I'm over at Eugenio's about six blocks from the cathedral. After strolling around for a few days I can tell that I'd enjoy living here. The people would be roughly equivalent to the people in small mid-west cities in the States. In my admittedly limited contact I can tell that it doesn't even occur to most of them to be dishonest in business transactions. At the San Jose market folks went out of their way to point out that I'd over- paid. I haven't felt any kind of predatory vibe whatsoever. I know plenty of bad stuff happens and I've been around the block a time or two so my antenna is pretty well tuned up. These people are so decent and it's a modern place with some sharp go-getters, but always polite.
I wanna check out how much it'd cost me to rent an apartment long term in a neighborhood around here where I wouldn't need a car. Eugenio is a true gentleman in the finest Mexican tradition. He was kind enough to refer me to some realtors but they aren't going to be interested in my type of business..I don't reckon. They specialize in sales and luxury tourist apartments. Can you guys advise me how to begin my inquiries and very roughly how much a middle class place might run?Edited: 5:17 pm, January 25, 2013