As she sipped a cappuccino in a buzzing café on a tree-lined street in Medellin, Cindy Crawford Thomas said that escaping South Florida to retire in what was once the world’s most notorious city seemed like a no-brainer.
Medellin is Colombia’s second-largest city with a population of 2.5 million. Once the world’s murder capital, it’s now a hotspot for U.S. retirees Jim Wyss Miami Herald
“Deciding to leave Florida was easy,” said the former Coral Springs high school teacher. “It was too hectic. … You seldom knew your neighbors. It was all these people but no community.”
In Medellin — once the home of Pablo Escobar and the world’s bloodiest drug cartel — Thomas and her husband, David, say they’ve found a friendly, cosmopolitan city where rent is