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Morelia, Michoacan

Morelia Fast Facts

Location:North of the State of Michoacan in the Mexican plateau
Landscape: Mountainous
Weather: Mild with summer rains
Attractions: Spanish colonial architecture
Population: 465,000

Morelia at a Glance

About Morelia
Morelia is a great choice for someone planning a retirement in Mexico. Morelia with a population of 465,000 is the capital city of the beautiful state of Michoacan. It is located at the north of the state in the Mexican plateau at an elevation of 6,400 ft. Morelia has a mild weather that anyone retiring in Mexico would love. The average annual temperature range is 60 to 71 F. The rainy season in Morelia is from June to September with an annual average precipitation of 31 inches. Morelia offers most amenities available in any major US city. Morelia's strategic location provides readily access to major cities like Guadalajara (166 mi.), Mexico city (172 mi.), Toluca (132 mi.), and Queretaro (119 mi.), yet many charming small towns surround it. Retiring in Mexico at Morelia may be one of your best decisions ever

Attractions - Mexico Retirement
Morelia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has some of the best pieces of Spanish colonial architecture in Mexico and Latin America. These are colonial buildings from the XVI- XVIII centuries built with regional pink stone. A remarkable piece is an XVIII century aqueduct located in downtown Morelia. Nature lovers who choose a retirement in Mexico can enjoy the spectacular sight of the monarch butterfly s migration at one of their sanctuaries near Morelia. Morelia is also famous for its handcrafts of metal, glass, wood, pottery and textiles.

Health Care - Mexico Retirement
Morelia has several good quality privately and government operated hospitals and outpatient clinics with most specialties. Guadalajara (166 mi.) and Mexico city offer world class health care with modern facilities comparable to any major hospital in the US. Many physicians in Morelia speak English. A typical office consultation in Morelia is US$30-$50.

Services - Mexico Retirement
Satellite and cable TV are accessible in Morelia with all major U.S. and Canadian channels. Many US AM radio stations reach up to the region of Morelia and beyond. High-speed DSL and dial-up Internet services are also available in Morelia. Morelia's nearest US consular offices are the Guadalajara US General consulate (166 mi.) and the San Miguel de Allende Consular Agency (119 mi.) Morelia has its own International Airport (MLM) located at 15 miles from the city

Banking - Mexico Retirement
Modern banking networks and ATMs hooked to US banking systems are available in Morelia. Easy transfer of money from and to Mexico.

Mexican Real Estate - Mexico Retirement

As in most other Mexican cities and towns, Mexican real estate in Morelia is more affordable than in the US. Although Mexican real estate is highly variable, a typical cost of a property in Morelia is about 25 to 40% less than a similar property in the USA. We will soon have links to reputable Mexican real estate agencies in Morelia, stay tuned.

 
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