The best delegations to live in CDMX

aerial view of mexico city

Mexico City, one of the cities with the largest population in Latin America, founded almost 700 years ago in the middle of the well-known Lake Texcoco.In the year 1824, three years after independence was consummated, Congress made the decision to create the so-called Federal District, an autonomous entity, therefore By 1888, Mexico City already had 300 thousand inhabitants, as the city of Tenochtitlan once had, and by 1890 the population was already double, that is, from 600 thousand inhabitants, reaching almost one million in the year 1920.


To figures from 2022 according to INEGI CDMX has 9,209,944 inhabitants and increasing minute by minute.

Fun facts about Mexico City

    1. CDMX is the oldest city in the American continent
    2. The most visited Catholic sanctuary after the Vatican is the Basilica of Guadalupe, located in Mexico City, in the Gustavo A. Madero delegation.
    3. In America there is only one true castle and it is located in Chapultepec, in the Miguel Hidalgo delegation.
    4. A very extensive part was built on a lake
    5. It is the city with the most museums on the continent
    6. He City Zócalo It is the second largest in the world
    7. In the Coyoacán delegation is the largest campus of the famous Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) called Ciudad Universitaria, declared a World Heritage Site in 2007
    8. Mexico City has 16 delegations that divide territories and are led by a Delegation Chief.
    9. Mexico City has the largest stadium in Latin America with a capacity of 87,500 inhabitants, located in the Coyoacán district.
    10. In the Cuauhtémoc delegation there is an exact replica of the existing Cibeles fountain in Madrid.
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What does urban gentrification refer to in Mexico City?

This term refers to the action of renovating a previously deteriorated space or an old urban center to give way to a new concept through a material or economic, social and cultural transformation, conducted and normally subsidized by private agents., driving the rise in the value of properties located there, this causes the displacement to that area of inhabitants with a higher economic level wanting to live in the already renovated area.


The main objective of this gentrification process is to obtain greater profitability thanks to the change in value through the renovation of the area, increasing the value of the home., some of the characteristics that are taken into account are:



    • Location close to the commercial and financial center of the city.


    • Infrastructure services.


    • Urban landscape and places associated with collective memory


    • Deteriorated areas.


    • Reinvestment of capital, mainly foreign, in a defined space.


    • Changes in the functional use of buildings such as: construction of international hotels, shopping centers, and even private developments.


    • Displacement, direct or indirect, of the founding or old population and its gradual replacement by other social groups with higher incomes. 

But this also brings with it disadvantages for residents and citizens, since the costs tend to be so high that they are no longer accessible to almost any part of the original population and with an average socioeconomic level and we do not only talk about housing, although the main thing is also the Services and entertainment costs are much higher than normal in other areas, two colonies top this list; Condesa and Polanco are the areas with the largest population of foreigners and, as we mentioned above, with the highest costs in CDMX, a single room in Polanco is averaged at $9,000 per month, while in Colonia Condesa it is at $7000 per month, which is much more than the average Mexican population can pay.

What are the best delegations to live in Mexico City?


Speaking of delegations with greater gentrification, the Rome colony is one of them, being part of the Cuauhtémoc City Hall which not only has old buildings adapted to businesses, cafes, restaurants, bars, apartments and the best spots for photographs in the city, but also with connections to the most important main avenues and a proportional level of security, named as the “heart From Mexico City".

Mexico City

emblematic points: 

    1. Palace of fine arts: Cultural venue located in the historic center of CDMX, it was the first art museum in Mexico, classified as the most important of the art movement in our country, initially it was named the Museum of Plastic Arts in 1934.


    1. Walk of the reform:  His first name was Walk of the Empress Built under the command of Maximilian of Habsburg and his wife Carlota Amalia who were emperors of Mexico, this work was in charge of Engineer Luis Bolland Kuhmackl but in the second empire and with the death of the emperors the one who was able to finish it was Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada during his term in office and there it was named Paseo de la Reforma. 


    1. Great hotel in Mexico City: This hotel with luxury facilities and emblematic enclosure was built in 1526, built in the mandate of Porfirio Díaz, it has a Tiffany-style stained glass window created by the Frenchman Jacques Gruber in 1908.


    1. The Countess: Its origin dates back to colonial times, with an architectural heritage of more than 200 buildings decorated with a neocolonial, functionalist, eclectic, rationalist and art deco style. It currently lends its streets and parks to festivals and outdoor activities and has forums. cultural. It offers attractions such as; restaurants, green areas, cultural centers, bookstores, cafes, art galleries, and boutiques.


  1. Central mall:  The oldest park in America, built in 1592, it is home to the Hemiciclo a Juárez, created by the famous architect Guillermo Heredia. Currently, people gather in the Alameda on Sundays and on holidays, with the purpose of to be present at the free dance and music shows that are held there.

Miguel Hidalgo

    • The Mayor Miguel Hidalgo It has the best result regarding public transport and human development index, with hospitals and medical centers.

