There is no other state in the Union like New Mexico. A thoroughly Spanish and Mexican culture thrives in their towns, food, architecture, music, and art. The cost of living is less than average, it offers quirky and unique events, and food that must be tasted to be believed. You’ll be able to do things like tour the Petroglyph National Monument, attend the famed International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, birdwatch along the Rio Grande, or take in some history at the Pueblo Cultural Center. The beginning of the famed Route 66, an abundance of sunny days, and large amounts of eclectic art museums make for an interesting lifestyle in Northern New Mexico.