Living in Las Cruces, NM
Rich with history, culture, and natural beauty, there’s a lot to do and see in Las Cruces. You will take pride living and working in this remarkable community, which has all the perks of both small town and big city living. No matter if you are young or old, single or part of a family, artsy or outdoorsy, you will discover a fulfilling life in Las Cruces.Visit Las Cruces
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Las Cruces Climate
You won't find harsh weather here. Enjoy our mild winters and sunny summers.
Buy great local goods from our wonderful farmers, artisans, and crafters.
2nd Largest City
While we feel like a close-knit community, we certainly are not little. We are proud to be the second largest city in New Mexico.
Home of NMSU
There’s nothing like the spirited environment of a college town. Nearly 20,000 students attend Las Cruces’ New Mexico State University.
Home of White Sands Missile Range
The world’s premiere research, development, test, evaluation, experimentation and training facility to insure our nation’s defense readiness
Home of Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
The only medical college in the United States with a mission focused on healthcare in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
Home of Spaceport America
FAA licensed horizontal and vertical launch complex intentionally built for a growing community of bold commercial space entrepreneurs such as Virgin Galactic, Space X, and UP Aerospace.
Las Cruces Location
Living in Las Cruces, you’re never too far away from adventure. Las Cruces is conveniently located in southern New Mexico, less than an hour away from El Paso, Texas, approximately 3 hours from Albuquerque, and 4 hours from Santa Fe or Tucson, Arizona.