100 acres of natural preserve located between Las Cruces and El Paso

Welcome to the Lake of La Mesa Ranch

I think Bri Bagwell says it best

Las Cruces
A university, vibrant cultural scene and mountain vistas enhance this oasis in New Mexico. Framed by the lush banks of the Rio Grande and the dry, jagged Organ Mountains, Las Cruces is New Mexico’s second largest city and one of the fastest growing in the United States. An economic, agricultural, tourist and cultural Mecca in southern New Mexico, the city is the seat of Dona Ana County. Situated in the heart of the fertile Mesilla Valley, Las Cruces is a thriving metropolis surrounded by desert and conveniently located less than an hour from El Paso International Airport.
 
People are drawn to Las Cruces by a reasonable cost of living, a warm and sunny climate, beautiful scenery, cultural diversity and educational opportunities.
 
The city’s historic areas are filled with restaurants and a variety of museums and galleries. Any Wednesday or Saturday, stroll the downtown pedestrian mall and you’ll find local growers and artisans offering fresh produce and handcrafted wares at Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market.
 
 
The strong cultural presence of NMSU is the driving force behind a robust selection of performing arts theaters, chamber music and symphonic concerns and presentation of ballet, drama, comedies, and musical. There’s a lot to do outdoors as well. Golf, tennis, bicycling and miles of hiking trails can be enjoyed year round.
 
Retirees accustomed to the workings of farms and ranches find Las Cruces an ideal retirement location.