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Old 03-22-2019, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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Not sure why Las Cruces' closeness to the much larger metro area of El Paso/Juarez is consistently overlooked in these discussions? Medical care in particular. Traveling between Las Cruces and El Paso is no more daunting than traveling cross-town in places like L.A., Phoenix, Seattle, etc.



IOWs, what can't be found in Las Cruces very likely exists in El Paso.
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Pueblo CO
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I'm sorry you saw some lights out in the most blighted, highest crime area of Albuquerque (population 900,000) but what does that have to do with retiring in Las Cruces?

There is the Southern New Mexico State Fair outside Las Cruces, it's much smaller than the one in Albuquerque.
LOL. We're discussing (as the last poster indicated) the "big picture" (ie, for services in Phoenix, Denver, and lastly El Paso by the latest poster VS Las Cruces) here and since your "location" is given as "Albuquerque" I thought I'd INSERT a recent experience.

"The most blighted, highest crime area of Albuquerque.....":

What a welcoming SIGHT as you exit I40 from the East on to Central Ave (old 66) to find Central in COMPLETE DARKNESS! No thanks! LIGHT deters the "criminal element" as many who have lived elsewhere know. IMO your city of nearly a million population can do better. Albuquerque is quickly becoming a "backwater" BUT if you live in the "North Valley" or "Rio Rancho": who cares?
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Old 03-23-2019, 06:20 PM
 
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A certain level of care is one of those things that people may take for granted, particularly if it is relatively easy to find wherever they currently reside.

And, Las Cruces is billed as a great place to retire so I think it’s fair to have some expectation that access to good healthcare would be included in the criteria used for that determination. .

Who is doing the billing, and are their motives pure as snow?
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Old 03-30-2019, 12:39 PM
 
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I have friends who live in LC and most of their specialists are in El Paso. They're very pleased with the care they receive. These are friends who retired in LC and moved to LC from much larger cities like PHX, Tucson, San Diego and Houston.

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Old 06-03-2019, 10:34 PM
 
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Default a town cooler than Las Cruces?

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Hi, to answer your queries: we retired here last Summer from Southern California. For your $230,000 you can pay cash for a lovely home in a very nice area. People are quite friendly here. You definitely need a car. For us, the lack of variety in shopping is an adjustment. When we were fixing up our home we ended up ordering many many things online. Of course, El Paso is less than an hour away and there are many big name stores there. There's a large retiree population here and lots of programs---from hiking and biking to yoga to physical fitness, and more. Cloudcroft is a wonderful mountain community (9,000 feet)--and a great place to cool off in the Summer. Yes, it's hot here for about 3 months, but the low humidity makes it pretty bearable. They do tax many things we're not used to--like services for haircuts, manicures, accountants, etc. There's a fairly new hospital off Lohman (MountainView) which accommodates most every need. There are many specialists here in town, and a new urgent care just opened close to Sonoma Ranch. Hope this helps.

I have COPD and so could not live at 9,000 Ft. elevation. Is there a town higher than Las Cruces, not too small, that is a bit less hot and has some trees?
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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I have COPD and so could not live at 9,000 Ft. elevation. Is there a town higher than Las Cruces, not too small, that is a bit less hot and has some trees?

I can't think of one in New Mexico - Ruidoso is nice and has trees but sits at about 8,500 feet elevation. Going to really aggravate your COPD. Santa Fe is less hot, it's of course up north of Albuquerque. It's not too small, kind of expensive to rent or buy a home there, is less hot for temperatures, but it doesn't have a lot of trees, though.

I can't think of a town in the entire state of New Mexico that fits your bill. Silver City, NM, is 2,000 higher in elevation than Las Cruces, but it's population is pretty small. Try 9,647 people. Hobbs, Artesia, Carlsbad, Roswell are all fairly small cities that don't have many trees in or around them.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Pueblo CO
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I have COPD and so could not live at 9,000 Ft. elevation. Is there a town higher than Las Cruces, not too small, that is a bit less hot and has some trees?

I can't think of one in New Mexico - Ruidoso is nice and has trees but sits at about 8,500 feet elevation. Going to really aggravate your COPD. Santa Fe is less hot, it's of course up north of Albuquerque. It's not too small, kind of expensive to rent or buy a home there, is less hot for temperatures, but it doesn't have a lot of trees, though.

