Living in New Mexico
The spirit of New Mexico is laid back like the easy-going pace of the Rio Grande -the days are mild, the evenings are cool, and the people are as calm as the sunsets.
It is called the Land of Enchantment for many reasons, but the main one is because New Mexico is a touchstone for thousands of years of Native American, Hispanic, and Western culture. This merging of peoples brings together unique food, art, and traditions, and yet each is able to remain distinct, so you can experience many flavors of life in their natural states.
In a beautiful part of the country with a low cost-of-living, New Mexico continues to lead the nation in population and employment growth.
Because of our diversity, New Mexico offers many of the amenities you and your family appreciates. Most major religious affiliations and churches are represented. We have public and private schools from preschool on up to state universities and professional programs such as law and medical schools. International organizations and associations like Rotary International and Junior League abound as well.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
These rankings are judged on climate, commute times, tax rates, average home ownership costs, cost of living, service quality of local utilities, per capita volunteerism, and fee and occupancy rates for temporary housing and mini-storage.
New Mexico is well suited to active and family lifestyles. There's something for everyone.
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican, and Native American cultural influences makes life more interesting here. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people coming together to make this state great.
Spend your days visiting renowned museums, shopping, or strolling through art galleries, and your evenings dining outdoors in the cool twilight air. Varied landscapes bring filmmakers here from around the world to capture a slice of the natural beauty New Mexicans enjoy every day.
Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture. From mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs, and sand dunes, New Mexico in the artist's dream.
When you're here, you can't help but be reminded that there's more to life than manmade artificiality. There's simply too much that's bigger than you here to feel too important.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, exercise, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky, and you'll know you've been infused with a captivating spirit.
Additional New Mexican Sites of Interest
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Sites near in Ruidoso
Sites near Albuquerque