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garcam123 replied to the thread Ensenada on the Mexico forum on October 01, 2014:
mdcwilson initially posted:
We currently live in Italy and are looking to retire close to my family in Southern California. The housing prices in Southern California are outrageous. We decided to look south of the border and came across Ensenada. We want to know if there's anyone in this forum who has good information about renting and or buying there.
garcam123 replied on October 01, 2014 with:
I'm renting in Tijuana in a neighborhood known as Playas De Tijuana. It's 10 minutes to the border and is very nice and safe and there are many nice condos available. I know there are dozens available on a bluff overlooking the ocean and alway have a nice breeze and wonderful virew of the sunset. They have security and are clean and new and I was told an efficiency was 300.00 a month. This is a great place to live, but I've only been here for 3 months.
je777 replied on September 30, 2014 with:
I was there once, many years ago and really liked the place. Don't know about buying or rentals or visas. You know more than I so I hope to hear from you again.
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carol0324 posted Baltimoreans Retiring Abroad on the Mexico forum on September 30, 2014:
Hello, I'm looking for Baltimoreans who have retired abroad for an article I'm writing for the Baltimore Beacon. If you have retired abroad, or are planning to, and would be willing to be interviewed, please email me at Thank you!
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wramsay replied to the thread rent house on the Mexico forum on September 30, 2014:
Sharo537 initially posted:
Need to rent a house in Torreon Mexico , which part of the city could be i good place (im alone) with neiberhood guard if possible
wramsay replied on September 30, 2014 with:
Hello, We are currently living in Torreon and looked at many places when we first moved here. You will be able to find quite a few places that are walled with a guard. We chose not to take that route. We found a great place in an older section of town. Our neighbors are very welcoming and watch out for us. We always feel safe in our location. We tried using an agent but had better success looking on our own or with a co-worker. We did not speak any Spanish so having someone you trust to walk you through the process is a good idea. We also found that having a guard the rental cost increased significantly. Good luck.
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tylerwebb replied to the thread Sponsor on the Mexico forum on September 30, 2014:
papu34 initially posted:
HI: My name is Bill, I just turned 80 and am in good health currently living alone in San Antonio Texas. I'm also retired USAF and have lived all over the world including three years in Spain in 1960-63 (Franco's era) and have been back several times and I've been to Mexico three times. I am fairly fluent in Spanish but hope to improve. I really like the laid back life style of the Spanish speaking world. When I was on active duty, we had sponsor assigned to new arrival in most countries who usually could tell you more that you could hope to glean from books, paper, bulletins, etc. Is there anyone who would volunteer to fill that role for me? I can be reached by phone 208-659-4327 or thru email. I don't text. Anyone?
tylerwebb replied on September 30, 2014 with:
suggest you contact Sid Grosvenor. He know a lot about the entire area as you can see from the following link.
conamor replied on September 29, 2014 with:
Hi Bill, For weather you can't beat the Lake Chapala area. Located at 5,000 ft. elevation the climate is very mild most of the time. It rarely gets over 85 degrees during the summer season....very little humidity. If you like a big city, Guadalajara is 45 minutes away & the International Airport is 30 minutes from Chapala/Ajijic if you like traveling. If you prefer a small village Ajijic is the place to live. The mix of people is half Mexican & half gringos & English is quite prevalent. The larger town of Chapala is very close by. We are from CA also, & find the weather very similar to the Monterey Bay area. Good Luck & please respond if you need more information.
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conamor replied to the thread Home in the country near Chapala? on the Mexico forum:
RichardArunachala initially posted:
We have spent the last few years living near a small Indian city. Now when we think about living in Chapala we wonder if we can find a similar place to live. We are a couple of km out of the city in a farming area. Near us there is a forest with a few miles of paths where I can have quiet qalks in the mornings. This walks are important to my health now since I am in my early 70s. Think we can find something like this? We just need a small place to rent, maybe 60 sq. meters. What do you think?
conamor replied on September 30, 2014 with:
I agree with Alex. My husband & I just returned from Ajijic (we now live in Cuenca, Ecuador) to check it out. We spent 3 weeks there & loved it. We are also in our early 70's & realize it would be a mistake to be too far away from a city with all the medical needs we will have. But in The small villages of Ajijic & Chapala you can be in the country in no time & close to major medical services. They have decent bus service throughout these areas but it is easier with a car. Best weather you could ever find, unless you moved to Hawaii.
MsAlex replied on September 29, 2014 with:
There are many options for "country living" at Lake Chapala. There are also many malecons (concrete sidewalks and park areas, like boardwalks) along the lake, particularly in Chapala itself, Ajijic and Jocotepec (which is to the west) for your walks. There are "out of town" country like areas to the east of Chapala and just past Jocotepec. What I describe is the towns on the northern shoreline (which has good access to Guadalajara). I would not suggest going to the southern shoreline (which is not nearly as populated) just because it could take nearly an extra hour to get to Guadalajara should you have a medical emergency. From the northern shoreline however (where Chapala, San Antonio, Riberas de Pilar, Ajijic and Jocotepec are), you're an hour or less from the city. From Ajijic, we get to the Guad Airport in less than 30 minutes. I'm of the opinion that accessibility like this is more and more important as we age. All this being said, there is nothing like coming and seeing -- and feeling -- it out for yourself. Alex
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TheRoninn posted Bilingual, International schools in Puerto Escondido on the Mexico forum on September 23, 2014:
Hello, I am looking for a Bilingual andor International school or a home schooling program in Spanish for my 10 year old daughter in the Puerto Escondido area. Any one have any recommendations?
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bonjon42 replied to the thread Quietest area Lakeside on the Mexico forum on September 22, 2014:
JBmadera initially posted:
Hi - for numerous reasons I am moving to the Lake Chapala/Ajijic area of Jalisco. I have an ear condition which makes noise very painful. Any advice as to the quietest neighborhoods Lakeside? Thank you jb
bonjon42 replied on September 22, 2014 with:
We just returned from spending 2 weeks in the Lake Chapala area. We had rented a casita in Riberas Del Pilar, which is between Chapala and San Antonio, and the area was extremely quiet !
elsidmx replied on September 19, 2014 with:
Mexico is a loud Country. Avoid the towns espcially Chapala and Ajijic. San Antonio Tla. is somewhat quieter. Your best bet is Chapala Haciendas, Brisas de Chapala or one of the more upscale gated communities like Vista del Lago or Chula Chula Vista Norte. There are many other. Avoid even the gated communities directly above Ajijic as the sounds of the village go right up the mountain. When you're looking check the area of interest on a week end when the village sounds will be the strongest to see if they're not to loud for you. Tu amigo,
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ItawambaMingo posted Moving Household Goods on the Mexico forum on September 22, 2014:
Has anyone had experience with moving household goods to Mexico? I will be living in Manzanillo and I will be shipping a 10x10' sized block of stuff there. Is it at all practical to do that?
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mariannecarlson posted Feria Maestros del Arte on the Mexico forum on September 22, 2014:
If you love Mexican folk art, you might consider planning a trip to Feria Maestros del Arte, November 14-16, 2014 in Chapala, Jalisco. Everything you need to know can be found on their website You won't find better prices or higher quality work from over 75 artists anywhere else.
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lorenzo123 posted San Felipe ? on the Mexico forum on September 22, 2014:
I'm thinking about making a move to San Felipe (Baja California) and am wondering if anyone has "boots on the ground" experience. In some ways it seems nice, but there is no real infrastructure and only one main road ! Please comment, Thanks !
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