Citing our active cultural life, the low cost of living, proximity to a major university, and “unusually beautiful location,” has awarded Las Cruces the #15 spot on their annual Most Popular Places to Retire list.

With the gorgeous views of the Organ Mountains, excellent weather year round, and proximity to so many outdoor activities, it is no wonder that Las Cruces is gaining favor with retirees. There is so much to do here, without feeling overcrowded like some of the popular retirement destinations in Arizona or Florida.

The Las Cruces Sun-News covered the website’s new listing here, along with a statement from the city manager.

You can see the full list of’s list here. And if you haven’t visited Las Cruces to experience all the great things that keep us consistently at the top of these lists, come visit Picacho Mountain soon so we can show you our unbeatable views and take you for a tour of our neighborhood and city.

Estate Home at sunset
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.



New Courtyard Home Virtual Tour

Enjoy this virtual tour our newest model courtyard home here in The Willows at Picacho Mountain. Based on the popular Encanto floor plan, this charming home blends indoor and outdoor living, making it the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful New Mexico climate. The spacious great room, flex room and kitchen all open to an intimate enclosed outdoor living space featuring an outdoor kitchen, bar and fire pit. The home also features an all new mud room/laundry room/utility office concept that connects the master closet and great room.

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New Home Construction

Custom Home Construction – Phase One

This clip kicks off our new “Custom Home Construction” video series showcasing a behind the scenes look into West Mesa Builders’ construction and design process. In the coming months we will cover everything from framing and insulation, to kitchen design and color selection. Bob and Karen Pofahl also share the stringent quality control steps they take to ensure each home is built to the highest standards and much more.

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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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