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9201 Dripping Springs Road., Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88011,
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Las Cruces, New Mexico: The Perfect Spot To Retire in the Southwest




Ask any retiree residing in Las Cruces the reason they made the sunny Southern New Mexico town 'home' and you are sure to see a wide grin'”plus an even grander story. Most of the people living there can recount checking out Las Cruces for the first time, lined by the wandering Rio Grande River on the west and amazing Organ Mountains to the east, and falling in love with the surroundings. Located in the agriculturally strong Mesilla Valley, Las Cruces is the 2nd biggest city in New Mexico (bigger than Santa Fe) plus it is one of just a few 'top-retirement towns' which rank under the country'™s average cost of living. Las Cruces provides a one of a kind history, with ancient peoples going back to 200 B.C., which only give more to the city's special culture. Being a growing US Southwest city moving up, Las Cruces has still kept its special 'small town' feel and distinct "Old West" flavour from times past. Las Cruces offers a huge selection of yearly events and attractions, cheap living, amazing weather and about 350 days of sunshine a year'”making it into top retirement city.




From festivals and parties to art expos and yearly events, the Las Cruces area provides people living there many ways to enjoy the region's grand culture, laid-back atmosphere and mild climate that provide constant sun. Popular nearby events include the Hatch Chile Festival, County Fair, Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally, Whole Enchilada Fiesta, Dia de Los Muertos and Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Meet up with other residents at the Las Cruces Farmers & Craft Market where fruits and vegetables grown in the area can be available along with the beautiful products of local artists. The Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market is open weekly on Wednesday and Saturday morning in the Las Cruces downtown mall.




Las Cruces has activities and events for everyone from the adventurist to the artist. For the outdoors type individual, the 350 days of clear skies each year make possible golfing, hiking and biking. Las Cruces has 2 award-winning golf courses, not to mention a third that is in process of development. A network of recently paved cycling paths meanders along the banks of the Rio Grande while connecting urban areas of the community. Natural and historical focused sites include Dripping Springs Recreation Area, Bosque de Mesilla Wildlife Refuge, Aguirre Springs Recreation Area, Ft. Selden State Monument, and Robledo Mountains Paleozoic Trackways Monument. Other nearby attractions are Old Mesilla Historical Plaza, Historic Downtown Las Cruces, Stahmann Farms (world-renowned pecan growers) and trips to the Trinity Site (the testing site for the original atomic bomb). Ruidoso and Cloudcroft have a refreshing mountain escapte for people seeking high altitude, trees and mountain brooks. The Lincoln National Forest is a one hour trip in car from Las Cruces and has ski areas, outdoor activities and entertainment from the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino.




Considering influences like New Mexico State University, White Sands Missile Range plus a good local economy, Las Cruces is the best city to live as a retiree. Las Cruces is often referred to as 'one of the best kept secrets of the American Southwest' and was been rated as a 'Best Place to Retire' by several associations and publications such as AARP, Forbes and Hispanic Magazine. The low cost of living in the area provides a good chance for Las Cruces homes for sale buyers to maximize their dollar value when buying a new house. Besides the landscape and culture, the area also provides a large selection of medical specialists, social associations, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, things to do and continuing education opportunities.



Las Cruces' awesome climate, gorgeous scenery, cultural environment and reduced cost of living make the community a great spot for retirees to call 'home'. The calm pace paired with a good economy and reasonable living costs make the town a strong contender for anyone thinking about a move towards the Southwest.



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