9 Richest Neighborhoods in Mexico City

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Mexico City has some of the richest neighborhoods that will awaken and impress you. Yes, Mexico City, the capital city of Mexico, is best known for its cultural heritage, delicious cuisine, and vibrant nightlife. However, you would be surprised that some of its elite citizens enjoy affluent and luxurious living.

In this post, you’ll learn more about the 9 richest neighborhoods in Mexico and discover this country’s opulent mansions, expansive lots, modern architecture, and beautiful landscapes.

9. Santa Fe

Median home value: $500,000 to $1,500,000
Year developed: the 1980s
Population: 97,000 (as of 2020)
Land area: 17.76 sq miles2 (46 km2)

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Santa Fe is one of the latest regions of Mexico City to be developed as a modern district. After two decades, Santa Fe became a hub for modern architecture, a thriving business area, and a high-end shopping center.

Look at Santa Fe’s innovative and stylish skyline, and you’ll be impressed with what you see. One of the tallest buildings in Mexico is found in Santa Fe, the Torre Reforma Latino.

Did you know?

Santa Fe was once a lake. In the past, the area known as Santa Fe today was part of the Valley of Mexico. In this valley, there was a like that eventually drained. The area was then used for agricultural purposes. Over time, it was turned into a residential area to give rise to what is known now as Santa Fe.

8. San Angel

Median home value: $400,000 to $1,600,000
Year developed: the 20th century
Population: 85,000 (as of 2020)
Land area: 4.51 sq miles2 (11.68 km2)

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San Angel is an old neighborhood, but only in the 20th century did it become a thriving location. As a result, the properties in the area became pricier as the years went by.

San Angel comes with several museums, cultural centers, and art galleries. The charming streets are further improved with the colonial-era mansions found in San Angel.

Did you know?

The San Jacinto Church and Monastery were built in the mid-16th century and are found in the neighborhood of San Angel. As one of the oldest churches in Mexico City, the church is part of the country’s history and culture. The church features beautiful Baroque architecture surrounded by two plazas, the Plaza de los Arcángeles and Plaza de los Cielos.

7. Coyoacan

Median home value: $136,000 to $2,600,000
Year developed: the 20th century
Population: 614,447 (as of 2020)
Land area: 21 sq miles2 (54.4 km2)

CoyoacanImage source: Shutterstock

With more than 600,000 residents, Coyoacan is among the densely populated neighborhoods of Mexico City. As this might be the case, you would still love the neighborhood’s historic charm and modern living.

There are a lot of beautiful gardens and parks in the neighborhood, which is an oasis in the midst of the bustling urban landscape of the city. Aside from that, you’ll find art galleries, theaters, and museums in Coyoacan, giving you a detailed glimpse of Mexican culture.

Did you know?

Coyoacan is the birthplace of one of the most famous Mexicans, Frida Kahlo. She is a Mexican painter who draws beautiful, brilliant, uncompromising colorful self-portraits. Her works use various themes, including the human body, identity, and death.

6. Condesa

Median home value: $800,000 to $3,000,000
Year developed: 1920s
Population: 25,229 (as of 2010)
Land area: 1.7 sq miles2 (4.4 km2)

CondesaImage Editorial credit: JackKPhoto / Shutterstock.com

Condesa is strategically located between Roma to the east and Chapultepec Park to the west. Condesa gives its residents quick access to many amenities, shopping areas, and entertainment centers in Mexico City. Although Condesa is at the heart of Mexico City, its residents still enjoy a peaceful and laid-back life.

Condesa is best known for its beautiful streets lined with trees, parks, gardens, and Art Deco architecture. 

Did you know?

Condesa in English means Countess. The place’s name was derived from the Countess of Miravalle, whose property is located in the place people now call Condesa.

5. Bosque de Lomas

Median home value: $779,033 to $4,692,000
Year developed: early 1900s
Population: 24,552 (as of 2005)
Land area: No available data

Bosque de LomasImage source: Sotheby’s International Realty

Bosques de las Lomas is a neighborhood boasting ultra-modern buildings and homes you won’t find in any area of Mexico City. Driving through the neighborhood, you’ll find a chain of modern hotels, historic buildings, and a thriving Jewish Community.

