Perhaps Ajijic, maybe San Miguel de Allende and maybe some of the smaller beach towns are the only place where you are likely to have a significant number of neighbors from north of the border. Every where else foreigners are a small fraction of the Mexicans. I know maybe a dozen people from up north but only two of them live anywhere near me, and I almost never run into them on the street. In fact, one of them, I have never seen on the street, I only know she lives in the neighborhood because we are both in a political interest group that gets together once in a while.DO most expats living in Merida live close to each other? Noticed most live near el centro. Any live among the locals?