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 2,055,287 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: 8982FABA+A+BA
3Mesilla, NMPopulation: 2,14181BCA+ABB+A
4City of the Sun, NMPopulation: 3581A+ACA+D+CB+
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
9Luna, NMPopulation: 13780FA+BA+BAB
10White Rock, NMPopulation: 5,69080BD+B+A+AB+C+
11Alamogordo, NMPopulation: 30,54479AA+C+BCCA
12Sausal, NMPopulation: 1,04279C+AB+ACC+B
13San Antonito, NMPopulation: 1,01379FB+A+A+BBB
14Ruidoso, NMPopulation: 8,05579A+AD+B+C+BC+
15Chupadero, NMPopulation: 22479FB+BA+B+A+C
16Corrales, NMPopulation: 8,34078BFB+A+B+AC
17Paradise Hills, NMPopulation: 4,62878ABC+ABBC
18Santa Fe, NMPopulation: 68,29878A+DBBC+B+C
19Conchas Dam, NMPopulation: 19978FA+C+A+ABB
20Rio Rancho, NMPopulation: 87,06878A+BDABBC
21Cedar Crest, NMPopulation: 1,34678FB+AAB+BB
22Cloudcroft, NMPopulation: 66978BAD+ACBA
23La Cueva, NMPopulation: 9078FB+BA+A+B+C+
24San Pedro, NMPopulation: 9178B+B+CA+BBD+
25Las Palomas, NMPopulation: 8978FABA+BAB+
26CaƱada de los Alamos, NMPopulation: 43678A+B+C+CCB+C
27Albuquerque, NMPopulation: 545,08378A+B+FB+C+BB
28Homestead, NMPopulation: 3178A+B+CA+D+CD+
29Silver City, NMPopulation: 10,33177A+A+DBCCB+
30North Hobbs, NMPopulation: 5,29377AACC+BBC+
31Los Lunas, NMPopulation: 14,73177B+ADBC+C+B
32Twin Forks, NMPopulation: 21777FAC+AABA
33Tijeras, NMPopulation: 39777CB+C+B+C+BB
34Aztec, NMPopulation: 6,73676AACBCBC
35Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NMPopulation: 6,02176BDB+B+BAC
36Artesia, NMPopulation: 11,26876A+A+FCCCA
37Carlsbad, NMPopulation: 26,15876AA+FC+CD+A
38White Signal, NMPopulation: 24276FABA+BAB+
39Edgewood, NMPopulation: 3,73076C+B+B+AC+BD+
40University Park, NMPopulation: 3,45376A+ACAFCA
41Fairacres, NMPopulation: 71676D+ACBC+BA
42Tularosa, NMPopulation: 2,86576BA+C+BDD+B+
43Ponderosa Pine, NMPopulation: 1,04676FDA+A+BAB
44Eunice, NMPopulation: 2,91676CA+BD+BD+A
45Kingston, NMPopulation: 17275FABC+BA+B+
46Placitas, NMPopulation: 5,49175FDB+A+B+AB
47Bosque Farms, NMPopulation: 3,90475C+C+CAC+BB
48Waterflow, NMPopulation: 1,30875FA+AB+BBC
49Cannon AFB, NMPopulation: 2,58675DACA+CCB
50Indian Hills, NMPopulation: 1,33175A+A+BCD+D+D+
51Valencia, NMPopulation: 2,34475CA+BC+CC+B
52Clovis, NMPopulation: 37,53875A+A+FC+CCB
53Sandia Knolls, NMPopulation: 2,07975FBAA+B+BD+
54Clayton, NMPopulation: 2,61975C+A+A+CCDC+
55Lamy, NMPopulation: 28675FB+BBBA+C
56Los Cerrillos, NMPopulation: 8175FB+BA+B+BC
57Pojoaque, NMPopulation: 2,07575DA+BBC+CC+
58Garfield, NMPopulation: 16475FAC+ABBB+
59Farmington, NMPopulation: 45,45875AADBC+BC
60Jaconita, NMPopulation: 29075C+CBACB+C+
61Portales, NMPopulation: 12,32775AA+FC+D+CB
62North Valley, NMPopulation: 11,57575BBCC+CBB
63Roswell, NMPopulation: 48,16775A+A+FCCD+B+
64Peralta, NMPopulation: 3,64775CA+DB+C+C+B
65La Hacienda, NMPopulation: 25475A+B+DD+D+BB+
66Truth or Consequences, NMPopulation: 6,47775AA+CC+FD+B+
67Raton, NMPopulation: 6,82574AA+C+BD+D+D+
68Arenas Valley, NMPopulation: 1,42274FA+BAC+D+B+
69Radium Springs, NMPopulation: 1,45174FA+B+C+BC+A
70Las Maravillas, NMPopulation: 1,85574FAB+BBC+B
71El Rancho, NMPopulation: 1,05574FCAB+BB+C+
72Tesuque, NMPopulation: 97974FFBAAA+C
73Rosedale, NMPopulation: 19174B+B+DBD+BB+
74Sandia Park, NMPopulation: 18374FB+C+B+C+B+B
75La Mesilla, NMPopulation: 1,83674FC+AB+BBC+
76Cedar Grove, NMPopulation: 79874FB+C+A+B+B+D+
77Cedro, NMPopulation: 38074FB+BA+BBB
78Gallup, NMPopulation: 21,70174A+A+FC+C+C+D+
79Mimbres, NMPopulation: 63474FADA+BC+B+
80Jemez Springs, NMPopulation: 25574DCCA+BB+C+
81Santa Teresa, NMPopulation: 4,58474DA+CC+CC+A
82El Valle de Arroyo Seco, NMPopulation: 1,16074FAB+BCBC+
83Socorro, NMPopulation: 9,02074AA+FCD+CB+
84Magdalena, NMPopulation: 74174CA+DAD+D+B+
85Dexter, NMPopulation: 1,53873DA+A+DC+DB+
86Belen, NMPopulation: 7,26773AA+DC+DCB
87Arroyo Seco, NMPopulation: 1,78573CDA+ACAD
88Agua Fria, NMPopulation: 3,08173B+ABD+D+BC
89Kirtland, NMPopulation: 6,25673CA+D+BC+CC
90Capitan, NMPopulation: 1,57473FA+BBCCC+
91Chical, NMPopulation: 7073FB+CA+ACB
92Lordsburg, NMPopulation: 3,03873C+A+CCCD+B+
93Loving, NMPopulation: 1,30273D+A+AD+CFA
94Spencerville, NMPopulation: 1,32273FB+B+BB+C+C
95Hillsboro, NMPopulation: 11073DAD+CB+BB+
96Rio Communities, NMPopulation: 5,62573D+A+D+B+CC+B
97Holloman AFB, NMPopulation: 3,58573FACA+CCB+
98Bayard, NMPopulation: 2,73473CA+C+CD+DB+
99High Rolls, NMPopulation: 74273FC+CB+CB+A
100San Ysidro, NMPopulation: 2,53273FBA+D+D+BA
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