Personally, I would not encourage a blind friend to move here...you say he is considering a move. Does he know the area of Lakeside is very old and sidewalks are not smooth - many have chunks of concrete missing - cobblestones are treacherous enough for the sighted - you can get to end of sidewalk and there may be one step down or two steps down. Lots of vendors put items for sale on sidewalks making it difficult to maneuver around. My husband is legally blind and I watch him carefully all the time --- sometimes on a sidewalk, it will take a sudden dip and if you are not steady, you can lose your balance. I would help my blind friend rethink his move - perhaps to a more modern city in Mexico where there are no cobblestones and those cities have the funds to care for the sidewalks and roads, etc. I am aware of the blind couple mentioned earlier, do not know them personally, but am amazed at their agility to get around. Of course, the woman has a dog to assist her. Good luck with your friend.