How good is living in Alamogordo or T...

How good is living in Alamogordo or Tularosa,La Luz?

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Jim

Richmond, VA

#1 Feb 13, 2009
Relocated

“Common Sense isn't Common”

Since: Feb 09

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Feb 13, 2009
Living in Alamogordo is nice. It is for the most part a quiet, small, military town. Like any place, it has its pro's and con's. I feel that the pro's outweigh the con's. The people are friendly and the weather is great. There is a lack of rain but we live with it.

We are basicly an hour or so from Las Cruces and El Paso if you feel you need to visit a more populous town. If you are the outdoors type Lincoln National Forest is just outside your backdoor.

Hope this was helpful.

Since: Feb 09

La Luz, NM

#3 Feb 14, 2009
Can't wait for my spouse to get out of the USAF so I can leave New Mexico. From what I have read on topix, if you are gay, you are bashed by the military folks that post there, if you are for obama, you are bashed by every conservative nutcase on the planet.
The sign reads "friendliest place on earth" (i hope i spelled that right) and i have not experienced it.
walmart is a zoo, the gas prices are fixed. I want to go back to the midwest where i can drive 20 miles and shop at target.

“Common Sense isn't Common”

Since: Feb 09

Alamogordo, NM

#4 Feb 15, 2009
Not of thisEarth wrote:
Can't wait for my spouse to get out of the USAF so I can leave New Mexico. From what I have read on topix, if you are gay, you are bashed by the military folks that post there, if you are for obama, you are bashed by every conservative nutcase on the planet.
The sign reads "friendliest place on earth" (i hope i spelled that right) and i have not experienced it.
walmart is a zoo, the gas prices are fixed. I want to go back to the midwest where i can drive 20 miles and shop at target.
I can understand your point of view. However, I am pretty certain that no matter where you live you will find nut cases. I definitly don't agree with alot of folks on this web site but then I wouldn't want to live in a place where everyone thought the same way I did. That would be extremely boring to me.
tatorman

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Feb 4, 2010
i can tell you that alamogordo is a pretty place but.... be ready for many nutty people. dont know if you drink beer but if you do be ready to pay insane prices for it 22 dollars for a 30pack of natural light. dont expect alot of rain. its a very dry place. if you have alergies the dust is fierce. No night life here at all there is i think 2 bars in town and your 2 choices in them are country or rap. so if you are anything but a conservative, very religious, gun friendly, kinda person you prolly dont wanna live here
tatorman

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Feb 4, 2010
Ahhh didnt mention.... yeah if you like doing outdoorsy type things this is a great place for that with white sands and mountains national parks. lots of beutiful things to see
mizmedic

Enid, OK

#7 Oct 23, 2010
i am thinking about moving to alamogordo nm any advice before i make that big move. im not much outdoorsy kind of person nor a party kind of person but is the school system anygood or does anyone know.
john

Tularosa, NM

#8 Dec 17, 2010
well Tularosa is a nice place to live, it is quiet and peaceful it is not to far from Alamogordo, or Mescalero it is the center of otero county, thats why they call it Tularosa Basin we get a little rainfall and a little snowfall but not all the time, oh there is a little nutty people, but besides that it is a nice place to live.
Tulie Coolie

Tularosa, NM

#9 Dec 17, 2010
I grew up in Tularosa and moved away after high school, but had to return later to help with ailing parent. Tulie was a great place to grow up in, I like raising my kids here, (it is quiet, trustworthy, friendly, and feels safe), but you certainly want your kids to leave town once they are grown, because there is no opportunities here. Although I have heard many complaints about Tulie schools, the complaints are as rampant as those in Alamogordo. I have had kids who attended both schools, and although Alamo offers more extracarricular activities, you cannot beat the hometown pride of Tularosa sports fans for it's youth programs. Academically, I believe both school systems slight the kids on college bound carriculum, but I also believe that a child who desires to succeed can do so with the background of either school system. Tulie is quiet, and laid back, and a different lifestyle than that of Alamo. Change is slow, and sometimes aggravatingly so- but when in Rome, do as the Romans. The sunsets and sunrises are glorious, beautiful mountains are just minutes away, cities are a long, but beautiful drive in several directions, and a beautiful desert is all around waiting to be discovered. The sky is big, and filled with a million stars. Neighbors are friendly, the town smells of fireplaces on winter nights, tortillas cooking on the kitchen stoves, and green chili roasting on barbeque grills. Open ditches run with water, flooding yards filled with rosebushes and pecan trees. However- don't drink the water, don't question the local politics, don't expect your neighbors to clean up their yards because YOU want them to, and don't speed through town- or you will HATE this place.
dragon82a

