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Las Cruces & The Mesilla Valley Are Top Ranked!

Mesilla Valley Organ Mountains
Mesilla Valley Organ Mountains

  • "Top Recovery Cities in the U.S" – Ranked 14th by CNN Money, 2010
  • "America's Top Places for Boomers to Retire" – Ranked 3rd by Relocate America.com, 2010
  • "Top 10 Cities for Real Estate Steals" – Ranked 3rd, CNBC, 2010
  • "Best Performing Cities in the U.S." – Ranked 6th, U.S. News & World Report, 2010
  • "Best Performing Cities in the U.S." – Ranked 8th, Milken Institute, 2010
  • "Best Small Metro Areas for Business & Careers" – Ranked 14th, Forbes.com, 2011

Population


Rio Grande Theater, Downtown Las Cruces
Rio Grande Theater, Downtown Las Cruces

Las Cruces has over 97,000 as of the 2010 census, which includes about 15,000 students at New Mexico State University during the school year. Doña Ana County population was over 209,000 in 2010.

Climate


Average relative humidity: 27%
Average annual rain: 8 inches
Average annual snow: 2 inches
Average winter temperature: 65 degrees
Average summer temperature: 95 degrees

Cost of Living


ACCRA National Average = 100
Las Cruces = 93

Historic Old Mesilla

La Posta Restaurant Old Mesilla
La Posta Restaurant on the historic Old Mesilla Plaza

The town of Mesilla is the best-known as on of the most visited historical community in Southern New Mexico. Since its' beginning, around 1848, Mesilla has had a major influence on the economic, cultural, historical, and political life of the Mesilla Valley. From the Gadsden Purchase, to the Civil War, to the Butterfield Stage Coach Trail, to the trial of Billy the Kid, to being a lively social center in the 1880s--Mesilla has been a prominent part of the rich history of the Southwest.

Today, the historic Old Mesilla Plaza is alive with restaurants, gift shops, museums, theater, galleries, a candy factory, entertainment and more. See the historic adobe buildings, church and experience true New Mexican history and culture. Old Mesilla is a must visitor attraction set in the heart of the old west.

Transportation


The city's Road Runner Transit offers a citywide public bus system. Adult fares are 50 cents (25 cents for senior citizens, students and disabled). Door-to-door services are also available through Dial-A-Ride, the Las Cruces Airport, and Las Cruces Shuttle.

Air Service


The El Paso International Airport is located approximately 45 miles southeast of Las Cruces via Interstate 10. Direct shuttle service from Las Cruces Shuttle 575-525-1784 is available from various locations around Las Cruces.

Healthcare


Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Medical Center Hospital, Main Campus

Las Cruces offers several medical centers. The newly opened Mountain View Regional Medical Center provides a full-service emergency room, specialized woman's center, comprehensive intensive-care services, surgical care and specialized cardiology center. Memorial Medical Center is a full-service hospital and serves as the acute care facility for the county. PromptCare, First Step Woman's Health and Pediatrics, the Family Practice Center and Ikard-Memorial Cancer Treatment Center also offer quality services.

Quality of life

NMSU
Center for Arts, New Mexico State University

As a vibrant, growing city, Las Cruces has been recognized many times by national publications for an outstanding quality of life. Below are some links to local areas of interest!


Other information: 


Allen Theaters Cineport 10
Cineport 10 at the Mesilla Valley Mall

215 Churches, Synagogues & Mosques 
2,500 Hotel Rooms 
8 Golf courses 
3 Libraries 
9 Museums 
81 City Parks & Facilities

Randy McMillan
randy@1stvalley.com
Office: (575) 521-1535
1155 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88011
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