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Sep 25, 2014, 8:55 AM

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Re: [calitim] Suggested Surrounding DF area

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Seconding Geoffbob’s suggestion that the most important thing is to choose where to live according to the commute to work. Neglect to take this into account, and you could be facing up to 5 hours on the road every day, inching through bumper-to-bumper traffic a large part of the time.

In general, the nicer parts of the city are in the west, south, and centre-south-west. The grittier parts are in the north and east.

There are some nice, less-urban environments in parts of Xochimilco, Tlalpan, and Cuajimalpa, among others. Milpa Alta is almost completely rural, but it is a long way from the rest of the city.

We live in a village in Xochimilco just at the edge of the urban area. We have trees and forest, some neighbours with horses and chickens, and the mountains at the edge of the Valley of Mexico are just up the street a 3-minute walk away. My husband works at the UNAM (University of Mexico) main campus, and the commute is usually 25 to 40 minutes but may take up to an hour if the traffic is bad.

Edited to add: It’s 17 km, or 10.5 miles. He has a flexible schedule, so he can usually avoid the peak times.

(This post was edited by Maesonna on Sep 25, 2014, 9:08 AM)

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