There are a lot of reasons to move to New Mexico, whether you want milder temperatures in a desert environment, or you’re looking to move out west without going as far as California.
There aren’t horrible wildfires and earthquakes in New Mexico like they have in California.
And among all of the large cities in New Mexico, Albuquerque is among those that have the most to offer to residents and tourists alike. Whether you’re browsing Native American shops in Old Town or looking down from 10,000 feet at Sandia Peak, Albuquerque is a city with a rich cultural history. There are a dozen different Native American tribes in the area and several have casinos on their reservations. When I was last in Albuquerque on business, I decided to visit the Sandia Casino after hearing good things from coworkers. I’m not obsessed, but it’s fun to hit the poker table whenever I travel to cities with legal gambling. However, the interior of the Sandia Casino was feeling rather warm that night. Even though Albuquerque is a desert city, its high elevation gives it mildly comfortable temperatures throughout the year. The entire Sandia Resort & Casino is located just out of town to the north, miles west of Sandia Peak. There are a number of golf courses on the grounds as well, but I was more interested in poker that night. Unfortunately, the casino area was uncomfortably hot due to the air conditioner problem. When I asked the staff, they told me that it was being repaired. Hopefully the Sandia Casino’s air conditioner will be working the next time I visit Albuquerque.