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Old 02-22-2008, 01:24 AM
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What are the pros and cons of living in Silver City? How are the health care facilities? What about the university....do they offer classes for the community? What about medical care in the area....local hospitals?
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: center of N.M.
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Default Silver City

I worked out in the Bayard Hurley Silver City years ago and they have nice people in that area but its so isolated from the Center of N.M. by over 300 miles. Also i remember back then when it would rain out there our tools would get Copper Coated immediately after a small rain. It is really beautiful Country out there. el pintada kid
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:56 AM
 
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If you judge places by their distance from the Center of NM you are eliminating many very nice places in the world. Living in Silver City, you have no need to be close to the center of NM. Tucson is less than 200 miles away, and El Paso is only 150 miles.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:49 PM
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What do you mean by "copper coated"?
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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Default great wx, friendly folks, laid-back attitude

I personally like the weather - it's very similar to Albuq. If places like Alamo and Las Cruces are a tad too hot for you [like me], Silver City will work.

It also has a comfy feel to it - I found the people there, along with Alamogordo, very friendly & laid back.
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:26 PM
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How hot does it get during the summer? Any health facilities nearby? Good grocery stores in the area?
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:35 AM
 
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How hot does it get during the summer? Any health facilities nearby? Good grocery stores in the area?
plantlover, my experience with SC is not that extensive, so I may not be the one to answer your questions. fyi, there were several threads about silver in the past; they should be easy to look up on this website...good luck.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Alto/Ruidoso
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My take on SC... The climate is more mild than Abq... cooler in summer and warmer in winter (avg high ~90 in July, and low 50s in Jan). I've heard that medical is good, though I'm not tuned into that. There is a nice coop downtown, plus a couple of grocery stores and a Walmart. The university is nice. SC is one of the most "progressive" towns in NM, with a nice mix of hispanics, hippies, ranchers, miners, artists etc. It used to be cheap to buy real estate there, but not anymore. The Gila mountains are awesome. It is a small town that is over 100 miles from a bigger one.
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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Default Gila National Forest

Here's some photos of the Gila National Forest next to Sliver City for those who have never been there.










Gila River


Gila River
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Alto/Ruidoso
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I've never lived there, but I've spent several months in the area, and I've done the Tour of the Gila (5-day bicycle stage race) 4 times, the first in 1988 and the last in 2007. Gila forest area is very nice. The loop through Mimbres and Pinos Altos is great!
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