San Miguel de Allende Mexico

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Not all great destinations for owning luxury real estate in Mexico are on the coast. Among the most unique is San Miguel de Allende, perched high in the mountains of Central Mexico and exuding so much charm, history and beauty that you are instantly transformed to another dimension. Set in warm, saturated hues of red, orange and yellows, all complemented by towering churches, colonial-style arches and artisan ironworks, San Miguel de Allende has become a world-class destination for art, culinary delights and a growing number of the rich and famous.

The warmth of the people in San Miguel de Allende and the surreal setting of this town in the mountains of Mexico have captured the hearts of visitors for centuries. Founded in 1542 by a Franciscan Monk, the historic center of San Miguel de Allende, known as “Centro”, was designated as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008. In 2013, Condé Nast Traveler magazine named San Miguel de Allende the best city in the world; pretty strong endorsements an only a hint as to how magical this place truly is.

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San Miguel is a city of superlatives. Bursting with the class and sophistication of Europe, the amenities of the new world with a big dollop of old world Mexican charm, it combines the best of colonial Mexico with a diverse foreign community of well-traveled residents and globe trotting visitors.

San Miguel de Allende’s narrow cobblestone streets, leafy courtyards, and colonial architecture are a magnet for expats and cultured Mexicans who find it one of the world’s most beloved places to own a luxury home or vacation retreat. And San Miguel is not just for the rich and famous of Mexico, but now a favorite destination city for affluent North Americans and Europeans looking for something sexy and authentic with a big serving of culture. San Miguel de Allende is a combination of invigoration and peacefulness, offering a distinctly unique lifestyle all kissed by endless spring-like weather year-round.

San Miguel de Allende may not be on the beach, but this extraordinary city offers history, beautiful architecture, a life of bougainvillea-lined streets, bustling art scene, and an outstanding and growing food and wine scene. The 50 square-block downtown of Centro San Miguel is full of delights, and the number and variety of first-class restaurants and unique shops per block is unmatched anywhere else in Mexico.