Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico and offers a wide range of Guadalajara homes options for expats in both urban and suburban settings.
If you like restaurants and nightlife, Centro may be the place for you. The Chapultepec neighborhood also has bars, restaurants and plenty of things to do. If you are looking for upscale living, try Providencia. A little farther away from Centro is Tlaquepaque, known for its great shopping. The Zapopan area is also expat-friendly.
If you plan on renting an apartment, a one-bedroom unit in the city’s center is about US$200. A one-bedroom apartment outside of city center is about US$150. If you need more space, a three-bedroom apartment in Centro is nearly US$430. Outside of city center, a three-bedroom apartment usually rents for around US$300. These costs are averages and could be higher or lower, depending on the property rented.
In addition to selling homes, local real estate firms also list apartments, condos and houses for rent on their websites. You can also check for rentals on Craigslist Guadalajara.
If you are looking for a house or a condo to purchase, you should know that the Guadalajara-area does not have a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for you to view all properties for sale. Realtor.com provides an area-wide list of homes for sale. You should also check the websites of major international real estate firms that operate in Mexico, such as Coldwell Banker, Century 21, RE/MAX and others.