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Welcome to Beautiful Las Cruces, New Mexico...

Las Cruces is one of the Southwest's best-kept secrets. You'll enjoy the warmth of the sun 350 days a year as well as the warm friendly residents that have chosen Las Cruces, New Mexico as their home. Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley attracts people of all ages and stages in life.

The only thing better than visiting Las Cruces is living here.......

The mild climate attracts those tired of shoveling snow but looking for a more active life year-round to do things such as visiting the Old Historical town of Mesilla, golfing, marathon running, tennis, walking, fishing, hunting and much, much more.

For folks who retire to Las Cruces, the city's obvious selling points are: the breathtaking Organ Mountains, the New Mexico State University and the cultural events surrounding it and the numerous state-of-the-art medical facilities.

Las Cruces has been known for one of the best small metro areas for businesses and careers by the Forbes magazine in 2011 and was named one of the best domestic tourist destinations by Global Traveler magazine. Milken Institute named Las Cruces one of the top 10 best-performing cities in the US in 2010 and CNN money magazine also rated it one of the top 25 cities for jobs that year as well.

According to RelocateAmerica.com Las Cruces New Mexico has been featured several times as one of the top recovery cities and one of the top 100 best places to live in the entire US. It’s a great location for baby boomers, retirees, businesses and career. 

People here can experience the very best that nature has to offer with the fertile Rio Grande valley nearby. Hence, high desert home sites are popular in the area. The diversity of the landscape will ensure that there is something here for everyone. According to city officials, the quality of life in Las Cruces is also quite high given the wide range of recreational opportunities, regardless if you are interested in the arts or cultural events.

Find out for yourself why Las Cruces made Money magazine's list for the second time in four years for "one of the best places to retire, and find it right here on my website from townhouses to luxury properties. Bookmark it for future reference and feel free to call or e-mail me for all of your real estate needs.

The New Mexico lifestyle is relaxed and the quality of life is superb with an abundance of nearby recreational opportunities and a wide variety of arts and cultural events throughout the year. The warm climate with an average of 350 sunny days per year allows residents to take advantage of numerous outdoor activities and exploration of nearby places of interest.

Las Cruces has a history of recognition by many well known sources, such as:

Featured in the Wall Street Journal article of May 2, 2007 as "Las Cruces Increasingly Attracts High-End Homebuyers"
Ranked the #2 Best Small Metro Area for Business and Careers by Forbes/Milken Institute 2006
Named by "AARP" Magazine a one of the five best U.S. cities to retire in, July 2006
Named by Relocate-America.com as one of America's Top 100 Places to Live in 2006
Named by Money Magazine November 2005 "top College City to Retire"
Named one of "Top 100 Places to Live" by Relocate-America.com in 2005
Named one of the "Best Sports Towns" by Sport Illustrated May 2004
Named by Inc. Magazine as one of the "Top 25 Cities for Doing Business in America"


The City of Las Cruces has several facilities that provide a social and support base for seniors. The Munson Center located at 975 S. Mesquite Street is the hub of the City of Las Cruces senior programs. The Center serves hot meals, offers regularly scheduled educational and recreational classes, a senior's companion program, and serves as liaison between seniors and government agencies. The Mesilla Park Recreation Center at 304 Bell Avenue offers seniors arts, crafts and exercise programs. The Henry Benavidez Community Center located at 1045 McClure Road offers meals and senior programs. For more information about City of Las Cruces senior programs call (575) 528-3000.

Seniors can broaden their horizons through Elderhostel and the Academy of Learning. Both programs are part of the Community Education program at Doña Ana Branch Community College. Elderhostel presents programs year round and helps to meet the needs of knowledge-seeking seniors. For more information on Elderhostel and the Academy of Learning contact the community education programs at (575) 527-7527.

Las Cruces offers many parks that have walking trails to provide a pleasant few hours for seniors. The Mesilla Valley Mall opens its doors early to walkers and many seniors take advantage of the opportunity to walk and exercise, particularly in the winter months.

Need to find a home for sale, or land for the home you want to have built? Whether you are buying your first home or your retirement home, you DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE! Have you been dreaming of a new luxury custom built home? Looking for the best place to retire and want a beautiful downsized home in which to enjoy those golden years? Whether moving across town or across the country, Las Cruces, New Mexico is a great place to live. Review our MLS listed inventory of current homes for sale in Las Cruces. I can help you find any property in Las Cruces.     I can show you anything found on the Las Cruces MLS just call me at 575-649-3175.