Las Cruces is 40 miles from El Paso so the two are linked by culture. Many things to drive to from Mountains to Hot Springs. This area has not been completely discovered so still has personality. Medical is good. Schools are good and fair. Community is very proud of College. Jobs are scarce. Primarily a retirement town with some white and blue collar. A balance. Nice weather except wind in March and April. Live tge laid back, friendly environment. Drivers a bit odd. Organ Mountains are sacred and now a Natiional Monument. Roads good, some traffic but not big city nightmare. Property crime is geographical. I feel safe in this town.
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. Expect at least a 25 minute wait at the very least.The little town that hasn't quite figured out how be in the mainstream or welcoming to newcomers.Don't waste your time or money.
During a long road trip last year, I stopped in Las Cruces for two days. I had visited the city with my parents as a child and enjoyed it so much I had to stop again. Las Cruces is home to Casa Blanca Restaurant, one of the best memorable dining experiences I had as a kid, so I returned. The food is still as phenomenal as ever and the atmosphere is the true epitome of Soutwestern - intriguing and unique.
The city of Las Cruces is a delightful mix of touristy excitement and a small town friendliness. With mountain and desert views, the city is beautiful year-round. Hiking an fishing are found in numerous areas outside the city limits. Residents and store owners seemed very personable, happy to talk to visitors and very proud of their town. They should rightly be proud of their city of residence with the beautiful homes and landscaping found everywhere. Crime rates are low in the city and so are the real estate rates today. Las Cruces is an excellent place for those who don't mind a strong summer heat; the heat in the summer is the only downfall.