What is your housing like? What are typical housing sizes, locations, and commute times for expatriates?

Spacious, comfortable, and secure. Pretty sure all are single-family homes. There were two neighborhoods, a place called Rio which is about a 15 minute drive to work. Homes in Rio look impressive and upper class and are in a gated community. Some homes seem opulent. The other location is Jardin which is considered the nicer older area, with established families. One can walk to work from Jardin. - Apr 2018

Gorgeous huge house in a lovely community of really huge houses. Commute time is less than ten minutes by car. - Aug 2016

Housing is pretty good. The houses are large and most are in good condition. Almost all have yards or gardens. The commute time is great, about 5 minutes, you could walk it in 15 if security permitted. - Aug 2015

Housing is great in Matamoros. All houses are within a 5 minute drive to Post, though some houses are within walking distance. All housing is huge - as a single guy, I have a 3 bedroom 4.5 bath home with guest house off the back patio. Floors are tiled, countertops are often granite, appliances are new. A few houses have a pool. We live in the most exclusive (rich) neighborhoods in the city, but many of our neighbors are involved in criminal activity. - Feb 2012

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