Artesia is located in southeastern New Mexico, nestled between the two larger cities of Roswell to the north and Carlsbad to the south. The Texas border is less than 100 miles away to the east and the beautiful mountains, including the towns of Cloudcroft and Ruidoso, are to the west. Artesia is a perfect centerpoint for southeastern New Mexico.
Life in Artesia provides safe small-town environment, outdoor activities and frequent free-to-the public community events as well as excellent public schools. Artesia is close to larger markets with a nearby airport to take you to Dallas and the rest of the world. The mild southwest setting offers year-round sunshine without pollution or traffic congestion.
The combined efforts of the business community, civic leaders and government agencies have enabled Artesia to foster a healthy entrepreneurial environment and diversified economy. The result has been steady and sustainable growth over the past decade with petroleum and agriculture leading the way. This is an exciting era for Artesia as it experiences valuable and desirable growth that sets a perfect stage for excellent business opportunity.
Landmark projects such as the unique Heritage Walkway and the restored historic Artesia Depot have infused new life and vibrancy into the community. Neighborhood programs have helped restore numerous historic landmarks and buildings to their original luster.