Mexico Retirement

US News and World Report…by Kathleen Peddicord
The Case for Retirement in Mexico

Puerto Peñasco’s sandy beaches are accessible and affordable.

Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, was an unknown fishing outpost until the 1920s when Arizonan John Stone opened a hotel and casino targeting Americans who wanted to escape prohibition. Today, this town is known as Puerto Peñasco in Mexico and Rocky Point north of the border. Surprisingly, it got its English name first, in 1826, from a retired Royal Navy admiral who was in the area scouting for precious metals. In the 1930s, the Mexican president renamed the town Puerto Punta Peñasco, later dropping the “Punta.” download

Perhaps the biggest appeal of Puerto Peñasco to American retirees is that this spot is only 62 miles from the U.S. border. That’s just over three and a half hours by car from Phoenix, Arizona, or six hours from San Diego, California.

We Americans often overlook Mexico, because it’s right next door. Sometimes it feels too convenient to qualify as a retire overseas destination. However, that convenience factor is exactly why certain spots in this country can be perfect for both expat retirees and second home owners.



I am Robin Miller, the “Mexican Beach Bum” and Broker-Partner of Rocky Point Living, Realtors® in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson, and where beach condos start at $95k.

I have been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 9 years, assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point.

As a licensed broker (as required by the State of Sonora), a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a member of NAR, the U.S. National Association of Realtors®, and with access to the MLS, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI  and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my  FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

Office:      (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

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