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Retiring in New Mexico: What You Need to Know About the Area


Are you considering retiring in New Mexico? This state has a reputation for attracting musicians and artists to communities like Taos, Silver City, and Santa Fe. Although the retirees in New Mexico have to contend with many tourists, their presence has helped to foster great restaurants. This makes it an ideal location for foodies who like to try out different foods. Do you like archeological sites? The state has an abundance of them for history buffs who like things that date back centuries.

Here are some of the best destinations for retirees:

Santa Fe

By New Mexico’s standards, Santa Fe is a pricey location. However, some people find that the prices are worth the rich mix of scenic landscapes and cultural activities. This city offers a blend of cosmopolitan sophistication and relaxed vibes. The annual international art fair in Santa Fe attracts its fair share of dealers and enthusiasts from the world over.

Outdoor loving retirees only need to trek a few miles from downtown to hike in the Rocky Mountains or the Santa Fe National Forest. You can also bike, ski, and rock climb in the Rocky Mountains. Do you need constant medical attention? There is a major hospital in Santa Fe known as Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. With an unemployment rate of just 5 percent, you can move there with your whole family without any of your family members fearing  unemployment.

Silver City

If you are into Southwestern architecture, it abounds in this city. Mountain bikers and hikers can go to the Gila National Forest, which measures around 3 million acres. Retirees who need to stay near a hospital can move to Silver City as it has high quality healthcare services.


Farmington is in the commercial hub of The Four Corners – the only region in the United States where 4 states meet: Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. It has an abundance of malls and big box retailers; retirees choose this region for those conveniences. The sunny weather, which persists for most of the year, does not hurt either. Other assets in the town include pubs, a state-of-the-art public library, and Ricketts Field.

Are you a retiree looking to retire in New Mexico? You should consider looking into a prime piece of land by visiting Brooks Ranchland