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14 Surprising Things You May Not Expect When Moving To New Mexico

You’ve found a place to live, you have a job lined up, and you’re psyched to become a New Mexican. But relocating to a new state involves more than moving vans and forwarding your mail. It’s often a major adjustment. Inevitably, there are going to be some surprises along the way.

If you’re a New Mexico transplant, what surprised you the most when you moved here? And for all the New Mexicans whose family trees have deep roots, what advice would you give to new arrivals?

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.