I can't think of a town in the entire state of New Mexico that fits your bill. Silver City, NM, is 2,000 higher in elevation than Las Cruces, but it's population is pretty small. Try 9,647 people. Hobbs, Artesia, Carlsbad, Roswell are all fairly small cities that don't have many trees in or around them.
Hi elko!

All good 'stuff' and true. Interesting that "Fog" is replying to a 4yo post but if he lives where it's 'foggy' best he stays there since moisture/rain will facilitate his breathing. Years ago people moved to the dry heat for their TB (not sure how that helped) and now arthritis (more common since we're all living longer).

BUT if NF has COPD the most likely culprit is smoking which he needs to STOP now. Physicians say now: "anytime you quit will help." Smoking killed all the early actors who used to light up on screen (ie, to seduce the viewers): Gable, 'Bogie', Chuck Connors, Jimmy Dean et al all made early exits from their lives b/4 the Surg. Gen. warning went on the cigi packs. I speak to my 97yo uncle weekly in Minnesota and I have to stop talking until he coughs up some 'spittle' until we can begin speaking again. If he were at a higher elevation not sure how long he'd last?

Summer is starting. Be well.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Hey, Tommy, hi right back to you! Still digging Pueblo? We're getting a new A/C and nat.gas furnace because ours finally bit the dust. Not bad for 22 years old, though, our furnace. It is the original RUUD air conditioner, so we really can't get too upset about it. We have a portable stuck in our bedroom window, so that's helping. The appointment to install the new one isn't until Monday morning the 10th of June. Whew - imagine that, it blew right as the temperatures were rising!

Yeah, agreed, put out that cigarette and stop smoking immediately! Terrible for you! Take care and chat with you later, Colorado.
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I have COPD and so could not live at 9,000 Ft. elevation. Is there a town higher than Las Cruces, not too small, that is a bit less hot and has some trees?

I can't think of one in New Mexico - Ruidoso is nice and has trees but sits at about 8,500 feet elevation. Going to really aggravate your COPD. Santa Fe is less hot, it's of course up north of Albuquerque. It's not too small, kind of expensive to rent or buy a home there, is less hot for temperatures, but it doesn't have a lot of trees, though.

I can't think of a town in the entire state of New Mexico that fits your bill. Silver City, NM, is 2,000 higher in elevation than Las Cruces, but it's population is pretty small. Try 9,647 people. Hobbs, Artesia, Carlsbad, Roswell are all fairly small cities that don't have many trees in or around them.
I'd say that the tree thing makes it pretty tough outside of Ruidoso. But Cruces is pretty treeless outside of the river areas. I'd add Socorro, Espanola, Las Vegas and Los Alamos as being slightly higher than Las Cruces as well as your suggestion of Silver City. Silver and Alamos are pretty nice towns due to the fact that they have some money in them.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:17 AM
 
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I'd say that the tree thing makes it pretty tough outside of Ruidoso. But Cruces is pretty treeless outside of the river areas. I'd add Socorro, Espanola, Las Vegas and Los Alamos as being slightly higher than Las Cruces as well as your suggestion of Silver City. Silver and Alamos are pretty nice towns due to the fact that they have some money in them.
Having lived in Los Alamos before, I doubt it would be an option. It definitely has lots of trees, but the elevation is over 7,000 ft, and the population is only about 12,000. The altitude is high enough that it is often a HUGE issue for many people who move there. Santa Fe is also over 7,000 ft, and like you said, no trees to speak of. Ruidoso is also close to 7,000 ft, so it's probably still too high. I don't remember Espanola having many trees either, and it's even smaller than Los Alamos. It does have a slightly lower elevation, but not by much (still over 6,000). Silver City would probably be too small and is still close to 6000 ft. I really don't know much at all about Socorro or Las Vegas, but I do know that they're also pretty small, and Socorro is the only one with an elevation of less than 5,000 ft. Las Vegas is over 6,000. Yeah, pretty much, trees and an elevation low enough not to cause some problems for people don't seem to mix very well in New Mexico.
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