Here Are The 12 Best Places In New Mexico To Raise A Family

For many New Mexicans (and also for people considering a move to the Land of Enchantment), finding a family-friendly place to call home is crucial. In 2016, Niche created a list of the best places for families in New Mexico. The list assessed factors like the quality of public schools, cost of living, the percentage of residents 14 years old or younger, diversity, and family-focused amenities. In 2013, Nerdwallet created a similar list, based on the standard of public schools, affordability, and economic growth. Five places made both lists. We placed these in order, according to their Areavibes score (Areavibes assesses overall liveability). After that, we used Areavibes to rank the remaining towns and cities on the list. So here are the 12 best places in New Mexico to raise a family:

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Do you live in, or did you grow up in, any of these New Mexico towns and cities? Once again, Los Alamos topped this list. If you’re tempted to move here, learn about the other benefits of calling Los Alamos home.

You may also be interested in knowing which places in New Mexico are safest, the cheapest, and the healthiest.