San Miguel de Allende is known for our cobblestone streets, Spanish colonial style architecture, and creative cuisine, San Miguel de Allende is a favorite destination for travelers in Mexico and from around the world.
In 2017 and 2018 San Miguel was named “Best City in the World” by Travel & Leisure Magazine. We are honored to be #1, but not surprised! Our year-round festivals, cultural programs, art events, diverse population and consistent spring-like weather make San Miguel a great place to visit and an even better place to live.
In the past 5 years San Miguel has attracted a growing number of affluent international home buyers. The result has been an increase of new luxury services, restaurants and shopping, without the loss of our essential local charm.
San Miguel de Allende Neighborhoods
Discover the wonderful and diverse neighborhoods of San Miguel de Allende! If you are considering buying a home in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, here are our top suggested neighborhoods.
Centro is the historic center of San Miguel de Allende, dating back to the 16th century. El Jardin is the heart of town and center of social activity, directly facing the famous La Parroquia church.
Los Balcones is a quiet residential neighborhood with panoramic views of the town of San Miguel. Its hillside location makes it a 10 minute downhill walk to Centro. The area has close access to the botanical gardens, with a private entrance for residents.
Atascadero is a secluded, established residential neighborhood with wide streets and walking paths. While only a 10 minute walk downhill to Centro, this neighborhood has quick and easy access to the Queretero and Mexico City highways and shopping at Luciernaga Plaza.
Ojo de Agua
High above the town center with panoramic views of the downtown, Ojo de Agua is an easy 15 minute walk down some of the most picturesque streets in San Miguel.
One of the most popular neighborhoods in San Miguel, Guadiana features wide streets, sidewalks and underground facilities. There are several parks, and charming shops and bakeries. Guadiana has easy access to restaurants and shopping along the Ancha de San Antonio. The walk to the downtown center is a flat 5-10 minute stroll.
San Antonio is a mixed residential neighborhood popular with Expats, who enjoy the small shops, neighborhood restaurants and coffee shops. This neighborhood is home to many artists, with more than 40 who participate in the annual San Miguel Open Studios in March. A walk into town takes about 15-20 minutes.
This is a charming and artistic neighborhood featuring over 40 murals on its streetscape. The Via Organica is here, offering organic shopping and dining.
This is an up and coming, artistic mixed neighborhood of charming cottages. A walk down Cinco de Mayo brings you to vegetable shops and neighborhood restaurants along Ancha de San Antonio.