Querétaro is the fastest growing city in Mexico and has the second highest GDP per capita among Mexico’s metropolitan areas. The city offers a variety of housing options that is sure to satisfy your needs.
El Centro Histórico (the historic downtown) is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Sitebecause of its well-preserved colonial city planning and construction. Buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries display the gothic architectural style of that era. This historic downtown center is perfectly suited for history buffs.
If you are looking to rent an apartment in Querétaro, a one-bedroom unit in the city-center will cost around US$295. A one-bedroom unit outside of the city-center is about US$180. If you are looking for something more spacious, a three-bedroom unit downtown is about US$635. A three-bedroom unit outside of the city-center is about US$410.
As in most cities, there is a wide range of homes available, depending on location, price and amenities. If you are renting, make sure you have a contract. You will also pay a deposit equivalent to a month’s rent, and many will also ask for a co-signer. Residency laws in Mexico favor occupants over owners, so proof of income may also be required.
If you are looking for a house to purchase, you should know that the Santiago de Querétaro area does not have a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). To find an apartment, condo or home for sale or rent you may want to check the websites of major international real estate firms that operate in Mexico, such as Coldwell Banker, Century 21, RE/MAX and others. Vivanuncios is also a good source for finding out what is available.