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Las Cruces, NM

Wonderful place to retire - 4/15/2018
I have visited Las Cruces a couple of times in recent years, and it checks off several boxes for my wife and I and our retirement list.
For one, climate is important to us. There are 350+ days of sunshine per year, and the average high temperature in January is around 60 degrees. It can easily reach 100 or more in the summer, but the air is dry, and evenings cool down substantially.
The scenery of the Chihuahuan Desert and nearby Organ Mountains is amazing. There are lots of activities available for those who enjoy the outdoors. White Sands National Monument and Alamogordo are less than and hour away. The mountains of the Lincoln National Forest are just a little further. Many places have trail systems for hiking and biking.
New Mexico State University provides sports and cultural events, as does University of Texas El Paso. The San Diego Padres AAA affiliate is also in El Paso.
Food and culture are also great qualities of Las Cruces. There is a unique blend of both New Mexican and Mexican cuisine that is unlike what is found most anywhere else. They seem to have a special knack of making green chiles taste great on everything. There are also several wineries that take advantage of the area vineyards.
All in all, it's hard to believe that someone looking for a retirement destination wouldn't love Las Cruces.

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