’s also a river that rounds behind. There are shops close by so you will be able to purchase items without having to go to the supermarket regularly. The area is protected by law enforcement who drive around daily. There is a gym close by the area.

Keisha, says: 2020

Spanish Town is the old capital of Jamaica. It is filled with many places which you can choose from and have fun. You will never get bored when you are in Spanish Town because it has many activities for you to choose from. Although it is small, it is a great city to complete daily tasks like shopping, dining in and lots more.

Shajuanda, says: 2020

Spanish Town, Jamaica, is a place where even though this is an area where violence prevails, the scenery is absolutely magnificent. There are many places to live comfortably and enjoy your many recreational activities. If you so badly want to live without the fear of being traumatized by gunshots or robbery, there are countless amounts of gated communities here.

Barrington, says: 2020

Spanish Town was the first capital of Jamaica. The people are friendly and outgoing. The town has a rich cultural heritage. Anyone would be delighted to live in Spanish Town. The police station is in the center of the town. There is also a bus park where people go to take daily basis. It’s the JUTC bus park.

When one considers moving to the city of Spanish Town, you’d have to think about transportation, how close you are to you place of work as well as if you can easily access groceries. Traffic is also another factor that one should consider. The temperature is mostly in the 90’s. One should consider have the appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

Gabriella, says: 2020

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