Retire in Los Alamos

Best Retirement City - Los Alamos

See why many believe that Los Alamos is the best city to retire

Nestled in the breathtaking Pajarito Plateau, Los Alamos provides residents with intriguing landscape and scenery that can help shape every day into one of unsurpassed beauty. Those who retire in Los Alamos enjoy the beauty in addition to numerous other perks that you won’t find living anywhere else in the state. Los Alamos has a plethora of activities to entertain your time. Natural elements such as the Valles Caldera National Preserve and the Jemez Mountains are breathtaking for both locals and visitors alike, while the Bradbury Science Museum is a must visit on a day where the weather isn't cooperating. North Albuquerque Acres and Piedras Marcada Bacas are among the best neighborhoods to live for new retirees in the area.

City Highlights

  1. Plenty of outdoor recreation
  2. Free transportation with Atomic City Transit
  3. Educated population
  4. Friendly neighborhood feel

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Distance to major airport
  2. High cost of living

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 107,031

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Albuquerque NM

Population Growth Last 3 Years



Los Alamos

Age Breakdown (%)

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

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Los Alamos County Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Albuquerque International Sunport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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