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Area Description

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. Situated in an area of dark skies with the Very Large Array nearby listening to the heavens with radio astronomy and the Madgalena Ridge Observatory at 10,600 feet, a multi use research and educational observatory operated by NM Institute of Mining and Technology out of Socorro.

A rich mix of people, including ranchers, artists, astrophysicists and regular folk all mingling together and enjoying each other and the environment. Quiet, peaceful. A great place to retire.
Kelly mine, though closed to mining, still an interesting place to visit. Great hiking trails, hunting and horseback. A photographer's dream come true!

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   Surrounded by National Forests, the opportunities for hiking, bicycling, motorcycling, four-wheeling, horse-back riding, photography and hunting abound.

Most popular activities include:

Hunting
Parks & National Forests
Hiking & Mountain Bike Trails
Road Trips
Animal viewing
Plant Life
Shooting
Flying


Cultural Activities





The Village of Magdalena offers a surprising variety of Southwestern arts and entertainment. Because of its remoteness and natural beauty, many artists, crafts people, writers and musicians have chosen to reside in the area. Magdalena even boasts its talented local performers through the wide variety of plays, incorporating our vivid multi-cultural local heritage, of the London Frontier Theatre – providing great live entertainment with a touch of history.

Public transportation




This is rural New Mexico. There is a small airport in Magdalena and Albuquerque airport is one and a half hours away.

Medical Facilities


Magdalena has a wellness clinic affiliated with Presbyterian General in Albuquerque. Socorro has a hospital called Socorro General.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  21.0  35.0  49.0  0.6 "
 Feb  25.0  40.0  55.0  0.5 "
 Mar  30.0  45.5  61.0  0.4 "
 Apr  35.0  51.5  68.0  0.4 "
 May  44.0  60.5  77.0  0.8 "
 Jun  52.0  69.5  87.0  0.7 "
 Jul  57.0  72.0  87.0  2.5 "
 Aug  55.0  69.5  84.0  2.6 "
 Sep  50.0  64.5  79.0  2.0 "
 Oct  39.0  54.5  70.0  1.3 "
 Nov  29.0  43.5  58.0  0.5 "
 Dec  22.0  36.5  51.0  0.5 "


Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the upper 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 50's and highs in the upper 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 30's and highs in the low 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 20's.

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Cost of Living for Village of Magdalena in Socorro County, NM

Village of Magdalena in Socorro County, New Mexico cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Village of Magdalena in Socorro County, NM

Village of Magdalena in Socorro County, New Mexico offers the following assistance for seniors:



Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are assisting in the library, with EMT or fire services, at the hospital, being a docent at the Very Large Array. Helping out at the Senior Center. There may be jobs available as a consultant or at some of the places listed above or in the local galleries or restaurant or with the Forest Service or other places.

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