Almost everything you need to buy is available here in Coronado, Panama, so, for most things, you don't have to leave the area to go shopping. If you need furniture or lighting, however, you can go to We... Read more
One of the worst reasons to retire to Mexico is to come here when you are on the run from the law, debts, or something else. Over the years, I've run into a lot of unsavory characters.
A lot of pe... Read more
What land you could buy in the historic center of town would cost from around US $1,000 to $2,000 per square meter (US $93 to $185 per square foot) - over half a million to double that in US dollars for an eighth ... Read more
There is not only good bus service in the Lake Chapala and Ajijic area, but there is great bus service throughout the entire Lakeside area. (Lakeside is defined by locals as the area between Jocotepec on the w... Read more
We have a very cosmopolitan culture in San Miguel de Allende. We have a broad mix of Mexicans who are natives to the state of Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende. There are a lot of Mexican nationals from Mexico ... Read more
The price of food in San Miguel de Allende is so much less expensive than in the US.
One of the first things that I noticed when I moved here almost 10 years ago was how good everything tasted.&... Read more
The cost of living in San Miguel varies as it does in any town/city.
If you want to live within walking distance of the jardin (the very epicenter) it is going to be more pricey, of course. ... Read more
In the current market of 2019, housing market is such that it might be wise to purchase a home versus building since the home values have had a significant drop due to political unrest of 2018. Rental market is tenant... Read more
Due to the political unrest that started in 2018, the housing market has seen a drop in value from 30 to 50 percent. We are starting to see a steady but slow growth in real estate purchase from SJDS to Granada and Leo... Read more
There are a few well trained Dentists in town of Granada, we also have some great Dr. like Dr. Blanco who is Cuban that provides excellent medical care at a fraction of US medical care. We have gone several times to D... Read more
In Mexico City, there are two Catholic parishes that offer mass in English on Sundays. One is at St. Patrick's Parish near the American School and the ABC Hospital. However, the mass that has more peop... Read more
Yes there are crimes in San Miguel, just as there are in the US. HOWEVER, crimes in Mexico are NOT investigated or handled in the same manner as they are in the US. I know a close family friend who has been... Read more