Los Alamos is a quiet community nestled between the high desert mesas of Northern New Mexico and the base of the Jemez Mountains. Los Alamos is a small, friendly community with a lot to offer its residents. With Los Alamos National Laboratory as the main employer in the area, Los Alamos is a vibrant community with a rich history and a very diverse population; people from all regions of the United States and many different nationalities call Los Alamos home.
- Los Alamos has one high school, one middle school and five grade schools. Education is highly valued in Los Alamos and the quality of the local public schools is second to none.
- The local business community works hard to meet local shopping, retail and entertainment needs. At the center of town, you will discover our world-class aquatic center, local parks, the public library, a movie theater, and dining and shopping options.
- It's an easy drive to either Santa Fe or Espanola and public transportation is available as well, with both a local transit system and a regional transit system serving the area.
- There are over 25 different churches of all denominations in town.
- Los Alamos is located at approximately 7200 feet above sea level which allows four distinct seasons yet mild temperatures throughout the year.
- Los Alamos is within driving distance to Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, southern Colorado, Bandelier National Monument and the Jemez Mountains.
- There are numerous ski resorts within an hour’s drive of Los Alamos, including Pajarito Mountain, Taos Ski Valley, Santa Fe Ski Basin, Red River Ski Area, Angel Fire and Sipapu Ski Resort.
- Plentiful outdoor recreation is available on many local trails that are perfect for hiking, biking, walking your dog, or trail running.
- Local art, culture, history and food are a big part of what people love about New Mexico. Take in the sights, learn about Los Alamos’ role in our nation’s history or grab an authentic breakfast burrito downtown.