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Las Cruces

Las Cruces was rated 'The Best Place to Retire' by Money Magazine.
Las Cruces was ranked the '#1 Small Metro Area to Do Business' by the Forbes/Milken Institute.
Las Cruces was ranked in the top 10 college towns to settle in by Modern Maturity Magazine (an AARP publication). Click here for article. 
There are many reasons why Las Cruces is favorite place to settle down.  Below you will find a few of them.
Natural Beauty- With the majestic Organ Mountains to the east, Picacho Peak to the west, the Rio Grande River cutting through the Mesilla Valley, and the endless blue sky, Las Cruces has a natural beauty which is hard to beat in the Southwest.
Weather- Having such a southern latitude Las Cruces enjoys year round warmth.  The average high in January is 57 degrees, while the average low is 21 degrees.  In July the average high is 95 degrees, and low 62 degrees.  The average yearly precipitation is 10 inches.
Location- Las Cruces is located in southern-central New Mexico, 35 miles north of El Paso, Texas, 210 miles south of Albuquerque, and 270 miles east of Tucson, Arizona.
Activities- Las Cruces is home to four 18-hole golf courses (3 public), three movie theatres housing 20 screens, the 13,000 seat Pan American Center which hosts major concerts, plays, and NMSU basketball games, Aggie Memorial Stadium which seats up to 30,000 people for NMSU football games, one mall, one bowling alley, and 180 restaurants that include the local Mexican food flavor and national chains (Chili's, Applebee's, Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Uno's).  If snow skiing is your thing, you can be on the slopes of Ski Apache in less than a two hour drive to the east.  If you prefer boating, fishing, or water skiing, Elephant Butte Lake is 75 miles to the north.  If you are a bargain shopper, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico is only a 45 minute drive to the south.
Las Cruces is located in the verdant Mesilla Valley in south-central New Mexico, a growing community with a bright future. Las Cruces is the fastest growing city in New Mexico and the 11th fastest growing in the nation. 
Las Cruces history dates back to 1598, when Don Juan de Onate led the first colonists to the area. In 1848 the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed. In 1854, the Gadsden Purchase was ratified in the historic village of Old Mesilla. In 1881, the infamous William H. Bonney, better known as "Billy the Kid" was tried and sentenced for murder here, but later escaped. The Mesilla Valley has been "home" to people for at least 4,000 years, and that's no surprise to anyone who has seen Las Cruces. 
The Rio Grande flows through the middle of the valley with the majestic Organ Mountains rising to the east. The surrounding agricultural land yields pecans, onions, cotton and other produce, but it is renowned for growing the best-tasting green chile in the world. Today, Las Cruces offers a vast selection of annual events and attractions, great weather-an average of 350 days of sunshine a year-and without a doubt, the people of Las Cruces are the greatest asset. Las Cruces invites everyone to "Come for the History, Stay for the Fun!"
For more information on Las Cruces, New Mexico click the links below:
Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce
Las Cruces Convention & Vistors Bureau
City of Las Cruces
Las Cruces Sun News
Las Cruces Magazine 

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