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Old 12-14-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
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I am spaniard, and i live in Lomas de Chapultepec is a little bit more expensive than Polanco. Many years ago this nhood used to live a lot of wealthy americans, nowadays you only see mexicans, and some foreign people living in the neigh...

Unfortunately this is changing, and now houses are changing for buildingos of ten floors, in consequence street vendors begin to appear, because the new buildings are only offices.

Here is very clean, despite mestizos always throw garbage in the streets, drive very rude...everything is changing.

I would say that 95% of the people who live in Lomas and Polanco is white.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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I am spaniard, and i live in Lomas de Chapultepec is a little bit more expensive than Polanco. Many years ago this nhood used to live a lot of wealthy americans, nowadays you only see mexicans, and some foreign people living in the neigh...

Unfortunately this is changing, and now houses are changing for buildingos of ten floors, in consequence street vendors begin to appear, because the new buildings are only offices.

Here is very clean, despite mestizos always throw garbage in the streets, drive very rude...everything is changing.

I would say that 95% of the people who live in Lomas and Polanco is white.
I guess you're lying, if you had lived there, there is no way you went in bus to shooping to McAllen
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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For those of you that would like to know what some of the people here are talking about, but don't have the luxury of actually visiting Mexico and much less visit the wealthier areas, Google Street View is the next best thing.

Here are a few of the ritziest areas of Mexico City (there are many more, its a huge city and there is no way I'm going to search all of those places to show here).

Lomas de Chapultepec

Santa Fe

Polanco
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:43 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Huge Tall Bldgs with a lot of Glass.....NO Thanxs. Lived in Mexico City (Centro Narvarte) for three yrs.....middle class neighborhood with two story houses.

As for the first picture saw a similiar house in Acapulco over looking the bay in avg area.....nothing big.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:47 PM
 
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In the links on my previous post, in the lower right corner is a yellow doll on a map, you can move it around to get a feel for each neighborhood. Also, on the upper left corner is a compass, you can click on the right or left arrows and see the photo in 360 degrees.

Here is a nice avenue in Lomas de Chapultepec: Paseo de Las Palmas
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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I am spaniard, and i live in Lomas de Chapultepec is a little bit more expensive than Polanco. Many years ago this nhood used to live a lot of wealthy americans, nowadays you only see mexicans, and some foreign people living in the neigh...

Unfortunately this is changing, and now houses are changing for buildingos of ten floors, in consequence street vendors begin to appear, because the new buildings are only offices.

Here is very clean, despite mestizos always throw garbage in the streets, drive very rude...everything is changing.

I would say that 95% of the people who live in Lomas and Polanco is white.


dont tell me all spaniards are white, even spaniards are mestizos whith some white people. and you are wrong 95% of the people that live in lomas and polanco are mexicans, try saing something disrespectful, about mexico to thouse white mexicans and you find out if they put their skin coloure above their nationality. if you are from spain and you are an immigratn in mexico, why do you talk about mestizos in such a derogatory way. you should be grateful to them that you are allowed to live and work in their county. if you dont like it, go back to you country, see if you can get a job in spain.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
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I guess you're lying, if you had lived there, there is no way you went in bus to shooping to McAllen
When i said that. Yes because im 22 and my parents dont give me money for travel, and for buying stuff too.

What i do is take a plane to Reynosa and then travel by bus up to McAllen jajajaja
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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Here is an excerpt of an interesting article related to the topic of this thread:

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These days, Mexico City has a seemingly insatiable hunger for the upscale. While the United States cautiously soothes its nerves after the financial crisis, the Federal District is awash in immense construction projects, luxury brands and product-shilling American celebrities. Madonna opened her first gym, Hard Candy Fitness, here in late November, and Katy Perry, Olivia Wilde and Paris Hilton have all swung by for promotional events in recent months.

“With the U.S. market set to be challenging for luxury brands in the next few years, there is opportunity for retailers in South America with its emerging markets such as Brazil and now, Mexico,” said Kate Ormrod, an associate analyst at Verdict, an arm of business research firm The Datamonitor Group.
Read more: While U.S. Struggles, Mexico City Is Awash In Luxury | Fox News Latino
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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There are plenty of wealth in Mexico City. Roma and Condesa borough are also packed with upper class kind of people.
The city and its surroundings has some nice neighborhoods such as Lomas de Chapultepec, Santa Fe, Interlomas, La Herradura, Bosque Real, Bosques de las Lomas in the most western part of the metropolitan area. The Altus Tower located in Bosques de las Lomas, with its 42 floors (and one apartment per floor) is, cosidering sea level, the tallest residential skyscrapper in the world.
Condado de Sayavedra, Chiluca and Valle Escondido in an area known as the Emerald Zone, an area with gated communities in the Atizapan municipality in the northwest outskirts of the city. This area houses, at least, 5 private golf clubs. Most of these areas are lavish, and you may find apartments for up to 500,000 USD and houses that are worth more than 1 million USD (and much more).
Of course, most of these areas have no touristic value and you may not easily see it. For instance, El Palacio de Hierro in Interlomas was selected as the best store on the Global Fashion Awards ([url=http://www.globalfashionawards.com/shortlist]2012 Winners | WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2012[/url]).
San Angel and El Pedregal in the south of the city are also big residential areas with million-dollar properties in them.

Polanco in contrast with the more lavish residential areas is its mixed zoning as many other areas in town (Del Valle, Napoles, Florida, Juarez and Cuauhtemoc boroughs).
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:44 AM
 
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Personally, the west end of Guadalajara has plenty of luxury in my opinion, and the pace is a little more manageable than Mexico City.


Santo Coyote (a fantasy restaurant in Guadalajara)
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