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Posted on: October 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Las Cruces Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

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Las Cruces has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire Magazine. The city is profiled in the magazine’s November/December 2019 issue.

Annette Fuller, editor of Where to Retire Magazine, said Las Cruces possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “A cultural hub in the Chihuahuan Desert, Las Cruces spices things up with its rich heritage and tasty chiles,” Fuller said. “The revitalized downtown boasts an art deco theater and a year-round farmers market. Thanks to the Organ Mountains and nearby White Sands National Monument, the city has plenty to do outdoors, and New Mexico State University provides sports and culture. The mayor touted the inclusive residents, calling them ‘friendly, accommodating and gracious.’”

William F. Studer, Jr., Interim City Manager, said the magazine’s profile of Las Cruces is very much appreciated.

“This is another welcomed accolade about Las Cruces’ quality of life and how it impacts our residents and visitors to the City,” Studer said. “Las Cruces continues to receive positive national attention as an appealing community for retirees, and our commitment to enhance and improve the quality of life for all of our residents remains strong.”

According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, more than 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns in retirement each year. Generally, these relocating retirees are healthier, better educated and more affluent than those who choose to not relocate, and they bring significant economic benefits to their new states and hometowns.

As an authority on retirement relocation since 1992, Where to Retire Magazine has covered hundreds of the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities. The magazine is published six times a year and has a U.S. circulation of 200,000. The magazine also selected Las Cruces in 2010 as top retirement destination.

A free trial issue of the magazine can be requested at

Also, Las Cruces has been selected as the host city of the New Mexico Senior Olympic Games for the next three years. Next year, the Games will be in Las Cruces from June 10, 2020 through June 13, 2020. As many as 1,200 athletes are anticipated to participate in the state’s 2020 Senior Olympic Games.

The New Mexico Senior Olympic Games will return to Las Cruces in June 2021 and June 2022, with specific dates still to be determined for those events.

Note: Additional information about Where to Retire Magazine and Las Cruces’ selection as a top retirement destination is available by contacting Kathryn Worrall, at 713/974-6903, or by email at

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