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  Why the best place to retire?  Read what the experts say about Las Cruces...

AARP Designates Las Cruces as a Top-five Place to Retire, July 2006
Another national magazine has designated Las Cruces as one of the top retirement communities in the United States. Read storyfor-sale-by-owner

One of the Best College Towns to Retire - Money November 2005: For the second time in four years, Las Cruces made one of Money’s lists of best places to retire; this time as a college town. The article cited several factors, including Las Cruces’ great weather, amazing views, cultural scene and low cost of living. Read story

One of the Best Places to Retire - Money Magazine, June 2002: The article cited several factors, including Las Cruces’ great weather, amazing views, cultural scene, low cost of living and the country’s best Mexican food and, according to the article, possibly the hottest chile in the U.S.A. The article indicated Las Cruces’ warm climate and mild winters were perfect for year-round activities such as tennis, hiking, golf and visiting attractions like the dunes of nearby White Sands National Monument.

One of America’s Top 100 Retirement Towns - Where to Retire Magazine, Fall 2001: Las Cruces received praise for its diverse culture, high desert climate, low cost of living, open spaces, and year-round outdoor activities. It was also one of the few towns selected that ranked below the national cost of living average, and had an average new home price under $100,000. Each city considered was assessed on a variety of categories ranging from the availability of medical care, recreational activities, continuing education, and airports, to shopping, dining, cultural and social organizations.

Ranked in the Top 10 College Towns to Settle In by Modern Maturity Magazine (AARP publication).

Ranked among the Top Five Places to Retire in the nation by Your Money Magazine.

The above information is from the Las Cruces Convention & Visitors Bureau...

Other Rankings...
Best Place to Live - Family Digest, Fall 2002:
Las Cruces ranked the highest among 300 cities/destinations evaluated in a number of areas determined to be important to families, including: crime rate, housing costs, income, pre-college education productivity, family friendliness, weather and affordability.

Top 10 Cities for Hispanics to Live - Hispanic Magazine, 2002 & 2003: The Las Cruces/El Paso area was ranked the fifth best city for Hispanics to live. The ranking was based on the percentage of Hispanics in the city, political representation, whether you can speak Spanish without feeling like a foreigner, and the vibrancy and “hipness” of the Latin cultural scene.

Best Small Metro Area for Business and Careers - Forbes/Milken Institute, 2002, 2003 & 2004: The rankings were based on “job growth, earned income, and “a measure of activity in critical technologies that foster future growth.” Read story

Las Cruces was also featured in Where To Retire Magazine - December 2005 and January 2006

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