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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo real estate is defined by real estate's Rule Number One: LOCATION, LOCATION, and LOCATION. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo has the ideal location, situated on the awe-inspiring Pacific Ocean - with all of the ocean-based activities that go with it and, to the east, it can boast the beautiful view of the Sierra Madre Sur Mountains.
Ixtapa occupies 2,016 hectares (approximately 5,120 acres) which are divided into 4 zones: the tourist zone representing 40%; the urban zone 9.3%; the ecological reserve with 48.5%; and the remaining 20% for other uses. The municipality has experienced a slow, steady growth, in both permanent residents and vacationers, with two very strong booms: 1991-1995; and, 2005-2008. In each of these boom periods the prime stimulus for the growth in the specific area of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo real estate was the real value investors found in the local real estate in comparison with other destinations in Mexico where rapidly rising prices had out-paced the demand. In contrast, in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo supply had always lagged behind a increasing demand.
As time goes on, infrastructure continues to expand, opening access to new areas of the coastline and new opportunities for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo real estate. There is one aspect which is crucial to the continuing success of the area; The amazing acuity of the Free Market System to anticipate and adapt to the ever changing demands of the property purchasing public. The best way to find what you need in this excellent real estate location is through the TOPMexicoRealEstate NETWORK; "Your Expert Property-Finders."
When I first arrived here in 1987, I had never been to Mexico before and had only some erroneous preconceived notions of what Mexico was all about. My concept of Mexico I'd harvested from westerns and Saturday morning serials. As soon as the plane landed at the Zihuatanejo airport all of those old stereotypes went right into the waste can. I like to say that Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo chose me. If you make Ixtapa your home, you'll find the same. So, if you considering life in a warmer climate, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo real estate will certainly offer everything you want and more!
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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is located in the state of Guerrero on Mexico's Pacific coast, just 150 KM north of Acapulco. The combination of near perfect weather, modern infrastructure, beautiful beaches, varied activities, reasonable cost of living and hospitable populace create an inviting atmosphere for the 3000 North Americans who have chosen Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo real estate for their home.
There are, of course, many reasons why people choose to live in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Many people have a second home here, and a large number are retirees, or soon to be retirees. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo has some of the friendliest people anywhere in the globe, and whatever their reason for living here, non-Mexicans immerse themselves in the communities and culture of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo with ease, joining charitable organizations, or participating in the many polycultural events city has to offer.
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo real estate offers events and activities for all ages and tastes. The city offers world famous boating, scuba diving, scores of miles of golden beaches, fun nightlife, shopping, history and culture. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo has also hosted numerous international events, including Sailfish tournaments, cheerleading championships and surfing tournaments. Golf enthusiasts in Ixtapa can enjoy 2 golf courses which have been hosts to many important national and international tournaments. There is also the Marina Ixtapa with 621 berths and a wide variety of first-class restaurants, bars, nightclubs, stores and boutiques. Cyclists can take advantage of 10 kilometers of bike trails. Whatever you're looking for, you can find it here.
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo real estate also has the benefit of excellent infrastructure. Ixtapa was selected by FONATUR in1972 as its second Integrally Planned Resort community (Cancun was the first.) As a planned city, Ixtapa was designed for convenience. The government is continuously maintaining, expanding and improving the infrastructure of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, and so it is always modern and up to date. Transportation to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is likewise convenient, with an international airport offering direct flights to most major North American airports. The cities include several major Mexican stores with a wide selection of local and imported groceries and other supplies. A convenient drive will take you to numerous major American stores as well. In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, there are modern hospitals that can handle most medical needs, including several state hospitals, and numerous private clinics and hospitals.
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