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 negatives, as there are less of them. First off, I pay way too much for my living situation. I’m fortunate to have a job that pays me enough to afford it, but unless you have multiple incomes assisting your rent or mortgage then you may find it a little tough. Lastly, our schools are just average, really. Not the top percentile, but not the bottom.
Other than those two, everything else is either incredible or just above average. Amenities are decent enough to where I don’t feel bored on the weekends or wouldn’t want my out-of-state friends and family coming to visit me and my home. Our crime rate is so low, which is why I don’t mind paying so much to live here. Security always comes first in my mind. Employment opportunities are plentiful, if you walk around the corner there’s a help wanted sign so you never have to feel fear of losing a job and not having another one.