Las Cruces and Doņa Ana County offer a relaxed life style and a superb quality of life as compared to many other metropolitan areas.
With an abundance of nearby recreational possibilities and a wide variety of Arts and Cultural events throughout the year, Las Cruces is a growing and active city. The warm climate allows residents to take advantage of the abundant outdoor activities and to discover nearby places of interest.
As a part of the journey along "The Royal Road" or El Camino Real, the Mesilla Valley has a rich and vibrant history. Historic Old Mesilla is a village with its share of notorious characters including William Bonney, better known as "Billy the Kid." La Mesilla was a stop on the Butterfield Trail and was the site of the signing of the Gadsden Purchase in 1854. Mesilla contains some of the area’s most unique shopping and dining.
With the presence of New Mexico State University, ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a premier research university, Las Cruces offers a family friendly environment and excellent schools. The presence of a major university brings enrichment to the community through concerts, galleries, museums, performing arts and athletic events.
The area’s business climate is decidedly upbeat as evidenced by its recent selections by Forbes and the Milken Institute as one of the best small metro areas for business and careers. Money Magazine and AARP have also placed Las Cruces high on their lists of the "Best Places to Retire." With a competitive cost of living and low property tax rate, living in Las Cruces makes good economic sense as well.
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