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.
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.’”
F. Studer, Jr., Interim City Manager, said the magazine’s profile of Las Cruces
is very much appreciated.
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.”
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
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
free trial issue of the magazine can be requested at WhereToRetire.com.
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.
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.
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 kworrall@WhereToRetire.com.