I am American with more than 30 years in Mexico.
My wife, Xochitl, is Mexican.
As I approached retirement age, living in Puerto Vallarta, my wife, Xochitl (“So-chill”) and I began thinking about our next step – a move to Tierra Alta. It is a 17 acre (7 hectare) tract of beautiful oak covered foothills on the edge of the Sierra Madres just a mile from the old trading town of El Tuito in Cabo Corrientes. It won’t be a surprise if you have never heard of any of these places. That was a large part of their attraction for us.
My background was in journalism and marketing. Xochitl's was in fitness centers management so the contrast was pretty intense for us.
Xochitl Ruiz & David Kimball
Forming a Community
But we must be practical. For us to live on this land we must attract a small community of clients to share the Tierra Alta property and become neighbors and owners. Partly because there are no signs of intrusion on the land (other than the basic road work), reaching out to other people to join Tierra Alta is a little like forming an early tribal group with no local precedents for civilized behavior on this property.
Hence the importance of Rules & Regulations – our own “constitution”.
The Rules will impose the limits that will protect our miniature natural preserve. The Rules are based on common sense, not on any desire to control how people live. But the Rules are the Rules. So, no cutting trees above a certain size and no cutting oaks or pines. No purple cabins, No playing heavy metal with the windows open. No shooting the native birds with anything.
If you find yourself seriously interested in Tierra Alta,
we can arrange for you to exchange personal profiles with the other residents and with Xochitl and me. No point in leaving those surprises until you’ve already moved in. It’s a small community. Better to know at least the basics about your neighbors in advance.