Alamogordo is the commercial and governmental center for the county. Alamogordo is a thriving center of 35,000+ residents. The city's mild climate and pristine scenery offer its people an ambiance that enriches their quality of life. The Tularosa Basin is surrounded by the majestic Organ, San Andres and Sacramento Mountain ranges.
White Sands National Monument is a major attraction as are the New Mexico Museum of Space History and the Lincoln National Forest
Artesia is a vibrant, activity-filled city, one that enables its residents to enjoy an exceptional quality of life. The mild southwest setting offers year-round sunshine. Artesia prides itself in excellent education opportunities, art programs, a large variety of recreation activities, and an ever-broadening cultural landscape.
Carlsbad, located on the beautiful Pecos River, offers hiking, golfing, river recreation and lots of sunshine! Carlsbad Caverns National Park and the Guadalupe Mountains National Park are nearby. Great schools, low crime and a friendly, small-town atmosphere also make Carlsbad a great place to live!

Hobbs, considered the Oil Capitol of New Mexico, Hobbs has two golf courses, the Harry McAdams State Park, and the headquarters of two national soaring associations.
Hobbs, population 28,500, is a growing city on southeast New Mexico's desert plains. Its abundant natural resources, level geography and perfect all-season weather have made it the home of both the state's oil industry and the world's gliding community.
Nogal is an early New Mexico mining town, now home to a growing Art community. Atop the hill, just north of town, is one of the most spectacular views in this part of the state. Take NM Hwy. 48 north from Ruidoso, then follow Hwy. 37 to Nogal.
Ancho is home to the My House of Old Things museum, located in the town's former railroad depot. Go north on U.S. Hwy. 25 from Carrizozo and take the Ancho turnoff east.
Corona, the northern most community in Lincoln County, is a ranch and rail town surrounded by great sheep and cattle ranches.