Situated in the beautiful and warm Southwestern portion of the United States, New Mexico is a mix of desert and mountainous regions and presents a rich cultural diversity with a variety of both Hispanic and Native American influences. Much of the current new housing development is in the Albuquerque region as the city has seen significant growth. There are also several new developments in Santa Fe, and Las Cruces a newly developing area is likely to grow soon.
Albuquerque is the state's largest city, and is substantially more populated than any other region. The city is a cultural hub and is home to the state's annual New Mexico Arts and Crafts Festival, which showcases exclusively recognized local artists. There are also a number of recognized museums, and the city is also recognized for a number of notable architectural designs with distinct Southwest influence. The city also offers a number of recreational facilities and has been recognized as the nation's fittest city by Men's Fitness. Santa Fe, the states capital, is one of the oldest capitals in the world and offers a rich cultural history along with a highly regarded art scene. With a notably high concentration of artists, the area is home to a vast selection of galleries and museums, including the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The city is not only home to experts in visual art but also respected literary authors and musicians. These two central areas along with a range of smaller areas provide New Mexico with a rich and diverse identity.
New Mexico possesses a range of important industries, and it is recognized as an U.S. important producer of crude oil and natural gas, and provides these products to the rest of the nation. Additionally, New Mexico makes substantial effort to drive federal government spending and government organizations offer a number of jobs throughout the state. Finally, tourism that results from the recognized artistic culture and diverse recreational activities contributes greatly to the regions economic growth. The beautiful landscape and unique culture make the state an ideal place to call home.