Published On: Mon, Dec 19th, 2016

Finding the Perfect Retirement Home

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Linda Fernández, a collaborator of, recently published an article about how to search the perfect retirement home among different cities around the word, exposing that one of them is San Miguel de Allende, so let’s check it out…

My husband Joseph and I didn’t set out to be rambling retirees. Each and every one of the four retirement homes we bought in various parts of the world was intended to be our “permanent” residence for the rest of time.


San Miguel de Allende (Photo:

We had fallen in love with the Mexican colonial beauty of San Miguel de Allende… which we then deserted for the charms and exotic locale of Buenos Aires, Argentina…then gave that up for Panama City, Panama, and its warm weather and proximity to the U.S. And then quickly launched ourselves to Barcelona, where the lifestyle, cost of living, and prime location in Europe have made us extremely happy and contented for the last three years.

What gives? Maybe it was destiny, or reactivated habits of our childhoods as military brats, or—perhaps most likely of all—a sense that we had done what we wanted to do in a given place and were ready for different adventures.

Along the way, we’ve realized that there’s no rule that says you have to retire in one place. You don’t have to pledge the rest of your life to a single location. What if you outgrow your chosen spot? Or you find it wasn’t exactly what you had anticipated? What if you have a hankering to live a different lifestyle? It’s not a mistake to say “I tried it, had a great time, and now I’m ready to move on.”

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