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Artesia named top-10 place to raise a family

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Artesia ranks eighth on the “Best Places to Raise a Family in New Mexico” according to Niche.com.

The 2024 report gave the town an “A-” overall score, taking into account categories including schools, housing and weather. Artesia scored an A+ in jobs, and an A in public schools and in diversity. The lowest score for Artesia is a C+ for Crime and Safety.

Artesia High School has an A- grade, according to Niche. It ranks No. 23 out of 204 public high schools in New Mexico.

One current resident wrote, “The people are great and the culture is amazing, plus the football here is unmatched. It’s so nice we get people from other neighboring town to come here for school and work all around day to day life. Plus the parks in Artesia are so well kept, people love to hangout and play. Artesia, New Mexico is truly a place to be.”

The median household income in Artesia, according to Niche, is $75,389, slightly above the national average. The median home value is $212,900 and the median rent is $850, both below the national average.

Los Alamos was the No. 1 overall ranking, and nearby White Rock was No. 2. Seven neighborhoods in and around Albuquerque were also in the top 10.

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