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The Dominican Republic was originally inhabited by the Arawac Indians starting from 800 A.D.  Known as the Tainos, which translates to ‘noble’ in the Arawac language, the Tainos were the only inhabitants of the island when Christopher Columbus landed there in 1492.  Unfortunately, this discovery and subsequent conquest, led to a rapid extermination of the tribe and their rich culture and history.  Fortunately, samples of the Arawac Indian art can be found in several caves throughout the country including Las Marivillas, Pomier and Caritas. 

Santa Domingo, the capital city was home to La Hispaniola (the first European colony), the first church, hospital and university.  In the late 16th century, along with the depletion of gold resources came a mass departure of the population allowing for the French to take occupation to the west and establish Saint Dominigue.  After 200 years of French occupation and fighting with Haiti, Juan Pablo Duarte along with other patriots declared independence.

Equal in size to Vermont and New Hampshire combined, the Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, its neighbor to the west.  The island’s terrain is varied as evidenced by the Sierra de Bahoruco mountain range that separates the two countries. Although rich in nickel, gold and silver deposits, the Dominican Republic receives its greatest export dollars from coffee, sugar and tobacco, respectively.   The size and make up of the population have helped the island to grow their economic base via the service industry.  Today, the greatest economic boost has been a result of the booming tourism and second home market industry.  Facilitated by six airports and over 5,000 miles of paved roads, high end resorts, condominiums and villas offering gated entries have emerged along the coast.  Known for its’ all inclusive resorts, the Dominican Republic offers this tourism option in Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and La Romana.  Several five star hotel chains have also opened along the coast drawing tourists from all over the world.  Villas, most located in gated communities, start at 400K and are located throughout the island and range in size from 2-4 bedrooms.

The Dominican Republic, birth place of Oscar de la Renta has become a celebrity haven for Julio Iglesias and Mikhail Baryshnikov, as well and all three own property in Punta Cana.

Santo Domingo Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 63 homes for sale in Santo Domingo, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
13% Residential, 5% Townhouse, 3% Land/lot, 2% Single Family, 2% Condo and 76% Other.

13% Residential
5% Townhouse
79% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 58
Average Home Size 7,380 ft² / 686 m²
Price Range ($895 - $12,320,000)

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 58 homes for sale in Santo Domingo. These homes are comprised of Residential, Townhouse, Land/lot, Single Family, Condo and Other. The average list price of these property results is 699,594. Prices are shown as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Santo Domingo please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 63 homes for sale in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic are represented by 1 member brokerages serving the Santo Domingo area. Member brokerages representing the 63 homes include Grupo Actúa Properties.