Back in the day, the Spanish got around. And nowhere is their influence more apparent than in Mexico, and in particular in her colonial cities. Many of them are beautifully preserved with historical districts full of charming buildings, imposing churches and cathedrals, and pretty cobblestone streets that hold hundreds of years of history.
Their charm and beauty is exactly why many of Mexico’s colonial cities have become popular locations for expats look to live and buy a home overseas and tourists alike. They are great places to spend time…whether it’s a few days, a couple of months of the year, or full time.
Below are homes in three of Mexico’s most popular colonial cities and all are currently listed for under $150,000.
I haven’t personally visited or done any due diligence on any of the properties presented here. Always do your own due diligence before considering any real estate transaction.
A Charming Casita in San Miguel de Allende
Listing for $119,000
Just an eight-minute drive to the center of San Miguel de Allende is this beautiful, recently renovated, one-bed, one-bath casita. It also has a fully fitted kitchen, a living room, a laundry room, and a patio area outside. There is a second level that could be converted into another bedroom or an office.
It’s located in a neighborhood with a mix of locals and expats and could be used as a part- or full-time home or would make for a unique Airbnb with its close proximity to all the action and added bonus.
A City Center Home in Guanajuato
Listing for MX2,500,000 ($120,550)
This two-bed, two-bath home is right in the heart of the action in Guanajuato. The historic center is just a short walk away.
It has lots of beautiful features like tile floors throughout and wood beam ceiling in the kitchen. The living area has large windows with views over the city but the place to go for the best views is…up. There’s a large roof terrace with a 360-degree of the Guanajuato below.
Like the other listings here, this is one that you could use yourself or rent out to visiting tourists. Being in the heart of the city will be a big draw for anyone visiting or even wanting to stay a couple of weeks or months.
An Eco-Friendly Home in San Cristóbal de las Casas
Listing for MX2,900,000 ($140,400)
If you like the idea of a buzzing colonial city, but don’t want to live in the heart of one, this eco-friendly home on the edge of San Cristóbal de las Casas might suit your tastes.
About a 12-minute drive to the center of the city is this three-bed, 2.5-bath home with just over 1,600 square feet of living space. It’s got a living room, an open-plan kitchen/dining area that opens out to a terrace that overlooks the garden. In turn, the garden overlooks the Moxviquil nature reserve.
This ecological house has a rainwater harvesting system, a grey water treatment system, a biodigester for sewage and a solar heater. And skylights provide extra heat.