Why is Merida the undisputed best city to live in Mexico?

Calle 59 in Merida. (PHOTO: Condé Nast Traveler/Matthieu Salvaing)

Merida has consolidated as the safest city in Mexico, and one of the best places to live in the country. Its infrastructure, shopping, cultural and entertaining options, gastronomy, quality of life and housing developments at excellent prices make it the ideal place to travel, live and invest.

Why is living in Merida the best option?

1.- Cost of housing. Unlike other cities, Merida is still in full growth and the cost of a home here, is by far, less expensive than in other Mexican state capital. For example, a house in Mexico City can cost up to five or six times more than the same type of property in Mérida.

2.- Accessibility. Forget about driving long distances and spend hours in traffic to get out of the city and go to a beach, cenote, archaeological site or hacienda. The geographical location of Mérida in the Yucatan Peninsula makes it a true paradise. Whether you are looking for a cultural, adventure or natural experience, you will not have to travel hundreds of kilometers from your home to enjoy it, which at the end of the day translates into saving money in toll roads, gasoline and car wear.

The Yucatan coast is just 30 minutes away from Mérida. Once there, you can enjoy the beach, swim in the sea and grab a bite of all the fresh seafood dishes prepared with the catch of the day. In addition to the beach one of the 7 wonders of the modern world is located here: Chichén Itzá, which is a mandatory stop for all national or foreign tourists. In addition, you can enjoy cenotes, haciendas and much more. Cancún is 320 kilometers (200 miles) east and Campeche is 145 kilometers (92 miles) west of Mérida.

3.- Security. Merida has remained for years as one of the safest cities in the country, with low crime and high arrest rates, the city is equipped with surveillance cameras, and well trained police officers constantly patroling the streets and keeping the city safe.

4.- Economic growth. More and more companies are investing in Mérida. Commercial centers, luxury stores, hotels, and restaurants are popping up all over the city. The foregoing provides certainty to the acquisition of real estate in one of the cities with the highest economic growth in Mexico.

5.- Weather. Unlike other cities, Mérida has most of the time a tropical weather, ideal to visit, go to the beach, go fishing, swimming in the cenotes or enjoying a good lounging by the pool in your own house. In addition, it is less prone to suffer from natural disasters such as earthquakes, which guarantees the structural quality of all homes. 

6.-Quality of life. All the above factors, when added together, inevitably result in a better quality of life for anybody who decides to invest in property. Security, proximity to different attractions, economic development, cultural events and the best geographical location, are the main reasons that make people want to acquire a home here in the “White City”.

TYT Newsroom with information from SIPSE



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