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Silver City New Mexico

Many retirees are finding Silver City New Mexico a great place to live.

Nestled in the foothills of of the Pinos Altos Mountains, this historic mining town enjoys great year-round climate and low taxes. The abundant sunshine and low humidity has attracted many retirees and artists - who are making up the bulk of new residents.

Located 115 miles northwest of Las Cruces, Silver City retains a sense of the remote wilderness – largely due to the nearby Gila National Forest and Wilderness.

Community Profile

For the retiree who enjoys the arts and the great outdoors, then Silver City is a dream come true.

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  • Stroll through the historic downtown, where there are museums, art galleries, antique shops, cafes, and restaurants.
  • In recent years, Silver City has become an art mecca, and many of the art galleries are considered some of the best in the Southwest.
  • There is an 18-hole championship golf course located near the historic downtown.
  • If you are an outdoor enthusiast, then you will love this area. There is bird watching, camping, year-round bicycling, hiking, white-water rafting, and hunting (big and small game) in the Gila National Forest. The Gila Forest covers 3.3 million acres - so, you are unlikely to come across any large crowds.
  • There is year-round trout fishing on Quemado Lake and Snow Lake. On Lake Roberts you can fish for trout during the cooler months and channel catfish during the warmer months.
  • There is quality healthcare at the Gila Regional Medical Center.
  • Western New Mexico University is located in Silver City and offers a lifelong learning program.
  • Grant County Airport in Silver City offers daily service to and from Albuquerque, NM.

Festivals and Community Events

Almost every month has some sort of community event or festival in or close to Silver City New Mexico.

Some of these events include:

  • In early May the Celebration of Spring takes place downtown. This festival marks the opening of the city's farmers' market, where locally grown produce and handmade crafts are available.
  • The Silver City Blues Festival occurs in May.
  • The Taste of Silver City occurs in September. You can walk around downtown sampling food and treats from participating restaurants and other establishments.

A Retirees Paradise

So, if you are looking for a small town, where the summers are cool and the winters are mild, Silver City New Mexico may be the best retirement place for you.

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