Roswell is the county seat of Chaves County and home to 48,754 people, as of 2015. Chaves County’s population totals 66,257 with Roswell serving the needs of the majority of the county population. Roswell is centrally located in the Pecos Valley, nestled below the most southern outskirts of the Rocky Mountains, and serves as the hub of Southeastern New Mexico. Roswell’s easy proximity to skiing, outdoor adventure, art and shopping make it appealing to many residents and businesses.
Roswell Independent School District serves the city and boasts students who exceed state and national norms in testing. Three private schools, Gateway Christian School, All Saints Catholic School and Immanuel Lutheran Church, round out the primary and secondary schools in Roswell. Roswell boasts Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell and New Mexico Military Institute, which is one of six military junior colleges in the nation.
A wide range of housing is available in Roswell, from budget friendly apartments and townhouses to family homes in all styles, to million dollar estates. Roswell’s housing market remains stable and extremely affordable. Roswell’s dining scene ranges from chain restaurants to local café’s and diners. Shoppers can hunt for goods at big-name chains, boutiques and specialty shops. The low cost of living, low property tax rates and terrific weather make Roswell a great place to call home.