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Carlsbad, New Mexico


Carlsbad is located in the southeast corner of New Mexico, about 25 miles north of the Texas border. Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico.It is serviced by two highways: U.S. 285 traveling north and south, and U.S. 62/180 traveling east and west. Carlsbad, New Mexico - Walkway

Carlsbad, New Mexico lies along the Pecos River on the northeastern fringe of the Chihuahuan Desert. Originating in the mountains of northern New Mexico, the Pecos travels 900 miles south into Texas where it joins the Rio Grande. Along the way, the river provides life blood to farmers, ranchers, residents and visitors as it meanders through this warm, desert town.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located eighteen miles southwest of the city, with Guadalupe Mountains National Parklying forty miles further southwest across the Texas border. There are also three man-made lakes within fifty miles of the city, including Lake Carlsbad.

Boating & Water Activities - Lake Carlsbad, located in the heart of the city, offers boating, fishing, skiing, and paved boat ramps. Take a cruise up the river on the historic George Washington Paddlewheel Boat. Paddle boat rentals are also available.

Biking - Paved biking and walking trails run along the banks of the canal in the city.

Golfing - Two 18-hole courses are located in Carlsbad (Riverside Country Club and Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course). The municipal golf course also offers a lighted 9-hole par three course.

Hiking and Backpacking - Over 2 1/2 miles of paved paths along the banks of the Pecos River provide opportunity for a leisurely or brisk walk. One of the most popular Pecos River attractions is the 4.5-mile-long Riverwalk flanking its banks.

Swimming - 5 pools as well as Carlsbad Beach with 1,000 feet of beach area along the Pecos River. Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Tennis & Racquetball - 9 lighted tennis courts & 3 handball-racquetball courts at Lake Carlsbad Tennis Complex.

Housing Cost

Estimated median house or condo value in 2007: $94,932

Mean prices in 2007: All housing units: $121,173; Detached houses: $128,262; Townhouses or other attached units: $136,022; In 2-unit structures: $124,578; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $84,602; Mobile homes: $33,384; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $118,125.


Population in July 2008: 25,629. Carlsbad covers 28.4 square miles. It sits at an elevation of 3,111 feet above sea level. Zip codes: 88220, 88221 - Area code: 505


Carlsbad, NM climate is hot during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 80's and cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 40's.

The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 95.80 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 27.50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer with a difference that can reach 28 degrees Fahrenheit, and relatively big during winter with an average difference of 31 degrees Fahrenheit.

The annual average precipitation at Carlsbad is 14.15 Inches. Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is September with an average rainfall of 2.90 Inches.

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