10 Best Places to Live in Mexico 2021
By Joshua Wood, LPC
Expats from the United States and Canada often choose to move to Mexico or retire there. Here are some of the locations that they recommend most to others considering living in Mexico.
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Best Places to Live in Mexico
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Pros and Cons of Living in Mexico
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Living on Pacific side have ++ and --, we visit the area some from QRoo. Love the Guanajuato/SMA area. So many great areas in MX. Take your time, Airbnb an area u r interested in for at least a month. Be very aware of hot/humid mos, good time to go back to US to visit or travel in central MX. Mexico is retirement heaven.
Great overview of places to live in MX, with 1 exception, Merida. A beautiful colonial city to visit not live. For 7 mos a yr the heat + humidity are brutal. I've known a few that could not take the heat as they aged.
Perhaps 2 exceptions PV, also has a hot-hot- hotter season not quite as bad as Merida. But the crowds, traffic and congestion are ridiculous.
Whatever your choice, visit several areas, several times of year, hook up with other ex-pats, rent for at least a year before u buy anything. Airbnb is a great help visiting many areas, Mexico is a beautiful country, especially in the mountains around Guadalajara, SMA + Guanajuato (my fav).
I LIVE IN CIUDAD JUAREZ. IVE BEEN HERE SINCE 08/2017. NO VISA, NO FMM CARD, JUST MY PASSPORT. I AM MARRIED TO A MEXICAN NATIONAL.. MY SON LIVES HERE TOO. HE IS MARRIED TO A MEXICAn national too. he has been here 6 years, drives uber in el paso but lives ,in juarez as I do to. because of close proximity to EL PASO, AND all the Texans visiting on the weekends, border check is real lax for americans. like a swinging door lax.. best place to live actually. friendliest people(many speak am English) lots of federales because of the holed up cartels who come out at night to rob/kill americaNS AND RIVAL DRUG GANGS.. SO STAY AT HOME AT NIGHT. FOOD, ACCOMIDATIONS, CINES, MALLS, COMPETITIVE WITH THOSE ACROSS THE BORDER.; VERY MODERN. CHEAPER TOO... STAY AWAY FROM BEACH TOWNS AND EXPAT HAVENS. CARTELS PREY ON AMERICANS THERE. CHECK OUT STATE DEPT FORBIDDEN PLACES TO VISIT/LIVE. THERES LOTS ON THEIR BOARD.. JUAREZ NOT ON LIST. OVER 100000 TEXANS VISIT JUAREZ EACH WEEKEND. SAFE PLACE TO BE. VERA CRUZ, CANCUN, ALCAPOLCO ANY BEACH TOWN, CARTELS CONTROL THE NIGHTS . BEWARE. BE SAFE. COME TO JUAREZ!
And nobody thinks my city, Monterrey, is worth a mention? It's way better than some of the locations mentioned. Health care for a start: world class. Top tier universities. Only two hours drive from the US border. Nice countryside (to the south), great for hiking, trail bikes, and so on. Not at a horrible altitude (those high destinations can have you on oxygen in your old age or force you to move).
Wonderful article, wondering about living in Bucerias perhaps 3-6 months a year. Where would be a good place to rent?