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The central plateaus of Mexico range from 4000 feet above sea level to
more than 7000 ft.
The terrain varies from dry desert in the north, active and extinct
volcanoes, towering mountain ranges, and peaceful valleys.
As in the rest of Mexico, agriculture plays a big role.
Most authors have described the climate in the southern central highlands
as 'eternal spring', and that just about sums it up. It rarely gets excessively
hot or cold. Compared to other highlands in Central America, it is
relatively dry on Mexico's plateaus. Check on the average temperatures in Guadalajara.
In the tropics, the temperature drops with altitude, and that is why most
people in Mexico live on the central plateau of the country. Cities like
Guadalajara and Lake Chapala are located at approximately 5000 feet above
sea level. Mexico City is located around 7000 ft.
San Miguel de Allende
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There are other nice central highlands cities that are suitable for
retirement, including Cuernavaca, Puebla, etc.. Of course many
North Americans live in Mexico City, but we do not particularly recommend
that city for retirees, although it is certainly worth a visit.
There are more than 40,000 North Americans living in the Guadalajara - Lake
Chapala areas. Many support groups exist to help you decide if you
would want to retire to Mexico. This area may well be the first location
you should investigate, as more information is available here than
most other places.
American-Canadian Club Hotel Plaza del Sol, Lopez Mateos y Mariano Otero, 45050 Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico.
Retiring In Guadalajara (NewsLetter) Apdo 5-409, Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico.
Choose Mexico, Live Well on $800 a Month,
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