California to New Mexico Movers
New Mexico is the “Land of Enchantment,” because it offers breathtaking views, colorful scenery, vibrant culture and rich history to visitors and residents alike.
Comparing to the national average, New Mexico’s cost of living in 7.37 percent lower. This is in stark contrast to California’s cost of living which is well above the national average. Property taxes in New Mexico are also lower than all states in the U.S. except two.
Though it may seem like it would be hot everywhere in New Mexico, it has a generally mild climate compared to California. The elevation of parts of the state lends itself to lower temperatures. Summers in New Mexico can be hot, anywhere from around 100 degrees to below 80 degrees depending on elevation. Winter temperatures also vary, but remain around 50 degrees.
While the job market in New Mexico hasn’t always been the best, it is looking up. More jobs are becoming available in healthcare and health services, the construction industry and the financial industry.
Many people choose to move to New Mexico due to its low housing costs. The state has one of the lowest real estate prices in the country with an average of $187,000 for a new home.
The unique culture and traditions in New Mexico are a great reason to consider a relocation to the state. Influenced by Native American, Latino and Hispanic culture, there are many interesting traditions to experience there, as well as different architecture styles, art, dance, and food.
The history of New Mexico is also a draw for many people. No other state in the U.S. has as many World Heritage Sites as New Mexico, which has three. Santa Fe is considered the oldest continually inhabited city in the country.
The state’s outdoor recreation offers a wide variety of options: hiking, cycling, rafting, kayaking, skiing, climbing, and horse riding are all popular. New Mexico is also known for being a hub for the creative arts and home to many festivals.
A Look at Some of the Best Cities in New Mexico
Albuquerque: The largest city in New Mexico, Albuquerque has over 500,000 residents. Even though it’s a large city, it has a low cost of living, average tax rate and many employment opportunities. The Science Center, Biological Park and Children’s Museum are all points of interest.
Santa Fe: Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico and is an artistic and creative city. The 83,000 residents have a diverse population in both ethnicity and economic status. The economy continues to grow and get stronger in Santa Fe, making the city an up-and-coming destination for many.
Los Alamos: Los Alamos tops many lists of the best places to live in New Mexico. Situated across four mesas, the city is unique due to its geography. The schools in Los Alamos are some of the best in the state, crime rates are low compared to the average of the state and the median income is above the national average. The city offers amazing sights and a mild climate.
Las Cruces: Las Cruces’ proximity to the Trackways National Monument and the Robledo Mountains are a large draw for many people. The city has some of the best schools and lowest crime rates in its county.
Interstate Moving Services from California to New Mexico
You won’t need a moving permit to move to New Mexico, but it is a good idea to check local parking laws for the city you’re moving to.
No matter how far you’re going, an interstate move can be stressful, so make sure that your moving company is experienced and knows what they’re doing.
Turner Moving & Storage has been in the moving industry since 1949, so you can rest assured our professional movers can move you to New Mexico easily and efficiently.
We make the interstate moving process seamless by offering additional services, like:
- Partial or full packing and unpacking services
- Disassembly and reassembly of large items
- Specialty moving boxes and packing materials for your items
- A free, no-obligation moving estimate
If you’re moving to New Mexico from California, check out our Buyer’s Guide for Household Moves to provide answers to frequently asked questions and definitions of moving terms you may come across.
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Wherever you’ve chosen to settle in New Mexico, Turner Moving & Storage can move you there.