Geography Page

This morning I added a geography page with a link to a map of the neighborhoods of Medellin. Please let me know what you think and what other information you would find useful.

To live well in a city one needs to know the general layout, what is available and where things are. This page will initially list some resources and eventually be divided up into sub-pages for convenience.


Medellin has a multitude of neighborhoods. In Spanish these are called barrios. Knowing where they are is very important as people will casually say, “Oh, that’s over in Rosales.”  This as if you knew where Rosales is located. This map shows the location of the barrios and the income strata to which they have been assigned. The strata are important as they may provide information about costs, taxes and to some extent security considerations.


1 Comment

  1. Bill Millberger said,

    January 25, 2010 at 16:42

    I’d love to hear your comments on the differences between the various estrados. For instance, my wife is from Santa Cruz Barrio, estrado 2. I would never consider living there because of the tight quarters, noise and the general disrepair. But I’d love to retire to Poblado, estrado 5. But I’m not sure what the conditions are in the estrados in between, for instance some of the side streets off of avienda 70 look very nice and quiet, but I’m not sure of the estrado.

    Which brings up another point, do you have any map references that would overlay estrados on to a street map?

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