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We are a family-focused residential community

RISE is a family focused community that integrates residences, a Waldorf inspired school, Certified Organic farm, fiber-connected co-working space, and wellbeing retreat into one dynamic ecosystem.  Set on 800 acres of natural wonderland, RISE attracts families seeking a stable, self-directed life defined by creativity, joy, ease, and prosperity.  

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Waldorf School

“Accept the children with reverence; educate them with love; send them forth in freedom.”

The heartbeat of the community is undoubtedly the RISE school. Inspired by Waldorf traditions the school currently serves ages 2-11 with an education model that emphasizes creativity, artistry, outdoor play and experiential learning. Within walking distance of the homes, the school is set alongside a winding stream on the property where children play and learn each day. The classrooms are filled with wood furniture and toys crafted in RISE’s own on-site wood shop.

Waldorf School

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Waldorf School

“Accept the children with reverence; educate them with love; send them forth in freedom.”

Waldorf School

The heartbeat of the community is undoubtedly the RISE school. Inspired by Waldorf traditions the school currently serves ages 4-12 with an education model that emphasizes creativity, artistry, outdoor play and experiential learning. Within walking distance of the homes, the school is set alongside a winding stream on the property where children play and learn each day. The classrooms are filled with wood furniture and toys crafted in RISE’s own on-site wood shop.

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Community Co-Working

Intended to capture the magic of an inspired working environment with visual connection to nature, the co-working space allows freelancers, virtual professionals, entrepreneurs and creatives to manage their businesses from within the community. Fiberoptic internet connection, conference rooms, social space, private and shared offices and support services provide residents with a multitude of options for support in their business life.

We work as a team

Community Co-Working

Intended to capture the magic of an inspired working environment with visual connection to nature, the co-working space allows freelancers, virtual professionals, entrepreneurs and creatives to manage their businesses from within the community. Fiberoptic internet connection, conference rooms, social space, private and shared offices and support services provide residents with a multitude of options for support in their business life.

"RISE is an invitation to families willing to take inspired action to realize the life they most desire."

David Comfort - RISE Founder

Community Spaces

Common Areas

Fostering a sense of community blossoms through shared moments and genuine connections, a philosophy that RISE wholeheartedly embraces. Our communal spaces, such as the central gathering hub known as the Common House or Rancho, the refreshing lap pool, the inviting firepit, a tranquil yoga shala, a vibrant kids’ garden, and an imaginative playground co-designed by the young minds of our school, are meticulously crafted to serve as the backdrop for shared meals and joyous occasions.

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Our Lots

The residential masterplan includes 53 lots with an average lot size of an acre.  Most lots have valley or mountain views.

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Residences

Build your custom dream home on your chosen lot or select from one of our pre-designed RISE homes.

Our designs

Retreat Center

Kinkára

Situated on a 10-acre portion of the RISE property is Kinkára, a destination for collective group experiences and personal relaxation inspired by the robust natural landscape of Costa Rica’s rainforest. Designed with our guests’ holistic wellbeing in mind, Kinkára offers sustainable luxury glamping accommodations, spa-style baths, earth-to-plate cuisine, exciting activities, and ample opportunities to relax and reconnect with nature.

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Retreat Center

Kinkára

Situated on a 10-acre portion of the RISE property is Kinkára, a destination for collective group experiences and personal relaxation inspired by the robust natural landscape of Costa Rica’s rainforest. Designed with our guests’ holistic wellbeing in mind, Kinkára offers sustainable luxury glamping accommodations, spa-style baths, earth-to-plate cuisine, exciting activities, and ample opportunities to relax and reconnect with nature.

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The Life You Actually Want

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Where we are

Location

The Rise property covers 800 acres and is located in a stunning mountain valley in Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica.  While the property feels as if an oasis it is just 25 minutes from the fastest growing city in Costa Rica, San Isidro de el General.  The area is home to Chirripo National Park and Mount Chirripo which is the highest peak in Central America at 3820 meters above sea level, while our property sits at 1000 meters above sea level. Rise is a 3-hour drive south from the capital city of San Jose and a 1-hour drive to the Pacific Ocean beaches.  Our private on-site air strip reduces travel time to and from San Jose to just 25 minutes.  Our location offers an ideal balance between the tranquility of nature and the support of modern conveniences necessary for family living.

Nutrition

Healthy Food

What we eat is a foundational element of our wellness and vitality. How we produce it is fundamental to our relationship with our environment. At RISE this integral aspect of life is experienced through the greatest diversity of nutrient dense fruits and vegetables.

Nutrition

Healthy Food

What we eat is a foundational element of our wellness and vitality. How we produce it is fundamental to our relationship with our environment. At RISE this integral aspect of life is experienced through the greatest diversity of nutrient dense fruits and vegetables.

The Story of Us

We are no different than most families in our desire to create a stable life for ourselves filled with laughter, joy, adventure, prosperity, and love. While we were living comfortably in the United States, it was costly, and at times felt disconnected from the life we really wanted. We sought to live in a place that could provide all the life elements we most desired not just some. We could not find an existing community so we decided to create one: A place not only attractive to us but also to our friends so that they would join us. And that is just what happened. We have lived here for over three years and have been joined by many of the families we knew in CA. The future we imagined was possible is now a living reality, and we couldn’t be happier. 

The Story of Us

We are no different than most families in our desire to create a stable life for ourselves filled with laughter, joy, adventure, prosperity, and love. While we were living comfortably in the United States, it was costly, and at times felt disconnected from the life we really wanted. We sought to live in a place that could provide all the life elements we most desired not just some. We could not find an existing community so we decided to create one: A place not only attractive to us but also to our friends so that they would join us. And that is just what happened. We have lived here for over three years and have been joined by many of the families we knew in CA. The future we imagined was possible is now a living reality, and we couldn’t be happier. 

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