One of the Southwest’s most livable places, Roswell, NM, blends affordability, a diverse and growing economy, and a warm and inviting environment that makes everyone feel welcome. Roswell’s charm is always on display with tree-lined streets and spectacular mountain views.
Roswell and Chaves County boast a rich history and the perfect amount of quirkiness that comes with the reputation of being the purported site of an alien spacecraft crash. The International UFO Museum & Research Center attracts more than 220,000 visitors to Roswell annually, and thousands more attend the Roswell UFO Festival each July.
The local economy is thriving with major employers in the health care, aerospace and energy sectors. Agriculture also powers Chaves County – ranked the 12th largest dairy-producing county in the country and home to the largest mozzarella plant in the world.
If you’re an outdoors enthusiast, Roswell offers three dozen recreation spaces and 11 miles of trails, and residents have easy access to gems like Bottomless Lakes State Park and Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Art lovers will adore the galleries that line Main Street, and the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art showcases the work of artists from all over the world. The jewel of the visual arts scene is the Roswell Museum and Art Center, a 50,000-square-foot space that includes 12 galleries dedicated to art and history exhibitions, and much more.
Thinking about moving to Roswell? Be sure to check out the new edition of Livability Roswell-Chaves County, New Mexico.
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