The allure of Mexico City

After my husband and I registered the birth of our first child at the U.S. Consulate in Mexico City seven years ago, the official helping us joked that we were “unicorns.” 

That’s how rare two U.S.-born parents having a child in Mexico seemed at the time. Now? We’re probably more akin to the bands of squirrels that overrun the vast, leafy parks here. There’s no escaping us.

Mexico City has long drawn visitors and expats with its walkable neighborhoods, gorgeous architecture, richly layered history, incredible food and art, and hospitable locals. But during the pandemic, it became something of a supermagnet for U.S. remote workers and families spotting an opportunity to gain exposure to the Spanish language and Mexico’s unique culture – and perhaps save a dime. 

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