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Apartment Living in New Mexico
Whether you're an undiscovered artist or an aficionado of the arts, you'll want to discover the inspiring state of New Mexico. Georgia O'Keefe, the popular 20th century painter, turned to this state's never-ending natural resources for her inspiration. Writer, D.H. Lawrence also called this stimulating state home. For years, many writers, photographers and artists came and still come to this beautiful state to find their muse. Who knows, perhaps your apartment will be next door to the next Peter Hurd.
"Land of Enchantment" is New Mexico's official nickname. Its majestic mountains, amazing desert land and exciting cultural events that are rich in tradition make this state a major destination for tourists and apartment seekers. With an abundance of natural beauty, New Mexico has almost two-dozen national parks. There is Carlsbad Caverns National Park and The White Sands National Monument, which consists of awe-inspiring gypsum dunes.
Nearly two million residents call this thought-provoking state home. The state's slogan is "it grows as it goes" and this outlook seems to be accurate for the state's most populous cities, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe, which surprisingly is the oldest capital in the entire nation. Whether you're looking for an apartment that is centrally located in one of New Mexico's urban cities or secluded surroundings, this state has plenty of places to settle in.
Federal government projects are a major resource for this state economically, with its air force bases, observatories and laboratories. Minerals are the state's richest natural resource while the chile pepper is the number one crop in this spicy state and is notably reflected in the state's icons of coyotes, cactus and pottery. Tourism and energy research and development are key contributors as well.
With nearly half a million residents, Albuquerque is the state's most popular spot for new homeowners and apartment tenants. The agreeable, year-round weather is one of this city's best features. That's why so many high-tech industries come to the region, supplying the city with a nice resource of job opportunities. The fact that the cost of living is 18 percent below the national average is another attraction for apartment seekers. There are literally thousands of apartments to choose from within this metropolitan area. The average price for an apartment is around $600 a month.
Las Cruces Apartments
Not many folks would guess that the second largest city in New Mexico is Las Cruces. It doesn't have the reputation that Santa Fe does but it is home to New Mexico State University, a land grant university with over 20,000 students. As with any college town, there is a demand for apartments. This city is also being touted as a major city for many retirees seeking a more affordable place to live. Apartments help to reinforce this claim with prices starting in the $525 range.
Santa Fe Apartments
Not quite the third largest city in the state, Santa Fe is one of the top artistic havens in the state and is the capital of New Mexico. The art community thrives in this city and is now the third largest art market in the nation after New York and Los Angeles. The city does have a reputation of being expensive however, apartment prices are within reason. You won't find as many apartments here as in Albuquerque, but you'll find a nice selection of units in the areas of Zia Road, Airport Road and Rodeo Road. One-bedroom apartments begin in the $525 range.