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Old 07-01-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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Hi, I'm 59YO caucasian thinking of relocating to Sunland Park, New Mexico.

I'm on Soc Sec (low-income) and am looking for safe, cheap, quiet and laid back place to live. I saw an article on web that Sunland Park was one of top 10 places to escape northern winters and live cheap. Just looking for 1BR apartment. Any feedback?
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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I cannot imagine an article touting Sunland Park as a retirement destination. I don't know where you'd be coming from, but understand that Sunland Park, although in New Mexico, is basically part of El Paso, Texas.

El Paso, in general, is fairly safe, cheap, quiet and laid back -- especially compared to some parts of the country. Some areas are very . . . barrio, as Sunland Park is technically classified as a colonia -- a suburb without much water or services. Sunland Park is a poorer neighbor of a pretty poor town, though. Also, SP's city gov't is . . . well, pretty much nonexistent now after a series of scandals and has been taken over by the state of New Mexico for the time being (I think), so not a lot of city services, although El Paso has them (e.g., libraries).

Apartments are pretty cheap here though -- cheaper than in El Paso proper, because they're farther out. The apartments across the street from me (uh . . . did I mention I live in Sunland Park?) run about 550 for a small 2 bdrm.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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Santa Teresa on the north side of Sunland Park is going to hell in a handbasket, so I understand--the development is out of money. The private police patrols have stopped, the golf course is no longer being maintained, and they're considering asking Sunland Park to annex them or Do~na Ana County to take over running the development.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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Yes, but that's the area around Santa Teresa Country Club, which I don't think the OP is referring to. Those are mostly large houses built around the country club, not apartments. With the demise of the club and golf courses, nobody can unload those houses.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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Is there cable internet in Sunland Park?
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:21 PM
 
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there should be. In my very new subdivision, there isn't yet -- only satellite--but in the older areas where the apartments are they should have Time Warner.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:42 PM
 
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Yes, but that's the area around Santa Teresa Country Club... Those are mostly large houses built around the country club, not apartments.
Oh, okay.

I haven't heard a lot of good things about either Sunland Park or (adjacent) Santa Teresa lately. I take it there are Santa Teresa neighborhoods other than the country club area that are doing better.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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Well, I like my neighborhood. It's new, but has the potential to be really nice. (near Artcraft and McNutt). And there's a lot of activity and development taking place out here.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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Well, I like my neighborhood. It's new, but has the potential to be really nice. (near Artcraft and McNutt). And there's a lot of activity and development taking place out here.
Does Sunland Park go that far north? I thought it ran a narrow strip up McNutt and ended at Airport Road. When someone says Sunland Park I think of the barrio areas further south not the new subdivisions off Artcraft.

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Old 07-02-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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it's very strange and chopped up; and in fact it's caused me all sorts of problems with the address.

My zip code says Santa Teresa, but the subdivision plat was filed with the City of Sunland Park, so it really is Sunland Park, and the post office hasn't really caught up with that. And of course the actual city gov't of SP is fubar'd right now, so I don't think they've taken care of that. If you look carefully at the city maps, it's true my subdivision is in SP, not in Santa Teresa, which is an unincorporated area of Dona Ana County.
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