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Best Places to Retire in New Mexico

Best Places to Retire in New Mexico
Do you want to retire in New Mexico? Below are our recommendations for the best places to retire in New Mexico. Click on the destination links to find area description and characteristics, area amenities and things to do, climate and weather, housing options, cost of living, senior assistance, area demographics and job & volunteer opportunities.

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retire in Silver City, Grant County (Southwest NM)Silver City, Grant County (Southwest NM), New Mexico - Our town sits in the sunny southwest corner of New Mexico. We’re equal parts Old West heritage and a distinctive arts and entertainment community, packed with a vibrant “small-town” style of living. Nestled against the 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest, Silver City is a quirky cultural town of just under 10,000 people.


retire in Las Cruces / Dona Ana CountyLas Cruces / Dona Ana County, New Mexico - The Las Cruces / Dona Ana county region can best be described as a high desert area that sees approximately 350 days of sunshine each year. Sitting at approximately 4,500 elevation, the area experiences a temparent climate that is perfect for many outdoor activites from golf to hiking to bicycle riding. Located next to the Organ Mountains, hiking for all levels is easily accessible.

retire in Taos and Taos Ski Valley, New MexicoTaos and Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico, New Mexico - Taos The Town of Taos, New Mexico is known for gorgeous lighting with epic sunsets of red, orange and purple blazing through the sky. Vast open spaces dotted with cedar trees, juniper, and sage brush in varying shades of green framed by mountains make you feel as though you’re in a painting.


retire in Angel FireAngel Fire, New Mexico - Angel Fire is situated along the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway in Northern New Mexico. At 8,600 ft. elevation, Angel Fire is bounded on the west side of the valley with Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s highest mountain peak at 13,600 ft. and on the east by Agua Fria Peak at 10,600 ft.

retire in Village of Magdalena in Socorro CountyVillage of Magdalena in Socorro County, New Mexico - Village of 900 people at an elevation of around 6500. Beautiful striking landscape with amazing light. Founded in the mid 1800's due to the rich mining deposits and large empty spaces suited for ranching. An artistic community drawing both contemporary and traditional artists.


retire in Lincoln CountyLincoln County, New Mexico - A high-altitude escape into the Village known for both adventure and rejuvenation. Year-round golf, alpine skiing, boutique shopping, the acclaimed Spencer Theater and world-class gaming are just a few attractions found in this quaint mountain village nestled in the pristine Sacramento Mountains. Our mountain peaks at 12,000 ft in elevation which is the southern most peak in the Rockies.

retire in Southwest- Lincoln County, Southeast New MexicoSouthwest- Lincoln County, Southeast New Mexico, New Mexico - Ideally located in the heart of historic Lincoln County, Capitan is home to 2,000 friendly residents and a growing arts community The Village is situated between the Capitan and Sacramento Mountains at an elevation of 6,530 feet. Enjoy a temperate climate, days filled with brilliant sunshine cooled by the brisk mountain breeze.


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