The exclusive neighborhoods to live within this same delegation are: La Escandon, San Miguel Chapultepec and Lomas de Chapultepec and Polanco Reforma, it also has both houses and buildings, so the housing offer is wide.

    1. Castle chapultepec: One of the architectural monuments with the greatest history in Mexico, it is the only existing royal castle on the American continent, inhabited by ancestors by the Viceroys and the aforementioned Emperor Maximilian, it was also the presidential house in 1940, a construction with a neoclassical and baroque style. , today it is a museum that receives thousands of visitors. 


    1.  Cologne Polanco: When the lands of the Morales hacienda were divided up, this neighborhood was born. It is currently an exclusive area with high-end brand clothing stores, services, entertainment, restaurants and luxury homes on Avenida Presidente Masaryk.


    1. Monument to the Heroes children: A work by Ernesto Tamariz, which today is a tribute to the cadets of the military school who gave their lives to protect and defend the Chapultepec castle, today it is an emblematic monument of CDMX.


    1. Gilardi House: Initially designed for the Gilardi family by the architect Luis Barragán Mofín in the San Miguel Chapultepec neighborhood, it is a combination of the Mexican vernacular with a combination of European modernity, inspired by primary colors, and is a piece of abstract expressionist sensibility, currently a museum in CDMX. 


  1. light trail: A recent monument in Mexico City, built in 2010-2011 with the purpose of commemorating the Bicentennial of the Independence of Mexico and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution, symbolizes who we are as Mexicans.
trail of light
light trail

Benito Juarez

One of the advantages of living in the Benito Juárez City Hall It is access to different public transport, since both the metro and the metrobus have access points in this city, also connecting with very important avenues in the city such as Viaducto, División del Norte, Insurgentes, Río Churubusco.

national film library
    1. Sunken Park: Its former owner was Tomás de Nápoles in 1608, it was used to supply the town of Mixcoac, today it is one of the 49 most romantic parks in CDMX. 


    1. National Cinematheque: It opened its doors on January 17, 1974, its purpose is to preserve, conserve, increase national and international cinema as well as encourage cultural and educational events.


    1. World Trade Center: It is a business center located in the Nápoles neighborhood, with more than 20 years old, it houses offices of recognized brands, exhibitions and business congresses. 


    1. Monumental Plaza de Toros Mexico: The sports neighborhood in CDMX houses the largest bullring in the world, with capacity for 45,000 visitors. 


  1. Mixcoac Archaeological Zone: Located in the San Pedro de los Pinos neighborhood, this area is one of the smallest in the country, measuring 7,200 square meters and today it is visited by many tourists and residents.


The TOCoyoacán mayor's office It has emblematic areas starting with the center of Coyoacán, a place of entertainment where restaurants, bars, emblematic businesses, shopping centers with a colonial atmosphere are located, in addition to this delegation there are educational buildings such as the UNAM in the Copilco area, the UAM

    1. Frida Kahlo Museum: It is a cultural venue and formerly the home of the Mexican artist, today an art museum and some important objects of the artist. 
    2. centenary garden: The fountain of a coyote makes this garden emblematic, it was inaugurated for the centenary of the independence of Mexico.
    3. Nurseries Coyoacán: A park under the administration of the Federal Government, used for reading, reiki, yoga, martial arts, walking and athletics.
    4. Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum: Documents and photographs are housed there belonging to the artist, it was founded in collaboration with the painter's youngest daughter.
    5. Downtown Coyoacan: Garden full of fountains that houses all types of independent artists, from organ grinders to poets, singers and artisans, it is one of the most emblematic and oldest places in CDMX, thousands of tourists and inhabitants walk through its corridors and visit the numerous restaurants that around it is found.
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Frida Kahlo Museum

venustian carranza

The place that all tourists visit because the international and most used airport currently in Mexico City is located in the Mayor Venustiano Carranza, obtaining second place in terms of commerce and third in amenities, with very accessible public transport access points to move throughout the city.

lecumberri garden
    1. Park of Illustrious Journalists: Near the Fray Servando metro is this beautiful and colorful place, it has a statue of some of the most important journalists in our country, José Carreño Bustos, and a statue of some of the most important journalists in Mexico; José Carreño, Miguel Ángel, Granados Chapa, Ricardo Rocha, Jacobo Zabludovsky and Elena Poniatowska are some.
    2. Grand Canal Linear Park: Built and created by 128 Arquitectura y Diseño Urbano, with an area of 73,000 m2, the main characteristic is the unevenness or sunken space itself, the space occupied by a canal, in addition to the perimeter wall.
    3. Plaza Africa Roundabout: This roundabout is the center of Col. Romero Rubio. It has a small library, a playground and a large part of gardens.
    4. Lecumberri Garden or Alameda Ánfora: Today it serves as the nation's archive, on this site President Francisco I. Madero and Vice President José Maria Pino Suárez were assassinated in 1913 and the monument is located in the exact place where the event is supposed to have occurred.
    5. Santa Juanita Park: This park was one of those rehabilitated in 2020, it has an area for dogs, a zip line, games for children, an outdoor gym and a train.

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