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Old 11-05-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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What you think about the wealthiest parts of mexican cities?

- Are on par with American communities?
- Bother you?
- Know someone in these areas?
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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What you think about the wealthiest parts of mexican cities?

- Are on par with American communities?
- Bother you?
- Know someone in these areas?

I saw Polanco on the Turibus. It's nice. It is a lot like the finer parts of Boston or NY. It's a lot like the area around Central Park or Back Bay in BOS. OF course Polanco is too big to fully explore or understand on a one week visit to DF. And when I go back (soon) I probably won't spend much time there because frankly the uber-rich are kinda boring. There's too much other things to see in DF than fancy cars and Burberry stores. The wealth inside the Museo Anthropologia to me is worth a million times more than all of Gucci and Tiffany's trinkets combined.

I expect I'll like Coyoacan better.

I very much enjoyed my stroll through Centro in Monterrey as well. Much more down to earth of course, but very human.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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I, too, have familiarity with the Polanco area of DF. I taught English there for six months at a large international company. It reminded me (a little) of weathier areas of some American cities (LA for one). Because I lived in a much more typical (working class) Mexico City neighborhood, when I arrived to Polanco each day on the subway, I felt like I was in a different country--honestly! Aside from the newer buildings and fancy shops and restaurants, a few stark differences from the neighborhood where I lived included: No graffiti, closed sewer system, no trash in the streets, way more "white" people (very light-skinned Mexicans), park areas were clean and enforced dog leash (and poop) rules, European-style bakeries and coffee shops, and very few street vendors (there were some--mostly by the subway entrances). It was nice to visit Polanco a few times per week---but I also really liked the liveliness and character of my barrio.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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Also Ajijic, Jalisco, México is a wealthy town with foreign population and even the menu at the restaurants is in english...some magazines are in english not spanish....
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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My only visit to Mexico was to Cabo San Lucas. I was impressed, as you can imagine.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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What you think about the wealthiest parts of mexican cities?

- Are on par with American communities?
- Bother you?
- Know someone in these areas?
Far more opulent and pretentious than most American communities.
Yes -- since I know most of that extreme wealth is corrupt wealth, not earned through hard work. (This is probably not necessarily as true in Mexico City as in Juarez or Monterrey)
Yes.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:54 AM
 
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Also Ajijic, Jalisco, México is a wealthy town with foreign population and even the menu at the restaurants is in english...some magazines are in english not spanish....
Yes, there is a big expat community, but wealthy, I don't think so.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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What you think about the wealthiest parts of mexican cities?

- Are on par with American communities?
- Bother you?
- Know someone in these areas?
Yes, the can be on par, or higher, than American communities.

Yes, they can bother me at times.

Yes, I married someone from those areas.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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Polanco definitely has some wealthy aspects, but also quite a few businesses. For example when traveling in Polanco on my way to work I pass by the Ferrari, Maserati and Bentley dealerships
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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Do you think Polanco is more, less or the same in wealth as Santa Fe? D.F. is so large that I often think it's all one area... like is Lomas Verdes a neighborhood in Polanco, or is it separate?
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