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East Mountains New Mexico - 4/2/2006
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I can't think of a more perfect place to retire.
Great climate. Kind people. Close to a big city, university and major medical but it is like being far away from all of that.
It is peaceful, and yes enchanting.

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Land of entrapment - 10/27/2016

The only way to survive your stay in NM is to srT home while you plan to move out I came here as a volunteer 2 years ago and have lived in 5 states Unless you are filthy rich the natives are ext rude and menacing, the women are pretty jealous and treT single pretty women like you are trash. I as well as other single white or black women have actually been threatened. You can't go hiking because your cR will be vandalized or burnt when you return. I've it happen in northern NM NM in the north along 285 is the thoroughfRe for the Mexican cartel going north There is no work here for intelligent people. I was told to dumb down my resume, and even with that I've walked into places inquiring for work and before I can get my speak out the hiring managers who are ethnic sY there are no jobs and to leave And the wY the ethnics public ally scold their husbands D's us atrocious and the poor guys just hang their heDs in embarrassment If it wasn't for music I think I would've lost my mind these last 2 yeRs I won't have to spend time in purgatory,ive already lived it Si if you're stuck here save your pennies, pray and leave asap .

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Rio Rancho, NM

Living in NM - 8/1/2016

I have lived in New Mexico for 6 months and I cant wait to leave, I have 4 months to move. This is the biggest armpit in all 50 states. The entire state is broken in every way from transportation, money, laws, everything. This being a Liberal and sanctuary state you can get 5 DUI's and kill someone in a car acciedent and get off with a few months in jail. The people are rude and the cost of living is expensive, all major companies either do not come here or they leave like Intel did, the city doesn't want to grow or progress they are content to be a lower class non productive state......that's why they call it the land of entrapment..

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Houston, TX

No Comment - 2/28/2016

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Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico is the worse place in the universe to l - 12/9/2015

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Albuquerque, NM

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Rockville Centre, NY

Retire in Santa fe - 10/4/2015

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Littleton, CO

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Tucumcari, NM

New Mexico SUCKS - 3/12/2015

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Denver, CO

New Mexico robbed me of 5 years of my life - 10/22/2014

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Dry and sunny - 1/27/2013

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New Mexico - 10/18/2012

SperlingView, I'm so happy to read your response because it totally echos mine -- minus the daughter on the way to college. I knew I would live in NM at the age of 12 when my parents allowed me and 2 cousins to take a train ride to CA to visit my aunt. The train stopped in ALBQ and we were allowed to get off for a while. I almost missed the back on part, as I was in awe of what I saw. I have never lost that vision and someday I knew I would live in NM. I currently in Chicago and also on the early retirement track. I've been a lot of places and seen a lot of faces and not much phases me either. I'm totally about clean living, museums, theatre, good conversation and decent people. Perhaps we can compare notes, as I am planning a visit mid-year 2013.

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Bullhead City, AZ

Arizona is very hot and i have and chronic obstruc - 9/3/2012

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Santa Fe, NM

Best Places to Live - Santa Fe, NM - 8/15/2012

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searching for a new place to live - 5/28/2012

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I traded my birthplace SF CA for an improvement in - 12/4/2009

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Albuquerque, NM

Land of EnTRAPment - 9/17/2009

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Rio Rancho, NM

Climate - 7/8/2009

Will always keep you guessing . .

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Albuquerque, NM

In General - 9/21/2008

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Ha! You think it is hot there!? - 2/15/2008

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Rio Rancho, NM

Question - 1/17/2008

What will happen in 2008?

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