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Why some  foreigners prefer  moving to  the West end of Lake Chapala.
 
 
1.The plaza is one of the most spacious and  beautiful around the lake.
2. There is rarely a traffic problem in the country like setting.
3. The weekly Thursday outdoor market is very large and provides a great variety of produce,
 food, practical items, clothing, gifts, toys, homeopathic, pet essentials, etc.
4. During the rest of the week there is the Ma rketplaceopen everyday and a variety of stores where 
everything you need is provided.
5. The Aurera Bodega which some call the Little Walmart has a great variety of things needed 
in everyday living.
7. The Lakeside park  is one of the most beautifully designed so that you can walk out into the lake area
 on several docks and enjoy all the wildlife.
A variety of sculptures and picnic areas abound to enliven the experience there.
8. A brand new hospital sits on the hill looking down over the lake.
9. Nearby is a unique entertainment experience: a real dolphin and macaw parrot show.
10. Throughout the town of Jocotepec you can find just about anything that you think you might 
need from Home, Depot, Costcos, Mega, etc but just minutes away instead of having to travel to Guadalajara. 
 11. The Cultural center has an excellent variety of art and photography exhibits, art classes, Children's library,
 and a nice quiet garden area for eating your lunch bought from one of the town vendors.
12. Nearby is the popular row of Lakeside restaurants in San Juan Cosala all with breathtaking views of the
 Lake and its variety of bird life. And nearby is the hot water springs and pools where you can relax and let 
your body be refreshed by the natural hot water springs supplying the pools there. 
13. Surrounding the Jocotepec area are the raspberry, strawberry and blackberry farms where you can go 
and get a big bucket of second rated berries for the price of a song. Most can hardly tell the difference
 between the first rated ones being sent to the US and those rated seconds.
14. Talk with the foreigners who chose the West end at Racquet Club, Las Fuentes community or Roca Azul.
15. Shop at the variety of places on Hildalgo, Miguel Arana and Morelo
16 To experience the Mexican culture, language and people rather than having the American neighborhood.
17. Cost of rental or purchased properties is less
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1 hour ago, Westside story said:
Why some  foreigners prefer  moving to  the West end of Lake Chapala.
 
 
1.The plaza is one of the most spacious and  beautiful around the lake.
2. There is rarely a traffic problem in the country like setting.
3. The weekly Thursday outdoor market is very large and provides a great variety of produce,
 food, practical items, clothing, gifts, toys, homeopathic, pet essentials, etc.
4. During the rest of the week there is the Ma rketplaceopen everyday and a variety of stores where 
everything you need is provided.
5. The Aurera Bodega which some call the Little Walmart has a great variety of things needed 
in everyday living.
7. The Lakeside park  is one of the most beautifully designed so that you can walk out into the lake area
 on several docks and enjoy all the wildlife.
A variety of sculptures and picnic areas abound to enliven the experience there.
8. A brand new hospital sits on the hill looking down over the lake.
9. Nearby is a unique entertainment experience: a real dolphin and macaw parrot show.
10. Throughout the town of Jocotepec you can find just about anything that you think you might 
need from Home, Depot, Costcos, Mega, etc but just minutes away instead of having to travel to Guadalajara. 
 11. The Cultural center has an excellent variety of art and photography exhibits, art classes, Children's library,
 and a nice quiet garden area for eating your lunch bought from one of the town vendors.
12. Nearby is the popular row of Lakeside restaurants in San Juan Cosala all with breathtaking views of the
 Lake and its variety of bird life. And nearby is the hot water springs and pools where you can relax and let 
your body be refreshed by the natural hot water springs supplying the pools there. 
13. Surrounding the Jocotepec area are the raspberry, strawberry and blackberry farms where you can go 
and get a big bucket of second rated berries for the price of a song. Most can hardly tell the difference
 between the first rated ones being sent to the US and those rated seconds.
14. Talk with the foreigners who chose the West end at Racquet Club, Las Fuentes community or Roca Azul.
15. Shop at the variety of places on Hildalgo, Miguel Arana and Morelo
16 To experience the Mexican culture, language and people rather than having the American neighborhood.
17. Cost of rental or purchased properties is less

