The cat is out of the bag! 🙂 Our family is planning on moving to Mexico.
We’ll be visiting Mexico this summer to “scout out the land” for 6 – 7 weeks.
We’ll be investigating 3 different towns and hopefully selecting one to become our new home come December 2010.
The purpose of this blog is to help friends and family to learn more about the area and to understand “Why Mexico!?!?”
We’ll try to answer questions and relieve fears we commonly hear in this blog.
The first two towns which are next to each other are called:
Both are located around the largest lake in Mexico, Lake Chapala (About). The lake measures about 50 miles wide and 12 miles tall, and is at an elevation of 5000 ft. It is located at the same latitude of Hawaii so shares much of the same flora & plants and delicious weather. National Geographic ranked the area as the 2nd best climate in the world
Ajijic is 45 minutes away from the 2nd largest city in Mexico, Guadalajara, which has top level doctors, hospitals, and health care, as well as an international airport. Guadalajara has many stores that you’ll find in the USA. (ie BestBuy, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Chilis, etc…)
There are MANY thousands of USA and Canada residents who have retired here because of the many advantages the area has to offer such as weather, safety, convenience, lower cost of living, etc…
Read an article about the area from someone who moved with his 10 & 12 year old children and gives a good overview.
The third location is on the Pacific coast and is called Manzanillo (Map Pictures Beaches ). This is a beautiful coastal community that isn’t as touristy as it’s northern neighbor Puerto Vallarta which is a few hundred miles to the north.
So these are the areas we’ll be visiting and checking out.
Keep coming back as we will be updating the site.