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Welcome from the Mayor

Alamogordo, New Mexico is truly the “Friendliest Place on Earth”. As the Mayor, I want to welcome you to our beautiful city in the Tularosa Basin that embraces the desert landscape along with the view of the Sacramento Mountains, and the white sands in White Sands National Monument.

Here you will find a small city of a 30,403 population with the amenities of a much larger city. Those amenities include, but are not limited to: Desert Lakes Golf Course, Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport, Alameda Park Zoo, Alamogordo Senior Center, Alamogordo Public Library, Alamogordo Family Recreation Center, Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Event Center, more than 20 parks and recreational activity units, Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, Z-Trans Public Transportation, 7 RV Parks, Alamogordo Public Schools, New Mexico School for the Blind & Visually Impaired, New Mexico State University – Adult Basic Education and a terrific Department of Public Safety. Alamogordo is also known for the having the lowest violent crime rate in the state of New Mexico.

Alamogordo is proud to also be home to Holloman Air Force Base and National Guard unit Battery-C. We love and embrace the men and women in uniform and their families. Holloman AFB supports about 21,000 Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, retirees, DoD civilians and their family members.

Area attractions and recreation opportunities are vast, and there’s something for everyone. It would take several days to see and do it all. The Alameda Park Zoo is the oldest zoo in the state and home to 40 spacious exhibits. Founders Park memorializes many pioneers that settled the Tularosa Basin in 1862. The Garden Center of Alamogordo may be reserved for special functions. Kids Kingdom is a large wooden park constructed by combined community effort, and a place for all age groups to enjoy. New Mexico Museum of Space History offers interactive exhibits from over 25 countries that enhanced space exploration and rocket technology. The Toy Train Depot and Museum, once a full-size train depot, now over 100 years old and entertains all ages with the ride-on miniature train. The Tularosa Basin Historical Society Museum is a must see for historical buffs and those interested in the old west. The summer baseball season at Griggs Field hosts The White Sands Pupfish—a professional baseball club in the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs. White Sands National Monument is just 14 miles outside of Alamogordo, where wavy dunes of gypsum cover over 270 square miles of the Chihuahuan Desert. There’s also much to do in neighboring cities of Cloudcroft, Tularosa, Ruidoso, Las Cruces and El Paso.

Alamogordo offers visitors and residence the option of more than 70 restaurants, 15 hotels and over 30 retail options. Specialty stores and downtown shopping are located on New York Avenue. Whether you’re planning to visit, live, invest or retire in Alamogordo, we’re glad to welcome you here!

Sincerely,
Mayor Susie Galea

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