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Old 03-25-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: ALBUQUERQUE
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1.) ALBUQUERQUE
2.) Denver
3.) Santa Fe
4.) El Paso
5.) Phoenix
I believe Albuquerque has the most Southwestern "like" things to do such as the 'National Firey Foods Expo' and the 'National Hispanic Cultural Center'.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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1. Abuquerque
2. Las Cruces
3. Santa Fe
4. Roswell
5. Alamogordo
6. Deming
7. Durango
8. Farmington
9. El Paso
10. Tucson
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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That is good that they are affordable. However, as you can see from the photos, there are elements of "hard architecture" that is so boring in suburban Vegas, Phoenix, and Tucson: everything is at right angles, the trees are the same species, the colors are all the same, the sidewalk is separated from the street with a useless 20' gravel strip, the wall is the same color in front of every house, etc.

Compare this to older neighborhoods on the West Coast or Northeast or Colorado where each house is unique with its own suite of plant species. No restrictions on what you can plant, and the sidewalk is closer to the street, giving homeowners more privacy and more private property.

I guess the only two places that I've seen in the Southwest that are different from house to house are Nob Hill in Albuquerque and much of Santa Fe. I do not like HOA mandated restrictions.

Why not plant grass in the gravel strips?
Those planting strips are the absolute worse places to plant grass (because they are a heat island). I don't think anybody in Tucson would be foolish enough to do this. Also, I don't agree at all with your Colorado assertion. Most lots here use the same palette of borrowed eastern grass and trees. It's no longer legal for HOAs to mandate this, but tradition rules (in both old and new neighborhoods).
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:51 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Top Ten

1. Abuquerque
2. Las Cruces
3. Santa Fe
4. Roswell
5. Alamogordo
6. Deming
7. Durango
8. Farmington
9. El Paso
10. Tucson
How anybody could put a cool eclectic and scenic city like Tucson below a poor and boring dump like Farmington, NM is beyond me.
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