Margit Gantt wanted to find a more fulfilling lifestyle than the one she had in California. She was looking for great weather every day…somewhere she could get more for her money.
She and her husband Patrick knew where they wanted to be. They often vacationed in the seaside community of Ensenada, Mexico. “The feeling here is like California years ago,” said Margit.
Ensenada is on the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Even though the population is approaching 400,000, it still maintains small-town charm. It has a steadily growing middle class, which is attractive to many Americans who come to visit but stay to live.
In 1989, the Gantt’s took the plunge and stayed. They have never regretted it. “It’s a thousand times better here,” said Margit. “California is so overcrowded now, a bit of a circus, and people aren’t a community. The Mexican nationals are both friendly and loyal. People still greet each other on the street even if they don’t know each other.”
The Gantt’s tried out several locations before settling on their current home – a three-bedroom hillside villa with panoramic views of Ensenada Bay, the city, and the mountains.
Read about Ensenada, Mexico, published by International Living, May 9, 2013.
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