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Places With The Best Housing In New Mexico 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score69
  • Hobbs, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,863
  • Hobbs is an interesting little city that almost feels like it's in the middle of nowhere. I've been living in Hobbs for a couple years so far, and while it's a few hours away from any major cities, I…[read more]
74
  • Lovington, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,559
  • Lovington, Michigan has been the place that I have called home for the past five years. I grew up as an army brat, so my entire childhood was that type of lifestyle where we would move every couple of…[read more]
70
  • North Hobbs, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,899
66
  • Carlsbad, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,079
  • Carlsbad right now is going through a historic oil boom. The good ? If you cannot find a job, you are not really trying. The job market is so tight that even low skill jobs can get some pretty good…[read more]
84
  • White Rock, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,083
48
  • Shiprock, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,135
62
  • Artesia, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,817
  • Living in Artesia, NM is okay depending on what you’re looking for. Our crime rate is atrocious considering we pay something to live here. A good education is slim to none. We have 10 public schools to…[read more]
72
  • Alamogordo, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,201
  • Alamogordo isn't a bad place for people looking to retire or live a simpler life but I wouldn't recommend living here if you re under the age of 40 or if you are raising children. Also, this town is…[read more]
56
  • Tucumcari, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,091
  • It's a small Route 66 town that I love to visit every time I travel on Route 66. Time goes by slowly around here. Not that much happens, but if you want to get away from the big city, this may be the…[read more]
48
  • Zuni Pueblo, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,635
67
  • Grants, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,263
59
  • Farmington, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,067
  • There is dark cloud over Farmington. Violent crimes are a common occurrence in San Juan County. Stabbing deaths, missing persons, burglaries are the most common. I lived there for nearly 3 years. The…[read more]
65
  • 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…[read more]
57
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • Paradise Hills, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,140
51
  • Los Chaves, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,117
63
  • Silver City, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,103
  • Living in Silver City, New Mexico is awesome, no doubt about it. I love having the same type of climate year round, even if it is desert heat! There is so much beauty in this town and around the area and…[read more]
54
  • 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 …[read more]
51
  • Bloomfield, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,565
41
  • Chaparral, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,095
  • I was looking for a small town to live in near El Paso, Texas, and Chaparral, New Mexico, seemed to fit the bill at first glance, but to be truthful, I have been a bit disappointed. First, the good news.…[read more]
57
  • Aztec, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,354
58
  • Truth or Consequences, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,157
84
  • Los Alamos, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,733
  • Living in Los Alamos, NM is living in the 96th percentile of NM. One of the better cities in NM, we have almost everything perfect besides a couple of things that are above average. We’ll start with the…[read more]
58
  • 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…[read more]
75
  • Rio Rancho, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 92,966
  • Rio Rancho is a smaller community than Albuquerque which is across the river east. Rio has 2 high schools and many middle and elementary schools. Our school RRPS is better than than APS and it pays…[read more]
48
  • Lee Acres, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,479
47
  • Deming, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,582
  • First I'd like to say forget about woring here, nooo jobs. The old boy network runs he town. Nothing to do here, except drink. Being so close to the border is why the crime is so bad, one reason, the…[read more]
62
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 82,927
  • Once a small friendly city, now crowded with rude west and east coast transplants. High rents, crowded streets and dangerous drivers and high crime rate. The local police do their best, but their…[read more]
58
  • Anthony, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,459
54
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 556,859
  • If you won't to be assaulted by sheriff's and criminals It is the best place to be. The hospital prespatirine will even help them cover it up .there worst officers seem to be the ones that move up the…[read more]
60
  • Portales, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,275
  • I certainly love living here! One of the best decisions I made on Real Estate. The city neighbors are friendly and kind and will go out of the way to lend a helping hand. Transportation is convenient and…[read more]
59
  • Los Lunas, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,271
  • Los Lunas, New Mexico has been my home for the last 20 years and I can't think of any place else that I would want to be. I've raised a family here, and I am happy that my children are bringing up their…[read more]
52
  • Raton, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,348
56
  • Sunland Park, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,588
  • Living in Sunland Park, New Mexico makes me happy. It's beautiful here. The people are wonderful. The scenery is breathtaking, like something out of a movie. Our schools, crime rate, and job market could…[read more]
58
  • Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,069
60
  • 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…[read more]
60
  • Las Cruces, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 101,459
  • I grew up in Las Cruces moved away after my freshman year in HS and moved back 8 years later. The school system here is terrible and this is a very bad place to live if you can't afford to be in a good…[read more]
66
  • Ruidoso, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,833
44
  • 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…[read more]
65
  • Corrales, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,474
56
  • Taos, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,735
  • The population of Taos is under 10,000 and statistics say crime 24% per 100,000? That must mean everyone's a criminal. My family has lived in Taos many generations and it is beautiful. Tradition have…[read more]
52
  • Las Vegas, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,570
  • Overall, this city has been a bit rough for me and my family. I titled this review in the way that I did to let folks know how to enjoy Las Vegas, New Mexico to the best of their ability. Living in Las…[read more]
56
  • Española, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,159
  • Living in Espanola, New Mexico is truly idyllic! My favorite place to visit in the entire world is located right here, the Puye Cliff Dwellings! It's so cool to see how people long ago were able to…[read more]
57
  • Belen, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,184
  • These numbers are so far off I have no idea where area vibe comes up with this garbage. The administration before this one brought in over 200 great jobs to the Belen area. Yet it shows F in employment,…[read more]
62
  • North Valley, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,248
  • Living in North Valley, New Mexico is fantastic! This community is smaller, but it's a college town located on the outskirts of Albuquerque meaning there is plenty to do here year round! The climate…[read more]
56
  • 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…[read more]

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.