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Post by seisdedos Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:45 pm

What can anyone tell me about this subdivsion?
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Post by johninajijic Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:01 pm

seisdedos wrote:What can anyone tell me about this subdivsion?

It has a good mix of houses, mostly older, a few newer. It's a Fracc. It has a lot of water problems.
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Post by Berto Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:41 pm

I've lived in Villa Nova for the last year. The water here is pure & sweet, from an aquifer 250 feet deep - no need for filtering. I would guess there have been 2-3 outages of water for a couple hours over the last year. Quiet neighborhood, easy walk to town.

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Post by E-raq Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:11 pm

seisdedos wrote:What can anyone tell me about this subdivsion?

It's a super area. Close in, some gorgeous homes, including a beautiful hacienda. There are, contrary to popular opinion, NO water problems. There were some quite a few year back, however that is ancient history.

Thinking of buying or building there?
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Post by seisdedos Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:17 pm

E-raq wrote:
seisdedos wrote:What can anyone tell me about this subdivsion?

It's a super area. Close in, some gorgeous homes, including a beautiful hacienda. There are, contrary to popular opinion, NO water problems. There were some quite a few year back, however that is ancient history.

Thinking of buying or building there?

Nope. We have been spending much of our time at the coast where we have a home and I like it there. Its great not spending a good part of the day driving in this crazy city traffic.

An old client was offered a good deal on a house in Villa Nova but it would need work which I will do if he decides to buy.
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Post by E-raq Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:25 pm

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seisdedos wrote:What can anyone tell me about this subdivsion?

It's a super area. Close in, some gorgeous homes, including a beautiful hacienda. There are, contrary to popular opinion, NO water problems. There were some quite a few year back, however that is ancient history.

Thinking of buying or building there?

Nope. We have been spending much of our time at the coast where we have a home and I like it there. Its great not spending a good part of the day driving in this crazy city traffic.

An old client was offered a good deal on a house in Villa Nova but it would need work which I will do if he decides to buy.


Sounds like a great deal. As long as the house is sound I'd jump at something like that. Workmanship here is pretty variable, and often work has to be redone. So, hiring someone from G. is the best idea of all.

Good luck to your friend. I love the area almost as much as Las Salvias.
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Post by jrm30655 Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:53 pm

Lived in VN for 4 years. Nice, quiet and safe. Good neighbors.

Haven't really had any water problems other than a couple instances of maintainance.




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Post by johninajijic Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:05 pm

E-raq wrote:
seisdedos wrote:What can anyone tell me about this subdivsion?

It's a super area. Close in, some gorgeous homes, including a beautiful hacienda. There are, contrary to popular opinion, NO water problems. There were some quite a few year back, however that is ancient history.

Thinking of buying or building there?

That was the main objection every time my friend saw this woman from VN walking the carretera. Seems like that was always her complaint. Villa Niva is similar to Rancho del Oro, although VN is a Fracc. I'm not sure Rancho del Oro is. Both are waaay too large. The smaller the Community the better, easier to control and manage.
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Post by seisdedos Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:33 pm

So I suppose someone's third hand info is more accurate than that of first hand accounts.

Thanks to all for the info.
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Post by Intercasa Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:15 pm

Clients of mine who live there are happy, seems like a nice place.
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Post by gringal Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:25 am

Good friends have lived there around seven years and love it. No complaints.

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Post by Mainecoons Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:35 am

Very good location and lots of ambiance. Many of the homes have stunning views. A long walk to the Plaza but do-able. I think it passes the location and neighborhood ambiance tests.

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Post by ferret Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:23 am

There's also some great restaurants that are in very close proximity and La Huerta Plaza where there is a butcher, a seafood store and a small general grocery store.
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Post by johninajijic Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:18 am

ferret wrote:There's also some great restaurants that are in very close proximity and La Huerta Plaza where there is a butcher, a seafood store and a small general grocery store.

Restaurants from closest to farthest heading West: Giovanni's, Tabarka, La Taverna and Hacienda Ajijic. Opposite diection, heading East is Junky Monkey, Casa de Waffle, Fonda Dona Lola, The Score and Roberto's..

"Best" seafood store in Ajijic, always fresh stuff at reasonable prices.

Butcher shop is excellent. Good selection. They speak English and she can cut anything you want.

Grocery Store has built up it's stock a lot over the years, but is a tad expensive.

A new ferreteria nearby. Opposite direction is Fernando's detailing/body shop, Lavanderia and Dry Cleaners, a key place and car wash.

We have used or been to most of the above and they are good to excellent.
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Post by espíritu del lago Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:39 am

It's also close to seis esquinas.
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Post by slainte39 Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:55 am

espíritu del lago wrote:It's also close to seis esquinas.

Which has a very good ice cream store....and the new Catholic Church, a half block west.

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Post by johninajijic Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:19 am

espíritu del lago wrote:It's also close to seis esquinas.

I'm lost. What advantage is that? That's an advantage if you're a druggie.
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Post by Intercasa Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:25 am

Maybe you want to have friends to drink 40oz bottles of malt liquor with on the street corners at night?
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Post by johninajijic Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:35 am

Intercasa wrote:Maybe you want to have friends to drink 40oz bottles of malt liquor with on the street corners at night?

Of course, you're joking. Would you do that?
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Post by Intercasa Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:40 am

John buddy, you need to get out more and live the real Mexican experience. It would be like living in Brazil and not living in a favela!


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Post by slainte39 Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:58 am

johninajijic wrote:
espíritu del lago wrote:It's also close to seis esquinas.

I'm lost. What advantage is that? That's an advantage if you're a druggie.

WELLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by brigitte Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:10 pm

we live near 6 esquinas and are very happy here, it is interesting that it is the people who do not live here who keep putting it down. By the way John your favorite contractor as well as his brother live on Francisco Villa, our help is from there and they are not druggies, most of the people who have worked for us over the years are from there and we never had problems with them. I have gone to many wedding , baptism and funerals there as well and never had a problem.

Villa Nova is a very nice area next to Rancho del Oro on the other side of the carretera. There are some very nice houses and people there, not sure what being "near 6 esquinas " has to do with it. Many areas in Ajijic are near 6 th esquinas or Guadalupe Vistoria area or Emiliano Zapata that does not make every place in Ajijic bad.

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Post by johninajijic Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:16 pm

brigitte wrote:we live near 6 esquinas and are very happy here, it is interesting that it is the people who do not live here who keep putting it down. By the way John your favorite contractor as well as his brother live on Francisco Villa, our help is from there and they are not druggies, most of the people who have worked for us over the years are from there and we never had problems with them. I have gone to many wedding , baptism and funerals there as well and never had a problem.

I guess it's what people generalize about the area. I know my favorite contractor and his family, 6 children, have lived there for many years. We went to his daughters Quincenera at one of those small Eventos on Ocampo not far from the Church. He invited his customers from LAS. We all had a good time.

He also did the same thing when he decided to get married after 25 years. What a hoot. We went to the Church wedding and back to the same Eventos for a meal.
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Post by Mainecoons Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:20 pm

Not really. Seis Esquinas is just two short blocks from the lake. Villa Nova is north of the Carretera. Much higher in elevation too.
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Post by Uncle Jack Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:15 am

I lived there for two and a half years and loved every minute.

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