Monterrey - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

I think it's best for families and people with children. The social scene is a bit quiet, but it's been easy to make friends through our daughters' school. - Feb 2021

Singles, yes, because there are lots of restaurants and bars. Couples, yes. It is very family-friendly. - Sep 2018

Yes. All will enjoy Monterrey - Aug 2015

I think it's great for couples above families and singles. - Mar 2014

Seems to be good for everyone. I am a single female and have not had problems dating, although the society is more conservative than some may be used to. - Oct 2012

When security is good, it's a great city for singles, because there is a lot to do, lots of clubs and bars, you can take salsa lessons, etc. Likewise, when security is good, it's great for kids - there are parks, museums, etc. When security is not good, like now, I would think it's better for couples, because you're going to be spending a lot of time at home. - Oct 2010

The singles and couples seem to love it here. There is always somewhere to go or something new to try. Because of the raise in crime, families are a little more hesitant to go out and about. During the day (most of the time) you should be okay. We always try to be home before dark, just as a precaution. There are a lot of outdoor things to do here that kids will love. Again, just be aware of your surroundings. - Jul 2010

In the big picture, this not a good city for families/singles/couples. It is a GREAT city! Come expecting a large modern Latin American city, and you won't be disappointed. - Jan 2008

This is a great place for families. Local people start early, with most couples married off at 23 and with children by 23 and 9 months. As an unmarried late 20's/early 30's couple we are an enigma. Most people are accepting of it but forget about joining a country club! For young singles it can be a fun place - plenty of fun bars and nightclubs downtown, but definitely a college-age crowd. - Jan 2008

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