Aguascalientes has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life in Latin America.
OECD has recognized Aguascalientes as having the best business climate standards in the world. It is a strong business and economic center in the Bajío region. Its strategic location and excellent infrastructure have made it a regional hub and a popular location for international headquarters.
Aguascalientes is known as one of the cleanest and safest cities in Mexico
To arrive in Aguascalientes is to arrive in the very heart of Mexico, both geographically and culturally. This is no tourist-ridden beach resort, or overpopulated metropolis. Indeed, Aguascalientes is known as one of the cleanest and safest cities in Mexico, offering all the charm of its colonial architecture and surrounding mountains, with the convenience of its central location and modern amenities. An average day for an expat in Aguascalientes may begin with a typical Mexican breakfast of tortillas with beans or eggs, perhaps alongside a freshly-picked guava from the garden. Driving through the city center, you will pass some of the most unique architecture in Mexico, including the extraordinary Baroque façade of Guadalupe Church, which was built during colonial times. Lunchtime may be spent wandering through the city's art museum, which can be found in a Classical-style building designed by architect Refugio Reyes. In the evening, a brisk walk through one of the city’s many parks will help you work off all those fried tacos, before watching the sun set behind the eerily beautiful Cerro Del Muerto, a mountain which lies in the shape of a sleeping man.
The city is home to Lic. Jesús Terán Peredo International Airport, where 9 flights per day depart to Mexico City, Tijuana, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.
The state is located about 480 km (300 mi) from Mexico City
Aguascalientes (Spanish pronunciation: [aɣwaskaˈljentes] is the capital of the state of Aguascalientes and is its most populous city, with a metropolitan population of 1,000,000. It is located in North-Central Mexico. It is part of the macroregion of Bajío, which is among the safest and most prosperous regions in Mexico. Aguascalientes has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life in Latin America. Nowadays, Aguascalientes is a vigorous service city that is experiencing an ongoing social, economic, and aesthetic revitalization process.
It stands at 1880 meters above sea level, at 21°51′N 102°18′W. It is the municipal seat for the Aguascalientes Municipality. The Aguascalientes metropolitan area includes the municipality of Jesus María and San Francisco de los Romo. It was a Chichimeca Indian territory, later blossoming into a strategic link between Mexico City and the mines of Zacatecas, while prosperous agriculture and ranching helped feed Spain’s emerging New World cities.
Its first-class services and hotel industry turn it into one of the most important centers in Mexico with numerous options of entertainment, gastronomy, leisure activities, arts and recreation.