Life in Guadalajara
As the country’s second largest city with a population of about 4.5 million, Guadalajara is one of Mexico’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. It is not a coincidence that Guadalajara is also considered to be Mexico’s own Silicon Valley. The city’s strong support of its own information technology industry has brought many U.S.-based high-tech companies, including Dell, HP, Intel, Freescale, Oracle, HCL, TLS, and IBM, to the city.
Guadalajara is not only a great city to work but also a great city to have fun and enjoy life. Half of Guadalajara’s population is under 29 years old, which gives this city an exceptional vibrancy. With its variety of architectural styles, from colonial buildings in the historic center to modern skyscrapers in the northeast, the city offers an exciting blend of tradition and innovation.
After a long day at the office, check out Chapultepec Avenue where you can enjoy many of Guadalajara’s excellent bars and restaurants. Then, on the weekend enjoy your time off by exploring the city’s numerous parks, malls, museums, and theaters. Besides a vast number of year-round events, the city also hosts major international festivals such as the International Book Fair (FIL) and The International Film Festival (FICG), which draw large international crowds.
We bet you’ll never get bored in Guadalajara!