Located in the western side of Mexico on the northern half of the Baja Peninsula, Baja California is filled with plentiful tourist opportunities and is growing as more Mexican residents and foreigners are investing in vacation homes and retirement properties along the coast. Baja California has approximately 3.3 million people living within its 27,590 square miles.
Baja California has a diverse landscape ranging from deserts to mountains to beaches. Some of the top industries in Baja California include maquiladora, or manufacturing, with over 900 companies operating factories that have had the opportunity to take advantage of duty-free and tariff-free exports. Along the Pacific Coast, tourism and fishing are major industries as well.
Culture and history play a major role in Baja California’s way of life. Its pre-Hispanic Cochimi and Kumiai indigenous groups still have a solid artistic foothold in its various crafts made from natural materials. Located on the Baja Peninsula, it is quite common for folks to feel that Baja California is an extension of California more than it is a part of Mexico.
The predominant religion is Roman Catholicism with many beautiful cathedrals and churches throughout the state including the Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe en Tijuana.
You’ll find the Avenida Revolución, which is the famous historic downtown area of Tijuana, Lobster Village in Rosarito, and the Valle De Los Cirios Natural Protected Area.
Baja California is connected to the United States border in the north and Baja California Sur to the south and the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of California on the west and east sides, respectively. The climate varies throughout the state with mild and dry conditions in the northwest during the summer and cool temperatures in the winter and dry and hot conditions in the east.
Real estate and rentals are both affordable and desirable. There are new developments popping up throughout Baja California, especially on the west coast. As more baby boomers seek second homes or vacation homes and retirees look for a laid back lifestyle with great weather year round, Baja California remains an attractive option. Homes, condos and apartments are available to suit all budgets and preferences.
Investment and tourism continues to help drive the economy. The influx of interest in Baja California, especially in areas such as Tijuana, is changing the landscape and skyline.