Moving to this community of over 14,000 people puts you in the greater metro area for El Paso and south of Las Cruces, New Mexico, which is about 30 miles north along the Rio Grande river. The fairly centralized location makes it a nice choice for people wanting to be close to all of what's around.
Plan ahead when moving here, as the number of vacant units available for rent traditionally runs below the national average. Put together a plan of attack that starts with a list of your favorite places to rent in Sunland Park and check them out one at a time. Be prepared to undergo a credit check and be asked to come up with first month's rent, last month's rent, and a deposit. The more research you do, the more informed your choices will be.
There are a few options as far as neighborhoods go in Sunland Park. Check out the list below for popular neighborhoods in Sunland Park.
Santa Teresa: It's the northernmost part of the area around Sunland Park and also encompasses part of the open desert to the west. Rental housing here is often on large lots and sometimes has room for farm animals. There are a few irrigated farms as well. The big expanses of the wide open New Mexico deserts lie beyond.
Riverside: The area near the Rio Grande River on the New Mexico side of the border with Texas is a mix of retail, commercial and residential space. The primary thoroughfare is McNutt Road. It's a good place for your Sunland Park apartment search and is convenient to anyone driving to the major highways. Look here for pet-friendly apartments as well. As McNutt goes north, the landscape opens up into farmland near the Rio Grande River.
Country Club Road: Some of the local shopping on the north end of town is along this east-west thoroughfare. As it goes over the border into Texas and nearer to the El Paso Country Club, the neighborhood is mostly large single-family homes. There are large apartment complexes where you can possibly rent a studio apartment.
You probably already know the weather is generally mild in the winter and, dare we say it, downright hot in the summer--but there are places to cool off, of course. Many homes and apartment complexes have access to swimming pools. The Western Playland Amusement Park offers rides for all ages including a big roller coaster.
The recreation and mountain areas of New Mexico are within a few hours' drive and, of course, Ciudad Juarez is just across the border with Mexico. For another great day trip or a camping excursion, head down along the river to Big Bend National Park, one of the lesser visited in the system, but with grand vistas and spectacular hikes.