Best Places to Retire in New Mexico

Best Places to Retire in New Mexico

New Mexico, known as the Land of Enchantment, offers retirees a unique blend of breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture, and a relaxed lifestyle. Whether you prefer the artistic vibe of Santa Fe, the historical charm of Albuquerque, or the natural beauty of Taos, New Mexico provides an ideal setting for a fulfilling retirement. Discover the best places to retire in New Mexico and find your perfect retirement destination.

Why Retire in New Mexico?

Retiring in New Mexico offers numerous benefits that make it a desirable location for many retirees.

Amazing Weather

With nearly 300 days of sunshine each year, New Mexico's climate is perfect for those who enjoy outdoor activities and a sunny lifestyle.

Low Cost of Living

New Mexico's cost of living is approximately 3.1% lower than the national average, making it an affordable place to retire.

Rich Cultural Heritage

New Mexico boasts a rich cultural heritage, with vibrant art communities, historical landmarks, and a diverse culinary scene.

Natural Beauty

From the stunning vistas of the Rio Grande to the healing hot springs and majestic mountains, New Mexico offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventures and relaxation.

Top Cities and Towns to Retire in New Mexico

Santa Fe

Santa Fe is renowned for its vibrant arts scene, adobe architecture, and rich cultural history.


  • World-class galleries and museums
  • Historic downtown with unique shops and restaurants
  • Outdoor activities including hiking and skiing
  • Renowned festivals and cultural events


As New Mexico's largest city, Albuquerque offers a mix of modern amenities and historic charm.


  • Historic Old Town with museums and shops
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
  • Scenic Sandia Mountains
  • Diverse dining options and cultural attractions

Best Small Towns to Retire in New Mexico


Taos is known for its artistic community, stunning landscapes, and outdoor recreation opportunities.


  • Renowned art galleries and studios
  • Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Skiing and hiking in the nearby mountains
  • Charming downtown with unique shops and eateries

Silver City

Silver City offers a laid-back lifestyle with a strong sense of community and rich mining history.


  • Historic downtown with shops and cafes
  • Proximity to the Gila Wilderness for outdoor adventures
  • Active arts and cultural scene
  • Friendly and welcoming community

FAQs about Retiring in New Mexico

Find Your Ideal Retirement Community in New Mexico

Jubilee Los Lunas

Los Lunas, NM
Prices range from $350K to $500K

Jubilee at Los Lunas: A New Mexico Active Adult Community with a World-Class Lifestyle

Jubilee Los Lunas is New Mexico’s premier, master-planned, active 55+ gated community located just 20 minutes from downtown Albuquerque.
We invite you to enjoy life as it was meant to be… active, fun, and social! You’ll love your beautiful new home in our stunning, gated community… our area’s low cost of living… day after day of sunshine…and so much to do! It all adds up to amazing choices for your exciting new lifestyle at Jubilee Los Lunas!

This master-planned active adult community is nestled at the base of the El Cerro de Los Lunas Mountains in the Huning Ranch master-planned community. It offers desirable low-maintenance homes and a world-class lifestyle in a gated age-restricted neighborhood. This intimate location provides the aura of small-town living but with easy access to big-city shopping, transportation, recreation, and entertainment.

Why Choose Jubilee at Los Lunas?

There are many reasons why active adults choose to retire at Jubilee at Los Lunas. Here are just a few:

  • Amenities and Activities: Jubilee at Los Lunas offers a variety of amenities and activities to keep residents busy, including a clubhouse with a fitness center, pool, and spa; a walking trail; a community garden; a dog park; a playground; and a variety of social and recreational events.
  • Location: Jubilee at Los Lunas is located just 20 minutes from downtown Albuquerque, which offers a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. The community is also close to various outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, biking, and fishing.
  • Climate: The climate in New Mexico is mild year-round, with plenty of sunshine and limited snowfall. This makes it a great place to enjoy outdoor activities all year long.
  • Culture: New Mexico is a state with a rich culture and history. The area has many museums, art galleries, and historical sites to explore.
  • Cost of Living: The cost of living in New Mexico is lower than in many other states. This can save retirees money on housing, food, and transportation costs.

Jubilee at Los Lunas is the perfect place to retire for active adults who are looking for a vibrant and active lifestyle in a beautiful setting. The community offers a variety of amenities and activities to keep residents busy, and it is located close to a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. If you are looking for a place to retire where you can enjoy your golden years to the fullest, Jubilee at Los Lunas is the perfect place for you.

Here are some of the things you can do in and around Jubilee at Los Lunas:

  • Visit the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: This world-famous event is held every October and features hundreds of hot air balloons taking to the skies.
  • Explore the Petroglyphs National Monument: This park features over 20,000 petroglyphs, or rock carvings, that were created by Native Americans over 1,000 years ago.
  •     Go hiking or biking in the Sandia Mountains: These mountains offer stunning views of the Albuquerque area and plenty of trails to explore.
  •     Visit the New Mexico Museum of Art: This museum houses a collection of over 45,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, and textiles.
  •     See a show at the Santa Fe Opera: This world-renowned opera company performs in a beautiful outdoor setting during the summer months.

Jubilee at Los Lunas is the perfect place to enjoy your retirement. With its beautiful setting, variety of amenities, and close proximity to Albuquerque, this community has something for everyone. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a tour.



Start Your New Mexico Retirement Journey

New Mexico provides a wealth of options for retirees, from vibrant urban centers to peaceful small towns. Whether you seek cultural experiences, outdoor adventures, or a high quality of life, New Mexico has something to offer. Discover the best places to retire in New Mexico with Ideal-Living and start planning your perfect retirement today.

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