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Roswell, New Mexico

urban • southwest, USA

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Roswell’s historic Downtown Main Street District offers antique stores, boutiques, museums, cafes, and more. Photo credit: Traveller70 / Shutterstock.com
About Roswell

Roswell might be famous for otherworldly visitors, but the city offers plenty of amenities that are comfortably down to earth. Residents can explore local history at the Roswell Museum, enjoy gallery exhibitions at the Bone Springs Art Space, and take in a show at the Roswell Community Little Theater. Discover the great outdoors in Bottomless Lakes State Park, which boasts 1,400 acres of space for hiking, camping, kayaking, swimming, and more. Hunt for treasures at unique shops like The Honey Butter Boutique or Farmhouse on 2nd, then dig in to some local cuisine at The Cowboy Cafe and Sweet Baby J’s. The Downtown Roswell Main Street District hosts weekly farmers markets, as well as the annual Chile Cheese Festival and the Holiday in Whoville Drive Thru Light Tour. Sports fans can take in a Roswell Invaders baseball game, or support the New Mexico Military Institute Broncos football team. Located on the city’s southside, Roswell Air Center offers regional service with direct flights to Dallas, Phoenix, and more.

Population

48,422

Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Weather (High/Low)

95 / 28

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$132,017

FUN FACT


Known as the “UFO Capital of the World,” Roswell gained fame in 1947 when a UFO allegedly crash landed in the nearby desert. The city has fully embraced its extraterrestrial reputation, becoming home to countless alien-themed shops, restaurants, museums, and entertainment venues, and even hosting an annual UFO Festival.

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