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Spend any time in New Mexico and it’s easy to see how the state gets its nickname, Land of Enchantment. From the gilded sunsets that light the Taos adobes to the endless sage high plains, to the colorful characters in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a bewitching and inspiring place. To help you find your way around the state’s 226 retirement options, Senior Living has created a database with web links, peer reviews and helpful articles all designed to make your search for the right senior living community a little bit easier. Here are some state facts you also may find helpful.
New Mexico residents pay a combined state and local tax of 8.6%, according to the Tax Foundation. The state’s cost of living is average for the country; cost of housing is just 2% above average. Retirement income exemptions are offered on low and middle income retirees. Property taxes vary widely by county and city, and there is no inheritance tax. Economically, it’s not a bad place to retire.
The state’s violent crime rate is the country’s sixth worse according to a report published on the website 247wallst.com. Compare New Mexico’s three largest cities: Albuquerque’s (pop: 448,607) rate is 60% above the national average; Las Cruces (pop: 74,267) is 15% above; Santa Fe (pop: 62,203) is 49% above.
To understand New Mexico’s climate is to understand its geography. Because much of the state is high desert to mountainous—the average elevation is 4700 ft. above sea level. This means the overall climate is arid making for hot, dry summers and cold, sometimes snowy winters. As a guide, consider that for every 1000 ft. in elevation gain, the temperature drops 3 degrees. July maximum averages are 90s in the lower elevations and upper 70s in the higher elevations. In January, the average maximum is 55 degrees for lower elevations and 35 degrees for higher elevations.
How do you want to spend your retirement days? In New Mexico, if you like the outdoors you’ll feel right at home. Ski at Taos, Angel Fire, Red River or any of the other resorts in the state.; float above the landscape at the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival; tee up the dimpled white ball at any of New Mexico’s 105 courses; hike in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains; mountain bike in the Gila National Forest. How about cultural pursuits like the world-famous Santa Fe Opera, the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, and the D.H. Lawrence Ranch?
Wherever you decide to retire in New Mexico, you can start your search by clicking on a city link or typing an address in the search field above. If you have more questions click on Contact Us, fill out the short form and someone from Senior Living will get back to you. Helping you find senior living communities in New Mexico is our goal.