Living in León
León is located in the State of Guanajuato. The state has a population of 5,853,777 inhabitants. The population of León is 1,578,626 inhabitants, representing 27% in the state.
León is a modern city that has been gaining its manufacturing preeminence in the State of Guanajuato. Foreign and national corporations, government incentives for investments attraction and a wholesome strategy for economical growth have created well-being and opportunities in this vital city in the Bajío.
As a reference, citing the publication in El Economista, during the last government administration in the state of Guanajuato (2012-2018), 23 industrial parks have been inaugurated with a total investment of 677 million dollars for 31 developments.
This manufacturing dynamics made it possible for the State of Guanajuato to become the third nationally in the manufacturing industry of Mexico, following the States of Mexico and Nuevo León.
None of this happened as a mere casualty. This was initiated in 1992 with the plan ‘Guanajuato Siglo XXI’, and from which a rigorous strategy implementation for economic and social growth has been implemented with the participation of the state government and key sectors of the industry, in a continuous program for the development of the state.
For decades, the city of León has been famous for its tanning industry, leather products and most specially, shoes. However, the city has importantly diversified towards the construction industry, automotive, metallurgical, chemical and plastics.
Moreover, the city has focused in environmentally friendly programs for sanitation, wastewater reuse and reasonable use of energy. The last figures from the INEGI show that 51.6 % of the population use energy-efficient light bulbs and 50.5% have waste separation practices.
The Guanajuato Inland Port is one of the most modern and best planned customs facilities in Mexico. The International Airport of El Bajío, the specialized rail freight terminal, the logistics infrastructure and the modern highways contribute not only to the trade and manufacturing operations of León, but to the region’s economical strengths.
How is it to live in León?
The city of León, known as the Giant of the Bajío, is a vibrant, modern city, with a beautiful and varied architecture, museums, auditoriums, restaurants and parks, all immersed in a dynamic manufacturing, services and trade activity which play a key contribution to our national economy.
Nevertheless, a sense of peacefulness can be perceived, especially when the horizon can be admired in the stillness of the land that beautifully blends with the moving colors from sunrise or sunset.
The city counts with beautiful housing alternatives, some as part of convenient neighborhoods many of which offer a full range of services providing the convenience of a micro-city inside.
The cost of houses, be it for rent or purchase is reasonable and very competitive to that of Mexico City, and still in a modern and tranquille city offering services and opportunities equivalent to those of big metropolitan areas.
As a steady-growing economy, León offers multiple services, work and business opportunities, universities, language centers, leisure activities, sports like basketball, baseball, golf and important sports events like the World Rally Championship and the ATP Challenger Tour.
Recommended links for sightseeing in León
Festival Internacional del Globo
Citing the https://www.festivaldelglobo.com.mx
, do not miss this international event held annually in the city of León:
The FIG has managed to gather more than 1,800 balloons, and more than 3.5 million visitors from all over the country and abroad, making it the main tourism product of the Bajío region.
200 Balloons from 23 countries including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Japan, Mexico, etc. participate. In 16 years of experience, the FIG has managed to gather more than 2,100 balloons, and more than 4.5 million visitors from all over the country and abroad, making it the main tourism product of the Bajío region.
In 2017, the FIG received 550,000 visitors from all over the Mexican Republic, generating an economic income of more than 700 million pesos and a 100% Hotel occupation in León and neighboring cities.
The International Balloon Festival is a meeting point for the whole family. Here, in addition to witnessing an unparalleled show, you can enjoy hundreds of hours of alternative events, such as world-class concerts, exhibitions, the commercial area, gastronomic areas, cultural and sports activities, among others.
» Shopping in the footwear capital
» Start a family adventure in Leon Metropolitan Park
Sightseeing tours close to the city:
» Travel Celaya
» Dare to cross the gates of Bajío
» Know the tradition of Dolores Hidalgo
León has a humid subtropical climate, with an average of 68 °F (20 °C) for the year, being May and June the warmest at 74 °F (23 °C), and December and January the coolest at 61 °F (16 °C).