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View Poll Results: In which city would you rather retire?
Columbia, MO 11 33.33%
Las Cruces, NM 22 66.67%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-27-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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Based on cost of living, crime, scenic beauty, and entertainment, in which city would you rather retire?
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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I've lived in both Missouri (Northwest) and New Mexico (Eastern, North Central). Both have their positives and negatives, but I chose Columbia, MO....I don't know, I just thought there might come a day when I will want to move back, however New Mexico is where I need to be right now...

(plus I've been to Columbia, haven't quite made it to Las Cruces yet...)
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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If you like milder winters go to Cruces. But if you like trees..........even a little bit. Go to Columbia.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I've lived in and near Columbia. I've lived near Las Cruces (in Alamogordo).

If I were only choosing on the basis of the city, I'd choose Columbia --> trees, Katy Trail, MKT Trail, large university, lively downtown, varied neighborhoods, some international diversity, almost equidistant to St. Louis and Kansas City, relatively low cost of living.

If I were choosing on the basis of the state, I'd choose Las Cruces --> state has better climate, wondrous diversity in geography, geology, history, people, language, culture. Las Cruces also close to the El Paso Airport, which I think is one of the nicest and most accessible airports in the country.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:58 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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Las Cruces has an awesome range of sharp, craggy, and beautiful mountains on its horizon. Probably the most scenic desert range I've seen in the US. Pretty nice sight to wake up to every day. New Mexico has amazing sunsets as well. Old Mesilla has its charm and 300 + days of sunshine a year. New Mexico is a different kind of culture to adapt to which like anywhere else has its pros and cons, though if you like green chile then your in!

El Paso is down the road which is both good and bad. Being that close to Juarez is just too unsettling though it has the airport and decent enough large city shopping to meet those needs.

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Old 07-22-2013, 07:04 PM
 
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I would rather retire in Columbia, MO only because I live in Phoenix and don't want to retire in another desert city. Columbia would be a nice change of pace (even though I would never ever live in Columbia just hypothetically) and I love snow and greenery.
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