Mexico housing has different options, depending on where you are located. Many of those that retire in Mexico do so through an expatriate retiree community. These locations have a specific grouping of retirees, who have come to Mexico. Most have come from the United States and Canada, though Europeans are often found here as well. In most cases, you will find yourself with others that speak English and you should expect to meet many friends.
Another option for Mexico housing is to consider independently run senior living communities that dot the large cities.
These are not readily available because of demand, but they are a good option in many cases, assuming you can find room in them. These facilities are unique because they provide just about anything that a senior would need including health care and other specific needs you may have.
You can live in a house or apartment if you like. There are plenty of options including duplexes, townhouses and condominiums (some of the most common are called horizontal condominiums). Apartments and condominiums give you access to shared facilities such as pools and gardens. Many even have tennis courts and other recreational areas. On the other hand, purchasing a home is another option. You can find many gated communities, which help to increase the safety of the location. House prices are not as inexpensive as apartments, but compared to many areas in the US, they are affordable.
In terms of rural or urban areas, it is important to consider several things. Mexico housing in rural areas will be a bit more rustic looking. In smaller villages and towns, you can buy homes and live comfortable, especially if you hire someone to work for you in maintaining the facilities.
In a more urban location, such as many of the areas nearer to the beaches, you will find common North American style properties to purchase. These come in all shapes and sizes. Housing options here will be more comfortable and will help you to stay close to the activities taking place here. You are likely to be more comfortable in urban settings. Of course, the cost of property here is higher than those in rural areas.
The wide range of different housing here gives you options, from upscale to local affordable apartments. Choose based on location first then budget. Transportation between larger cities near to each other is not difficult in those locations that are farther apart, there is a significant difference in the level of quality. Consider these things when choosing there right Mexico housing option for you.