Oaxaca mural

Oaxaca mural

Monday, January 16, 2017

One Stop Apartment Hunting

I have written in earlier posts that I am planning to live part-time in Mexico City, and I also wrote about the great opportunity for an apartment that fell into my lap shortly before my departure.

The vacation rental where I have been staying on my trips to Mexico City is great.  It has come to feel like a home away from home.  The price is reasonable... much cheaper than a hotel... but it is more expensive than a long term rental.  Its biggest drawback is that it has a tiny kitchen with a two burner stove and a refrigerator under the kitchen counter.  It's OK for fixing breakfast, but difficult for more ambitious cooking.  If I am staying here for longer periods of time, I do not want to go out to eat every night!  

So it was that on this trip to Mexico City I was going to search for a more permanent place to call my part-time home.  Apartment hunting was a task that I was not looking forward to.  Then over the holidays a relative told me that she has friends who own a fully furnished, but unoccupied apartment in Mexico City.   I contacted them, and they are interested in renting their place to me.    

Yesterday I went to see the apartment, and it is lovely.  I have already sent an email to the owners letting them know that I want to rent it beginning in April.

The apartment is located in the very nice neighborhood of Nápoles.  It is only a couple blocks away from the Mexico City World Trade Center.

Nápoles may be an upscale neighborhood, but every Sunday one of the streets is closed to traffic, and a traditional Mexican "tianguis" (open-air market) is set up.  It is literally steps away from the apartment, and it will be a great place for buying fruits and vegetables.

I hope these plans work out.  I am already excited by the prospect of my new home in Mexico City.  


  1. That living room is fabulous. Truly, you will feel at home there. I'm so happy for you.

    1. It is a great apartment. I like the neighborhood, and I love the fact that each week there is an outdoor market practically next door.