Retire in Las Cruces

Best Retirement City - Las Cruces

See why many believe that Las Cruces is the best city to retire

On average, Las Cruces gets around 350 days a year of clear blue skies. Although this overview could have ended right there and still been impressive, the city has much more to offer. The city has 8 magnificent hiking trails within 20 miles, most with sweeping view of the Organ Mountains. The authentic Mexican and Southwestern cuisine also keeps locals happy, and visitors coming back. Oh, and did we mention 350 days of sunshine? There are variety of unique neighborhoods in and around the city. West of the city lies Mesilla, which is a historic community nestled around its famous plaza. The traditional adobe structures within the town still remain as a reminder of the area's rich history. Traveling east of Las Cruces leads you to a group of communities such as Sonoma Ranch, Soledad Canyon, and Organ Mesa Ranch. This area is a mix of single family homes and condominiums, and is home to championship golf courses. Click on the above tabs to learn even more about what it's like to retire in Las Cruces.

City Highlights

  1. Surrounded by natural beauty
  2. Mild winters
  3. Excellent hiking
  4. Low cost of living
  5. Low home prices vs. National average

Potential Drawbacks

  1. No beach/skiing
  2. Closest airport >50 miles away

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 40,040

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

El Paso, TX

Population Growth Last 3 Years



Dona Ana

Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

El Paso International Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

El Paso International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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