Welcome New Mexico Movers
The Land of Enchantment
Welcome to New Mexico, where more chili peppers are produced than the rest of America combined (…giving you a hint as to how spicy the food is here!) Birthplace of the breakfast burrito, home to America’s Hot Air Balloon Capital, and Inventor of the Polaroid Picture, New Mexico is a richly cultured state with a fascinating history. Relocate here, and discover how what this state can offer you.
Relocating to New Mexico- Steps for New Residents
Congratulations on deciding to (or contemplating on) moving to New Mexico! It is likely you’ll be moving to one of the bigger cities in the state. The largest cities in New Mexico include Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Taos, Roswell, Ruidoso, Farmington, Rio Rancho, Carlsbad, Alamogordo, Gallup, Las Vegas (not the Sin City one!), Silver City, Clovis, Hobbs, Belen, Artesia, Truth or Consequences (yes, this is a real place), Tucumcari, Deming, Socorro, Cloudcroft and Acoma Pueblo.
Now, once you’ve decided on where to move to, let’s get down to the nitty gritty details. The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) has some important rules to follow, and we’ve outlined the most important steps for becoming a resident below.
Your car may need an emissions inspection; it simply depends on the county you’re relocating to. Find out if your car will need to do so at: http://www.dmv.org/nm-new-mexico/smog-check.php
Neighborhood Information for New Mexico Moving Companies and New Jersey Moving Quotes
Weather:-As you likely would expect, the climate of this desert-like state is semi-arid or arid (depending on the specific area). Some areas classify as continental or alpine due to its high elevation spots. In the hot summer months, temperatures can easily go above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, but as you go up the mountains these numbers drop significantly. If it can be helped, try to avoid moving in the heat of July and August. You’ll spend less on AC while driving your moving fan and reduce the risk of heat exhaustion while moving those heavy boxes!
In stark contrast, temperatures can drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit on cold winter nights! These temperatures can bring snow to the lovely mountains that allow for great skiing. However, more common high temperatures for winter are in the 40s and 60s.
Population & Cost of Living:-Move here and join the approximately 2.085 people already living here. Religion wise, nearly half of this population is Roman Catholic, followed by nearly a third of the state associating themselves as Protestant. About 22% of the population does not align itself with a set religion; the rest of folks are divided amongst Mormonism, Buddhism and Judaism.
No matter the faith, each resident costs something to live here – is it a lot? A little? Overall the cost of living here is actually about the same as the average of all America. It simply varies on where you live; Albuquerque is definitely more expensive than some of the small towns sparsely found through quiet parts of the state. Property taxes here, no matter the city, are one of the lowest in the country. This makes New Mexico a particularly ideal place for retirees.
(When moving, it is recommended to bring supplies like water and first aid, especially if you’re traveling through such lowly populated parts. There isn’t a mini mart or Wal-Mart on every corner, and hydration is very important in a place where temperatures get high!)
New Mexico Employment Opportunities & Economy
Moving to New Mexico may mean finding a new job. What industry should you look to? The top industries here are oil and gas production, government run sectors, tourism, technology and film production.
The government provides many incentives to businesses (such as tax credits and tax exemptions) that promote entrepreneurship. Film production also gets incentives from the government. This may be why films like Armageddon, The Book of Eli and The Longest Yard were shot here!