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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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?