Metairie, LA

#10 Dec 18, 2010
There are a few good people in the town. Otherwise a bunch of drooling rednecks. whose main hobby is hating each other and anyone else thats the least bit "different". Nothing much to do there. Politics are out of the 19th century.
Mr Happy Pants

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Dec 28, 2010
I can only give my impressions on this town. Some may be fact and some are just personal opinions. The first thing I noticed here was the service. I have been here a couple of years having lived in California and Washington and nowhere have I encountered such lazy attitudes and horrid service. I would not eat out in this town, it could be a death sentence. I will set aside the exception of a very few estiblished places that I probably haven't even been to.

There are no jobs and nothing to do. It seems like half of the town is receiving welfare. I have lived in towns alot smaller that had alot more going for them. It also seems the locals seem to favor each other for any kind of opportunity. I have tried a little hiking in the area. Not much to say about that either. White Sands is just that, white sand. Nothing very exciting about that. I have been through Northern New Mexico and it seems to be more scenic and have alot more to offer outdoors. I just dont see nothing in the way of any kind of enjoyment anywhere in the South.

I feel sorry for anyone in any town that sticks to the same geographic location their whole life. Even more so for this place. I can't get out of here fast enough. With lack or work and pay, that isn't happening as fast as I would like.

I would never ever recommend coming here or even just driving through. How this is even a vacation spot just blows my mind. You can only hope that if there is another world war that a nuke will wipe this place off the face of the Earth and spare some other more deserving town.

The saying "worlds friendliest people" or however it is said is a complete joke. "worlds laziest people" is more fitting.

Since: Aug 10

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#12 Dec 28, 2010
Mr Happy Pants wrote:
I can only give my impressions on this town. Some may be fact and some are just personal opinions. The first thing I noticed here was the service. I have been here a couple of years having lived in California and Washington and nowhere have I encountered such lazy attitudes and horrid service. I would not eat out in this town, it could be a death sentence. I will set aside the exception of a very few estiblished places that I probably haven't even been to.
There are no jobs and nothing to do. It seems like half of the town is receiving welfare. I have lived in towns alot smaller that had alot more going for them. It also seems the locals seem to favor each other for any kind of opportunity. I have tried a little hiking in the area. Not much to say about that either. White Sands is just that, white sand. Nothing very exciting about that. I have been through Northern New Mexico and it seems to be more scenic and have alot more to offer outdoors. I just dont see nothing in the way of any kind of enjoyment anywhere in the South.
I feel sorry for anyone in any town that sticks to the same geographic location their whole life. Even more so for this place. I can't get out of here fast enough. With lack or work and pay, that isn't happening as fast as I would like.
I would never ever recommend coming here or even just driving through. How this is even a vacation spot just blows my mind. You can only hope that if there is another world war that a nuke will wipe this place off the face of the Earth and spare some other more deserving town.
The saying "worlds friendliest people" or however it is said is a complete joke. "worlds laziest people" is more fitting.
Do you know everyone in Alamogordo? Are Alamogordo restaurants not monitored by the Health Dept? Half the town is on welfare? where are your sources to prove that bold statement? You've tried a "little" hiking and your calling others lazy? negative comments on White Sands! Your entire post explains the type of person you are. To paint a picture: irritable old man who is rude to everyone around him, could explain the lazy attitudes towards you and horrid service, and takes natures beauty for granted! best advise for you is to go home, wherever that may be, and maybe after you leave Alamogordo will once again have the friendliest people! oh, and drive safe!
Tulie girl

Tularosa, NM

#13 Jan 2, 2011
I am in high school in Tularosa right now and I love it. Everybody knows everybody. As mentioned before, you have to get out after graduation but I am proud to call this my home. Growing up, i was scared to do something wrong because i knew my mom would somehow find out through the grapevine. We have those certain wierdos but every town does its just noticed more in a small town. The school system is descent. Hectic right now because of construction but last year we were awarded the bronze medal for the top schools in the nation based on test scores. I have friends in alamo and their school is great too. They have so many more opportunities but thats what you get when you compare 2a to 5a. Most people living in tulie work elseware because we have a total of like 5 businesses, but it works for us. I would recommend living in either place.
girlforpele from Taos

