Retire in Ajijic Mexico
When will you retire?
Where are the best places to
Will you consider Retirement in
Would you Retire in Ajijic,
The first 2 questions are the questions most of us ask
ourselves as we begin to think about how we will live out the
later chapters of our life.
In the perfect world, it would be easy to answer the when
and where to retire questions.
In today's "real world", these questions are more difficult
to answer. With so much uncertainty about the economic
conditions, retiring has taken on a whole new perspective.
The challenge is to figure out how to make the retirement
chapter of your life a happy, secure and fulfilling one.
That brings us to the 3rd and 4th
questions. Will you consider Retirement in
Would you retire in Ajijic Mexico?
Of all the places
to retire in Mexico, for those of us living in Lake Chapala
the answer is a no brainer. We love retirement in
Mexico and would not want to live anywhere else.
We love living in this unique Mexican village of Ajijic in
the heart of the Mexican highlands. Ajijic is just 35
minutes from the Guadalajara International airport. Easy
to get in, and out when traveling to
Lake Chapala from anywhere in the world.
Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico, is just a 40
minute drive from Lake Chapala. One hardly thinks
about being south of the border with all the shopping, culture,
dining and history this amazing Mexican city offers. The
shopping centers such as the Galleria are world class as well
as both live theater and cultural events. From Opera to
Mariachi there is something for everyone in Guadalajara.
On the other side of the spectrum the Chapala area offers
the true experience of being integrated into the day to day
Mexican lifestyle and culture. American retirement
communities in Mexico allow you to live and thrive on Mexican
time. It truly is a dream come true for many English speaking
expatriates living here.
The cost of living in Mexico allows us to live very well on
a whole lot less. As an example if you own a home here
the property tax and water bills are a fraction of what you
were paying back home.
Whether you choose to buy Ajijic real estate or go with a
long term Ajijic rental
home both are reasonably affordable.
Mexican health care both in the lake Chapala
area and Guadalajara is world class and very
Entertainment locally includes lots of live music is very
affordable. There are plenty of good Ajijic restaurants to
choose from, with great value for your peso.
And you don't even have to speak Spanish to order your meal
or set up high speed internet for your home. Typical of
the Mexican culture many service providers have learned English
to better serve this expatriate community.
The town of Chapala and Ajijic village are truly a blend of
the old and the new. The horses on the same narrow
cobblestone streets with modern SUV's.
The high speed internet café's and cell phones we use as we
gaze at the phone lines precariously draping from one wooden
pole to another. In some strange way, it all blends and
transcends time as we once knew it.
We buy our fresh fruit, and veggies, directly from the
farmers at the Ajijic
Wednesday open air market. Mobile ‘Veggie Vendors” announce
their wares as they pass through the village. All of this
brings us back to the simple life and the sense of well
Lake Chapala, is the largest lake in Mexico. With the
back drop of the mountains it is a Chapala photograph waiting to
When searching the internet for the best place
to retire in the world, many will Google “what is the
best weather in the world for retirement?”
Try it and see what comes up.
No surprise, National Geographic rates Lake Chapala with
some of the best weather in the world.
The beautiful plants and flowers that naturally grow in this
area are breathtaking.
This land of eternal spring is at times surreal for those of
us who are still awestruck by our good fortune to have chosen
in Ajijic Mexico.
When planning your visit check out the many Ajijic bed and
breakfasts for Ajijic
lodging. Or for more room and comfort consider a
Vacation Rental Home
in Ajijic for your accommodations during your Lake