Retirement communities New Mexico...
With its abundant sunshine, low humidity, high mountains and spectacular scenery, is it any wonder that New Mexico is becoming a more and more popular retirement destination among active retirees. If you enjoy a sense of adventure, here you’ll find a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities from hiking, camping and fishing in the summertime to skiing in the wintertime at one of the five major ski resorts.
Albuquerque is located in central New Mexico just about 60 miles south of Santa Fe and is New Mexico’s largest city but still manages to keep a small town charm. Because of the demand by an ever increasing population of retirees moving to the area, retirement and resort communities are popping up in and around the city. The city has a mixture of old world architecture and new architectural styles that can also be found throughout these new communities. Known as the hot air ballooning capital of the world, Albuquerque has very low humidity year round and 310 days of sunshine. There are numerous casinos, 14 golf courses and biking trails in the foothills of the Sandia Mountain. Old Town, along historic Route 66, is a great place to enjoy wine tasting or you can visit one of the 19 historical museums or, if you would like to continue your education, you can even enroll in the University of New Mexico. The Albuquerque Biological Park houses the beautiful Botanical Gardens as well as a 285,000 gallon Ocean Aquarium the Zoo and Tingley Beach where you can enjoy three large fishing lakes.
About an hour drive north of Albuquerque is Santa Fe. Real Estate prices here have soared way out of reach of most retirees but if you can afford it, Santa Fe offers a wealth of cultural activities including The Santa Fe Opera House, an outdoor amphitheater that serves as a summer oasis for internationally acclaimed operatic talents and opera enthusiasts. This town of 65,000 has 5 major ski resorts within 90 miles as well as an abundance of steams and trails where you can enjoy fishing and hiking.
Las Cruces, New Mexico’s second largest city, has been hailed by many national publications as being one of the best places in the country to retire. Here you’ll find low taxes, affordable housing, beautiful year round weather, recreational opportunities and excellent health care. You can even attend New Mexico State University where classes are available to seniors at significant discounts.
Located near Las Cruces along the banks of the Rio Grande River is the small town of Truth or Consequences. Here you’ll find some of the most beautiful mountain and desert terrain in the state, as well as the largest lake in New Mexico. It offers some of the most affordable housing that you can find anywhere in the country which has made it more and more popular among retirees.
If New Mexico is on your list of "Best Places To Retire", these are only a few of the many places where you'll find lots to do in retirement communities New Mexico. Like with any community, be sure to visit before you buy to make sure that one of the many retirement communities New Mexico is right for you.
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