If you’ve been considering calling New Mexico movers for your upcoming move to this amazing state, there are probably lots of reasons behind that. NM is not only the place where Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul were filmed, and it’s not only deserts and tumbleweed. NM has beautiful scenery, lots of history and culture. The CCMC team will help you relocate here without a struggle.
If the fact that you’re able to have an affordable and big house isolated from everyone else in a mild climate sounds attractive to you, you’re probably thinking about long-distance moving to NM. It’s the fifth-largest state in the nation but thirty-sixth by population – that means that you’ll have lots of space, which is great for today’s circumstances in the US.
NM has a relaxed vibe and a low cost of living, which is very tempting for those looking for a place to retire or relocate with their families. It is a desert state, but the temperatures aren’t that high. It can get hot in the summer, but because of the high elevation, you won’t feel the heat as much. There are seasons, so you can go skiing and snowboarding in the southern end of the Rocky Mountains and come back to milder temperatures. One-quarter of the land is covered in forests, which is something you probably didn’t expect from this “desert state.” The reality is that each part of NM feels different, and living here can offer you much more than just heat.
There are lots of nature and wilderness, national parks, and even eight ski resorts. NM is also known for its history – Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the US, and there are Indian ruins and sites. This is a very multicultural state – you’ll find white, black, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American people here, and one-third of them are Spanish-speaking people.
What NM isn’t known for is a good economy and job opportunities. Even though it’s in the top five states for oil production, it’s still very common for young people to leave NM because of the lack of entry-level jobs. Make sure you have a job lined up when coming to live here. Industries that thrive here are agriculture, aerospace, military, government, defense, energy, and in the last few years – movie production.
Santa Fe, NM capital, and Albuquerque are the most populated cities. Even though ABQ has a high level of crime because of the gang culture, there are still lots of good neighborhoods and suburbs around this city that might seem attractive to you. Some of them are Nob Hill, Sandia Heights, Eastside, Corrales, and Downtown. The University of NM is in Albuquerque as well.
Los Alamos is another suggestion for a good place to live. It’s overall a nice family city with great outdoors, good schools, and a high safety level. White Rock is another suggestion for families, and if you’re coming to retire, consider Las Cruces.
If being outside and eating spicy food are your two top favorite things to do, look no further – you’ve just found yourself a future home. NM has so many outdoor activities and also many sunshine days, which allow you to be outside as much as you want. This state has less pollution, which will come as a pleasant change if you’re relocating from California, Pennsylvania, Texas, or some other state with high pollution.
You can spend your time hiking, skiing, mountain biking, visiting lakes and swimming, camping, or even exploring caves in the southeastern part of NM. There are beautiful beaches on the lakes, such as Lake Carlsbad, Lea Lake, and Elephant Butte Reservoir. You can swim there, or just have a picnic. Don’t miss the sand dunes in White Sands and the big hot balloon festival in Albuquerque. If you like UFO-themed activities, go to Roswell, and if you’re an artsy type, visit Santa Fe and Taos. There you’ll find many art galleries, operas, and museums.
NM is the chili capital of the US, but the food here isn’t either Mexican or Texan, even though there’s a huge influence of both. Specialties you’ll find here are unique, but prepare for the spiciness – their regular hot could be your extra hot.