Communities / Carlsbad, New Mexico

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Carlsbad, New Mexico

multi • southwest, USA

Guadalupe National Park offers an outdoor paradise known for its Salt Basin Dunes, wildlife-rich grassland, and fossilized reef mountains.
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About Carlsbad

Carlsbad is the epitome of a well-rounded community. With a population of 32,238, it offers all of the amenities you need along with the outdoor recreation you want – and year-round at that! Child and family-friendly perks abound including ample playgrounds, Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, Living Desert Zoo, Gardens State Park, and Carlsbad Water Park. Or, for the outdoorsy type, choose from hiking, swimming, and trail running options. Just a short drive from the city center are two major attractions: Carlsbad Caverns National Park and the Guadalupe Mountains National Park (home to El Capital). When it’s time to get to down to business, Carlsbad claims the “best emerging economy in New Mexico”, thanks to its diverse group of businesses and forward-thinking residents. And, at the end of the work day, Carlsbad residents enjoy a low cost of living. At only 93% of the national average, its residents have more money to spend doing things they love.



Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

El Paso International Airport • 150 mi

Weather (High/Low)

97 / 31

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)



Carlsbad Caverns National Park is just a 20 minute drive from the city, and the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, home to El Capitan (elevation 8,085 feet), is just 54 miles Southwest across the Texas border.
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