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Quality of Life

Flavor of Life

Our region has a special “flavor of life” that extends to all aspects of work, personal, and family life. Throughout the year, area residents enjoy local festivals celebrating our heritage and nationally recognized concerts. Our endless sunny skies grant residents a chance to explore historical petroglyphs at times of the year other parts of the country are buried in snow. Low property taxes, low tuition rates, low costs of living, and low crime rates demonstrate that our style of life brings the highest level of satisfaction possible.

Crime Statistics

Ciudad Juarez’s reputation as a dangerous city is widely inaccurate. In 2016, cities like St. Louis, Baltimore, Birmingham, New Orleans, and Detroit all had higher homicide rates. At the same time, El Paso has held consistent rankings as one of the safest large cities in the United States.


In the region, you are 22% less likely to experience a violent crime compared to the US national average and 5% less likely to experience a property crime.


Median Price

$180,000 Median Listing Price for Homes

Access to Recreation

– Hour and a half from the Southern-most ski area in the United States
– Largest one-weekend softball tournament in the country
– 2 National Monuments within a 30-minute drive

Key Points of Interest


Low Property Taxes

Low Income Taxes

Low Tuition for NM Graduates

Low Cost of Living Index: 95.9



Art Galleries

Live Theater

Top Music Performances


Wine Vineyards

Authentic Mexican Cuisine

World Famous “Hatch Green Chile” 

Craft Beer Culture


Youth Sports

NCAA Sports

AAA Baseball

Hiking & Biking Trails


340 Days of Sunshine

Safe from Extreme Climate Events

Average Temperature in December: 58° F

Average Temperature in July: 95° F