Apr 10, 2007, 10:43 AM
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I have been a subscriber for a couple of years and have always enjoyed the banter and information on this site. My wife and I are looking for a place to relocate to in Mexico, and as some my have remembered from previous posts, we've looked all over (Baja Sur/Todos Santo, Chihuahua, etc). We are now about to search in the Central Highlands. I've gone to the forums to seek out previous posts on the area, but wonder if some of you wise persons can help us now.
We fly into Guadalajara, April 26 and will spend three days there. We then will drive up to Toluca, Cuernavaca and the smaller villages in that area to see if we like the area and if there are any houses are for rent. We return to Arizona May 5th. I realize the altitude in Toluca and other areas are very high and oxygen may be an issue but since we live in Tempe, Az. we miss the cool weather, trees, and the oxygen here is not too clean anyway, etc. So we want to give that area a shot. For anyone who lives at that area/altitude, was it difficult to adjust? Do I need to prescribe an oxygen tank for my wife and me to carry around with us?
Can you please provide info as to which areas you prefer (and why) and what is the best way to find homes to rent. From what I gather, real estate agencies are not the way to go. So, how does a person find houses to consider? We are looking for a colonial area in which the city has a plaza, activities (music, festivals), history, decent restaurants, moderate living costs and access to shopping; okay maybe everyone is looking for these things, but I remember in some replies to posts, some ask "could you please be more specific in what you are looking for". That is about as specific as I can be.
I value your comments as each who have responded to me previously have been very thoughtful and accurate in your assessment. I look forward to any help with this post.
I apologize for posting on three forums, but was not sure which would be appropriate.
There are hundreds of paths up the mountain,
all leading in the same direction,
so it doesn't matter which path you take.
The only one wasting time is the one
who runs around and around the mountain,
telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.
(This post was edited by drmike on Apr 10, 2007, 11:40 AM)