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Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico Real Estate #3

Ajijic Lake Chapala, Mexico Real Estate

There are so many wonderful areas in Ajijic and we have lived in most of them. I thought I would tell you a bit about the different areas over the next few blogs.

The Village of Ajijic

We first lived right in the village in a beautiful 4 bedroom home with a garden that was full of mature fruit trees and 3 fountains. This house was very Mexican with a hacienda feel. It had a lovely outdoor terraza area where we spent most of our time enjoying the garden.

If you came to the front gate you would have no idea of what was behind the walls. It was very private with all the amenities. We did not have a view but the garden which went the full block offered hours of pleasure along with mangoes, limes, avocados, oranges, grapefruit and many other succulent wonders including assorted birds and flowers.

We loved the proximity to everything. We could walk to the centre of Ajijic where the bank is and at that time it was the only ATM in town. We could also walk to the restaurants and shops and art galleries or down to the lake to walk the dogs along the beach.

Kitty corner to our house was a small hole in the wall (literally) store which had milk, bread and other daily staples along with the best oranges we had ever eaten. The vet was 2 doors away from us which was a plus as we had inherited a mother dog and her 5 puppies with the house.

Many people love being in the heart of things but for us the one drawback was the noise.

We had a shouting gallery off the master bedroom which overlooked the street and when the vendors went by selling their wares with a hearty “Que quieres?” or the Maria