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Retire In The Prettiest Town South Of The Border

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On May 25th authors Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher from International Living,  published an article titled: “How To Retire In The Prettiest Town South Of The Border” on The Huffington Post.  Check out this piece, and you will find out why you need to put Mexico on your list for possible retirement spots.


Home to one of Mexico’s largest communities of N.O.B. (north-of-the-border) expats for several generations now, American GIs are credited with kick starting the trend after World War II when they discovered they could use their education grants to study at Instituto Bellas Artes under the direction of an American artist and writer named Stirling Dickinson.

In 1947, Life magazine sent a reporter and photographer to San Miguel to report on this post-war phenomenon. Under the headline “GI Paradise: Veterans go to Mexico to study art, live cheaply and have a good time,” it reported the possibility to rent an apartment for $10 a month, pay 65 cents a quart for rum, and 10 cents a pack for cigarettes. More than 6,000 American veterans immediately applied to study in San Miguel.

Today, as many as 10,000 expats call San Miguel home, and it continues to attract international artists: designers, sculptors, painters, writers, musicians … You’ll find top-notch local artisans here, too and you’ll love browsing the shops and markets.

And although San Miguel has traditionally been a haven for retirees, these days many younger singles and couples with children are discovering its charms — opening businesses or working remotely via the Internet. You’ll find at least four bilingual schools, including a private academy offering an international baccalaureate that covers kindergarten through grade 12.

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Source: TheHuffingtonPost

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