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Farmington, NM

Farmington, NM

Moving to Farmington, New Mexico?

If you like warmth, sunshine, and low humidity, then Farmington, New Mexico, is the place for you!  New Mexico is called The Land of Enchantment, and Farmington is a state favorite in terms of places to call home.  With loads of fun things to do for the entire family, a rich cultural history, and a growing job market, Farmington is a great place to settle down. 

Farmington’s History

The Farmington area has a long history that started over 2,000 years ago with the Native Americans.  In the land surrounding the city, archeologists have uncovered years’ worth of historical relics from the Navajo, Aztec, Ute, and Apache nations.  On a weekend or an afternoon after work, take a drive out to see the ancient ruins – they’re fascinating!  Spanish settlers came through during European settling of the United States and renamed the area “Farmingtown.”  It was then simplified to “Farmington.”  Lots of Native American and Hispanic culture still permeates the city, so you’ll have lots of cool stuff to see!

What should I budget for?

The cost of living in Farmington is about 3.2% lower than the rest of the country.  That, with a median household income of over $47,000, makes Farmington a pretty affordable city!  The city’s unemployment rate is lower than the national average, so finding a job shouldn’t be difficult, especially if you’re looking in mining, oil, or gas work, as these are the city’s biggest industries. 

Local weather​

If you’re moving from a humid climate, then expect a weather change when you move to Farmington!  The annual rainfall is less than 10 inches, and annual snowfall is 12 inches.  You shouldn’t get too hot, though!  Even in July, the hottest month of the year, average temperatures are generally under 100 degrees.  December through February can get pretty cold, with temperatures usually staying below freezing.  Good thing there are several coffee shops in Farmington!

Can I travel easily?

Farmington is home to Four Corners Regional Airport, so leaving the state is simple.  For travel within the city itself, workers don’t have to worry about spending too much time on the road.  In fact, the average commute time is 18 minutes!

Educational system

Three public high schools are located in Farmington, as well as several private high schools.  More than ten elementary schools, both public and private, are also in the city limits and surrounding suburbs.   High school graduation here is noticeably higher than the state average for the rest of New Mexico.  For higher education, students don’t have to drive far: San Juan College is located right in Farmington, and Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, is only an hour’s drive north.  

Local population

More than 45,000 people call Farmington home, with a little more than half of the population being made up of minorities.

What can I do in my spare time?

You’ll never get bored in Farmington.  There are dozens of recreational activities for nice weather, including auto racing, walking and biking trails, fishing, water sports, and much more.  In the winter, residents often take the two-hour drive Pagosa Springs, CO, for some excellent snow skiing.  Or you can stay in the city and wander through the Animal Valley Mall.  Each summer, Farmington hosts the Connie Mack World Series tournament.  You can also expect an occasional rodeo, as well as Riverfest, KidFest, Freedom Days, and, unique to this area, Four Corners Storytelling Festival.  If you like historical experiences, this city is definitely full of those!  Step back in time at the Native American ruins and the Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village.

One of the most fascinating things about Farmington is, in fact, unearthly.  In 1950, half the town claimed that they saw UFOs.  What other city can say that?  Make sure you keep your eyes to the sky in Farmington – maybe you’ll see an alien!

So how do I move to Farmington?

U-Pack can help you get there!  With several affordable options for moving, we’ll make sure your items arrive safely at your new door in the Land of Enchantment.  We have a service center right in Farmington, so our friendly U-Pack representatives can connect you with a truck and a friendly local driver to make sure that your move is smooth and affordable.  Call us or get an online quote today! 

Helpful Links:

City of Farmington

Farmington weather

Chamber of Commerce

Station Address:
Address: 415 South Behrend Ave
Farmington, NM 87401
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (505) 883-1010
Fax: (505) 881-0944

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Farmington, NM, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Farmington, NM. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

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