The town of San Miguel has been consistently named one of the best places to retire to or visit. San Miguel is a popular retirement spot for Americans and people from the rest of the world as well. There are many reasons why this jewel in Mexico is the perfect retirement location no matter where you are from. Listed below are ten reasons why many people retire in this delightful colonial town.

  1. Cost of living- The cost of living in San Miguel is much lower than the cost of living in the U.S. It costs around one fifth of the price to rent or own a home in Mexico, compared to the USA, and living expenses are around one fourth of the cost in comparison.
  2. Weather- The weather in this Mexican region is nice almost every day of the year. With blue skies and plenty of warm sunny days, this is the perfect location for people who want to get away from the cold.
  3. Domestic Help- In Mexico, retirees can afford good domestic help, such as a maid and cook, and still live cheaper than in the United States. Instead of spending time cooking and cleaning, a small price will take care of this for you, and there are always plenty of domestic workers available at a great low price.
  4. Population- The population of San Miguel de Allende is friendly, warm, and helpful. Many speak the English language, as well as Spanish, so communication is normally not a problem for retirees here, and there are plenty of new friends to be made.
  5. Activities- San Miguel offers a lot of activities for retirees, whether they are active nature lovers or interested in things to do that are less active physically. There are shops and historic places to visit, horses to ride, and many beautiful and exciting things to see and do.
  6. Scenery- San Miguel is located in some of the most beautiful surroundings in the world. From the mountains in the background to the antique villas, buildings, and architecture, the scenery is this quaint Mexican town is exquisite.
  7. Location- San Miguel is a popular location with retirees, and visitors, because it is located close to many other attractions, but retains the Old World quality and culture. The border between Mexico and the U.S. is not far away, and there are many others towns and cities, as well as natural scenery and historic sights, to see in the surrounding areas.
  8. Modern Conveniences- San Miguel offers modern conveniences, such as wireless capabilities, phone service, running water, and electricity.
  9. Safety- San Miguel de Allende is a very safe place to live, whether you are from Mexico or the United States. The crime rate is very low, and there are many retirees who already live here because it is one of the safest places to live in the entire world.
  10. Festivals and Culture- San Miguel has more festivals through the year than almost any other city in Mexico. This location offers many colorful and enriching culture and tradition for both residents and visitors.