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Living a Cultural Center Lifestyle in Taos, New_Mexico

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Where to Retire in Taos and Home Prices

There is a co-housing retirement community in Taos and another that offers independent and assisted living, (see Active Communities link at right).  The median home value in Taos was $298,518 in early 2020, according to Zillow.  There are a number of vacation homes that some people retire to.

What is Special about Taos

The mountains and the skiing and hiking are spectacular - and so is the art scene. The combination of altitude and latitude make for a delightful climate - never too hot or too cold.

What is Not Special about Taos

Real estate is expensive.  Crime rate is almost double the national average.

Climate and Physical Environment

Taos is in northern New Mexico, north of Santa Fe.  The average January temp is in the mid-20's and the average July temp is in the high 60's.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Taos has a branch of the University of New Mexico;  Taos Plaza is the centerpiece of the downtown historic district;  there are three Art Museums in Taos: Harwood Museum of Art, Taos Art Museum and Millicent Rogers Museum provide art from the pueblo Native Americans, Taos Society of Artists and modern and contemporary artists of the Taos art colony; there are more than eighty art galleries in Taos. there are several local venues for the performing arts in Taos; the Taos Center for the Arts (TCA) draws nationally renowned and local performers at the Taos Community Auditorium.


The crime rate is not quite double the national average, but is almost all minor property related crime.

Medical Facilities

Holy Cross Hospital serves the community.


Taos Regional Airport has 1 runway and mostly air taxi operations.   Nearby Albuquerque offers the closest international airport.

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