We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Mexico permits essentially no immigration - unless you come with plenty of money. Puerto Vallarta has been a bit of an American colony for many generations.
A friend just returned from a destination wedding in San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico. It's a World Heritage site. He loved it - said it felt like Seville but with lots of Central American Indians. Turns out it is popular for expats and American retirees - 20% of its population is non-Mexican. Due to its altitude, it is always Springtime there.
I have lived in San Miguel de Allende for 20 years now, moving down from Montreal. Love the winters here! But the permanent expat population here is around 10%, not 20%, though that goes up a lot with the tourist visitors between Christmas and New Years.
Lovely place, San Miguel de Allende, as is the entire Colonial circle which includes Queretaro, Dolores Hidalgo, and Guanajuato. A friend of ours just lived there (SM) for several years. He had no problem even though his Spanish is lousy. Me, it's a little too "touristy" now. Guanajuato is amazing...