Santa Fe, NM

#14 Dec 20, 2013
beardawg wrote:
<quoted text>Do you know everyone in Alamogordo? Are Alamogordo restaurants not monitored by the Health Dept? Half the town is on welfare? where are your sources to prove that bold statement? You've tried a "little" hiking and your calling others lazy? negative comments on White Sands! Your entire post explains the type of person you are. To paint a picture: irritable old man who is rude to everyone around him, could explain the lazy attitudes towards you and horrid service, and takes natures beauty for granted! best advise for you is to go home, wherever that may be, and maybe after you leave Alamogordo will once again have the friendliest people! oh, and drive safe!
I am currently in the process of moving to Alamogordo and I totally disagree with everything this person says. We have met nothing but friendly, helpful, welcoming people. The restaurants we've been to have had great service and the surrounding area is wonderful for hiking and other outdoor activities! I am wondering if perhaps this other persons view is based on a negative attitude toward life and if so, that clouds everything. Maybe a change in attitude is in order.
Welcome

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Dec 20, 2013
girlforpele from Taos wrote:
<quoted text>
I am currently in the process of moving to Alamogordo and I totally disagree with everything this person says. We have met nothing but friendly, helpful, welcoming people. The restaurants we've been to have had great service and the surrounding area is wonderful for hiking and other outdoor activities! I am wondering if perhaps this other persons view is based on a negative attitude toward life and if so, that clouds everything. Maybe a change in attitude is in order.
A very nice above posing ... and that person is a well known alamogordo hater that goes by many names on here especially the name '''Heisenberg''' and so just take what he spews with a grain of salt.
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#16 Dec 20, 2013
Welcome wrote:
<quoted text>A very nice above posing ... and that person is a well known alamogordo hater that goes by many names on here especially the name '''Heisenberg''' and so just take what he spews with a grain of salt.
Nope, sorry to disappoint you, but I never wrote any of the posts in this thread. I was never a mr happy pants.

I quite certain, that that far back, I wasn't even on Topix, Alamogordo ADN had its own little forum if I remember correctly. Then later all of it switched to Topix.
Resident

Alamogordo, NM

#17 Dec 20, 2013
A lot of the people in this town have an entitlement mentality and don't want to work or do their fair share; especially the newer generation. There was a topic on here sometime ago that discussed how Alamogordo has changed over the years and another one that talk about the old stores we used to have here.

Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#18 Dec 20, 2013
Any of the under 50 crowd, all I see them do is play with Sail Fones, and texting-sexing.

Alamoghetto is a fairly simple town, with 30,000+ simple minds.

People her

e have basically wised up, they have for a century. It's only newcomers like me, which took a few good years to be "educated".

There's a bandwagon here. Pay people like they just jumped the fence from Juarez, bust your nutz in 105 degree temps cleaning their yards, with 2 years of dogshyt, and pay you $5/hr.

$10/hr, that's totally out of the question, nobody in this dump is worth such money.

I could have some jerkoff pole smoker, who drives a $300K Bentley approach me for a wah and wax, and if I told him $200, he'd dirty shirt me like a red headed step sister, only to go to Desert Sun, where the mongoloids would chop his ride to shty, for $800.

You all live in a land of shyt here, you can get by, if you learn what to beware of.

Cost of living is fairly low here. How low? Go move to Manhattan, and see what your monthly heating bill is.

Here, in alamoturdo, you can burn logs all night long, just like 150 years ago, you can shyt out in your back yard to save water costs, you can dump your rottweillers out in the yard 24/7, protecting your imaginary fort knox dope stash, that's worth Heisenberg Multi-Millions.

You can Text all day, while some employer pays you minimum wage, because what can they do, what can they expect from you, there's no medical, there's no paid holidays, there's no vacations, there's no union protection, there's nothing here in this land of shyt.

Military grabastic suckholes is what you got here. Both active, and retired.

I hope that gubmint dump, known as Holloman one day shutters its doors.

I'll laugh my sick freaking azz off!
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#19 Dec 20, 2013
And all your nasty azz hick women here, with Sail Fone in hand around the clock, and all those nasty azz tattoos plastered all over their bodies. Ewwww. Totally rag nasty
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#20 Dec 20, 2013
Resident wrote:
A lot of the people in this town have an entitlement mentality and don't want to work or do their fair share; especially the newer generation. There was a topic on here sometime ago that discussed how Alamogordo has changed over the years and another one that talk about the old stores we used to have here.
In other words, you recognize as I do, a deadbeat town, mostly consisting of dead end losers

Welcome to alamoturdo, he unfriendliest cesspool this side of yemen

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