Forbse top small towns las cruces new mexicoForbes Magazine has once again ranked Las Cruces, NM as on of the top 20 small cities to live. Las Cruces ranks 14 on the Forbes 2011 “Best Small Places for Business and Careers” list.

This is the forth time that Las Cruces has made the top twenty on this list.

Forbes looked at small cities from across the U.S. and based their ranking on 12 areas relating to past and future projected job growth, business and living costs, income growth, education, projected economic growth, and quality of life areas such as crime rate, cultural and recreational opportunities and net migration patterns.

Forbes Magazine Top 20 small townsForbes reports that, “In most of these hot hubs you’ll find a strong university or two, providing rich cultural life and the kind of technology transfer that sparks entrepreneurial activity – giving that educated population lots of reasons to stick around.”

That is exactly what you’ll find in Las Cruces and at New Mexico State University.

NMSU features one of the country’s best science and agricultural programs and is home to the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. Plus, NMSU and Dona Ana Branch Community College offer endless opportunities for continued education and community classes.

In addition to the university I discovered another reason that I love living here… Los Poblanos Organic (LPO) Farms in Las Cruces is now doing weekly home delivery of organic fruits, veggies, and other fresh foods in select areas around Las Cruces.

Los poblanos organic foods in Las Cruces NMThe Las Cruces Farmers Market is one of my favorite places to pick up fresh, locally grown produce each week. That is where my husband and I met Charlie from LPO Las Cruces. Charlie got me connected with LPO farms online where I am able order fresh produces and much more each week. One of the great things about LPO Farms is that they have locations all over New Mexico. That way you can get a wide variety of fresh fruits and veggies, locally grown right here New Mexico and support our local farmers at the same time! You can read more about Los Poblanos Organic Farm here.

To find out more about what makes Las Cruces, NM the best place to live, come by our Las Cruces, New Mexico Model Home at 7038 Calle Estancias today and enjoy some free Starbucks Coffee. Call 575-523-2500 for directions or to schedule your tour.



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