Lived here through some of the oil boom from 2012 until 2016. I'm not going to lie this place sucks and is very similar looking to the middle east! Its windy year around, gets to 110 degrees in the summer, looks like Iraq( with a little less garbage but not much), has sand storms and has (lots) crime. The most beautiful place for 250 miles is Carlsbad Caverns and they are caves. When you live somewhere and the most beautiful place within reason is a hole in the ground, then you should not live there! Anyone who tries to justify living here should realize money doesn't buy happiness.