Silver City / Grant County Community Guide
50 Best Places to Live: The Next Great Adventure Towns
National Geographic Adventure Magazine, September, 2008
Quaint, friendly, and affordable, southwestern New Mexico’s Silver City is what Santa Fe was before trustafarians took over. Hike or bike seven miles of rocky trails in the rolling Boston Hills, a reclaimed historic mining area overlooking town. Or hook up with the nearby Continental Divide Trail ascending the Pinos Altos Mountains in 3.3-million-acre Gila National Forest.
The New Mexico Tamale Fiesta
The New Mexico Tamal Fiesta y Mas will be held December 2, 2019 from 10AM - 2 PM in the Village of Santa Clara. Watch for information or contact: swGreenChamber@gmail.com
New Mexico property tax rates - Lowest in the USA!
Property tax rates depend on property type and location; the property location within a city, school district or unincorporated part of the county will influence the tax rates assessed, as will a residential or non-residential property classification. Get Tax Info from the County Assessor's Office →
Community Resources & Green Solutions
Our Viva Verde Expo, brought more than 550 people and 40 local / regional experts together to share information on energy efficiency, local food, green building, clean energy, alternative transportation and green jobs.
- Gila National Forest
- Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP)
- Gila Sustainable Community Forum
- Nature Conservancy of New Mexico
Sustainability and Recycling
Silver City is a great place to visit and a wonderful place to live! We continue to be recognized as one of the “Best Small Towns” in the country for our Historic Main Street, locally-grown organic foods, fine independent restaurants, vibrant arts scene, special events, gentle climate and downright friendly people. The rich mining and ranching history, blend of Hispanic and Anglo cultures, blue skies, 360 days of sunshine, vast landscapes, and small town atmosphere, create a genuine “Americana.”
Bisected by the Continental Divide, five life zones overlap near town, providing great habitat diversity and an exceptional base camp for ecotourism.
Silver City is the oldest incorporated town in New Mexico - the only one still operating under a Territorial Charter. The multi-cultural frontier location continues to be a center for exceptional commerce with pet-friendly locally-owned businesses.
With 90 miles to the nearest mall, many locally owned stores, galleries and businesses, you’ll feel a special “sense of place” that sets Silver City apart. The Town’s commitment to a sustainable economy includes curbside recycling, water conservation and solar energy projects that provide a special quality of life.