Best of Two Worlds -- Baja California
A place where homes are affordable, industry is booming, and regular US jobs are available minutes away.
It is an untapped gold mine for agents who want to send outbound referrals. from the United States
Many people automatically think of Cabo San Lucas or La Paz, when I say Baja California but those cities are actually in a different Mexican state, Baja California Sur. The two states make up the Baja California peninsula of Mexico.
In Baja California, the two major cities are Tijuana and the capital, Mexicali and these two cities contain over 75% of the population. The other cities are Ensenada, Rosarito, Tecate and San Felipe.
There are almost 3.5 million people in the state and about 2 million are in the Tijuana metro area and about 1 million in the Mexicali metro area.
Tijuana is a vibrant multicultural and international city. it now boasts the only international airport with a true bi-national terminal. One terminal is in the United States with a pedestrian bridge spanning the Mexico-United States Border. You can find world class restaurants, great museums, parks, casinos, stadiums and more. Industry, especially more high-tech, is rapidly growing.
The medical care is excellent in Tijuana and many people come for dental or medical care that they can not afford or find in the United States or Canada. The prices are dramatically lower for the care and especially for the pharmaceuticals.
A big reason that many people like to move here is that just across the border are services that are available in the US. For example, veterans can live her on an extremely low budget but dash across the border for health care from the Veterans Administration.
Many people move here for the cost of housing and commute to jobs in the US. I also have friends who have set up Internet related businesses here to escape the high taxes in California.
As an example of the housing prices, I am now in a two bedroom house with a huge kitchen and a large living room. Plus a yard and parking for my Jeep. It is in an older neighborhood and definitely is not fancy but my rent is equal to $125 US dollars. And my rent has actually decreased since I move here because the Mexican Peso has declined in strength compared with the US Dollar.
Many US citizens move here for the lower prices and with the Peso declining in strength it becomes even more desirable. It is also amazing to watch the traffic flow across the border in the morning with thousands going to work in the US before returning to homes that they are able to purchase in Mexico instead of paying huge amounts of money for rent.
Others are here to retire. And some to work, although most of the individuals here who are working are involved in telecommuting or some other form of Internet business.
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