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Old 05-23-2014, 06:03 PM
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Are they much different from High Rolls , La Luz and Cloudcroft?
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:25 PM
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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Originally Posted by ocean2026 View Post
Are they much different from High Rolls , La Luz and Cloudcroft?
Totally different. You can do a walk-around in these places simply by referencing Google Street Views on the internet. Nogal is a small rural community, whereas Capitan is an actual town. Both are considered desirable places for either a second home or a retirement home, depending on your tastes. Whereas the Cloudcroft area is in the tall pines, firs and aspen - Nogal and Capitan are in the piñon/juniper elevation.

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Old 05-25-2014, 11:11 AM
Location: Albuquerque NM
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Capitan is only 20 miles from Ruidoso. If you are not purely the outdoorsy type, there is much more to do in Ruidoso than Cloudcroft and more amenities. Nicer restaurants, shopping, concerts, festivals, grocery stores, hardware stores, etc. One of the posters on this forum lives in Alto which is also close to Ruidoso but is about 7400 feet elevation so cooler than Capitan in the summer. There are some properties and condos in Alto on Zillow that seem reasonably priced. The Cloudcroft area is going to be less congested than Ruidoso - probably a quieter, more peaceful lifestyle would be my guess. I lived in Cloudcroft during junior high but that was 50 years ago. Ruidoso is much larger than Cloudcroft. Yes, Cloudcroft is close to Alamogordo for routine shopping but Alamogordo does not offer much in the way of entertainment in my opinion.

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Old 05-26-2014, 11:22 PM
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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Good answers above. Not much to Nogal as a town. Capitan is a pretty decent town that is slowly growing that has good basic amenities if you don't need a lot.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:57 AM
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I drove thru Capitan, I liked the area, very scenic, home of Smokey the Bear.
Smokey the Bear State Park is right in town. Climate is a bit warmer then Ruidoso.
Just to the north is Capitan Mountains, only east-west axis mountains in NM, peaking at over 10,000 ft.
Highest point is an unnamed peak at 10,201 ft. (someone shud give it a name...maybe Bill Richardson Peak).
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