Feb 8, 2007, 7:01 PM
Post #22 of 28
Re: [RexC] Numbers of Retirees / Seniors in Mexico.
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Esperanza has given you some good advice. I have never heard of an American style retirement community here either. There might be some unpublicized condo associations that come close, but buying a condo in Mťxico has itís own set of perils that you must navigate.
In the Ajijic area, there is the Lake Chapala Society. Some members of these forums praise them, others donít. I donít know anything about them.
You will need to do your own research to find your place here, if it exists. It is hard to impossible to find Paradise here, or a permanent vacation spot. Life anywhere here is filled with day-to-day living.
If you canít find a place where you will not be overly frustrated with many of the inconveniences here, you will be heading back across the border in a couple of years.
Imagine that every store and government agency only has people working there that speak a different language than you do, and no one cares about speaking your language. It will drive you mad in the beginning; it takes a lot of effort to live here at first even when you are married to your own interpreter.
Healthcare is something that each person has to find his or her own answer to. There is no one size fits all. I pay our health costs out of pocket, but neither of us has any chronic problems yet, or needs to take any expensive medications. Do a search of the forums, that topic has been covered a lot on Mexconnect.
Go back and re-read Interested's first post. S/he isn't...umm...interested in moving to Mexico. It appears to me that s/he is doing research, possibly for an article or a book, about why and how folks chose the places in Mexico where they're living.
It's one thing to give (and happily) advice to a newbie who's just starting out to find his/her dream-spot retirement, and something else again to give free information to someone who wants to pick our brains for his/her personal profit.
The latter does not sit well with me.