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Best Neighborhoods to Live in Monterrey 2024 - REEMAG

Updated: Jan 8

Monterrey is positioned as one of the largest cities in the country and has increased its investments, development and finally, security. Whether you want to rent or buy, this city offers shopping centers, quality transportation, university centers and good job opportunities; aspects that many people seek for their growth and development.

1. San Pedro Garza García

Located in the wooded area to the west of the city of Monterrey is San Pedro Garza García, a municipality that has become the most exclusive in Mexico.

San Pedro Garza ranked among the municipalities with the lowest perception of insecurity in the country, based on INEGI's National Urban Public Safety Survey.

San Pedro has natural attractions such as the Chipinque Ecological Reserve of the Cumbres Monterrey National Park. More than 1,700 hectares, where you can find amazing mountains, waterfalls and rivers with crystal clear water; an ideal place for hiking or biking.

According to the market report, the sales price per square meter in San Pedro Garza Garcia is 60,014 pesos, showing a monthly variation downward of 0.4%, however, in terms of the annual percentage showed an increase of 2.1%.

Real Estate

On the other hand, the region has the highest rental prices, with a price of 16,450 pesos per month. In addition, the Valle Oriente neighborhood, which is located within its territory, is the most exclusive, since the rent charged in the area is 20,554 pesos per month.

2. San Nicolás de los Garza

San Nicolás de los Garza, this municipality has become one of the best neighborhoods to live in Monterrey, due to its high levels of security, in addition to its economic growth. The average construction of a house in this city is 177 square meters and an apartment is 90 square meters. A property for sale in San Nicolas has an average price of 2 million pesos and for rent 14 thousand pesos. Its proximity to the campus of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, subway stations, supermarkets and work centers are advantages that stand out.


The climate is dry extreme warm steppe, the weather varies from extremely high temperatures, down to cold temperatures, all in the same day. Rainfall usually occurs in late summer, spring, fall, early fall, and during the winter.

Industrial development

Several major Mexican companies built factories in the municipality, making San Nicolás a notable industrial center. Companies such as Cemex (cement), Vitro (glass), Peñoles and Hylsa (steel) are known for their large facilities in the city. The first industries were established in Monterrey towards the end of the 19th century, although during the first part of the 20th century factories were built in the municipality of San Nicolás, since it is a geographic point to be taken into account due to its proximity to the capital. Thanks to this, the municipality is a notable industrial center.

Business development

San Nicolás increased its reputation as a good place to live, and the municipality experienced a surge in housing construction. This housing construction boom was possible because there was a large amount of land available within the city's territory. Factories moved to other municipalities, mainly to the north, particularly in Apodaca, an area that is still within the ¨Metropolitan Zone of Monterrey¨, but far from Downtown.

The most important shopping centers are: Paseo La Fe, Centro Comercial La Fe (both to the east), and Plaza Fiesta Anáhuac (south). San Nicolás is considered the fifth industrial municipality in the country and the sixth in quality of life.


The main campus of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León is located in this municipality: the Ciudad Universitaria (CU), with an approximate area of 67,630,000 square meters. This university is the third largest in Mexico and is one of the most recognized schools in the country, ranked by Reader's Digest-AC Nielsen Survey 2005 as "the best university (public and private) in the northeast region of Mexico". The UANL system has 26 colleges (faculties), 22 graduate divisions, 25 high schools (throughout the Monterrey metropolitan area), 1 bilingual education center and 3 technical high schools.

3. Mitras

With an excellent location, in this subdivision you will enjoy direct and exclusive access to Lincoln Avenue, the best way to travel comfortably to your ideal home. A location close to supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores. In addition to the high quality of construction that characterizes a colony, it has spaces surrounded by excellent parks with landscaping inside that both your children and guests can enjoy openly, in close proximity to restaurants to spend time with your partner, family or friends.

Mitras is a strategically located neighborhood since it is the main communication route between the north, south and center of the city. In this central neighborhood are located some of the main science faculties of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, positioning it as a safe and busy area for many people, and also with real estate offers suitable for buying and renting.

In this area you will find properties with a lower price, ranging from 1.5 to 4.5 million pesos.

4. Ladrillera

Within the city of Monterrey, this area presents very good real estate investment opportunities due to its location, transportation and communication routes. Homes for sale in the Ladrillera neighborhood range from more than 500 thousand to 18 million pesos. In addition, its location close to places of interest, such as the Tecnológico de Monterrey, the BBVA stadium, La Pastora Zoo, among other representative sites of the city. This increases over time the value of its properties thanks to the real estate appreciation and the demand for housing requested by different sectors of the population, from students and professionals to retirees.

Real Estate

Homes for sale in the Ladrillera neighborhood range from over 500 thousand to 18 million pesos.

5. Contry

The name of this neighborhood comes from the "Contry Club de Golf" that was in operation for several decades around the middle of the last century; this space was a meeting point for those seeking to practice golf in the outskirts of Monterrey's urban area.

In terms of public services, there are private services such as hotels, bookstores, restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, shopping malls, movie theaters, schools and churches, just to mention a few.


The streets and avenues facilitate mobility to travel to any point in the city; Eugenio Garza Sada, Revolucion and Alfonso Reyes avenues, through which it is possible to reach both downtown and the citrus region and from there to the south of the country; or connect with Morones Prieto Avenue to travel to the center of the country, including the CDMX; and with Constitution Avenue to travel to Tamaulipas and the United States of America.


In this area is located very close to the Tec de Monterrey District, where the Mexican educational institution with the highest international leadership is located.

You can get a house for the price of $20,900 MXN per m2, with all services and amenities available.


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