By Barbara Waugh
Cuernavaca’s perfect climate and proximity to Mexico City make it a favorite weekend retreat and the destination of choice for a large expatriate community.
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning (foreigners can own luxury property in their own name) or renting your own Mexican villa, this is the place, whether you’re looking for a winter retreat, summer vacation home, weekend getaway or year-round residence.
A strong buyer’s market exists for luxury homes in all styles, sizes and price ranges, usually including a pool and garden. But as prices rise, many of the real bargains are being snapped up, from the cool, tree-shaded heights of Rancho Cortes and Vista Hermosa to the warm, tropical gardens of Palmira and Acapantzingo, all fashionable Cuernavaca neighborhoods.
Both Travel & Leisure and The Robb Report, two popular U.S. luxury lifestyle publications, have ranked Cuernavaca as among the best communities in the world in which to live. Forbes magazine has on several occasions featured a luxury Cuernavaca property on its website as its Property of the Week.