Guadalajara – Vibrant, Prosperous & Growing

November 16, 2012













We live at Safe, Beautiful and Affordable Lake Chapala, Mexico. It's a blend of beautiful subdivisions, gated communities, picturesque traditional Mexican Villages and a growing ExPat Community.

We love it here, but coming from Dallas sometimes I miss the hustle, bustle, and vibrancy of a large modern city with stylish shopping malls, museums, and the excitement of life in the Fast Lane (at least once in a while). My wonderful wife also sometimes get's "Mall Withdrawal" symptoms and needs a Mall fix.

Fortunately for all of the above and much more Guadalajara  is less than an hour away and makes a great day trip to shop at an amazing array of upscale malls. soak up some culture at one of the museums,and enjoy life in the fast lane (at least for a day).

In the 10 years plus I've lived in the Lake Chapala area I've watched Guadalajara grow, grow, and grow some more. There's a boom in highrise construction, new freeways, and new sparkling malls which reach out to the upwardly mobile inhabitants of the second largest city in Mexico.

You can get a good overview is the professionally produced video below. 

Disfrute (Enjoy), Tu amigo, Sid Grosvenor

  • Lorraine

    Good video..actually…pictures. However, wanted to comment that if you are trying to appeal to future retirees..the music was all wrong and a total turn off. Better suited would have been Mariachi Music!  We are very much looking forward to visiting both Lake Chapala and Guadalajara. 

  • Sid Grosvenor

     Hi Lorraine, Thanks for your very accurate comment. I completely agree. I would have chosen totally different music, but I was stuck with the video maker’s choice.

    Tu amigo, Sid

  • Lorraine

    Ok got it. Thanks, Sid.  My husband and went to Mazatlan a few years back. It took us 8 days to find ANY Mariachis. Every place was very loud disco music!  We were very disappointed in that city over all.  Puerto Vallarta still stands as our favorite city in Mexico and we go there every few years.  Keep up the good work. :-)

  • Sid Grosvenor

     Hi Lorraine, Thanks for your kind comments. The younger set love North American style music, but often the vacals are in Spanish.

    Tu amigo, Sid

  • Joan Severson

    Is anybody in Lake Chapala using Verizon Wireless. 

  • Sid Grosvenor

     Hi Joan,

    Not sure if anyone’s using Verizon wireless here, but if I find out will let you know.  Most cells hee use 1900 band I’m told.

    Some cell providers have special plans that may include Mexico. I used to have such a plan with A T and T years ago. Hopefully someone will know and answer your question.

    Tu amigo, Sid

  • Don B. Sea

    Sid, thanks for posting the link to this video collection of various pics around the city of GDL. For the record, this music the producer designed in this piece was great. Mariachi music is fine in some places, but if you are under 63-65, the chosen music for this was just right.

    Thanks for your time, keep up the great work.

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Don, Thanks for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the video, Tu amigo, Sid

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