The imposing Organ Mountains and the winding Rio Grande border LasCruces, New Mexico, the commercial and geographical center of theMesillaValley. The city isknown for its farming area occupying the flood plain of the Rio Grande that covers the area from the west side of El Paso, Texas, all the way to Hatch, New Mexico.LasCruces' location and financial importance are not the only things going for this growing city. Italso fuses a unique assortment of culture, attractions, and historical sites. The sun shines almost every day here with only two weeks of clouds and rain, making the climate unbeatable.
There are 78,904 housing units in the LasCrucesreal estate market. Owners occupy 59,556. Rental units, including apartments and homes account for 19,348 homes. Rent to own housing options are available on 26 single-family homes.
The average median rent in LasCrucesis $796.00. Owner-occupied homes have a median average value of $90,900, but the median sales price in LasCrucesfor a single-family home is slowly rising and is now reported as $125,000.
Thanks to a failed urban renewal project during the 1960s, LasCruceshas no central business district. A new development plan addresses this issue. Without a central district, LaCrucesnightlifespreadsout throughout the city. It consists of bars and restaurants.Graham Central Station is a nightclub on S Main Street,one of a chain scattered about six states in the Southwest. There arefour different venues inside, and guests rotate through them while only paying a single admission fee.Happy hour happens every weekday from 2-8 P.M. at the popular bar Hurricane Alley located on Missouri Avenue, which tells you this is a party place. This is the unofficial club for students attending New Mexico State University. With live acts, greatDJs, drink specials, and exciting guests, there is always some excitement at Hurricane Alley. Inside, there are two bars and three VIP couch areas.Dublin Street Bar is the place to go to get some great pub food. Celebrate big games and themed party nights at Dublins.Those wanting a more extensive choice of nightlife venues can also drive over to nearby El Paso.
The most visited area in Southern New Mexico isMesilla("little tableland"), which has been influential on every aspect of life in theMesillaValley. It is rich in history and was part of the Gadsden Purchase. Mesilla was also a way station for the Butterfield Stage Coach Trail and home of the trial of Billy the Kid. A few of the attractions that tell these stories and more include a Historic Walking Tour ofMesilla, the Gadsden Museum, and the Basilica of San Albino.Mesillaalso has great dining and shopping and is home to many festivals.
New Mexico has so much natural beauty, including the Dripping Springs Natural Area in LasCruces.Four miles of trails allow visitors to get in some hiking, a picnic, and a viewing of spectacular natural geological formations. Just 10 miles east of LasCruces, Dripping Springs Natural Area has picnic tables available and an interpretativeexhibitin the visitor center.
Military buffs love spending time at the White Sands Missile Range Museum. Before entering the museum, there is an area filled with rockets and missilesall of which had flown White Sands.Inside the museum are more exhibits about the U.S. involvement in the fields of rocketry and missile development.
Las Cruces is a city with a lot to offer. Here are some of the most popular neighborhoods:
City Center:This is the informal business district with fewer homes than other areas. If you want a home to rent or own, this isn't the first place for you to look. City Hall, the Courthouse, and the LasCrucesSenior Center are all here. Most government services are run out of this neighborhood.
Mesquite District:Filled with mostly adobe and stucco homes, this neighborhood was first laid out in themid-1800sas a grid with homes for 120 families.
Alameda District: Developed in the early- tomid-1900s,these homes here are more like those you find in Chicago or other Midwest cities.Because of its historical significance and well-maintained homes, this historical district is among the most desirable neighborhoods in LasCruces.
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