Tucked underneath the stunning Mt. Cristo Rey and next to the expansive Rio Grande, the City of Sunland Park is a picturesque place, taking visitors back in time to experience the Old West. Even iconic country western star, Marty Robins, could not resist adding Sunland Park's landmark mountain in one of his songs; referring to the, "Badlands of New Mexico", as he describes the cowboy overlooking "Rosa's Cantina", a restaurant-bar in old El Paso many toursits still visit today.
The City of Sunland Park is rated one of the safest cities in the state of New Mexico. It is the fastest growing and largest border city that serves as a gateway to the Land of Enchantment.
The City's incorporation became effective on July 15th. The city is only 35 years old, but it's history predates the city's incorporation back to the 1880s.
The City's population is 17,061 & Growing (per U.S. Census Bureau latest estimate - July 1, 2017)
FY 2018-2019 Budget: General Fund Expenditures: $7,022,255 All Funds: $12,639,314
Gross Receipts Tax Rate: 8.4375%
The name of our City says it all. There is an abundance of sunshine year-round with an average temperature of 63.3 Degrees Fahrenheit, ranking #1 weather in New Mexico according to http://www.usa.com/sunland-park-nm-weather.htm
The City of Sunland Park encompasses 13.73 square miles, which is equivalent to 8,792.97 acres. In kilometers, the city is 35.58 square kilometers.