The central Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende has recently been crowned the best city in the world by Travel & Leisure. The No. 1 ranking came as no surprise to Ann Dolan, a broker with CDR San Miguel who has lived in San Miguel de Allende with her husband Jim for 25 years.
The city, 170 miles northwest of Mexico City, has long been a draw for foreign buyers, with more than 63 nationalities represented, according to Dolan.
“It is a fascinating place to visit,” said Dolan, originally from Tennessee. “You’re culturally stimulated at every turn. There’s something for everyone.”
Particularly popular are the year-round festivals, including one for Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in October/November.
CDR San Miguel also runs the San Miguel Life blog, which has information on restaurants, galleries and other things to do.
“The weather is perfect year round,” notes Jim Dolan. “We’ve never had heat or A/C.”
Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Guanajuato International Airport are both about an hour and a half away, while Mexico City International Airport is a three-hour drive.
Luxury real estate starts at a fairly low price point. In the spring, Dolan sold an 18,000-square-foot home that came with a staff of seven for $3 million.
San Miguel Times