Escandón is not so ancient as Mixcoac. Today's neighborhood derives from the colonial haciendas that dominated the area. Once outside the populated area of Tacubaya, Escandón grew up only when it was subdivided in the 19th century.
Toward the end of the Mexican Revolution, it had already been established as a residential area. By the 1930s, it was being subdivided, especially for ranking military officers and their families.
Today's Escandón is benefiting from the higher rents north in La Condesa with some of the most competitive and lively eateries opening on streets traditionally given over to pulquerias. The pulque is still frothy, but with lots of new neighbors, the scene could not be more happening.