The Top Guide to San Miguel’s Most Popular Neighborhoods

Welcome to the ultimate guide to San Miguel de Allende's most popular neighborhoods! Whether you're considering relocating to our stunning city or searching for a second home, we have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Live In's Complete Guide to San Miguel's Most Popular Neighborhoods, invites you to join us on an intimate tour of our favorite areas in this UNESCO-designated city....

The Essential Guide to Buying Your Dream Property in San Miguel de Allende

Buying a property in Mexico can be a daunting task for many foreigners, especially if you're unfamiliar with the legal and financial regulations in the country. This comprehensive guide to buying property in Mexico as a foreigner covers everything from visas and permits, to mortgages and taxes. Whether you're looking to purchase a house in San Miguel de Allende or buy/invest in a piece of land in a...

Mexican Fiesta

Becoming Neighborhood Party Animals in San Miguel de Allende

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La Lejona

Our Soft Landing in La Lejona, San Miguel de Allende

When we moved permanently to San Miguel de Allende in November of 2022, we had had already secured a place to live during our six-week trial period in this magical city.  If you are considering moving here, I can tell you that there is a great selection of short-term rentals here for almost any budget. For our landing spot, we had chosen a long-term rental house in La Lejona, one of the quieter...

When is the Right Time to Move to San Miguel de Allende?

If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering packing up and starting a new chapter in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Making the leap to another country is a big decision. One that brews over time and often comes with a mix of excitement and nerves. But how do you know when it's the right time to make such a move? To help you out with this often overwhelming decision, we’ve tried to answer some...

Nom. Nom. Yes! San Miguel de Allende y sus Sabores

If there’s one thing San Miguel de Allende knows how to do, it’s throw a party, and the San Miguel de Allende y sus Sabores (San Miguel and its Flavors) event held this past weekend did not disappoint! The event brought together locals and expats alike, all in the name of celebrating the city's incredible food scene. Local chefs and restaurateurs were there to pull out all the stops to showcase their...

Joining Live In San Miguel: My San Miguel de Allende Journey

Hello, fellow adventurers and dreamers!I’m Theresa Allen, and I’m absolutely thrilled to share that I’ve joined the incredible team at Live In San Miguel. Working alongside Erick and Sarah to help others discover the wonders of San Miguel de Allende feels like a dream come true. But before I dive into this exciting new chapter, I want to share a bit about my journey—the fears, the unknowns, and the...

Secrets of Working with Realtors in San Miguel de Allende

Recently, we've noticed a trend among buyers in San Miguel de Allende—working with multiple real estate agents simultaneously. While some are upfront about it, others keep it under wraps, leading to confusion and inefficiencies for both buyers and agents. To help streamline the process and ensure a smoother experience for all parties involved, we've put together this comprehensive guide to understanding...

Is it Safe to Drink Water in San Miguel de Allende?

San Miguel de Allende lies in the very heart of Mexico. It attracts visitors and expatriates alike with its charming streets, rich culture, and vibrant atmosphere. But amidst the allure of this historic town, there are often everyday practical questions on people’s minds. One of these is: Is it safe to drink the water in San Miguel de Allende?So, to help you out with this common concern, let’s dive...

What’s the Best Way to Get Around San Miguel de Allende?

The other day I was running to an unexpected appointment in Centro when I realized that I'd definitely worn the wrong shoes for San Miguel de Allende. I love exploring this city on foot, but living in San Miguel de Allende for so many years has definitely taught me that comfort always trumps fashion. This is especially true when you’re in a rush to get somewhere, which, to be honest, is not that common...

Buying Property in Mexico: The Essential SRE Permit

When it comes to buying houses in Mexico, especially in sought-after areas like San Miguel de Allende, the most common question is, “Do I need a special permit or visa?” The simple answer is yes! It’s called a SRE permit, and whether you’re dreaming of purchasing a holiday home or planning a permanent move to San Miguel, understanding the critical role of the SRE permit is key. To help you out,...