Best Places to Live in New Mexico

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in New Mexico by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in New Mexico is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. New Mexico has a population of 2,085,287 and a population density of 17.1. The capital city is Santa Fe and the largest city in New Mexico is Albuquerque. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Los Alamos, NMPopulation: 12,01483A+D+B+A+AAC+
2Mayhill, NMPopulation: 8983FA+BA+A+BA
3City of the Sun, NMPopulation: 3582A+ACA+D+CB+
4Mesilla, NMPopulation: 2,14181BCA+ABB+A
5La Huerta, NMPopulation: 1,23081D+BA+ABB+A
6West Hammond, NMPopulation: 2,80281BA+B+B+ABC
7Las Cruces, NMPopulation: 97,39380A+A+D+BCC+A
8Sandia Heights, NMPopulation: 3,44480CFA+A+AA+B
9San Antonito, NMPopulation: 1,01380FAA+A+BBB
10Chupadero, NMPopulation: 22480FABA+B+A+C
11White Rock, NMPopulation: 5,69080BD+B+A+AB+C+
12Alamogordo, NMPopulation: 30,54479AA+C+BCCA
13Cedar Crest, NMPopulation: 1,34679FAAAB+BB
14La Cueva, NMPopulation: 9079FABA+A+B+C+
15San Pedro, NMPopulation: 9179B+ACA+BBD+
16CaƱada de los Alamos, NMPopulation: 43679A+AC+CCB+C
17Homestead, NMPopulation: 3179A+ACA+D+CD+
18Sausal, NMPopulation: 1,04279C+AB+ACC+B
19Ruidoso, NMPopulation: 8,05579A+AD+B+C+BC+
20Corrales, NMPopulation: 8,34078BFB+A+B+AC
21Las Palomas, NMPopulation: 8978FA+BA+BAB+
22Paradise Hills, NMPopulation: 4,62878ABC+ABBC
23Conchas Dam, NMPopulation: 19978FA+C+A+ABB
24Santa Fe, NMPopulation: 68,29878A+DBBC+B+C
25Rio Rancho, NMPopulation: 87,06878A+BDABBC
26Tijeras, NMPopulation: 39778CAC+B+C+BB
27Luna, NMPopulation: 13778FBBA+BAB
28Cloudcroft, NMPopulation: 66978BAD+ACBA
29Albuquerque, NMPopulation: 545,08378A+B+FB+C+BB
30Twin Forks, NMPopulation: 21777FA+C+AABA
31Silver City, NMPopulation: 10,33177A+A+DBCCB+
32North Hobbs, NMPopulation: 5,29377AACC+BBC+
33White Signal, NMPopulation: 24277FA+BA+BAB+
34Los Lunas, NMPopulation: 14,73177B+ADBC+C+B
35University Park, NMPopulation: 3,45377A+A+CAFCA
36Los Cerrillos, NMPopulation: 8177FABA+B+BC
37Lamy, NMPopulation: 28677FABBBA+C
38Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NMPopulation: 6,02176BDB+B+BAC
39Artesia, NMPopulation: 11,26876A+A+FCCCA
40Aztec, NMPopulation: 6,73676AACBCBC
41Carlsbad, NMPopulation: 26,15876AA+FC+CD+A
42Edgewood, NMPopulation: 3,73076C+B+B+AC+BD+
43Kingston, NMPopulation: 17276FA+BC+BA+B+
44La Hacienda, NMPopulation: 25476A+ADD+D+BB+
45Fairacres, NMPopulation: 71676D+ACBC+BA
46Cannon AFB, NMPopulation: 2,58676DA+CA+CCB
47Tularosa, NMPopulation: 2,86576BA+C+BDD+B+
48Garfield, NMPopulation: 16476FA+C+ABBB+
49Ponderosa Pine, NMPopulation: 1,04676FDA+A+BAB
50Eunice, NMPopulation: 2,91676CA+BD+BD+A
51Sandia Park, NMPopulation: 18376FAC+B+C+B+B
52Rosedale, NMPopulation: 19175B+ADBD+BB+
53Placitas, NMPopulation: 5,49175FDB+A+B+AB
54Waterflow, NMPopulation: 1,30875FA+AB+BBC
55Sandia Knolls, NMPopulation: 2,07975FBAA+B+BD+
56Bosque Farms, NMPopulation: 3,90475C+C+CAC+BB
57Indian Hills, NMPopulation: 1,33175A+A+BCD+D+D+
58Valencia, NMPopulation: 2,34475CA+BC+CC+B
59Cedar Grove, NMPopulation: 79875FAC+A+B+B+D+
60Clovis, NMPopulation: 37,53875A+A+FC+CCB
61Cedro, NMPopulation: 38075FABA+BBB
62Clayton, NMPopulation: 2,61975C+A+A+CCDC+
63Pojoaque, NMPopulation: 2,07575DA+BBC+CC+
64Farmington, NMPopulation: 45,45875AADBC+BC
65Jaconita, NMPopulation: 29075C+CBACB+C+
66North Valley, NMPopulation: 11,57575BBCC+CBB
67Portales, NMPopulation: 12,32775AA+FC+D+CB
68Roswell, NMPopulation: 48,16775A+A+FCCD+B+
69Chical, NMPopulation: 7075FACA+ACB
70Peralta, NMPopulation: 3,64775CA+DB+C+C+B
71Truth or Consequences, NMPopulation: 6,47775AA+CC+FD+B+
72Mimbres, NMPopulation: 63475FA+DA+BC+B+
73Spencerville, NMPopulation: 1,32274FAB+BB+C+C
74Raton, NMPopulation: 6,82574AA+C+BD+D+D+
75Arenas Valley, NMPopulation: 1,42274FA+BAC+D+B+
76Arroyo Hondo, NMPopulation: 20374FABAC+AD
77Radium Springs, NMPopulation: 1,45174FA+B+C+BC+A
78Las Maravillas, NMPopulation: 1,85574FAB+BBC+B
79El Rancho, NMPopulation: 1,05574FCAB+BB+C+
80Tesuque, NMPopulation: 97974FFBAAA+C
81La Mesilla, NMPopulation: 1,83674FC+AB+BBC+
82Gallup, NMPopulation: 21,70174A+A+FC+C+C+D+
83Hillsboro, NMPopulation: 11074DA+D+CB+BB+
84Jemez Springs, NMPopulation: 25574DCCA+BB+C+
85Santa Teresa, NMPopulation: 4,58474DA+CC+CC+A
86Socorro, NMPopulation: 9,02074AA+FCD+CB+
87El Valle de Arroyo Seco, NMPopulation: 1,16074FAB+BCBC+
88Holloman AFB, NMPopulation: 3,58574FA+CA+CCB+
89Magdalena, NMPopulation: 74174CA+DAD+D+B+
90Dexter, NMPopulation: 1,53873DA+A+DC+DB+
91Arroyo Seco, NMPopulation: 1,78573CDA+ACAD
92Belen, NMPopulation: 7,26773AA+DC+DCB
93Kirtland, NMPopulation: 6,25673CA+D+BC+CC
94Agua Fria, NMPopulation: 3,08173B+ABD+D+BC
95Luis Lopez, NMPopulation: 16373FACACAB+
96Weed, NMPopulation: 3773FA+CA+D+CA
97Lordsburg, NMPopulation: 3,03873C+A+CCCD+B+
98Capitan, NMPopulation: 1,57473FA+BBCCC+
99Loving, NMPopulation: 1,30273D+A+AD+CFA
100Orogrande, NMPopulation: 2473FA+CA+D+CB+
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