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Why Las Cruces is a Great Place to Live in New Mexico

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If you plan to enjoy the many benefits of southern New Mexico, consider looking for new homes in Las Cruces. New home communities, such as University Meadows, offer distinctive living in a convenient location near the many great things to do in and around the city. Let’s talk about why Las Cruces is one of the best places to live in New Mexico.

Located in the enchanting landscape of southern New Mexico, Las Cruces – or “The Crosses” – is a hidden gem in the American Southwest. Rooted in rich Hispanic culture, the city’s name reflects the deep religious history of the region, suggesting a past filled with numerous symbols of faith. But “The Crosses” is more than just its name. Today, Las Cruces is a vibrant city boasting a unique blend of ancient traditions, innovative arts, spicy cuisine, and pioneering science at the nearby White Sands Test Facility and New Mexico State University. Truly, Las Cruces offers an unforgettable crossroads between past and present, tradition and innovation, earthly delights and cosmic wonders. Visit Las Cruces, where every path you take is an invitation to experience something incredible.

Why Live in Las Cruces, NM?

Las Cruces is the southernmost city in New Mexico, conveniently situated at the crossroads of Interstate 25 and Interstate 10. Temperate weather year-round is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and the surrounding areas present endless opportunities for a breathtaking adventure.

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Travel with Ease

Las Cruces residents have convenient access to major interstate freeways in all four directions. This allows quick access by car to all surrounding attractions as well as efficient regional and interstate travel.

Enjoy Warm Weather

The arid climate of southern New Mexico is ideal for people who prefer warmth over the cold. Year-round sunshine encourages daily outdoor activity, as the area is known to experience around 340 days of clear skies yearly.

Explore the Outdoors

Great weather encourages residents to visit the breathtaking natural attractions year-round. The nearby Organ and Dona Ana Mountains offer spectacular views, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, camping, horseback riding and more. Just to the northeast, the White Sands National Park presents visitors with unforgettable landscapes of rare gypsum dunes. To the northwest, the Gila National Forest is the sixth largest in the continental United States, covering 2.7 million acres of public land.

Join the Boom

Las Cruces boasts a thriving economic climate driven by agriculture, national defense, education and e-commerce. The metro area is among the top ten fastest-growing cities in the U.S., with a population of roughly 105,000. The city offers all the amenities of modern living along with the relaxed atmosphere of a small town.

Best Things to Do in Las Cruces

This vibrant city has something for every interest, including outdoor recreation, dining, shopping, culture, entertainment and museums.

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Play Close to Home

In addition to the surrounding wilderness areas, there are plenty of places to enjoy nature right in town. The metro area features dozens of parks and recreational facilities open to all residents. Many include play areas for kids, soccer fields, fishing ponds, tennis courts, basketball courts, gazebos and more.

Experience Exceptional Cuisine

New Mexico is well known for its culinary delights and distinct flavors, many of which can be found among the city’s restaurants and eateries. Choices of cuisine include Southwestern, Italian, Belgian, Euro-Asian, Japanese and Seafood. Plus, many establishments offer locally crafted beers and wines as well as regionally sourced meat, fruit and vegetables from nearby ranches and farms.

Discover Treasures

Las Cruces is home to many well-known national retail chains for clothing, food and accessories. Additionally, the local options include a diverse array of shops and boutiques offering creations by local jewelers, artisans and clothiers. The downtown shopping district features a farmers and crafters market, bookstores, art supplies and more.

Celebrate Culture

Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American cultures are blended with a hint of the Wild West to present a unique backdrop of diversity in this area of the American Southwest. Every year, various local festivals and fiestas celebrate food, wine, art and culture with entertainment by local and national entertainers and musicians.

Catch a Show

Las Cruces has plenty to offer for theatergoers, especially at the Fountain Theater, which was built in 1905 – making it the oldest of its kind in the entire state of New Mexico. The city also features modern movie theaters showing all the current Tinseltown fare. Meanwhile, many local bars and breweries offer live music and classical music enthusiasts can enjoy frequent productions by the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra.

Learn About It

The rich history of Las Cruces and the surrounding area is preserved, curated and presented to the public in over a dozen local museums. Visitors can learn about national defense, the railroad system, regional art and culture, farming and ranching, nature and science and much more.

University Meadows is a Great Place to Live in Las Cruces

This is the newest community built by French Brothers and features attractively priced properties starting in the upper $300’s in 17 distinctive floor plans. Homebuyers work with an in-house design team to meet their exact needs while reflecting their personal sense of taste and style. French Brothers is widely recognized for its innovative floor plans, quality craftsmanship and superior customer service. Plus, University Meadows is just 1.4 miles from the New Mexico State University campus, making this neighborhood an ideal choice for students and faculty.

If you are looking for a warm and welcoming city to call home, look no further than Las Cruces. Surrounded by natural beauty and graced with sunny weather all year long, Las Cruces has something for everyone. If you are interested in learning more about new properties ready to become your perfect home, contact the experts at French Brothers today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started on making your dream home a reality.

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