Las Cruces, NM Location Resources

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  1. Las Cruces is the second-largest city in New Mexico and the seat of Dona Ana County 

  1. The approximate elevation of Las Cruces is 3,908 feet above sea level. 

  1. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. 

  1. The city has a total area of 76.6square miles, of which 76.5 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles, or 0.18%, is water. 

  1. The estimated population of Las Cruces is 102,102 as of 2019 

  1. White Sands unique dune environment is preserved in New Mexico. The gypsum dunes are home to a rare ecosystem of plants and wildfire, many of which only exist here in the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert. 

  1. Las Cruces operates 87 city parks, 18 tennis courts, and four golf courses. 

  1. Las Cruces is headquarters to the world’s first company to offer sub-orbital spaceflights, Virgin Galactic. 

  1. Las Cruces has two sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International: Ciudad Lerdo, Durango, Mexico & Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. 

  1. The settlement of Las Cruces was found in 1849 when the US Army first surveyed the town, thus opening the area for American settlement. ​​​​​​​


Regional Information Las Cruces, NM

Mesilla, NM 

Mesilla — where rich history and culture meet small-town charm. Art galleries, shopping and award-winning restaurants are ready to greet you for an afternoon or entire weekend. Mesillaʼs roots are traced back to the mid 1800s, with its earliest settlers populating the town after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Today, many of Mesillaʼs residents are direct descendants of its early settlers and are proud to welcome visitors to their town where tradition is alive and well. 

Cloudcroft, NM 

We are proud of our 110 year old, unique mountain community which combines the amenities of modern life with our heritage as a pioneer village. Cloudcroft, NM is the travel destination of thousands of visitors each year. In the summer, it is a wonderful place to get away from the heat and enjoy the delightful pleasures of the mountains. In the winter, you can explore the vast wonderland of cross-country skiing, snow mobiling, and ice skating. 

Alamogordo, NM 

Whether you are a lover of the great outdoors, art enthusiast or science fanatic, you will find one adventure after another in Alamogordo. Situated in the foothills of the Sacramento Mountains & Lincoln National Forest, Alamogordo is home to the otherworldly White Sands National Park, Alameda Park Zoo, top-flight year-round golf at Desert Lakes, the historic Toy Train Depot & NM Museum of Space History, a giant pistachio, wineries & a new brewery. There is truly something for everyone! 

Ruidoso, NM 

Ruidoso, New Mexico is high in the Rocky Mountains of southeastern New Mexico. Towering above the Village of Ruidoso is Sierra Blanca at 11,981 feet above sea level and the New Mexico ski resort, Ski Apache. Ruidoso NM brings you year-round entertainment and relaxation. 

Truth or Consequences, NM 

Once known as Hot Springs, Truth or Consequences New Mexico is a small resort town with a year-round population of slightly more than 6,000. 

Click HERE to get information on additional cities near Las Cruces, NM.  

New Resident Checklist

  • Obtain a Driver's License after establishing NM residency.
  • Register out of state vehicle within 20 days becoming a resident.
  • Set up utilities and move in. Contact Las Cruces utilities HERE.
  • Notify Service Providers of change of address (e.g. credit card companies, auto insurance carrier, etc.)
  • Consult with mortgage lender.
  • Las Cruces Tour with Cartus.
  • Click HERE to see a list of Realtors & Real Estate Agents in your area.
  • Determine community of choice.
  • Rental Tour with Cartus.
  • Click HERE to see a list of rentals in your area.



Las Cruces' hospitals serve the community. When researching areas to live, looking into the different hospitals nearby is something to consider. It’s always reassuring that medical help is in close proximity in times of need. Below is a link to hospitals in New Mexico that provides top medical care to the surrounding communities. 

Click the link below to find out more about the nearby hospitals in your area. 

Local Hospitals

The 411 (Emergency services)

  • Emergencies: 911
  • Non-Emergencies – (575) 647-7900
  • Sheriffs Dept.- (575) 525-1911
  • Fire Dept. – (575) 528-3473

New Mexico Roadside ServiceTraffic ReportsPoison Center


The Las Cruces Public Schools provides an equitable student-centered learning environment that cultivates civic engagement, promotes excellence, and celebrates diversity. Our expectation is that our schools are diverse, equitable, and provide opportunities for the development of critical thinking and democratic ideals. The links below are provided as a resource by the Las Cruces Public Schools. 

Private Schools in Las Cruces, New Mexico

A comprehensive look at private schools and why they might be right for your child. Explore the history of private school education, weigh the pros and cons of public vs. private school, and get valuable advice on making the best choice for your child. Learn more about the various types of private schools from military to progressive and review directories from a variety of resources including private school associations and offline publications. There are currently 8 private schools serving 1,040 students in Las Cruces, NM. Learn more about private schools, find schools, get admissions tips and financial aid help by clicking on the school of interest.

Las Cruces, NM Private Schools

Click HERE for more information on Las Cruces private schools.

Parent’s guide to immunization

Call the Immunizations & NMSIIS Help Desk at 1-833-822-6454 or
visit New Mexico Health to get more information regarding immunizations.

Places of Worship in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Christian Churches 

Las Cruces- Churches and Places of Worship

Catholic Churches 

Catholic Churches in Las Cruces 

Islamic Center 

Southern New Mexico Islamic Center 

Buddhist Center 

Buddhist Center

Hindu Temples 

Hindu Temple Society of New Mexico

To find more places of worship in the Las Cruces, NM area, visit HERE

recreation - things to do

Savor diverse flavors at unique Las Cruces restaurants and sample wine in an unexpected desert oasis. Admire a wildlife park, hike through a canyon, and explore big-city museums. Las Cruces has the perfect adventure for every traveler. So start planning your escape to Southern New Mexico today! 


Las Cruces offers visitors a wide variety of shopping opportunities from traditional shopping malls to quaint historic village shops.


Whether you're getting ready to hike, bike, trail run, or explore other outdoor activities,Las Cruces offers limitless experiences for all ages and levels.



Las Cruces offers an unlimited variety of cuisine and experiences for even the most adventurous food lovers. Cheers!

Transportation- Las Cruces, NM

  • Free for Employees
  • Shuttles are aligned with technician schedules to and from Spaceport.
  • Shuttle is only for teammates.
  • All NM teammates receive a survey weekly and sign up for the shuttle online.​​​​​​​

Las Cruces, NM Ambassador

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