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Old 02-15-2018, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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To use the trite phrase: "different strokes for different folks." None of us needs to justify why we prefer one town over another, but it is interesting to get varying perspectives. Having traveled all over NM, I've found numerous towns I felt I could live in in every part of the state. For me, Santa Fe had the best combination for my lifestyle. As I live out in the country, a whole 20 minutes into town, escaping from the city's activities means just going home. From here I am within a 4-hour drive of any part of the state I could care to visit; and what a beautiful state it is!
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:31 PM
 
Location: In the middle between the sun and moon
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I like to visit Santa Fe but I'm always happy to leave there and come back to ABQ. When I moved to NM, I spent a lot of time in both cities, trying to decide which place I wanted to call home, and finally realized I'd much rather visit Santa Fe when desired and live in ABQ, rather than the other way around. It was the right choice for me. Lately I am spending a lot of time in Phoenix and Tempe AZ, and admit I do miss sometimes a...cosmopolitan? nature that ABQ simply doesn't have, which is also part of its charm, of course. I've yet to find a place that is perfect in real life, although I have the notion that before-my-time 1960's Laurel Canyon in CA was heaven. Anyway, I'm so glad you found a place in NM that you love, that's a beautiful thing!
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:04 AM
 
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Oh and the cost of utilities in SF is unusually very high, (especially compared to where I now live: Las Cruces). ... too cold in the winter and way too expensive rent and real estate.
Just wait a few months and you may be complaining about high utility bills in the summer in Las Cruces compared to Santa Fe, and about how hot it is in Las Cruces. Of course since SF is colder in the winter utilities will be more expensive than in LC, but the reverse will be true in summer.
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:56 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Just wait a few months and you may be complaining about high utility bills in the summer in Las Cruces compared to Santa Fe, and about how hot it is in Las Cruces. Of course since SF is colder in the winter utilities will be more expensive than in LC, but the reverse will be true in summer.
Good point. A new Las Cruces resident may decide to seek relief from the summer heat in Ruidoso.
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Old 03-11-2018, 02:17 PM
 
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I find this thread a fascinating read. I live in a very large city in South Texas. Gang land in the city here is exploding. They are having a turf war and it's freaking scary. Even if it isn't gang related: this city is violent.
I'm done with Texas. The air is dirty with pollen and pollution. Every city I look at I know someone. I know that sounds weird but I want to go where I don't know a soul. Where I can look up at the sky at night, see the milky way. Take a deep breathe of fresh clean air and not have my eyes burn.
I don't want to live in a very small town because people get weird, lol. The great thing about living in a small town is that everyone knows you. The bad thing about living in a small town is that everyone knows you. No thank you.
However, I don't want to live in a huge city either.
25K to 300K population is ideal.
I feel like goldilocks.
Sorry if I'm highjacking the post. 
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:00 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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However, I don't want to live in a huge city either.
25K to 300K population is ideal.
I feel like goldilocks.
Sorry if I'm highjacking the post. 
From //www.city-data.com/city/New-Mexico.html Maybe start looking here:

Las Cruces, NM 101,408

Rio Rancho 93,820

Santa Fe, NM 70,297

Roswell, NM 48,608

Farmington, NM 44,445

South Valley, NM 40,976

Clovis, NM 39,860

Hobbs 37,118

Alamogordo 31,060

Dona Ana-Hill 28,982

Carlsbad, NM 28,103

South Dona Ana 26,463
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Boulder, CO
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Are there scorpions in Las Cruces?
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:17 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Are there scorpions in Las Cruces?
Yes, and in your state also:


Venombyte.com - Venomous Scorpions of the US by State
New Mexico
Arizona Bark Scorpion - Centruroides exilicauda
Stripebacked Scorpion - Centruroides vittatus
Colorado
Stripebacked Scorpion - Centruroides vittatus


Also: //www.city-data.com/forum/new-m...scorpions.html
Also: //www.city-data.com/forum/las-c...scorpions.html

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Old 04-04-2018, 06:18 PM
 
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From //www.city-data.com/city/New-Mexico.html Maybe start looking here:

Las Cruces, NM 101,408

Rio Rancho 93,820

Santa Fe, NM 70,297

Roswell, NM 48,608

Farmington, NM 44,445

South Valley, NM 40,976

Clovis, NM 39,860

Hobbs 37,118

Alamogordo 31,060

Dona Ana-Hill 28,982

Carlsbad, NM 28,103

South Dona Ana 26,463
Many thanks!!
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:39 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Many thanks!!
I don't see Taos on that list, for some reason. You should check out Taos. (Small, quaint, higher elevation = somewhat cooler weather, water/greenery, scenic)

What kind of work do you do?
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