Aside from upscale houses, you’ll also find modern shopping and office buildings. One of the most prominent is the inverted U-shaped building in the area.

Did you know?

During the 1900s, there was a great influx of migrants to Mexico City. This led to a shortage of living space, and thus, the city decided to develop new residential areas, one of them being the Bosques de las Lomas. Carleton F. Boyle, the CEO of Lock Joint Company, designed the neighborhood’s outline; to this day, Bosques de las Lomas is one of his greatest masterpieces.

4. Roma Norte

Median home value: $688,000 to $5,500,000
Year developed: late 19th century
Population: 35,000 (as of 2020)
Land area: 1.0 sq miles2 (2.57 km2)

Roma NorteImage Editorial credit: Sun_Shine / Shutterstock.com

Roma Norte is among the best neighborhoods in Mexico City with its rich historical significance and modern role in the economy of Mexico. The place is just bursting with creative and cultural energy. You’ll find big mansions, historic buildings, cafes, bars, and boutiques at every turn.

The buildings in Roma Norte are designed with various styles, which include Art Nouveau, Neoclassical, and Art Deco. The most interesting landmarks include the Cine Tonalá art house cinema and Vasconcelos public library.

If you are a foodie, health buff, or like a serene atmosphere, you can also go to Roma Norte.

Did you know?

The film “Roma” by Alfonso Cuarón was shot in Roma Norte. The film was nominated for 10 Oscars, which include Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Picture.

3. Lomas de Chapultepec

Median home value: $900,000 to $6,500,000
Year developed: 1920s
Population: 34,300 (as of 2020)
Land area: 2.16 sq miles2 (5.6 km2)

Lomas de ChapultepecImage Editorial credit: Santiago Castillo Chomel / Shutterstock.com

Lomas de Chapultepec has some of the most expensive properties in Mexico City. As a result, only rich people can afford to live in this place. Many of Mexico’s wealthiest people live here, including business tycoons, politicians, and celebrities.

Moreover, Lomas de Chapultepec is home to several foreign embassies and consulates. These include the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canadian embassies.

Did you know?

The government of Lomas de Chapultepec put a lot of emphasis on green living. That’s why, if you go through its neighborhood, you’ll find plenty of green spaces, including parks and gardens. According to an estimate, about 40% of the neighborhood is made of green spaces.

2. Pedregal

Median home value: $700,000 to $7,600,000
Year developed: 1940s
Population: 17,000 (as of 2020)
Land area: 3.3 sq miles2 (8.6 km2)

PedregalImage source: IGCH

The Pedregal neighborhood is an exclusive residential area home to some wealthiest Mexicans. At first glance, you’ll find a modern community with stunning architecture and infrastructure.

However, looking closely, you’ll discover that the Pedregal area is filled with natural beauty and awe-inspiring vegetation. The scenic landscape of the place is brought about by the volcanic lava formed in the area many years ago.

The full name of Pedregal is El Pedregal de San Angel, and you’ll find some of the biggest mansions here.

Did you know?

The Pedregal neighborhood is situated on top of a network of underground rivers. These rivers even run beneath the neighborhood today, which has been the area’s source of fresh water.

1. Polanco

Median home value: $740,630 to $16,000,000
Year developed: 1920s
Population: 77,000 (as of 2020)
Land area: 2.4 sq miles2 (6.22 km2)

PolancoImage Editorial credit: Aberu.Go / Shutterstock.com

Polanco is the richest neighborhood in Mexico City. The area was only developed in the early 20th century, but it has evolved into one of the priciest real estate in the city. There is a lot to see around the area, attracting visitors from around the world.

The historic landmarks, modern condos, and stately houses make Polonco a highly sought-after residence for young professionals, retirees, and families.

Things to love about Polanco include Chapultepec Park, National Auditorium, and Jumex Museum. You can also visit Polanco at night, which gives you a taste of modern and upscale living.

Did you know?

Polanco is home to the National Museum of Anthropology, which probably has the largest collection of ancient Mexican art and pre-Columbian artifacts. The museum has 23 exhibit halls and highlights the Sun Stone, Pakal’s tomb, and the Jade mask of the Zapotec Bat God.


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