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Housing and Life in Northern New Mexico

The north end of the Land of Enchantment offers deserts, forests, and mountains, vibrant cities, and a rich culture and history

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Finding a place to call home is big on the "to-do" list once you have accepted a new job. Browse the following resources to help you in your housing search.



Lab employees commute daily from Los Alamos, White Rock and the surrounding northern communities. There are many options for getting to work the way you prefer, regardless of where you commute from.

Living in Los Alamos

Los Alamos, New Mexico is a community with a population of about 18,000. It sits on the Pajarito Plateau in Northern New Mexico between the city of White Rock and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Lab employees who live in Los Alamos enjoy a 10-15 minute commute to work, access to outdoor recreation, and a welcoming small town feel.




Surrounding Northern Communities

Northern New Mexico has several vibrant communities that many Lab employees call home. From serene mountains and river valleys to active city life, Northern New Mexico communities provide distinctive life style choices and access to it all.



Get to Know New Mexico

The Lab values a work-life balance and a part of that is discovering what New Mexico has to offer outside of the workplace. Here are some resources that can help you get to know New Mexico.