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Living in Angel Fire
New Mexico

Nestled in the Moreno Valley of the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the village of Angel Fire is a gorgeous place to live! This mountain community greets you with tranquil mornings and peaceful sunsets.

Incorporated in 1986, the town has now grown to a population of approximately 1,200 residents. The census will be taken in 2010 to update this figure, but as of the last census that was the count.


Summer
The area provides great outdoor family activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, golf, and tennis during our mild summer days. Summer's average daytime highs are in the mid-70s to lows in the 40s with low humidity. Fall is golden, brisk, and dry offering some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere.

Winter
During the winters, fantastic snow skiing is literally minutes from your doorstep. Winter temperatures average lower-30's daytime to mid-teens in early morning. The average snowfall is 210" annually with snow typically on the ground at Halloween. Being a mountain community, don't be surprised to see snowfall on Memorial Day Weekend too!

Health Care
Health care is provided locally five days a week, the nearest hospital is Taos Holy Cross, 26 miles away.

Employment
The majority of residents are employed locally and are in the tourism industry. The primary employer is Angel Fire Resort which offers summer and winter employment. Being a tourist destination brings thousands of visitors to this quiet town during the winter months. Summer, however, provides a more relaxed pace of vacationers simply enjoying the cool, fresh air and the wonderful smell of pine trees.

There are also a number of new small companies moving to the area to provide services to the growing full-time population as well as a number of small high-tech companies quietly doing business worldwide using the telecommunication services available.

Growth
Being a relatively young town, Angel Fire is not without its growing pains. There is an increasing number of people making Angel Fire their full-time residence. As a result the Village of Angel Fire has taken over the Village sewer and water system, They are working right now on expanding the system. There is a new community center which was completed during the Summer 98 (ask for directions - it's not on a main road). Several new office complexes have been built in the last 3 years.

Most building activity prior to the 90s was for vacation homes. The increasing number of families moving to the area with children has challenged our community to better our schools. Angel Fire's Moreno Valley High School is a charter high school. It is among the few high schools in New Mexico to receive a distinguished Great Schools Rating of 10 out of 10. Elementary and Middle age school children attend school in Eagle Nest about a 30 minute bus ride away.