Discover Los Alamos

An online guide to Living, Working and Playing in the historic "Secret City."


Los Alamos and neighboring White Rock (both part of Los Alamos County) are recognized as two of the “Happiest Small Towns in America.” These attributes, combined with our stunning vistas, Los Alamos is certainly a one-of-a-kind place to live.


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Los Alamos' predominant employer, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), is one of the largest science and technology institutions in the world. It conducts multidisciplinary research in fields such as national security, space exploration, nuclear fusion, renewable energy, medicine, nanotechnology, and supercomputing, and has led to several local technology startups and other employers choosing to make Los Alamos their home base. 

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Nature is our playground in Los Alamos, with plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities, sunny days and a mild high desert climate. A family-friendly community, we have excellent community resources and events, from Pajarito Ski Mountain, an Olympic-sized indoor pool and Aquatic Center, County Golf Course, to annual events like the Fair & Rodeo, downtown parades, ScienceFest, and an eclectic mix of local, family-owned restaurants. 

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2021 Best School District in New Mexico: #1  

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2020 Safest City in New Mexico: #1 

2020 America’s Healthiest Communities: #1 

2020 Best Small Towns in America: #17 

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