Alamogordo

60 reviews
  1. Town in New Mexico
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$689
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    263
    264
  • Murder
    6
    5
  • Rape
    16
    37
  • Robbery
    10
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    396
    575
  • Theft
    2,545
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    127
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,460
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

60 reviews
  • Excellent
    2
  • Very Good
    25
  • Average
    29
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    1
A military town with a good dose of western historical culture blended in. The locals either like you or don't, there is not much grey area in this matter, so it can be hard for outsiders to land good jobs without having been established here for a while. The landscape itself is awe-inspiring whether you are out in the White Sands Desert, a National Historical Monument, or looking down upon it from Cloudcroft or the newly established monument of the Organ Mountain Range. The cost of living is low and the weather is, in general mild. I have found many people who have sold their homes in more expensive places, such as California, and moved here to retire, as their dollars will last them a much longer time. Yet I am ready to leave with my college degree and move on.
  • Current Resident
  • 18 days ago
Many people find themselves residing in Alamo because of placement through the military base. I am not in the military nor have relation with it but I have made many life long friends who are. Alamogordo is a small town, farthest thing from the city life. There isn't much to do if you aren't an outdoorsy person; if you are than Alamo is your safe haven. We have the local National White Sands park which is great for sand sledding, playing games, grilling, and exploring. We also have mountains which surround the entire town, the mountains are my favorite aspect because I'm game for nature. The sunsets are irreplaceable and the people are down to earth and provide southern hospitality. It's a small town but the majority of great things with huge value come in small packages. It's all about preference and what you're into.
  • Niche User
  • 7 months ago
I grew up here. Many of my friends and family live here. It is my opinion that the schools could use some work as far as their athletic department is concerned. Although I love my hometown, it would be nice if there were more things for children and young adults to do.

The only bowling alley we have is located at Holloman Air Force base. Not everyone has access to base. There is a local skating rink. It has been in business for many years. Although it's been years since I've been there, I've been told that it is quite expensive and the kids who go there are either bad kids and get treated badly. Or they are decent kids but other kids have made the staff there look at all kids as being bad.

Although I love my hometown, it is very likely that I will end up moving to a bigger town and or joining the military so that I can see the world.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago