No. 4 Best Places to Retire in the Western United States: Taos, New Mexico
While Albuquerque has gotten on many site’s Best Places to Live lists, the city is well known for its arid weather and high crime. Instead, consider the tucked-away Taos, a sort of sister city to Santa Fe that offers arts, culture, entertainment, and peace. Because housing prices have dipped, the costs are more reasonable. Plus the views are hard to beat.
If it’s mountains and solitude you seek, Taos is a best bet.