Living and Retiring in San Miguel
"Mirador Homes offers the best custom quality and value of any luxury home builder in San Miguel" – Mike and Louise
Retiring American home buyers are discovering San Miguel de Allende real estate. San Miguel combines the best of colonial Mexico with a diverse foreign community of well traveled residents and visitors. The city has been a favorite retirement destination for North Americans and Europeans for many years. In 2002 San Miguel de Allende was one of Money Magazine’s 8 Best Places to retire.
Middle aged boomers and retired Americans are increasingly investing in this growing local real estate market. Many are buying property and building homes in San Miguel with future plans to live here permanently.
A Sense of History
San Miguel de Allende is a charming colonial city of more than 100,000 people located more than 6200 ft. / 1890 meters above sea level in the Central Mexico state of Guanajuato.
San Miguel el Grande was founded in 1542 and renamed "San Miguel de Allende" in 1826 in honor of native son Ignacio Maria de Allende, one of leaders in the 1810 War of Independence against Spanish rule.
The Mexican government declared San Miguel a national historic monument in 1926 which restricted development in the historic center and has preserved the town’s colonial character.
The “jardin", or the main plaza, is the center of the historic district and the location of the Parroquia, the distinctive and much photographed church that is a San Miguel landmark.
A Popular Tourist Destination
In the 1940’s San Miguel de Allende became a popular expatriate destination renown for its mild sunny climate, colonial architecture and prominent art schools including the Instituto Allende and the Bellas Artes.
Known for its numerous festivals and holidays, San Miguel is a favorite tourist destination. Popular fiestas include Semana Santa (Easter week), Mexican Independence Day (September 16th) and the colorful religious Posadas during the Christmas season.
The Best of Both Worlds
Mirador Homes offers home buyers the best of both worlds by creating custom view homes that incorporate the panoramic vistas and spectacular scenic beauty of San Miguel into your daily living experience.
Designed with spacious sunlit living areas each of our homes allows you to enjoy the mild, year-round sunny climate from covered outdoor living spaces, private roof gardens, patios and decks.
Mirador Homes blends traditional Mexican colonial architecture and indigenous building materials with the custom craftsmanship of skilled local artisans. Home buyers can enjoy modern conveniences and lifestyle amenities, quiet privacy and secure off-street parking, as well as “smart home” technologies that incorporate modern telephone, cable and satellite TV and DSL internet capabilities. Mirador Homes creates unique custom luxury homes that offer you outstanding properties with unsurpassed views, architectural quality and real estate value in San Miguel de Allende.
San Miguel de Allende Popular International Tourist Destination.
2003: CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER
2004: TRAVEL & LEISURE
2006: CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER
2007: INTERNATIONAL LIVING