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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:18 PM
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24. I moved here from NJ nearly 5 years ago...I moved to
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 08:27 PM by Gloria
Las Cruces, in the South, 50 miles N. of El Paso because of health reasons. New Jersey's pollution and dampness had severely hurt my health with terrible bouts of bronichitis that got worse and worse and lasted longer and longer.

My problems are just about gone here. I do so much better in the mild winters. We get seasons but aside from a few weeks in December when we get some rain, a bit of snow that lasts a few hours, overcast days, winter is a breeze. Cold nights in January but in the 60's most days with nice sun. Today we were near 70. When I first got here I couldn't figure out why the clouds looked so different. Well, it's because we'are at about 4700 feet, so we see the SIDES of the clouds, not just the bottoms!!! LOL.! The SUNSETS are......gorgeous. I see double rainbows, too!

Las Cruces is growing, but there is no heavy industry and compared to NJ, traffic is a breeze. Good roads. And about 50 miles from a couple of crossing to Mexico for drugs. The Senior Center sponsors trips!

Las Cruces has New Mexico State University and a wide variety of organizations. The library has book reviews, and there is a very rich artistic community. Then there is the outdoors...The Organ Mountains and plenty of hiking, etc.

Check out the Las Cruces website and get a travel guide from the tourist center.

I haven't been back to NJ and I don't miss it at all. Las Cruces is a gem.

