Roswell, New Mexico
If the enchanting legends and historical aspect of the American Southwest are perfect reasons to visit and experience New Mexico, then Roswell’s unique hometown charm, appealing climate, wide-open spaces, and community spirit are a few of the many additional reasons to stay. Roswell’s environment can be best described as arid with an abundance of sunshine, low humidity, little precipitation and a very tolerable temperature range throughout the year.
Extreme temperatures are rare and snowfall averages 3.3 inches annually. Nearby mountains offer some of the best snow skiing in the state – Ski Apache is just over an hour away. Boasting summer and winter daylight hours filled with sunshine three quarters of the day, hiking, fishing, and camping in the nearby 45-Acre Bottomless Lakes State Park are all possible year-round.
Roswell Independent School District asserts over 9,000 students and measures above both state and national norms on public school testing scores. Nearby Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell campus is a dynamic, academic and career-oriented university that offers more than 70 certificates and associate degree programs in the areas of Business, Health and Liberal Arts.
A population of approximately 48,000 residents (2010 Census), Roswell is also located within 200 miles of the art and cultural mecca of Santa Fe, as well as historic Albuquerque, providing an extension to Roswell’s own growing art culture and historic foundation. For the family or the adventurer, journey into Carlsbad Caverns National Park or Three Rivers Petroglyph Site and Recreation Area – two nearby destinations that are unique and legendary to the Roswell area and the state of New Mexico.