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Retire at Lake Chapala!

The beautiful villages that cluster around Lake Chapala, Mexico, represent the largest community of retirees outside of Florida. Some 40,000 expatriates, mostly Canadian and American, currently live in “Lakeside”. Here, we live life to the fullest and this site is about helping you – and I hope to be part of your decision – make your dream a reality.

I created this site for you and I have attempted to cover most of your concerns – from cost of living, healthcare, safety in our area and so much more! 

I loved what I saw, the houses, the views, the lake, the mountains – just like Hawaii at a fraction of the cost. Oh my goodness! I love the quaintness, the ability to get somewhere in minutes rather than an hour or more, the restaurants, the Mexican people, the culture – how they take care of one another and how they respect their elders.
Deena Murdoch

Judit Rajhathy

Judith Rajhathy, Realtor

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Why Retire at Lake Chapala?

The top 3 reasons to choose lake Chapala for your retirement:

Downtown Chapala

Downtown Chapala

Mexican Tile 1Cost of Living!

One million Americans in Mexico can’t all be wrong – nor can an estimated 500,000 Canadians who live in Mexico, at least part-time. Mexico has a much lower cost of living than Canada or the States and is the nearest country where we are able to live year round yet be able to fly back within a few hours or drive back when the urge arises – to be with our precious families. International Living magazine estimates the overall cost of living to be 30% to 50% less than that of the USA.

The Weather!Mexican tile 2

Lake Chapala was rated by National Geographic as the second best location in the world for its near perfect climate. Having the latitude of Hawaii and the elevation of Denver means this semi-tropical zone averages about 23° Celsius (74° Fahrenheit) year round with almost no humidity. No heating or air conditioning is required with the spring-like temperatures at Lakeside…and you’re never housebound because of extremes of weather.

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The beautiful Jacaranda trees

Traditional dancers

Traditional dress on dancers

Mexican Tile 3The Quality of Life!

Mexicans live their lives – enjoying just about every moment.  They love to party, to picnic, to celebrate, to just be.  Lake Chapala is a unique blend of “gringo” and latin cultures – and it is such a gift to be able to be part of this union.  Living in this beautiful area is not just about the weather and cost of living – it is about living life to the fullest. Expats here play volleyball, tennis, golf – they walk, hike, bike, swim, kayak, take yoga classes, dance classes and engage in all kinds of social activities.

Wendy HamblinWhy would we go back to Canada?  We are so happy to be away from snow! The weather here is ideal, we love the Mexicans, and it is so manageable in terms of getting around because it is just the right size. The quality of people who live here is incredible – every credential you could ever imagine.  So so interesting!  Live theatre, music and art certainly keeps me busy! In any given night you have a choice of so many activities and social functions. 

Our decision to come here was perfect and we have never looked back – I would never live anywhere else.

Lake Chapala Real Estate
Lake Chapala Real Estate

If you are specifically interested in checking out real estate in our area, please take a look through my listings and I will be happy to answer any questions you might have.  I also have access to hundreds more, so if you don’t spot something you love there, come say hello!

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Working with Judit, I not only benefited from her real estate skill set but also her deep knowledge of the community and the many resources needed to make Lakeside our home. Since we needed to do a fair amount of renovation to the home we purchased, we needed lots of guidance and an array of skilled local professionals. We still say that Judit has the deepest rolodex we ever experienced and her relentless commitment to insuring that our needs were both understood and met were huge for us. Judit did not simply give us numbers to call but facilitated meetings with architects, contractors, and skilled workers and frequently she made herself available to join the meetings. Her honest feedback was crucial to making many of our choices and her skills in negotiating frequently resulted in very fair and reliable bids. The transformation of our home to its current, lovely state is a true credit to Judit’s knowledge of resources and her extraordinary customer service.

Palm TreePhone: 376-766-4530 or 4540
Mobile: 331-395-9849
International calls: 607-438-3507
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Skype: judit.rajhathy