The picturesque community of Carlsbad has been a part of the southeastern New Mexico landscape since 1888, when it was established as the Town of Eddy—a name given in honor of Charles B. Eddy, a prominent force in the founding of the city we know today. With the enhancement of area mineral springs, and their beneficial medicinal uses, the settlement’s moniker was ultimately changed to Carlsbad, after the famed European spa, “Karlsbad.” Carlsbad was designated as a city in 1918. The monumental discoveries of the region’s caverns and the establishment of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 1930 led to worldwide appreciation of the Carlsbad community.
Today, Carlsbad has transformed into a prosperous city of 27,000 residents and innumerable and diverse businesses. Young families, entrepreneurs and retirees all find Carlsbad to be a home that is second-to-none, as they take pleasure in the all-around small-town charm and friendliness discovered here.
The area’s relaxed lifestyle is well supported by the serene beauty of southeast New Mexico and approximately 350 days of sunshine each year. Add to this access to an array of quality conveniences and you have all the merits of living in a community such as Carlsbad.
So, if you are in search of a new residence, looking to establish a new business venture or coming to take advantage of the area’s great natural attractions for the weekend, the city of Carlsbad and its residents invite you to discover the treasures that make this distinct community a real gem in New Mexico.