Pattaya is one of the most popular places in Thailand for foreigners to settle and although many regard it as downright sleazy, around 40,000 expats have made this lively seaside town their base in Thailand. The beach life, plentiful foreigner-friendly services, and a relaxed party atmosphere contribute mostly to its allure.
Settling in Pattaya has plenty of advantages and it is only just over an hourís drive from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, and just a little further to
Bangkok city itself. It also has a well-established infrastructure to cater to westerners, along with many bars and restaurants, as well as comfy condos, business services and an excellent range of activities like golf and water sports.
Living in Pattaya is popular because it is one of the most rapidly-developing areas in the country, especially from a property perspective. There are plenty of jobs in the area for foreigners, as well as business opportunities in the city, which itself is more progressive than most other places in Thailand.
The majority of people that come to live in Pattaya do so for the abundant nightlife, in particular the availability of women or men. This gives Pattaya a bit of a seedy image, attracting mostly middle-aged men, but it would be wrong to stereotype the place. It is quite feasible to ignore all of this and spend your time in refined bars, plush malls and upmarket residential areas, or indeed, lounge on a quiet Naklua beach while planning your afternoonís golf or spa
Pattaya is a well-known destination among westerners, especially those attracted to Thailand by the pleasant and relaxing retirement opportunities here. Pattaya went through a buoyant property boom between 2000 and 2006 and offers many options for those willing to buy property. In addition to being a popular tourist destination, it attracts plenty of retiree foreigners, part-time expats and those working for the many multinational companies on the booming eastern seaboard.
With new development projects mushrooming near and within the city, the choice of real estate is wide and diverse. From condominium units (condos) to single houses and villas, the property industry of Pattaya is both sophisticated and developed and although it is somewhat dominated by luxury condos, there are residential houses available, presenting great value for money. Those interested in investing in Pattaya property will find good opportunities buying off-plan, although demand dropped off after the 2008 Global
Buying property in Pattaya is a top option as the expatriate community is large and well supported by an infrastructure of Westerner-friendly services. Added to this is the availability of excellent healthcare, international schools, plenty of entertainment and international restaurants, clubs and social groups, a professional property services industry, agreeable weather and, of course, the beach. This all makes it easier to find tenants for property in Pattaya.
Many companies are involved in the property market, and finding an English-speaking agent is easy. However, make sure your agent is competent as they will be the key to your success in buying the property of your dreams in Pattaya.
We have details on 212 condominium and apartment blocks in Pattaya. For an alphabetical listing
or select a neighbourhood from the following :
This guide has a selection of condos and apartments for rent and for sale in the local neighbourhoods of Pattaya :
If you are looking for a Real Estate Agent, Letting Agent or Property Broker in Pattaya then click
for a list of those that are registered with us that cover Pattaya