If you’re looking for rural living, wide open spaces, and amazing sunsets, check out the North Valley. This isolated patch of New Mexico desert is surprisingly fertile and home to numerous orchards, groves, and farmland. Whether you’re looking for an existing home or hoping to purchase a plot of land with plenty of acreage for horses and animals, this is the area you want to be in.
Life is simpler on this side of town. It’s an easy and very scenic drive into Las Cruces to the south or, to the north, into internationally-renowned Hatch, also known as the “Chile Capital of the World.” In Hatch, you’ll want to stop into Sparky’s, a funky roadside diner known for their World Famous Green Chile Burger. Also, don’t miss the annual Hatch Green Chile Festival held over Labor Day weekend.