PS: AS FOR HVAC----Nearly ALL the new housing here in Las Cruces is now going with air-conditioning. I have it!! We have a 1600 sq ft house and the taxes are abou $900 a year (we were over $6,000 in Jersey for a comparable-sized house). Mean prices are up to about $150,000 but you can still get a nice little house for about $110000.
El Paso is about 40 minutes down the road if you need to work out of town.
State, federal, local government, the University. Some tech businesses.
Lots of retail.
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  -Is New Mexico a good place to live? AmerDem  Dec-16-04 08:34 AM   #0 
  - I moved here from Oklahoma 18 months ago.  slestak   Dec-16-04 11:52 AM   #1 
  - Not to mention how beautiful northern New Mexico is!!!  yellowdogintexas   Dec-16-04 12:22 PM   #2 
  - LOL  AmerDem   Dec-17-04 10:19 PM   #6 
  - you mean you can't buy Jack Daniels in handy pocket size flasks  fnottr   Dec-29-04 01:26 AM   #15 
  - +1  robt6750   Jan-27-11 04:18 PM   #70 
  - It's an awesome place to live.  RoadRunner   Dec-16-04 07:08 PM   #3 
  - I wonder how things are in the  AmerDem   Dec-17-04 10:22 PM   #7 
  - HVAC?  slestak   Dec-22-04 03:45 PM   #12 
  - They use Swap Coolers ...  aggiesal   Aug-25-11 11:15 AM   #72 
     - Swamp coolers.  SheilaT   Aug-25-11 11:40 AM   #74 
        - Yup, Typo. Just read right over the word. Good catch. n/t  aggiesal   Aug-26-11 12:19 PM   #75 
        - Lived in Las Cruces ...  aggiesal   Aug-26-11 12:21 PM   #76 
  - "An awesome place to live"  musicaldogs   Dec-17-10 02:28 AM   #58 
  - Been in ABQ 2 years, from Northern Virginia  8643   Dec-17-04 07:46 AM   #4 
  - Good points  slestak   Dec-17-04 12:32 PM   #5 
  - not blue?  AmerDem   Dec-17-04 10:26 PM   #8 
  - We let the pukes steel the election even with a Dem governor.  8643   Dec-18-04 07:29 AM   #10 
  - You're probably living in NM by now ...  aggiesal   Aug-25-11 11:31 AM   #73 
  - From your friendly Middle School Social Studies teacher...  Cybergata   Jan-07-05 11:06 PM   #23 
  - Teacher, Sandia Crest is 10,670 ft asl. our home is 7,500 'asl  8643   Jan-15-05 07:38 AM   #26 
  - moved to las cruces from 14 yrs ago  bpeale   May-24-05 01:58 PM   #39 
  - 85% of NM roads are unpaved! You will need a truck.  8643   Dec-18-04 07:23 AM   #9 
  - well that's only because  fnottr   Dec-29-04 01:23 AM   #14 
  - Well, I'm ready to leave N.M...  blueblitzkrieg   Dec-21-04 12:47 AM   #11 
  - Silver City in southern NM is also nice  jaredh   Dec-23-04 07:15 PM   #13 
  - Silver  fuwah   Mar-01-05 10:03 PM   #36 
     - Hi fuwah!!  newyawker99   Mar-07-05 10:09 AM   #38 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-02-05 06:39 PM   #37 
  - I moved here two years ago from Tennessee  LearnedHand   Jan-03-05 12:19 AM   #16 
  - ..Arle the apartment rents very high?...and apart from the taxes,  naryaquid   Jan-04-05 10:54 AM   #17 
  - Housing prices and apartment rents are higher than I expected...  LearnedHand   Jan-04-05 11:09 AM   #18 
     - Hey!,,,Thanks for all the information...I really appreciate it as I  naryaquid   Jan-04-05 11:19 AM   #19 
     - Rents in Albuquerque x 3 = Rents in San Diego, California  bobweaver   Jan-05-05 10:46 PM   #21 
        - Yea but, San Diego is beautiful, worth 3 times the rent. n/t  8643   Jan-21-05 11:03 AM   #28 
  - It's all relative...  vduhr   Jan-19-05 04:11 PM   #27 
  - Shoo! :)  Lady Sonelle   Jan-05-05 06:22 PM   #20 
  - heh  YDogg   Mar-06-08 02:34 PM   #57 
  - More statistics on New Mexico are here...  bobweaver   Jan-05-05 10:47 PM   #22 
  - I moved here from NJ nearly 5 years ago...I moved to  Gloria   Jan-09-05 08:18 PM   #24 
  - Hi Gloria...I'm originally from the East Coast and lived in New Jersey  naryaquid   Jan-10-05 02:01 AM   #25 
     - Ah, the Flemington Circle!! YIKES!!! We don't get the cold  Gloria   Aug-24-05 04:01 PM   #43 
  - Wow, I'm also looking at grad school at UNM.  dean_dem   Feb-22-05 02:48 PM   #29 
  - Lately the weather has been crappy...  phusion   Feb-22-05 06:28 PM   #30 
  - Cool, thanks!  dean_dem   Feb-23-05 08:39 AM   #31 
  - It's possible...  phusion   Feb-23-05 05:56 PM   #32 
  - we need this rain, though!  genevat   Feb-23-05 09:39 PM   #33 
     - Yea, I know...  phusion   Feb-23-05 11:00 PM   #34 
        - yeah, it does - a few cloudy days in a row....  genevat   Feb-23-05 11:25 PM   #35 
  - I went there to grad school in 1975 and didn't leave NM till 1997  hecate77   Aug-08-05 06:17 PM   #40 
  - UNM is a good state university  comradebillyboy   Feb-06-08 05:38 PM   #56 
  - Decent school....good rent.  abqmufc   Jan-05-11 10:08 AM   #65 
  - Las Cruces is a nice enough place to live...  jackelope72   Aug-11-05 04:23 PM   #41 
  - delete...  Gloria   Aug-24-05 03:59 PM   #42 
  - Any more comments? How have things changed since this thread was started?  Opposite Reaction   Jan-10-08 08:43 PM   #44 
  - We are running out of water!  Cybergata   Jan-10-08 10:30 PM   #45 
  - Central & Eubank  slestak   Feb-02-08 11:38 PM   #55 
  - Don't do it  Puckster   Jan-16-08 04:25 PM   #46 
  - racial tension?  AZDemDist6   Jan-16-08 05:19 PM   #47 
  - come up north.  genevat   Jan-17-08 10:29 PM   #49 
  - It isn't so much racism as being pissed off!  Cybergata   Jan-19-08 11:07 AM   #52 
     - I can't grasp that.  genevat   Jan-19-08 12:57 PM   #53 
        - Sometime you have no choice, . . .  Cybergata   Jan-20-08 05:15 PM   #54 
  - NM has a tradition of Racial acceptance!  Cybergata   Jan-19-08 11:02 AM   #51 
     - Not my experience!!!!  abqmufc   Jan-05-11 09:47 AM   #63 
        - Not to mention.....  abqmufc   Jan-05-11 09:53 AM   #64 
           - Red River and Angel Fire  Abq_Sarah   Jan-15-11 06:35 PM   #69 
  - By "here", do you mean California?  Opposite Reaction   Jan-17-08 09:11 PM   #48 
  - I live in NM now.  Puckster   Jan-18-08 04:11 AM   #50 
  - Racial tension, that's bullshit  Celeborn Skywalker   Jan-11-11 10:38 PM   #67 
  - Okay, here's another update 12/18/2010.  SheilaT   Dec-18-10 09:59 AM   #59 
  - Great update  duhneece   Dec-31-10 11:31 PM   #60 
     - Another thing I love about living here:  SheilaT   Jan-01-11 02:12 AM   #61 
  - TERRIBLE!  abqmufc   Jan-05-11 09:35 AM   #62 
  - My first week in ABQ (7 years ago)  abqmufc   Jan-05-11 10:26 AM   #66 
  - Interesting what people think of the homeland.  comanchero   Jan-14-11 06:47 PM   #68 
  - New Mexico is THE place to be...second only to AZ  Whapiti   Feb-22-11 04:10 PM   #71 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-27-11 02:25 AM   #77 

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