Published On: Thu, Sep 15th, 2016

Querétaro a Gem in Mexico’s Colonial Highlands

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According to “International Living” website, that features luxurious places to travel, inexpensive places to retire, rewarding investments, safe havens for rest, tranquility, and places to let your imagination and your creativity soar, Querétaro is becoming a popular destination among Northamerican retirees.

Recently, “Internatinal Living” published the article “Querétaro: An Under-The-Radar Gem in Mexico’s Colonial Highlands”, introducing this fantastic colonial city with a wonderful downtown designated by UNESCO as World Heritage.

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(Photo: internationalliving.com)

Santiago de Querétaro, in Mexico’s Colonial Highlands, has a lot going for it: an ideal climate, top-notch but affordable medical care, a well-kept Spanish colonial centro, friendly local people, and much more. Yet, the city, usually called just Querétaro, remains unknown for most people outside of Mexico. And it hosts only a small expat community who have stumbled upon the city during their travels, discovered its charms, and decided to stay.

Querétaro is actually one of Mexico’s boom towns, a center for manufacturing, aerospace, and other industries. High-paying jobs have brought workers from all over Mexico (and abroad). As a result, its population has grown to 1 million, and you find large gated communities and shopping malls in the suburbs.

But all this development is taking place well outside the city center, which retains a very historic vibe. In fact, as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s mandated that buildings in the colonial quarter maintain the original centuries-old architecture. This area is walkable, with restored colonial buildings set up as restaurants, hotels, shops, boutiques, and other businesses. They can also be private homes. In fact, this is how most expats in the city tend to live—in restored colonials downtown.

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Source: https://internationalliving.com/

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