Polanco & M. Hidalgo Norte

Polanco has grown by leaps and bounds. Once but a neighborhood of some five modest sections, today it also includes good parts of Grenada and the none-too thoughtfully named "Ampliacion Grenada," too. Add to that a few neighborhoods of historical significance like Anzures, Veronica Anzures, and the whole collection of interesting little neighborhoods to the north ofAv. Río San Joaquín, and you get a very dynamic, even a city within the city.

Polanco seems to be enjoying the slight eclipse it's received at the hands of La Condesa which snatched away the crown of "most affluent" neighborhood in the city. Polanco has always been more modest, even granted it's considerable affluence.

For international visitors, even those staying in La Condesa, Polanco is still attractive for a few of its really good museums, and for the rather formidable shopping district along Avenida Presidente Masaryk.

That in addition to a considerable number of enclave-like smaller neighborhoods where exceptional meals are served, seven days a week.


In addition to the neighborhood actually called Anáhuac, the name is also used as umbrella term for nearly a dozen smaller neighborhoods. Ahuehuetes Anáhuac, San Juanico, Lago Norte, Los Manzanos, Lago Sur, Dos Lagos, Pensil Norte, Pensil Sur, Popo, Francsico I. Madero, 5 de Mayo and Deportivo Pensil are all in there.

Because of the major real estate developments and apartment towers currently being finished in the neighborhoods Grenada and Ampliacion Grenada, for some time, these many neighborhoods have been listed as those with the steepest increases in rental prices. And though they're not often on the international visitors' radar, they're still among the most charming of small residential neighborhoods in the center of the city.


The colonias Anzures and Verónica Anzures are primarily residential in character, although the mix of art deco and colonial revival buildings give the area a true sense style. All ranch land until the end of the 19th century, today Anzures is also home to the Torre Ejecutiva Pemex and the Plaza de las Estrellas shopping center.

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