Moving to Alamogordo, NM

Located in south-central New Mexico, Alamogordo is the county seat of Otero County. The small city has a population of 30,403. Alamogordo is best known for its connection with the Trinity test, the first testing explosion of an atomic bomb. In addition to that, the city is also unique in that it employs a council-manager form of government, and was the first city in the United States to do so.

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Alamogordo History

Alamogordo came about when the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad came to the area in 1898. In 1945, the first ever detonation of an atomic bomb was executed in Jornada del Muerto desert on the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range. The test site is now marked by an obelisk monument and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more about Alamogordo history:

Alamogordo Weather

Being in the desert region of the Southwest, Alamogordo only gets an average of 11 inches of precipitation a year. Summers are very hot, with July temperatures averaging 95 degrees Fahrenheit. However, winters in the desert become chilly in the winter months, with the January low averaging around 29 degrees. Learn more about Alamogordo weather:

Alamogordo Transportation

Several major highways provide access to, and within, Alamogordo; U.S. Route 54, 70, and 82 are all four-lane highways. Bus transit within the city is provided by Z-Trans, which offers routes within the city and to nearby White Sands. Learn more about Alamogordo transportation:

Cost of Living in Alamogordo

The cost of living in Alamogordo is 15% lower than the United States national average and equal to the New Mexico state average. Find out how far your budget will stretch in Alamogordo using these resources:

Alamogordo Schools

Alamogordo’s 15 public schools are operated by the Alamogordo Public School District. New Mexico State University Alamogordo, a two year community college, offers courses to around 1,800 students. There are also several private schools in the city. Learn more about Alamogordo schools:

Alamogordo Hospitals

Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center is a general medical and surgical facility in Alamogordo. Learn more about this hospital and other medical facilities in the area using the following resources:

Alamogordo Real Estate

The cost of housing in Alamogordo is 36% lower than the U.S. national average, with the average listing for a house falling around $140,654. Browse local real estate listings using the following resources:

Alamogordo Hotels

Alamogordo has several accommodations for travelers to hang their hat. A few local favorites include Magnuson Hotel & Suites, Super 8, and Holiday Inn Express. Find the best option for you:

Alamogordo Restaurants

Alamogordo contains a variety of culinary options. Some favorites include Caliche’s Frozen Custard, Rockin’ BZ Burgers, and Can’t Stop Smoking BBQ. Use these resources to find your favorite restaurant:

Things to Do in Alamogordo

There are many quirky attractions near Alamogordo. Some of the most popular include McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch, the New Mexico Museum of Space History, Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, and the Alameda Park Zoo. Learn more about these, and other attractions in Alamogordo using the following links: