During WWII, Vagabond Novelists and Returning Soldiers Made a Startling Discovery…
The Land that Winter Forgot!
D.H. Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, and George Bernard Shaw followed in their bootsteps… and so can you!
When American novelist Neill James fled Japan in 1941 to travel, she didn't expect to fall so in love with a place that she would never want to leave…
…a place that to this day offers a healthy, relaxed lifestyle much less expensive than staying home—and considered by all who go there to be one the most beautiful places in the world.
This land has captured the imagination of artists, retired brigadier generals, and everyday people. For decades, they have quietly slipped out of the rat race to enjoy a better life where…
Though Neill James was the first foreign "pioneer" to call this land of fountains, courtyards, cobblestone streets, and scenic vistas home, she certainly wasn't the last.
Famous artists and writers followed, and many, many others of all walks of life. In the last several decades, thousands of North Americans have continued to relocate to this land of high-quality, low-cost living…
If you joined them, you'd be in good company.
So where is this place?
The mountains and valleys of Old Mexico, where a blend of culture, history, low prices, and perfect weather combine to create one of the best climates for living in the world!
My name is Glynna Prentice, and I am the Mexico Editor for International Living. Since moving to Mexico, I've traveled far and wide, and even lived and worked in several different Mexican cities.
Today I'd like to tell you about my top four picks—the best places to live, retire, or own a second home in central Mexico…
Live in this lakeside village, and you won't even need to know much Spanish.
This town has been popular for half a century with writers, sculptors, and artists, and is believed to have the largest expat population of Americans and Canadians anywhere outside those countries.
There are yoga classes, gardening clubs, book clubs, theater performances, and even a library that caters to English speakers…
According to National Geographic, this place has the second-best climate in the world. Daytime winter temperatures average 71 degrees (F). Summers? You can count on sunny, 80-degree weather…
The lake here is exceptionally clean, and nearby are mineral hot springs. Enjoy your days at the spa, or watch life go by at an open air cafe. And if you've ever wanted a place to write a book or learn to paint, you'll feel right at home.
In this area, you can own a two-level, three-bedroom home in town from $149,000. A newer home with four bedrooms and views of the lake currently goes for $305,000.
One thriving city has Spanish-colonial buildings and many little cobbled streets, which gives this place a romantic, Old World grandeur atmosphere. Every walk through the city is a discovery, as you stumble on little shops or out-of-the-way, flower-filled plazas. The markets teem with fresh vegetables and snacks, like corn gordita—hot off the griddle and stuffed with chili, meat, and beans—prepared at one of the stalls. One of these gorditas—which costs less than a dollar—makes a filling breakfast or mid-morning snack.
The student population keeps this city feeling young. Take a class; catch a film series; attend a concert; go to a lecture…it's all here, every day… and well into the evening, too.
You can buy a three-bedroom house here, in the center of town, which includes a terrace with views of the city for $98,000.
Narrow cobblestone streets… intricate wrought-iron balconies… arched windows… and walls painted in yellows and earth tones…
You might think you're in one of Southern Europe's romantic getaways, yet you're actually near the geographical center of Mexico.
This is an arts town, with gallery openings, musical concerts, book readings… and many fine bars and restaurants. This place has the very best of city living, but far away from the traffic and stress.
The picturesque central square is the hub of the community, and soon enough, you'll get to know just about everyone.
|"I attended International Living's seminar here in May of 2007, and I'll never forget all the things I learned. I came back again in July and August, then closed on a home in October.
I bought a contemporary home right in the centro historico—for $245,000. Back in California, a home of similar size and construction would cost $500,000. But this house is near the mercado artisanos—the artisan's market—and just five blocks from the central square. I have a rooftop terrace that looks out over the city, as well as my neighbor's chickens and laundry. It's wonderful.
This place is my 'ace in the hole.' I'm still working in California where my family is, but one thing is sure, I'm very happy when I'm visiting my second home in Mexico.
The quality of life is way more affordable. Plus it's a magical place— everywhere I go I wonder if I'm on a movie set. The scenery is just breathtaking."
—Stephanie Duff-Erickson Napa Valley, CA
Here you can find a two-bedroom home with an open floor plan, a courtyard, and a rooftop terrace near the center of town for $185,000 A modern, two-bedroom home with high wood-beamed ceilings and rooftop views of the city goes for $239,000.
This city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is just now attracting expats and investors.
The colonial-era plazas, tree-lined boulevards, restaurants, and museums might make you think you've stepped out of a history book. Yet this city is completely modern, and has everything from Sam's Club to Office Max.
The altitude here is about 6,000 feet, which creates an ideal climate— warm days, and on winter evenings you may want a light sweater.
People here tend to dress a bit more formally—you won't see many adults in t-shirts and shorts. This place has it all—Old World class, and New World convenience.
Mexicans have discovered this gem of a city, and foreigners are starting to follow. If you want to get in on the ground floor, this is the place to be.
A four-bedroom house with a gym, game room, a servant's quarters, and parking for four cars is just $228,571.
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"Back in the States when I was 50, I felt like I was 65.
Here… at age 67, I feel like I’m 50…and getting younger!"
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Colonial Highland Retreats will give you a taste of life in the highlands…
It will also help you narrow the field of choices—if one or two of the places I'd like to tell you more about especially appeal to you, put them on your "short list" to visit.
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Mexico Editor, International Living.
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