Location is the key at Picacho Mountain

One of the best things about the desert southwest is the mild climate which allows year-round outdoor recreation and an indoor/outdoor lifestyle perfectly suited to those who wish to enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle in their retirement years.

But beautiful weather and stunning vistas are only the beginning of the incredible offerings that make Las Cruces a great place to live and one of the highest ranked retirement cities in the US. A small town feel with all the conveniences of big city amenities nearby makes our town an excellent place to live.

West Mesa views from Picacho Mountain

Picacho Mountain for Retirement The beautiful West Mesa area of Las Cruces provides a gorgeous backdrop to the Picacho Mountain community as well as a quiet and serene vista of the Rio Grande valley. Tucked up along the hills at the west end of town, Picacho Mountain is located just outside the city center which gives a beautiful view of the valley but is only six miles away from downtown and shopping areas.

Picacho Mountain is conveniently situated a short drive from Interstate 10. Picacho Avenue, also called State Route 70, gives our community direct, convenient access right to the heart of Downtown Las Cruces.

Outdoor recreation and an outdoor lifestyle are big reasons why Picacho Mountain is ranked the best location in Las Cruces. You can read about the beautiful trails and natural features of our community here.

You can find many convenient amenities right in our vicinity, such as the Picacho Hills Country Club, which is only a few blocks away from our community. Golf, tennis, aquatics, and a clubhouse are just a few of the activities that members can enjoy at the club.

Everyday shopping and conveniences

Within a few miles, Walgreens and Picquick are available for a quick stop on the way home. For longer shopping trips, Wal-Mart, Save Mart, and Albertsons are both within an eight mile drive from Picacho Mountain.

The Mesilla Valley Mall has almost everything a big city mall has, plus a Target, Lowe’s, and Home Depot. For anything that is not immediately available, El Paso is a short 45-minute car ride away and has all the shopping amenities of a larger city.

The urgent care is only a few miles away for minor medical needs. Two major hospitals and the future Las Cruces Regional Medical Center are all less than 20 minutes away.

Take advantage of all the opportunities!

There are so many opportunities to explore the beautiful and quaint town of Las Cruces. Our downtown in experiencing a renaissance with new trendy shops, a beautiful town center, and the famous Las Cruces Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings. Many breweries and wineries have made Las Cruces a magnet for foodies and craft brewers and vinters. Click here to find out more about what is currently going on in downtown Las Cruces.

As a college town, Las Cruces also provides a host of opportunities for extended learning and other activities at the New Mexico State University campus and its community college extensions. Community classes in gardening, arts & crafts, foreign languages, and many other possibilities, in addition to the usual college courses, are offered year round.

The historic Old Mesilla plaza, dating back to the 1840’s, is an excellent place to experience the history of the Mesilla Valley and to sample some of the local fare and craftsmanship. For more information about what is available in Old Mesilla, visit www.oldmesilla.org.

Big city lights, small town feel

In Las Cruces you will enjoy the convenience of a small town where everything is just a short drive away without the traffic congestion of big city living.

The peace and tranquility of high desert living while being only six miles from downtown and shopping makes Picacho Mountain perfectly located within this desert oasis. Come find out why we are ranked the best in the southwest!



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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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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