14 Things Longtime New Mexicans Wish They Could Tell Newcomers

New Mexico’s stunning natural beauty snares residents of other states, compelling them to relocate to the Land of Enchantment. Although our population is small, it grew 1.06% between 2010 and 2016, and that doesn’t reflect longtime residents who leave and are replaced by transplants. If you’re thinking of moving here, take a few minutes to read through these 14 things that will help to ease your transition.

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Are you a newcomer or a long-term New Mexican? What would you add to this list?