WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU MOVE TO NEW MEXICO    

HISTORY & CULTURE

New Mexico lies in the southwest and is known officially as the Land of Enchantment. It is an accurate nickname as this state is home to rich historical culture and breathtaking landscapes.

THE CACTUS STATE

New Mexico has other nicknames such as the Cactus State and Spanish State (lots of Spanish-speaking people), and it is known for hot-air ballooning, the first Las Vegas, tortillas, and lots of fiestas - not festivals!

CLIMATE

Conditions can be either arid or semi-arid. June gets the warmest temperatures, while July and August have convective storms in the afternoons. Summer rains can lead to floods and a risk of tornadoes.

DRIVERS LICENSE

When it comes to updating your driver’s license, all you need to do is to present your current one along with other documents. You can take care of this at any local DMV.

REAL ESTATE

Average list price of $330,592 with median sales at just above $127,503. For more information about New Mexico real estate, visit the New Mexico Association of Realtors.

MOVING & STORAGE

One of the secrets to successful relocation is working with a reputable company. Before your move to New Mexico, be sure to check with the US DOT or the FMSCA to make sure your mover is legitimate.

74 Fun Things to Do in New Mexico

There are so many cool, hidden, and unusual things to do in New Mexico, but we only had room for 74! Check out this article by Atlas Obscura for some fun things to do.

Best Places to Live in New Mexico

Explore the best towns and cities to live in New Mexico based on factors such as crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities.

Visit the white sands

White Sands National Monument is in the northern Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico. It's known for its dramatic landscape of rare white gypsum sand dunes.