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Old 01-19-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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Exclamation Moving to Carlsbad NM area need help

Have been offered a Job in Carlsbad NM went there were not impressed alot of people seem to want to stay there. Would move to a nearby city( Artesia, Roswell , etc) and commute. Have lived in Huntsville AL area and know there is nothing like that there, Anybody can tell me about any nice areas , schools, crime, homes that are not falling apart or next to a crack house !. would apprecate information, I do like the warmer weather and job offer.

Thanks in advance for all information
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:42 PM
 
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Carlsbad is no big city, by any means...which can be a plus. Schools here are pretty good, all my kids graduated. Housing is in short supply, although there are plenty that are going to be built here in the next couple years. As for locations for housing....north and south are probably the best areas in general, although anywhere in town can do.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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IMO, Carlsbad is as nice or nicer than anywhere else you could live and commute to Carlsbad from. Both Roswell and Artesia are under a bit of a housing shortage you might say; there's good housing, there's cheap housing, but there's not really any cheap good housing to be rented.

Artesia is OK, but not much (if any) bigger, and there are fewer places to shop, eat, and entertain. Also doesn't smell near as good as Carlsbad.

Roswell is a fair size bigger, and I'm sure many Carlsbad residents can be found there on the weekends, but that's a commute best left to once per shopping trip, rather than every day.

Plus, Carlsbad has a drive-in movie theatre, the river, and a lot more entertainment options for its size than its neighbors. Can't find those in those other places. Given the choice between the three, Carlsbad would win hands down.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: SILVER CITY
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Carlsbad has more stormy weather than other parts of the state. The temperature there all this week is to be from 100 to 107F !! To hot for me but maybe you don't have a choice because of job needs.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Carlsbad has more stormy weather than other parts of the state. The temperature there all this week is to be from 100 to 107F !! To hot for me but maybe you don't have a choice because of job needs.
According to the report in my paper, the high for Carlsbad yesterday was supposedly 110.....but another source (WUnderground) said 104.

AccuWeather's projected high for today is 110, and WUnderground's 106........ugh!!!

And I thought Alamogordo, NM, and Midland, TX were bad for heat.....
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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Even though Carlsbad's in the wettest part of the state, it's still very dry compared to most of Texas.

That said, 110 in Carlsbad is probably significantly more comfortable than 100 in Midland, and especially more comfortable than 100 in San Antonio or Houston.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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I don't know that I'd apply "comfortable" to any of that!!

West Texas humidity levels are a little higher than New Mexico's in general, but not enough to make that much of a difference at those high temperatures.

Our humidity here in the NW was at 5% at one point.....Midland's was 10% during the same time frame, not particularly significant.

One thing I did notice......the elevation gain from Midland to Alamogordo (about 1800 ft) made it just as uncomfortable or worse at lower temperatures because of the intensity.

When the temperatures here (Farmington) reach 100-102, it's going to be very uncomfortable for the same reason. I am 1000 ft higher than Alamogordo, at about 53-5500 ft.

But the 100-degree days don't drag on endlessly, either. Nights are nice and chilly!!

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Old 06-14-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: on the road to new job
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But good news is - tonight's low will be 64!

Up here in the high country it's 72 now, 40 tonight
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