San Luis Potosi : Mexico


What It Is Like to Retire in San Luis Potosi

San Luis Potosi is the capital and the most populous city in the Mexican state of the same name, San Luis Potosi.  The city is commonly called San Luis and has a population of over 700,000 in the city proper, and over 1,000,000 in the metropolitan area, making it the tenth largest in the country.  San Luis was named after Louis IX of France, who is the city’s patron saint. Potosi was added to the name in reference to the silver and gold mines which were the reason the city was founded, in 1592. San Luis is a city with more than four hundred years of history and culture.


Where to Retire in San Luis Potosi and Home Prices

In becoming a main industrial center and its strategic location for trade, the city has experienced an increase in the demand for housing.  The price of houses and apartments of course will depend on the location within and around the city.



What Is Special about San Luis Potosi

San Luis Potosi is a large (and still growing) city, and has much to offer active adults with residential developments, hospitals, medical facilities, parks, culture and recreation.  Downtown San Luis displays a mixture of different artistic styles which is reflected in the beautiful architecture of their cathedrals, churches, and the governor’s palace. 



What Is Not Special about San Luis Potosi

San Luis is no small retirement town, it is experiencing rapid growth, and as with most large cities it has an above average crime rate. 


Who Will Like Retirement in San Luis Potosi

The kinds of people who would like retiring here are those looking for a low cost of living in a very large city, and want the adventure and experience of living in Mexico with it’s culture, and many festivals.


Local Economy Is Driven by

San Luis Potosi is a major commercial and industrial center in central Mexico with a prolific manufacturing industry;  due to its location, many foreign industries have chosen to invest in the city; tourism also adds to the economy.


Climate and Physical Environment

 San Luis Potosi sees about 300 sunny days a year, with an average January temperature of 55 degrees, and an average July temperature of 66 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

San Luis is rich in history and culture.  There are many museums including Museo dela Masara which holds a collection of masks from all over the world.  Museo Cossio houses exhibits from local artists, and Museo Federico Silva is a sculpture museum.  Others include the Railroad Museum and The Contemporary Art Museum.  The most popular park in the city is Tangamanga. With 1200 acres, it is the second largest city park in Mexico. Traditional religious feasts, cultural and arts festivals include the Procession of Silence on Good Friday, the Festival of Light and the San Luis Potosi National Fair.



The crime rate of San Luis Potosi is high.


Medical Facilities

San Luis Potosi has several medical facilities including Hospital de Especialidades de la Salud and Hospital Lomas.



Ponciano Arriaga International Airport


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