Away from the famous beachfront tourism areas, Mexico real estate offers an attractive, charming option – lakefront homes in classic villages within the central interior. Besides the charm, homes in these locations are actually offer surprisingly low prices – even for Mexico!
Many people who choose lakefront homes in Mexico’s central interior will often go with a classic Mexican style which matches the quaint villages surrounding them; decorative tile work, beautifully flower-designed & colorful sinks, archways and fountains are features that match the village atmosphere well. Some people prefer 2-story homes in town, and others prefer the more extended ranch style. Of course, homes of modern styles are also available as are condominiums.
The towns themselves offer very close contact with Mexico’s real, living culture and centuries-old traditions. Local festivals, artwork, food, and simply relaxation are a way of life. Walking down the cobble-stone roads of town past little white homes with red-clay roofs to a nice café for breakfast has a very strong appeal.
The climate is very moderate, warming up with the sunshine during the day and cooling off at night enough to put on a sweater, or (during the “winter”) even lighting a fire in the fireplace (but never “cold” by northern standards!)
Views include the quaint towns themselves, the blue water of the lake, and the surrounding hills covered with forest and the patchwork of small fields. While the towns include many activities, festivities, events and social clubs, for many people simply sitting down and soaking in the views is enough to pass an afternoon.
Riding bike down the winding old roads of the countryside is a favorite activity, putting people in direct contact with beautiful nature, fresh air and a truly pastoral rustic atmosphere.
Locations to Consider
There are many areas which would offer a lifestyle like this; however, a handful of areas combine this charm with modern conveniences nearby and easy access. These include Lake Chapala real estate, which is located about an hour away from Guadalajara (Mexico’s second largest city) and is already a favorite for American and Canadian retirees. The Morelia real estate area also has a few charming villages about half an hour away on lake Patzcuaro. Valle de Bravo is located near the thriving city of Toluca, and not much further from Mexico City itself. All offer very accessible prices not to mention a low cost of living.
Retirees and vacationers will do well to consider Mexico’s lakefront communities as an option for their home in paradise!
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