Moving to Las Cruces

Thinking About Moving to Las Cruces, New Mexico

We are located in southern New Mexico on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, at the foot of the Organ Mountains and along the banks of the Rio Grande. Las Cruces is 225 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 275 miles east of Tucson, Arizona and 42 miles west of El Paso, Texas. The following resources will help you to explore our growing and diverse community.

Community Involvement

Do you want to get involved in your new community? Volunteer Service is a great way to get to know others and your new surroundings-talk to the Network Volunteer Center about getting involved.

Public Information Office

The City’s Public Information Office operates the government access TV channel, Emmy® Award winning CLC-TV, cable channel 20 on Comcast and CLCTV website. The Public Information Office produces award winning programming about the community, City services and programs and much more.


You can learn about the History, Culture and Nature of Las Cruces by visiting the Las Cruces Museum System. These free museums appeal to all ages. Visit the Branigan Cultural Center, Museum of Art, or Museum of Nature and Science on the Downtown Mall, then travel just a couple blocks further to explore the Las Cruces Railroad Museum in the historic Alameda district.

Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau carries a wealth of information about the area and region for a large range of activities and relocation information. It also features information about the awards and recognitions Las Cruces has received, such as Playful City USA designation.

Economic Development Office

The City’s Economic Development Office has a wealth of information for anyone interested in relocating to Las Cruces.

You can get a snapshot of census facts for Las Cruces at the U.S. Census Bureau Las Cruces page. Specific guides on workforce, economic indicators, major employers and a variety of other reports are available at the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance.

Main Street Downtown offers a lot of fun events and activities for residents and visitors alike.

Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce website has specific information for residential and business relocation, and takes requests for information.