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An Expat Talks about Moving to Puerto Penasco, Mexico

Jul 27, 2018


Puerto Penasco, Mexico

An expat talks about living in the Mirador section on Puerto Penasco, Mexico - the close proximity to Tuscon, the lower cost of living finding a rental and more.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Puerto Penasco

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

I drive only 3.5 hours to Tucson so I can easily get what I need, being so close, I never had to worry about leaving anything behind.

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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

Speak to a real estate agent that has experience in the area of Puerto Penasco that you choose. They can locate rentals and what's for sale easily and give you proper information to help make your move go smooth. There is no fee to speak with an agent. They're happy to help.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

I live in a house. Houses and condos are the typical places expats live in Puerto Penasco.

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

Many expats live in my neighborhood (Mirador) plus it's just a few blocks to the beach.

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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

I rent and pay way lower than the U.S., rent and utilities.

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