Where to Retire magazine has once again selected Las Cruces, New Mexico, to profile as a top place to retire in their November/December 2019 issue. Las Cruces was first recognized as a top retirement destination by the magazine back in April 2009. Where to Retire is the leading publication in America geared to helping people with retirement relocation decisions.

Here's what they said

According to Where to Retire editor, Annette Fuller, Las Cruces, New Mexico has many of the qualities that are important in a top place to retire. “A cultural hub in the Chihuahuan Desert, Las Cruces spices things up with its rich heritage and tasty chiles. The revitalized downtown boasts an art deco theater and a year-round farmers market. Thanks to the Organ Mountains and nearby White Sands National Monument, the city has plenty to do outdoors, and New Mexico State University provides sports and culture. The mayor touted the inclusive residents, calling them ‘friendly, accommodating and gracious.” Fuller said.

Retirement & Relocation

Each year, more than 700,000 Americans choose to relocate when they retire.  Nationally, two dozen states and hundreds of towns seek to attract these retirees as a source of economic development.  A few key factors retirees look at when deciding on a retirement destination are cost of living, weather, crime rates, local economy and amenities.

Picacho Mountain Master Planned Community

The article also listed Picacho Mountain under recommended housing/master planned communities in the area. Picacho Mountain offers retirees all the benefits of living in Las Cruces, plus the added benefit of being a certified green master planned community, with a variety of lifestyle amenities.

Call 575-523-2500 or contact us today for more information about all that Las Cruces, New Mexico has to offer and how to find your dream home at Picacho Mountain.

Where to Retire Magazine

Where to Retire magazine was launched in 1992 with the goal of helping its readers find the ideal place to retire. Now published six times a year, the magazine covers the best retirement regions, towns, and master-planned communities, and has a national circulation of 200,000. A The magazine is also found on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores. Request a free trial issue at WhereToRetire.com.

Build the home of your dreams at Picacho Mountain

Las Cruces, New Mexico’s premier master planned community featuring custom homes and private neighborhoods designed for every phase of life.

Contact us or call 575-523-2500 to find out more about Classic New Mexico Homes and custom homes in Las Cruces, New Mexico.



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Custom Home Tour With Karen

Custom home designer and builder Karen Pofahl, of West Mesa Builders, walks us through one or her new home during its final stages of construction. This 3600 square foot home is located in Picacho Mountain Master Planned Community and sits on a 2 acre lot that has breathtaking views of the Organ Mountains and Mesilla Valley. The home has a contemporary feel to it, yet seamlessly blends into the beautiful desert surroundings.

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