5 Things That Make Picacho Mountain Unique if You’re Looking to Retire in Las Cruces

As the morning sunrise peeks over the Organ Mountains, the sun’s golden rays flood the beautiful desert terrain of the Rio Grande valley. The view from your front porch in Picacho Mountain provides the perfect perspective of this daily light show across the desert floor.

After a busy day enjoying the beautiful outdoors, the city lights twinkling across the valley invite you to close out the day with another fabulous vista of Las Cruces. No matter what time of year, this daily spectacle is the perfect way to begin and end your day at Picacho Mountain.

The beautiful view is just one of the many things that make Picacho Mountain unique among neighborhoods in the Las Cruces area, and it’s one of the amenities our residents who retire in Las Cruces enjoy.

Imagine a walk through the community with neighbors, enjoying the natural open space at Picacho Mountain, or hiking the many trails adjacent to your neighborhood. Imagine golf, tennis, pickleball, or a game of bridge at Picacho Hills Country Club. Imagine enjoying new hobbies like art, gardening, cycling, bird watching, or just relaxing on your patio with a good book.

All of these things embody our unique resort-style community that has been designed to celebrate the great outdoors of southern New Mexico and to take advantage of high desert living where moderate temperatures allow outdoor living virtually year round. If you’re looking to retire in Las Cruces, you will love Picacho Mountain.

Here are 5 things that make Picacho Mountain unique in our area:

1. Our commitment to preservation of the open space and the natural landscape

Picacho Mountain has been designed to preserve and protect the natural desert environment for your enjoyment. Our world class land planners and community designers have implemented a design that preserves the natural outdoor desert landscape and open space. Our community plan seamlessly connects to the adjacent 13,000 acre Desert Peaks National Monument and Picacho Peak.

We believe this creates an environment that takes most advantage of our beautiful desert landscape and also enhances the indoor/outdoor living and outdoor recreation that draw people to the Las Cruces area.

Homes and neighborhoods at Picacho Mountain are carefully sculpted into the natural landscape of this spectacular high desert community in a way that best preserves the natural environment and the aesthetic quality of each part of the community. The southwest-style homes celebrate and enhance the natural beauty and features of the surrounding canyons, mountains, and open space.

2. A professionally managed homeowner’s association

Picacho Mountain is unique as one of the few professionally managed communities in the Las Cruces area. Our full service management company provides our residents with hassle-free living in a resort environment.

Our low-cost HOA provides the following for our residents:

  • High quality covenants, codes & restrictions (CC&Rs) & bylaws that protect the value of your home and the integrity of the community
  • Detailed architectural design guidelines
  • A full time town manager who handles HOA management, enforcement of CC&Rs, and planning of community events and activities
  • Professional maintenance of community facilities, parks, open spaces, landscaping, drainage and roads

3. Beautiful sunrises, views of the city lights in the evening, and views of the mountains all day long

As we mentioned before, our West Mesa location in Las Cruces, NM is another thing that makes Picacho Mountain unique. Although the sun sets behind our community, the homes in Picacho Mountain are oriented for the best views of the sunrise over the beautiful Organ Mountains. As the sun sets, the city lights along the floor of the Rio Grande valley provide a breathtaking view from most all of our home sites.

The beautiful mountains and serene desert setting provide beautiful views all day long, including the view of Picacho Peak to the north. Since this area is part of the 13,000 acre Desert Peaks National Monument, this view and our quiet surroundings will be preserved forever.

Open space, outdoor living, and walking trails that connect to the 13,000 acre Desert Peaks National Monument

Enjoying the outdoors and staying active is one of the number one things people look for when they retire in Las Cruces. Because we are located adjacent to the Desert Peaks National Monument, Picacho Mountain is perfected situated to enhance the outdoor living and recreation that make the desert an attractive place to live year round. Hiking and walking on the miles of trails and canyons that connect our community to the open space is a favorite pastime of residents in Picacho Mountain.

Residents in our area enjoy other outdoor activities such as golf or tennis at the nearby Picacho Hills Country Club, gardening, or exploring the quaint downtown Las Cruces and Mesilla Valley.

5. Our commitment to community — connecting neighbors with neighbors

From the very beginning of our community, we have hosted events and facilitated interest groups within our neighborhoods. This unique approach has fostered a neighborhood feel and keeps our residents connected throughout the year.

Some of the Picacho Mountain resident activities have included:

  • Daily walks
  • Ocotillo hikers
  • Picacho Hills artist association
  • Bike and Chowder cycle club
  • Picacho Mountain dinner clubs

Are you thinking about retiring in Las Cruces? Come find out what makes Picacho Mountain unique!

The best way to experience the unique delights of Picacho Mountain is to come see it for yourself! Contact us now to make an appointment with a representative or to find out about our next community event. We would love to meet you and share our beautiful desert community!



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