Jemez State Monument
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Open Space Living
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Never settle. It’s better out here.​

Photo courtesy of New Mexico Tourism Department
Photo courtesy of New Mexico Tourism Department
Photo courtesy of New Mexico Tourism Department
Photo courtesy of New Mexico Tourism Department

Never settle. It’s better out here.

From golf and hiking to bicycling and cultural events, our state has more average days of sunshine than most.

Finding the best state for retirement is easier than you might think. Mild winters, warm weather, and a low cost of living are waiting for you in New Mexico, one of the nation’s most historic and diverse states.

From golf and hiking to bicycling and cultural events, our state has more average days of sunshine than most. Affordable housing costs and state taxes that are lower than the national average mean your retirement incomes goes further in New Mexico. In fact, the State of New Mexico recently cut taxes on retirement income, including Social Security, so instead of just looking for a place to live in retirement… maybe you should retire in a great place to live.

The southwestern United States is famous for mild weather and wide, open spaces. New Mexico not only offers a wide range of climates to enjoy – snowy mountains and ski slopes are just minutes from the lush Rio Grande valley and endless mountain vistas and canyons – you’ll also find every type of outdoor recreational opportunity, from world class fly fishing and bicycling opportunities to year-round hiking and golfing. New Mexico also offers a rich cultural scene as well, with a history that predates most of the nation and features the influences of three thriving cultures.

Retirement living never looked better. New Mexico has what you’re looking for, no matter what your retirement plans might be. Never settle.