Many Americans and Canadians like the idea of spending their retirement in a place with some of that older charm; an ideal place to look is Yucatan real estate.
The capital city of the state of Yucatan in Mexico is Merida, a charming old city, with the country's second largest historic colonial downtown. Living in Merida is, in many ways, like stepping into another world. Residents can enjoy relaxing walks on narrow, bricked roads, lined with beautiful old architecture and quaint homes.
The city also has many town squares and lush, green parks, with benches for relaxing, and full of colorful flowers. There are sidewalk cafes, an English library, museums, galleries and restaurants. While there are many things to do, and there is culture everywhere, relaxation is a way of life. People are never rushed, and you never feel rushed.
Now imagine owning and living in a home to match this lifestyle. In Merida, Mexico homes for sale are available that are old colonial masterpieces, waiting for the right person to enjoy them as a part of their lifestyle in the city. Many can be found very well maintained, and others as renovation projects at very low prices.
In both cases, it's entirely possible to enjoy modern conveniences, such as air conditioning, while maintaining the original atmosphere of these classic homes.
Modern homes are also readily available, both in town, and in the new outlying areas of the city, ideal for residents who feel more comfortable in a modern residence while still enjoying the lifestyle offered by the city.
Merida combines the classic with the modern in another important way. Around the old city, there is a thriving metropolis, with modern shopping centers, upscale international stores, sports facilities and many of the other conveniences which people are used to in a modern lifestyle. The city offers easy access from one point to the other, so those living in the historic area have easy access to the newer development areas, and vice versa.
Also, the beachfront is less than 30 minutes away. A new 6-lane highway offers fast and easy access to the beachfront town of Progreso where many residents of Merida enjoy their weekends, and retirees can go for some sand and sun anytime the feel like it.
Merida combines the charming lifestyle of an old historic city with modern conveniences and close access to the beach in a way that few places in the world do.
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