Enjoy a permanent vacation in Ruidoso. Photograph courtesy of Discover Ruidoso.


Ruidoso has the mountain-town charm perfect for your retirement. Situated at 6,920 feet in southern New Mexico, Ruidoso is a great option for retirees who want to be close to the natural beauty of the American West. Hike, ski, fish, bike, volunteer, soak in the scenery—whatever your lifestyle, it’s here. In addition, the agreeable climate and reasonable housing costs and cost of living allow retirees to permanently enjoy a vacation lifestyle. Whether you want rest or excitement, solitude or community, low cost or luxury, Ruidoso has it. Discover Ruidoso and see if it’s the place for you.

Silver City offers plenty of outdoor activities like fishing in the Gila. Photograph courtesy of Town of Silver City.


Silver City is the perfect retirement spot with a small-town feel and no crowds. There are so many amenities, you’d think you’re in a much larger place. The historic downtown is home to dozens of galleries, a movie theater, restaurants, a brewery, retailers, and places to stroll and hang out. There are great local dining options and year-round outdoor activities from hiking, biking, and fishing to camping, stargazing, and bird-watching. And if you’re a history buff, discover Fort Bayard and the Gila Cliff Dwellings.

Find out why so many people have chosen Jubilee for their retirement years. Photograph courtesy of Avalon Jubilee.


Jubilee Los Lunas, New Mexico’s premier active retirement community, received a national award from the National Association of Home Builders for its Balloon Glow event. The industry’s only national program honoring excellence in 55-plus housing, these awards showcase quality, innovation, and emerging trends that appeal to the mature demographic. At Jubilee, you will find beautiful homes, beautiful weather, and a beautiful new lifestyle. No wonder people from all over the country have chosen Jubilee for their retirement years. Move-in-ready homes are available today. The fun begins as soon as you move in! Visit online or call 505-866-1777.

Get outside and enjoy the sunshine in New Mexico. Photograph courtesy of Retire New Mexico.


It’s time to discover the undiscovered. Get outside, enjoy the sunshine, and find yourself in one of the nation’s most historic and diverse areas: New Mexico. Here you’ll find one of the nation’s lowest cost-of-living rates, a mild climate with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, and cultural traditions and arts for every taste. Explorers, cowboys, artists, and visionaries have settled in New Mexico’s forests, canyons, and rolling hills for generations. Follow in their footsteps. Visit online at RetireNewMexico.org or write to Retire New Mexico, 14 Mimosa Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508, for a free information packet and information. Never settle. It’s better out here.

Try a seminar at St. John's College. Photograph courtesy of St. John's College.


Retirement is the perfect time to read (and reread) the great books! Summer Classics at St. John’s College is a 30-year-old seasonal program conceived in the spirit of lifelong learning. Seminars are lively, in-depth, and highly participatory conversations on enduring works that span fiction and nonfiction, math and science, and poetry and philosophy, as well as visual, cinematic, and performing arts. Attendees describe their experience as “transformational,” “restorative,” and “easily the most stimulating vacation I have taken.” Email to request seminar information. Retiring to Santa Fe? Come visit and schedule a campus tour.