Retire in Ruidoso, NM

Livability Score
47
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Porky's

Wow... The best carnitas burrito I have ever had and coming from the Texas Hill Country I eat and make carnitas. Visiting Ruidoso for a week and came 3...

2. Tina's Cafe

It takes a lot to stir me up to write a Yelp review - therefore I really mean it when I say this is a very unique restaurant - charming, delicious, and...

3. The Village Buttery

We just finished my in-laws 60th wedding anniversary party at the Village Buttery. As always, the food was insane! We've loved this place for ten years!...

4. Chef Shawn's Eatery

This place has super high ratings on yelp. I felt obligated to give it a shot. The menu had a variety of really good sounding items ex. Pulled pork,...

5. Zocca Coffee & Tea

The lattes are amazing!!! I've already been here three times in about 5 days. The breakfast croissant sandwiches are also very good. The staff is super...

Golf
1. The Links At Sierra Blanca Golf Course

Golf shop was super friendly and enjoyed answering our questions about the range and everything in the shop that was for sale. I ended buying a hat because...

2. Kokopelli Golf Tennis & Social Club

Well we would love for this to be consistent and good but no such luck. Last time we were there 4 dinners that we ordered they were out of! But I can say...

3. Cree Meadows Public Golf Course

The staff was very friendly & the course was great, this course is better than the links & half the price . 2 million stars

Active
1. Blue Lotus Healing Arts Center

Had a wonderful couples massage with Diane and Birgit. The price is reasonable and definitely worth it! Highly recommend this place!

2. Grindstone Stables

The most fun I have had in years. Friendly staff and the scenery is unbelievable! Ready to go again !!

3. Bonito Hollow RV Park & Campground

Let me start off by saying that I don't camp. Well, that used to be the case. Hubby wanted to head to New Mexico (900 miles from home!), and I saw that the...

4. Pillow's Funtrackers

I've always gone to Ruidoso for camping and the outdoor activities. I had never even considering giving this place a shot since it was mini golf and go...

5. Kids Connection Park

Love this place. Great for the kids.

Arts
1. Noisy Water Winery

Loooooove this place. They have two venues on this street. Both have wine tastings, but one is a little more upscale in the cheese and wine selection. The...

2. Flying J Ranch Chuck Wagon Suppers & Western Show

Oh my goodness!!! The show is entertaining - my pre teen and young teen grandsons weren't sure what to expect, but they loved the show!! All the musicians...

3. The Cellar Uncorked

I grew up coming up to ruidoso. And while I'm now able to enjoy a wine place the cellar is a must stop on your to do list here! They have some great wines...

4. Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino

Always cool to find something new to do in ruiodoso. I've never bet on horse racing before, it's so much fun. The staff is very friendly. I had no idea...

5. McGary Studios

Wow. What amazing sculptures! Definitely worth a stop to see some amazing life-like bronze sculptures of Native Americans. But don't expect to be taking...

Shopping
1. Apache Trading

This is my first choice jewelry store. I was tickled when I was at another top store and they were sending some of their silver down to Joe to look...

2. J Roberts

While driving around in Ruidoso for the first time, I came across this cute little store. I just had to go inside and check it out. From the outside it...

3. St Bernard

Sometimes service at a place is so good that it surprises you... this is one of those times. So it goes somethign like this: I went to Ruidoso with my...

4. 22 Bath and Body

Love the sophisticated fragrances and branding of this place. Glad I stopped in. Ruidoso Rivers is my favorite fragrance. The owner lady was nice.

5. A-Frame Ski Shop & Stan's Snowboard Shop

You can't beat the online reservations and discount. I've had such a great experience here every time I come in. The owner and crew are great to their...

Health
1. Alpha & Omega Chiropractor

I like this place they also can turn muscles on that aren't working anymore due to injury it's amazing to not only get put back in place but get muscles...

2. The Ruidoso Physical Therapy Clinic

Great place , Paul knows his work he really helped me when I broke my ankle and now he is helping me get in shape

3. Martha's Wellness

Martha is so pleasant and she really knows how to give an excellent Mani/pedi!! Highly recommend.

4. McMinn Chiropractic

I was a skeptic but saw reviews on google for Adobe Day Spa where Dr. McMinn practices. I left home this morning with a pinched nerve in my neck and as the...

5. Lincoln County Medical Center

This ER was amazing. We were treated quickly and a nurse was with my husband almost the whole time. Everyone we encountered was so friendly and very...