Post # 1
Have you ever been to Las Cruces?
What is it like? Darling Husband might get transferred there for work…
(I know we will have to go check it out, just wanted to see if anyone is familiar and could offer some preliminary feedback 🙂
Post # 3
I have been there once a year in March for the last two years. I stayed at the Encanto Hotel. It seems like a nice place. I just go there to do the Battaan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missle Range. But the weather has been nice in March the past two years.
Post # 4
@furtureffcaptwife: Oh, good to hear. Thanks for responding. I think it might work out for us… and the weather would be a huge plus for us! We are in Wisconsin! (Coldest place on earth, and I have lived in the Rockies…:/)
Post # 5
My and FH live in Las Cruces currently. I came here for graduate school and decided to stick around. It’s great here! Right now. . .it’s big blue skies and so pretty outside. I come from around Portland, OR where it’s always grey skies it seems and it’s such a nice change to live here. Also, the food is AMAZING! The desert is a gorgeous place to live. I hope you grow to love the area as much as I do! Once you see the Organ mountains turn pink at sunset, it’ll take your breath away.
Post # 6
My sister lives close to there. Outside of Las Cruces, it doesn’t sound like there’s too much to do, but she doesn’t completely hate it. It wa sa big adjustment from a big city life for her, though
Post # 7
If you like green chilis and Mexican food you will be in heaven. Otherwise the town is pretty spreadout like most western cities. My best friend went to NMSU there for 5 years and I would visit occaisionally. There didn’t seem to be much of a cultural downtown but the weather is amazing and the desert is beautiful.
Post # 8
I’ve never been there but I know a few people who do. The parent company that owns the hospital I work at also owns a hospital there so we do a lot of networking. Everyone that I talk to from there loves it!
Post # 9
Coming from Portland, OR it was a huge adjustment, from living downtown to living in a smaller city, but it’s great for outdoor things. Since it’s sunny you can hike all the time, there’s a lot of hunting here, places to go shooting, dirtbiking. It’s a lot of fun. The only thing that sucks is August. It gets really hot but it’s worth it for the year round sun and good weather. I first moved here a couple Januarys ago and I remember going out for a run and being amazed I was wearing a t-shirt and capris, where at home I had to layer and avoid ice.
It’ll take some getting used to definitely, for the first year I did not like it here at all, lol. But after hiking and being outside, I learned to love it.
Post # 10
Chilis and blue skies is what I think of when I think of New Mexico. I really enjoy visiting yearly for the balloon festival. We have friends that live in Alburquerque and they absolutely love it.
Post # 11
@mandemichelle: Oh wow! I just remembered to check this thread. We are really interested in the weather- we love being outside. I lived in Portland too… What are you doing in Grad School? I am thinking about an MFA, and Darling Husband wants to do nursing. He has a job there and his boss is from here and used to live there, so he has some connections. That is so cool to find someone that actually lives there. We love camping and miss it, also hiking and Darling Husband loves hunting. Is there much night life? The housing costs seem really reasonable.
@abbie017: I bet that would be an adjustment. We are not city people. We like camping. Every.single.weekend. We are from MT where we used to do that. I think that is why we are attracted to it, but I can see how that would be a big change if you were used to a city. Does she work or go to school?
@Future Mrs. W: I would be in it for the weather and outdoor activities and being able to rent a house (for the price of an apartment here) and having a garden, a pottery studio… I love Mexican food! I want to get fat on Mexican food… just kidding, hopefully the year-round nice weather would help keep me active!
@Dandelion D: That is good to hear! Dh wants to do nursng at NMSU. He has a job to transfer down there, then he wants to do nursing. I would love to be able to ride a bike to work year-round after living in WI!
@Treejewel19: I know, the weather is what really attracts us, as well as a more affordable place. Yummy food and sunshine! (Count me in!) That is good to hear that your friends like it!