That's all good now but just wait after the above posting.  HAHAHAHAHA

Some times it better to be quiet.  HAHAHAHA

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I think what vetteforron is talking about is that Joco replaced all the cobble stone streets with pavers,real improvement.I lived in Roca Azul for a year when first moving to Mexico in 2008.Growing up in the boonies of Washington State wanted to get back to the rural life to an  area of south Lake Chapala.Moved to Puragua for a little over 5years,decided to move to the coast to be living  close to the beach in Bucerias,Nayarit.Made it 3 years and decided we couldn't handle the heat and humidity anymore,so have moved back to southside of the lake again a little east of Tuxcueca.We have a 5bedroom 3and a half bath house on the lake with 3 hectacres.Now have 4 dogs 4 cats 11 hens and 2 ducks.My wife will go to the northside once a month to get a few things we can't get around here.Living the good life now.New hiway also helps.When they get the new bypass around San Luis finished this side will take off,not really looking forward to that actually,unless we owned where we live

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With the rainy season runoff from the mountain, paving the streets in Ajijic and area would be an invitation to disaster.

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I would be thrilled to see thousands of foreigners move to the west side of the lake. Sure better than the estimated 200 in Joco now. Keep up the good work Westsidestory and post your reasons on every forum or board possible. I support your goal 100%.  Best of luck.

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1 hour ago, Westside story said:

If you are interested in buying a place, I recommend DELETED next to Walmart.

Probably a recommendation not appreciated by the owner of this forum. 

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6 hours ago, Westside story said:
Why some  foreigners prefer  moving to  the West end of Lake Chapala.
 
 
1.The plaza is one of the most spacious and  beautiful around the lake.
2. There is rarely a traffic problem in the country like setting.
3. The weekly Thursday outdoor market is very large and provides a great variety of produce,
 food, practical items, clothing, gifts, toys, homeopathic, pet essentials, etc.
4. During the rest of the week there is the Ma rketplaceopen everyday and a variety of stores where 
everything you need is provided.
5. The Aurera Bodega which some call the Little Walmart has a great variety of things needed 
in everyday living.
7. The Lakeside park  is one of the most beautifully designed so that you can walk out into the lake area
 on several docks and enjoy all the wildlife.
A variety of sculptures and picnic areas abound to enliven the experience there.
8. A brand new hospital sits on the hill looking down over the lake.
9. Nearby is a unique entertainment experience: a real dolphin and macaw parrot show.
10. Throughout the town of Jocotepec you can find just about anything that you think you might 
need from Home, Depot, Costcos, Mega, etc but just minutes away instead of having to travel to Guadalajara. 
 11. The Cultural center has an excellent variety of art and photography exhibits, art classes, Children's library,
 and a nice quiet garden area for eating your lunch bought from one of the town vendors.
12. Nearby is the popular row of Lakeside restaurants in San Juan Cosala all with breathtaking views of the
 Lake and its variety of bird life. And nearby is the hot water springs and pools where you can relax and let 
your body be refreshed by the natural hot water springs supplying the pools there. 
13. Surrounding the Jocotepec area are the raspberry, strawberry and blackberry farms where you can go 
and get a big bucket of second rated berries for the price of a song. Most can hardly tell the difference
 between the first rated ones being sent to the US and those rated seconds.
14. Talk with the foreigners who chose the West end at Racquet Club, Las Fuentes community or Roca Azul.
15. Shop at the variety of places on Hildalgo, Miguel Arana and Morelo
16 To experience the Mexican culture, language and people rather than having the American neighborhood.
17. Cost of rental or purchased properties is less

Many valid points there.

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Did i miss the availability of fast internet or basic phone service...Auerea is a grubby store that sells terrible  doughnuts... Home Depot and Costco is an hour drive away

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13 hours ago, ComputerGuy said:

With the rainy season runoff from the mountain, paving the streets would be an invitation to disaster.

Wrong! Joco has mountains I think?

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I thought it would be obvious, but I modified my post to indicate Ajijic and area.

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I agree the west side has much to offer and we bought land near San Luis last year.  Have a beautiful view of the lake at a fraction of the cost near Ajijic.  Plan to build casa in 3 years.  Expect costs to really escalate in the coming years.  Probably will sell our place in Riberas or sell at this time.

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It souds lovely and I am glad that you are happy. PLEASE continue to sing the praises of the WEST END and add the charms of the South Shore, too. Hopefully, all these newbies will follow your lead and move there, too. 

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On 2/21/2019 at 7:28 PM, lakeside7 said:

Did i miss the availability of fast internet or basic phone service...Auerea is a grubby store that sells terrible  doughnuts... Home Depot and Costco is an hour drive away

Owned by Walmart

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8 minutes ago, lakeside7 said:

So what is intented to mean

I am sure he meant that "Auerea is a grubby store that sells terrible  doughnuts." is owned by WalMart.

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