We are a small town of approximately 19,000 people situated at the base of the Jemez Mountains in beautiful northern New Mexico. Having grown out of the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our community is known worldwide for its scientific and technological accomplishments.
Did we mention that we like to have fun? Recreational opportunities are nearly unlimited. Los Alamos is home to the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center (an Olympic size indoor swimming pool), an 18-hole golf course, an outdoor refrigerated ice skating rink, numerous hiking and bike trails, and many organized sports leagues and events. We are located within a short drive from the Bandelier National Monument, the Valles Caldera National Preserve and the Jemez Mountain Recreation Area. Cultural activities abound with concerts, art fairs and exhibits, lectures, festivals, dance performances and theater events scheduled throughout the year. Additionally, we are located near the culturally rich communities of Taos and Santa Fe. There are many clubs in Los Alamos—with something for nearly everyone. Continuing education opportunities are available at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos and at colleges in neighboring communities. Los Alamos has been named as one of the 2012 Top 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance. Further information about our community can be found at www.visitlosalamos.org.