Like the easy going pace of the Rio Grande, the spirit of New Mexico is laid back with mild days, cool evenings and people as calm as the sunsets. It is known as the Land of Enchantment for many reasons. Perhaps the biggest of which being its rich heritage of Native American, Hispanic, and Western cultures. This merging of heritages brings together unique food, art, and traditions, while maintaining the distinct integrity of each culture.
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New Mexico continues to lead the nation in population and employment growth and features a low cost-of-living. Because of its diversity, New Mexico offers many of the amenities you and your family can appreciate. We have public and private schools from preschool up to four-year colleges and universities, as well as professional programs such as law and medical school. International organizations and associations like Rotary International and Junior League abound as well. Most major religious affiliations and churches are represented.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC. These rankings are judged on climate, commute times, tax rates, average home ownership costs, cost of living, service quality of local utilities, per capita volunteerism, and fee and occupancy rates for temporary housing and mini-storage.
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican, and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places, and experiences that make this state great.
Varied landscapes bring filmmakers here from around the world to capture a slice of the natural beauty New Mexicans enjoy every day. Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture. From mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs, and sand dunes, New Mexico in the artist's dream.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. It’s all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.