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Retire in Lake Chapala, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 14, 2023

Summary: Retirees are attracted to Lake Chapala, Mexico for its beautiful scenery, warm climate, and low cost of living. There are several retirement communities in the area, offering a variety of amenities such as swimming pools, golf courses, and social activities. The cost of a nice two bedroom home in Lake Chapala is typically around $100,000 USD, while a nice three bedroom home can cost around $150,000 USD. The weather in Lake Chapala is generally warm and sunny, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit.

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"Lake Chapala and its surroundings offer a picturesque and laid-back lifestyle that appeals to retirees, with an active expat community of both Mexican nationals and foreigners. There are many cultural attractions in the area, including Churches and historical sites, as well as galleries and a lively downtown nightlife. There are plenty of outdoor activities to choose from, such as golf courses, hiking trails, cycling routes and kayaking spots for those looking for adventure, and for those looking for a more tranquil experience, there are several beaches and lagoons. The local festivals and celebrations provide a fun and diverse atmosphere, so there is always something to do. Despite its charm, retirees still have access to modern amenities, such as Internet and up-to-date healthcare services," said one retiree in living in Lake Chapala, Mexico.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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