Born and raised in New York City and retired from the NYPD New York City Police Department. After vacationing in the Dominican Republic for over 20 years one day I just got tired of leaving there and decided to stay. That was almost 15 years ago. I have been living on the North Coast ever since. It's the beautiful weather, healthier eating, living 10 minutes from the beach and a much more affordable way of life that sealed the deal for me. The North Coast towns of Sosua & Cabarete have a large population of foreigners and lots of good restaurants just like back home. I love it.