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Old 06-16-2008, 03:38 AM
 
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I highly recommend retiring in Ruidoso. It's been my home away from home for years now, and is great if you want a beautiful, peaceful lifestyle. As for the shady people, they shouldn't be anywhere near your home. There are some walking the highway and in the casinos, but they are harmless (from my experiences). I really wouldn't worry about crime/shady people at all in Ruidoso.

There are a lot of terrible drivers there, but I guess you get used to that after a while. It just seems like people driving right in front of you will slam on the brakes suddenly when they need to make a turn, leading to you almost hitting them. That's a problem there, but aside from that, I love Ruidoso.
Alto was always ny favorate area in Ruidoso.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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I have homes in both Cloudcroft, Ruidoso and Alamogordo. It's hard to compare pros and cons between the three as they are all totally different. If you like a small town feel, go for Cloudcroft. If you are looking for a wider variety of things to do, then Ruidoso is where you want to be.

...I am currently liquidating most of my homes, so if you'd like more info, feel free to email/PM me.
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:12 AM
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Location: El Paso TX
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IMHO, it's just a personal preference between the two areas and what one likes to do and/or live around. Although we don't plan on ever retiring in either area, we have had a cabin in the outskirts of Cloudcroft since 92 and spend most weekends there from April thru Oct.

We chose Cloudcroft, rather than Ruidoso, to get away from the crowds, traffic, etc. If we feel like being "busier" we have a beautiful 45 minute drive to Ruidoso.

It's not true that water is being rationed. There have been a couple of times when water has been an issue, but that's all old news. Our place is about 7 miles on the other side of Cloudcroft, toward Mayhill, and we have never been threatened by forest fires.

We will keep our modified A frame cabin for as long as we continue going there. When that day comes, it will be for sale.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso NM & Lubbock Texas
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It's been quite some time that anyone has posted to this thread. I have lived in Ruidoso for many years, raised my family here. Its a great place to be year round with true 4 seasons. Real estate market is good and steady, like any place buyer should always take into account location, location, location. The second home market is huge here with opportunities to rent out your place on a nightly basis if that is an option for you.
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Mesa
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It's been quite some time that anyone has posted to this thread. I have lived in Ruidoso for many years, raised my family here. Its a great place to be year round with true 4 seasons. Real estate market is good and steady, like any place buyer should always take into account location, location, location. The second home market is huge here with opportunities to rent out your place on a nightly basis if that is an option for you.
It's gorgeous there. One of the owners of my firm in PHX has land and a second house in Ruidoso, as do several of our clients. THey discovered they could get the same weather and scenery there that they could get in Flagstaff, Payson or the White Mountains for a lot less money.
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:13 AM
 
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I would rather buy a house in Ruidoso.
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