Northern New Mexico Living
Living in Los Alamos
Los Alamos, New Mexico is a community with a population of about 18,000. It sits on the Pajarito Plateau in Northern New Mexico between the city of White Rock and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.
Lab employees who live in Los Alamos enjoy a 10-15 minute commute to work, access to outdoor recreation, and a welcoming small town feel.
Surrounding northern communities
Northern New Mexico has several vibrant communities that many Lab employees call home. From serene mountains and river valleys to active city life, Northern New Mexico communities provide distinctive life style choices and access to it all.
Finding a place to call home is big on the "to-do" list once you have accepted a new job. Browse the following resources to help you in your housing search.
- Airbnb: short term housing platform
- Craigslist: classified advertisement website
- MyApartmentMap: customizable rental search tool
- PadMapper: mapping and customizable search functionality
- Zillow: customizable real estate search platform
The Los Alamos National Lab is collaborating with The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities to provide information about the home buying options available throughout Northern New Mexico. Check back here in the coming months for more detailed information.
Lab employees commute daily from Los Alamos, White Rock and the surrounding northern communities. There are many options for getting to work the way you prefer, regardless of where you commute from.
Get to know New Mexico
The Lab values a work-life balance and a part of that is discovering what New Mexico has to offer outside of the workplace. Here are some resources that can help you get to know New Mexico.