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Places With The Best Housing In New Mexico 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score62
  • Corrales, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,474
63
  • Eldorado at Santa Fe, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,648
  • In 2011 I moved from Kansas City MO to Santa Fe to attend SFUAD. Luck brought me out to Eldorado where me and my dog have been living in a really nice house. It gets really dusty here so even if I park
60
  • Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,069
77
  • Los Alamos, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,733
73
  • White Rock, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,083
50
  • Taos, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,735
66
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 82,927
  • The new young professionals are discriminate here and don't know it's suppose to be about being of service to the customer or patient. It's about the client being of service to the non thinking
63
  • Paradise Hills, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,140
59
  • North Valley, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,248
71
  • North Hobbs, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,899
70
  • Rio Rancho, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 92,966
  • I moved to Rio Rancho, NM five years ago. I must say that the entire area is impressive and I enjoy the city immensely. It is located in a beautiful area, and there are plenty of opportunities for
58
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 556,859
  • I have been here just about 2 years with family. First, on the plus side++ Housing is very reasonable , gas is very reasonable but (see below)+ Roads are maintained (just poorly designed)+ Somewhat
58
  • Farmington, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,067
  • High religious cult zone.Visual domain of streets dominated by religious insignia. Males have poor attitude toward women: mechanics, plumbers, construction, agriculture. Off main drag
58
  • Los Chaves, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,117
48
  • Los Lunas, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,271
53
  • Artesia, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,817
63
  • Ruidoso, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,833
53
  • Bloomfield, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,565
52
  • Bernalillo, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,676
  • The title describes my observations for the past 13 years that I've been a resident of Bernalillo. In the years that I've lived here, businesses have increased, the population has increased, but access
60
  • Las Cruces, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 101,459
  • Unfriendly, horrible drivers, financially desperate conditions, middle class is upper class in Las Cruces.Customer service tactics in the dark ages, medical and dental facilities run on their own time.
55
  • Aztec, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,354
58
  • Carlsbad, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,079
53
  • Lee Acres, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,479
57
  • Silver City, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,103
48
  • South Valley, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,397
  • I was living in Hackensack, New Jersey when I was offered an opportunity to work temporarily in South Valley, New Mexico. What a clash in living! I had lived in a high rise surrounded by thousands of
61
  • Hobbs, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,863
52
  • Gallup, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,523
  • Gallup seems to have only seasonal attractions, like many other places. They have the Inter-Tribal Ceremony which occurs every summer and the Wild Thing bullriding, along with the Wrangler Jr's Final
56
  • Clovis, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,461
  • Welcome to Clovis, NM (88101) where peaceful farming community meets sleepy border town. Don't be fooled by the propaganda; it's all smoke and mirrors! This town is horrible! Public utilities are
62
  • Alamogordo, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,201
48
  • Española, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,159
63
  • Lovington, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,559
48
  • Socorro, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,760
  • I stayed in this town for only one day and it was NOT GOOD! For 1, its off a major u.s. Highway, that means that anyone can come to your town and commit crime. That explaines the F for crime. 2
52
  • Grants, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,263
58
  • Roswell, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,407
  • I lived in Roswell NM for about 6 months. I really enjoyed living here for the most part. My family probably wouldn't have moved away from this area if it was for a family emergency. There are many
54
  • Portales, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,275
61
  • Sunland Park, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,588
42
  • Shiprock, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,135
50
  • Belen, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,184
56
  • Las Vegas, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,570
42
  • Zuni Pueblo, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,635
61
  • Raton, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,348
54
  • Truth or Consequences, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,157
55
  • Deming, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,582
  • In my opinon dont move here, look at the grades. Industry is little to zero. Me and my grandparents stayed here for one night. We were on our way to Tuscon. We started in San Marcos, TX. 1st night we
43
  • Anthony, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,459
43
  • Chaparral, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,095
50
  • Tucumcari, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,091

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in New Mexico. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in New Mexico to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in New Mexico as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in New Mexico, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.