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January 16, 2021 – Living the expatriate life in retirement can be great… or not so wonderful. So much depends on where you retire to, your preparation, and what you bring to the party. Almost 10 years ago we published an interview with Steven Anderson, who wrote a book about his bad experiences in retiring to Mexico: “Mexican Retirement Gone Bad: Can’t Wait to Get Back to the USA“. The article sparked over 160 Member Comments, and those actively continue to this day.

A minority of commentators agreed with Stephen’s negative experiences, while a significant majority talked about their wonderful Mexican and other expatriate retirements. The Comments make for interesting and informative reading, and even though some of them are a few years old, they should be required for anyone contemplating an expat retirement. Here in this article we take a sampling of both sides of the argument, but since more people responded with positive stories of their expat retirements we have included more of those. We hope you will agree that these Comments from actual people who have lived in Mexico are very useful.

On the positive side of a Mexican retirement

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What it's Like to Retire in Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico, population 71,800, is one of the top cultural destinations in the world.  Known for its art and music, Santa Fe was selected by Money Magazine as one of the  “Best Places to Live”.  The population growth of people aged 50+ has grown recently by 20%... more >>

State: New Mexico


What it's Like to Retire in Sanibel-Captiva

The well-to-do have been flocking to Sanibel and Captiva Islands for years – and for good reason. These islands off the southwest coast of Florida are a warm and scenic tropical paradise, filled with every amenity an active adult with money to spend could want. The 15 miles of white coral beaches are famous for shelling, the beautiful homes and apartments sing “buy me”, and the weather is just about perfect from October through May (it gets hot and humid in the summer)... more >>

State: Florida


What it's Like to Retire in Delaware

Delaware, Ohio is a lovely college town about 22 miles north of Columbus.  It is home to Ohio Wesleyan University, one of the many excellent liberal arts colleges in the Buckeye state.  Being close to Columbus and Ohio State University adds to the attraction of small town living.  The city combines a traditional downtown shopping area that includes the Delaware Commons - a pedestrian mall and downtown Delaware. The latter is a small mixed-use complex... more >>

State: Ohio


What it's Like to Retire in Eustis

Eustis is a small town in the heart of Lake County, Florida, with a population of about 20,000. It was established in 1883, when the shoreline along Lake Eustis was newly discovered as a beautiful spot for both tourism and the citrus industry. Today, the waterfront town has a vibrant downtown, community parks, and a Lake Walk which extends along the shoreline. It is committed to clean and green neighborhoods, along with being designated a Florida Main Street City and a Florida Tree City... more >>

State: Florida


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