Open Circle has suspended its weekly program at the garden at Lake Chapala Society. Each week it highlights a different video of a past presentation.
This week, David Truly presents “The Lake Chapala Riviera: A Mature Retirement Destination?” It will be available for view Sunday, May 17, 10:30 a.m. at opencircleajijic.org.
While the Lake Chapala Riviera has always been a destination for some retirees, its popularity and recognition over the past decades has resulted in a dramatic increase in home sales and development. While this area has a history of boom and bust, this recent trend suggests the maturation of the area as a retirement destination. This presentation focuses on the cycle of retirement destinations and this area’s position within that cycle, so that we may better understand the various forces shaping its evolution and the issues that affect the long-term sustainability for both the foreign and Mexican communities.
Dr. David Truly, a former resident of Ajijic, has a PhD in Cultural Geography from the University of South Carolina and has studied this area since 1997. He will offer an overview of not only his own research but the current work of other researchers on this topic.