If you’re thinking about moving within New Mexico or leaving this beautiful state, 123Movers can help you find a moving company for your next move. While you’re here, read below for some interesting facts about New Mexico that you might not have known.
When you live in “The Land of Enchantment” vibrant vistas, rich culture and frequent sightings of brilliantly colored hot air balloons are everyday pleasures. Add to that a cost of living on par with the U.S. average where the median home price runs about $160,000. Weave in the area’s ideal weather patterns and you have New Mexico.
The ability to predict the winds and the abundance of early morning cool temperatures make the climate optimum for flying hot-air balloons. In October Albuquerque hosts the world’s largest 9- day International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. An average of 300 sunny days a year and the low amount of precipitation accompanied by very little humidity keeps residents comfortable year round. Even those who enjoy snow sports can get their fix in Taos where they’ll find four separate ski areas.
In the summer you can enjoy the chairlifts in Taos to get a premier view and feel a wafting mountain breeze. Sled down the slopes at White Sands National Monument, near Holloman Air Force Base, where a gypsum dune field covers 275 square miles. More than 2,500 TripAdvisor reviewers highly recommend the 20-minute Sandia Peak Tramway, adjacent to Albuquerque, for the view and hike down, if you’re game. Of course there’s the beauty and wonder you get cave touring at Carlsbad Caverns National Park (in Carlsbad). For culture you can enjoy the Santa Fe Opera House, Museum of International Folk Art (also in Santa Fe), The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History (Albuquerque) and a myriad of attractions related to the Hispanic and Native American influence.
The Spanish influence accounts for a great deal of the incredible food you’ll find in New Mexico. Posole, green chile anything, and sopapillo are three must-tries that you may want to make a regular part of your diet. Although a many options exist for filling leisure hours, sometimes one needs to take time to earn a paycheck.
New Mexico’s largest employer is the University of New Mexico which provides 12,000 jobs. Los Alamos National Laboratory, created as a part of the top-secret Manhattan Project, comes in second with 11,000 workers. Taking third is the Albuquerque Journal with a staff of 7,000.
There’s also work in mining, oil, natural gas and tourism. Mined substances include coal, potash, copper, silver and uranium. Oil and natural gas production accounts for a single digit percentage of all that is produced in the U.S. Because of the natural beauty across “The Land of Enchantment”, travel and tourism thrive.
New Mexico seems to be a good place for inventors. Bill Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft there in 1976.
By: Michael Danzig