Merida Real Estate
Merida, Mexico was founded in 1542 and is a blend of Maya, French and British influences. The capital of the Yucatan, it is a city with a rich cultural life, great weather, theatres, museums, art galleries, parks and traditional Mexican and Yucatan foods. This why so many expats have chosen to make Merida their home. The Merida real estate market has everything from old colonial houses with courtyards to modern condos for sale.
Why is Merida real estate so popular? A lot of it has to do with location, road infrastructure and its competitive prices for land. Real estate prices here are lower than parts of Mexico that are popular destinations for tourists, which is one of the reasons it is becoming a popular place for Mexico retirement. The local real estate in Merida has bounced back from the recession that struck almost a decade ago, and the heavy financial and commercial activity has led to a lot of growth.
Which will you choose: colonial house, mansion or condo? Once you have decided upon settling in Merida and buying property you will be faced with many different styles from which to choose. Colonial houses in Merida were built after the arrival of the Spanish in 1592. They have arches, Tuscan and Roman columns and masonry was used for the walls. They have street level balconies and front walkways and elegant yards.
French inspired mansions are inspired by Europe and New Orleans. You will see this style in an area of town called Paseo de Montejo, which has a mixture of styles known as eclectic. Entrances tend to be above ground level and far from the road with double high ceilings. Many mansions in Merida have many ornaments using iron and wood in addition to colonial arches and courtyard gardens.
Art Deco is a style popular in Merida houses from the 1930s. The influence is recognizable on homes with rectangular block forms arranged in geometric patterns. They also have curved ornamental elements and are often made of stucco, concrete, stone, and terracotta. They are very modern looking, utilizing steel, aluminum, and glass.
There are also mid-century homes in Merida. They tend to be functional and lack ornaments. They have flat, extended roofs with low ceilings and large terraces. Don’t overlook these minimalist houses, however. There is much character to be seen and created.
Modern Merida developments such as condos can be found at the north end of the city. They were built with simplicity in mind with a spacious design. There is a lot of contract between light and dark and a wide range of styles mixing old and new. Now that you have an understanding of the types of homes available in Merida, what’s stopping you?
If you are interested in learning more about Merida and its surrounding areas, come visit in person and see for your self. Contact Merida Property Management and let us provide you with a tour and show you a variety of homes and properties that suit your needs and budget. We are the best realtors in Merida with a wealth of knowledge.
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