The intention of this page is to help you learn more about the city that we call home. It includes more about Las Cruces, some local restaurants, local points of interest, cultural activities, two subdivisions, and a real estate agent who is also our friend.
“If asked to describe Las Cruces, there could be no better description than, “The Crossroads.” From culture to location, Las Cruces stands as place where different cultures meet and grow, where major interstates intersect, where modern facilities meet traditional ways, and where mountains and desert mesas meet river valleys and farming fields. Las Cruces enjoys warm weather and 320 days of sunshine a year, allowing visitors to partake in a range of outdoor activities from golf to mountain biking.
Las Cruces is quickly becoming one of the top places to live and retire; publications like Money, AARP the Magazine, and Where to Retire have all called Las Cruces as one of the best places to retire.” new-mexico-visitor.com
“Our ideal location at the crossroads of Interstate 10 and 25 brings visitors into contact with 72 holes of spectacular year-round golf, unique special events, historic attractions such as Old Mesilla – not to mention world-class Mexican food! Las Cruces also blends a unique variety of attractions, culture, historical sites and superb year-round weather!”
“In addition, Las Cruces, has received several awards including rankings from Money magazine as one of the “best college towns to retire” and from AARP as one of their “dream towns” to retire. Las Cruces has also been ranked by Forbes as one of the best small metro areas for business and careers.”
“We are a locally owned, full-service restaurant located in “Historic Old Mesilla”, New Mexico, serving the Mesilla Valley the finest authentic Mexican and Southwestern food for over 10 years.”
“Lorenzo’s de Mesilla first opened it’s doors in November of 1995. Since that time, Lorenzo’s has earned a reputation of being one of the finest restaurants in the southwest. Many travelers make it a point to revisit Lorenzo’s time and again when passing through the area.”
“As for the locals, many feel proud to have an Italian Restaurant of such quality, ambiance and excellence! They enjoy bringing their out of town guests, family and friends to experience the magic of Lorenzo’s. But what is it really, that makes Lorenzo’s de Mesilla such a desirable place to dine? Well, it all begins with the food. Lorenzo is a hands-on owner who prides himself in the quality of his authentic Sicilian-style food. The food speaks for itself and everyone is fanatical about the hot fresh baked bread!”
“Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Here, great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert and created the world’s largest gypsum dune field.”
“White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dune field, along with the plants and animals that have successfully adapted to this constantly changing environment.”
“The interactive museum, which has welcomed visitors from all over the world, brings to life the 3,000-year history of farming and ranching in New Mexico.The enormous main building contains more than 24,000 square feet of exhibit space, along with catering space for meetings and events, a mercantile and theater. Fun and learning go hand in hand as visitors can watch a cow being milked, stroll along corrals filled with livestock, enjoy several gardens or watch one of our growing number of demonstrations.”
“The Doña Ana Arts Council, Inc. (DAAC) is a non-profit organization working to improve the quality of life in Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico by ensuring that the performing, visual, and literary arts are an integral part of education, economic growth, and community development.”
“The Border Book Festival, Inc., believes that through the arts we become a community and family. Since our genesis over 15 years ago, we have worked to bring literature, literacy and storytelling to our borderland region. The deeper and closer we work in our home place and in our vecindad, the more we realize how that impacts the greater world and becomes global in scope.”
“The developers of La Tierra Escondida have been creating exceptional and enduring residential developments in the Las Cruces area for over 30 years. Their combined experience has come to fruition in this unique large lot subdivision unequalled by any other luxury home developments in our area. La Tierra Escondida stands alone as an example of the wide open feel and panoramic views exemplifying the promise of the Southwest.”
“At Picacho Mountain you will find the custom home or custom home site of your dreams located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, rated among the top 10 Best Performing Cities in the US. Enjoy resort style amenities in a setting resounding with natural beauty… the perfect combination for an enchanted lifestyle. Picacho Mountain is a premier community with custom homes designed for every phase of life.”