Welcome to the City of Las Cruces! I am pleased that you are considering Las Cruces as your new home. Las Cruces is a vibrant, growing community that not only has a bright future and year-round sunshine, but also has a fascinating history and rich culture in great abundance.
Forbes magazine ranked Las Cruces as one of the best small metro areas for business and careers, AARP designated Las Cruces as one of their “dream towns” for retirement, and Money magazine has called us one of the “best college towns to retire.” With so many amenities to offer, it's not surprising that we are getting nationwide recognition.
Located in the beautiful Mesilla Valley in southern New Mexico, our beautiful city offers so much to visitors. You will find a sampling of our many attractions, as well as attractions of our surrounding areas, inside these pages. What is not readily evident, however, is how friendly our people are. Having been chosen by “Best of America by Horseback” as the ride-out site for their next major production based upon the friendliness and helpfulness of our citizens, you will find Southwestern hospitality at its finest in Las Cruces. People will go out of their way to show you our historic spots, our fun spots and our fine festivals and fiestas.
Las Cruces is blessed by three great components combined: people, culture and nature. We’re happy to welcome you here to join us as you explore all that we have to offer.
Welcome to Las Cruces. I hope to soon have an opportunity to meet you in person.
Ken D. Miyagishima, Mayor