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Old 06-04-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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I have noticed alot of transplants.
What are some of the reasons you have re-located to the Land of Enchantment.

And have you enjoyed it here?
If you plan on moving here, what are some of the reasons?
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: somewhere
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I moved here with my husbands job and as soon as possible we are leaving.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: SILVER CITY
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I moved to Silver City, New Mexico almost 17 years ago after spending all of my prior years in Michigan. I retired and moved here because the people are far more friendly, the weather is a whole lot better, the cost of living is lower, and the beauty of the area is nicer.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Capitan, NM
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We've been here a year this month.
My reasons for moving here are the mountains and the weather. I've also not lived here before so it's somewhere new.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Nice posts keep em' comin!!
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Because it is the Land of Enchantment

I moved here because I love the desert, I love the weather and I love the slower pace compared to where I grew up (NYC) and lived prior to moving (NJ). I love the sense of history, the architecture and the multiculturalism that is evident everywhere. I love seeing the mountains outside my office window and, the cost of living isn't bad either.
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:02 PM
 
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I read this forum alot although generally don't write anything. I love NM and I hope/plan to live there someday. From NJ most of my life and just relocated to TN so it will be awhile but at least I am heading westward. Unfortunately, my husband doesn't care for the desert topography/climate, so that's what's holding me back.
That being said, I fell in love with NM when we went on a skiing vacation to Taos quite a few years ago. Just thought it was beautiful. I have always liked the west in general.
I just have a feeling that I "belong" in NM, I can't really explain it. My dad, who believes in reincarnation, says maybe I was from NM in another life.
Love the open sky, love the history, the American Indian influence, love the architecture. I admit I could do with a little more green (hubby's reason he doesn't like it there) so I am always looking for areas a little greener - near the river I suppose. Love the climate (I think). Love the fact that there is more opportunity for sustainable living (solar, etc.). When we were younger, we had an interest in the tire houses around Taos, have the books on building them and stayed in one once. I really regret that we didn't move there a long time ago when we were younger. We did come out to Santa Fe to get married so at least I have a wedding certificate from NM I don't know what else to say other than I love, love, love NM and I really hope I get to live there someday. As it is, we haven't even been out there for vacation in years. I try to fill my home here with some special things from NM - we have carved furniture from a custom furniture store in ABQ, an old photo of Taos pueblo, many fetishes from Keshi in Santa Fe. It's in my heart even though I have only been there a few times. My husband is concerned it won't live up to my expectations if we do move there, and I know that is possible, it's not perfect, but I will have one huge regret in life if I never get to live there. I am unemployed right now due to a layoff in NJ and am looking for work here in TN and in the back of my head, I try to think of something that would be transferable to getting a job in ABQ someday
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Capitan, NM
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It definately is a slower pace that I'm starting to get more used to now. I've never been a procrastinator - now I am. What can be done tomorrow can be put off today and maybe it can be put off again tomorrow to.
I'm adjusting but I'm thinking about my mom - she would never make it here.
It is not only the Land of Enchantment (which I love the sound of that) it is also the land of minana...
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Capitan, NM
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Bradly - are you from here or a transplant?
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Originally Posted by ajzjmsmom View Post
I moved here with my husbands job and as soon as possible we are leaving.
Where in NM are you, and where did you move here from? NM is an acquired taste for sure, sorry it didn't work out for you.
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