Queretaro : Mexico


What It Is Like to Retire in Queretaro

Located in Central Mexico and known as one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Santiago de Querétaro, commonly known as Querétaro, is the capital and largest city of the state of Querétaro. Since the mid-1990’s It has become an economic and social center, along with one of the largest wine producer in Mexico. It is also considered to be the safest in the country and offers a high quality of life attracting many migrants from other areas of Mexico, and becoming popular retirement destination for expats. Queretaro has been declared a World Heritage Site and is home to many ornate Baroque monuments from the 17th and 18th centuries. National Geographic Traveler listed the city as one as the top 15 historic destinations in the world. Photo of Sótano del Barro in the Sierra Gorda, courtesy of Wikipedia and Aromgom (public domain).

Where to Retire in Queretaro and Home Prices

The city of Querétaro is divided into seven boroughs and homes can be found from the millions to villas for under $100,000 (2,400.000MXN).

What Is Special about Queretaro

Queretaro is a vibrant city with an interesting history that is still seen today reflected in its museums and historical sites. Queretaro is home to many corporations, universities, sporting events, medical facilities, and festivals.

What Is Not Special about Queretaro

The city has been growing at a fast rate and traffic has become more congested; bus service is offered, but you may want a car to get around; Queretaro has a rainy season, with July being the wettest month; There are many English speaking residents, but it would be best to brush up on your Spanish before deciding to retire here.

Who Will Like Retirement in Queretaro

This city features many cultural venues with museums, festivals and historic sites. It also has sporting events (bull fighting is the most popular), great health care, an International airport, and is considered the cleanest and safest city in Mexico.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Since the mid-1990's Queretaro has been recognized as a strong industrial and economic center, which has led to it become the fasting growing city in the country. The diverse economy is driven by IT and data centers, aircraft manufacturing, automotive industries, food products and vineyards, and is host to several major corporations.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January high is 73 degrees and July's is 80 degrees. July is also the rainiest month.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Queretaro features hundreds of restaurants offering all types of cuisine. The cultural scene is alive with many festivals, parades and events. There are museums, music and artistic exhibits and annual events throughout the city which brings many tourists.


Queretaro boasts one of the lowest crime rates in Mexico.

Medical Facilities

The city has several hospitals and medical facilities offering health care that is often less expensive than in the States.


Queretaro is considered the crossroads of Mexico and has a brand new international airport. There are many buses that go to Querétaro from major cities, such as Mexico City or Guadalajara.

Valuable Links

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