Portales, NM

#89. Portales

Situated near Cannon Air Force Base, which is a major contributor to the region’s economy, Portales is a major agricultural producer of Valencia peanuts and the nation’s biggest producer of certified organic peanut butter. Also known for low taxes, Portales is home to Eastern New Mexico University along with a variety of affordable housing choices for residents. Several buildings throughout the city are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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