When people around the world ask about living in Mexico, the first they hear are bad things. Sometimes violence, drug cartels, and most recently inefficient and corrupt government, but what sells better is the bad news.
However, I have some good news for you. According to the Ease of Settling In Index, it has been rated 1st with an 85% that finds it easy to settle down in México, and also 78% say it is easy to make friends here. Mexico also got 2nd place in Personal Finance t and 4th % in Cost of Living.
It is not surprising to find that a large community of ex-pats live in different areas of Mexico. And not only that, but ex-pats also find the Mexican friendliness and culture their favorite thing of living in Mexico.
Settle in a home in Puerto Vallarta
One of the best places to settle in, and one of Mexico’s safest and friendliest cities for international visitors, national tourists, and ex-pats alike.
Very few tourists or ex-pats are victims of crime, especially considering how many there are in town. Stay in the touristy areas and don’t wander off by yourself. Avoid the small side streets, especially at night, as you would do in any other city, and you will be alright.
Puerto Vallarta is among the best places to retire and live for less than $1,500 per month. According to author Katie Brockman, “Puerto Vallarta is a very retiree-friendly destination with plenty of restaurants, shops, theaters, and, of course, miles of sandy beaches.
Like so many other Mexican towns and cities — even those on the coast — Puerto Vallarta is affordable to buy into and affordable to live in. For people who want a real taste of Mexico and also want some U.S.-style commercial comforts to support their lifestyle, a home in Puerto Vallarta is the option.
Puerto Vallarta is safe to walk around. Be prepared for some steep hills and stairs, though – they can get quite tough.
Best neighborhoods for ex-pats
There are five main neighborhoods where ex-pats usually settle in a home in Puerto Vallarta to enjoy the tranquil lifestyle of this resort town.
Locally known as El Centro, Puerto Vallarta downtown is probably one of the most popular areas for both tourists and locals. Look at this gorgeous downtown home in Puerto Vallarta. This Villa Mediterranee is set overlooking the breathtaking Bay of Banderas and Puerto Vallarta shore. In the heart of Puerto Vallarta. This home is inspired by French Mediterranean architecture with rooms opening to amazing outdoor areas and lush gardens. A wonderful master suite with a terrace. and a great kitchen, and overwhelming ocean views.
5 de Diciembre
Within the up-and-coming neighborhood of 5 de Diciembre, this is a perfect opportunity to own a home in Puerto Vallarta. It is on the North of El Centro, Downtown, Puerto Vallarta, conveniently located only seven blocks from the beach, with shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, and nightlife nearby.
This stunning property in Puerto Vallarta is just a block from famed Los Muertos beach and dozens of shops and restaurants that make Zona Romantica a so desirable area. With an absolutely gorgeous design and beautiful finishings.
Located in the upscale residential neighborhood of Marina Vallarta. The close proximity to schools, grocery store, hospitals, hotels, and restaurants make this a Prime location. This spacious 2-story golf course home with a backyard that looks at the fairway of Marina Vallarta Golf Course will be a great option for a home in Puerto Vallarta.
Located in Fluvial Vallarta, one of the residential areas with the highest growth in the region, with access to the main avenues of the city that leads directly to the airport and the Malecon. This is one of the best options for cost-benefit ratio thanks to its location, quality of materials, and interior design. Take a look at this astonishing home in Fluvial Vallarta.
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