Creating a Lifestyle at La Tierra Escondida | Las Cruces, New Mexicos Premier Green Community


As a custom homebuilder, I was recently challenged with the task of finding a truly special lot for one of my clients.  They wanted to be on the eastern perimeter of Las Cruces, have unobstructed views of the Organ Mountains, be at least one acre, and be affordable.

In the end it came down to sites up Soledad Canyon road, and sites in La Tierra Escondida, off of Las Altures drive.  I met with owners of La Tierra Escondida, Mitch and Judd, and they took the time to drive me around their subdivision, and show me several lots that met my client's exact needs.  They were more than patient with me and they answered all of my questions fully.  It was a pleasure being able to pick from numerous lots, which I thought were prime locations with every one having something unique to offer.

When I took my clients out they were leaning first towards the Soledad Canyon area because they thought it was an easier driving route to get into town.  The lots they saw out there were being heavily discounted, and they had a great view of the Organ Mountains.

It wasn't until I took them to La Tierra Escondida did they really appreciate the subdivision to it's fullest.  It was a prettier drive to them with great views of the "entire area" and they had several prime building sites to pick from.  They had all of this and most importantly it fell well within their budget.  They settled on a 1.6-acre lot, in the gated part of the subdivision, which has views of the Organ Mountains, but as an added bonus also views that include the lush Mesilla valley.  All of this, just minutes from the University, shopping, restaurants, and all of the roads were 100% paved.  This last item might not seem much but to my client, a retired Geology Professor, who still does projects with the University, it meant a lot to him to be so close to his work at New Mexico State University.

I have to say in the end it didn't come down to price only, but it was more about the quality of the subdivision, the spectacular views and the easy access to town.  Again, I have to Thank Mitch and Judd for their patience and their help in making La Tierra Escondida a place where my clients can call their home and feel truly good about their decision to buy. 

John G Hadley

Desert Sky Builders, LLC

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La Tierra Escondida the place to be
Posted Feb 23rd, 2010

 We are pleased to see so much new home building activity in the subdivision this year.  Six new homes have broken ground and are under construction right now.    We now know six more families who understand why La Tierra Escondida is the place to be!  You should come by and find out for yourself why we have sold more lots, and have more homes under construction, than any other large lot subdivision in the area.

As further proof that this the absolute best possible time to buy real estate in Las Cruces, consider this February 23, 2010, news article from U.S. News & World Report by clicking on the link below.

If cost savings alone are not enough reason to make Las Cruces your next home, see what Sunset Magazine's March 2010 issue says about why people are coming to, and will continue to relocate to Las Cruces by clicking this link below.

Nary a day goes by without some kind of a national news article extolling the virtues of Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Since 1975 nearly 100,000 people have relocated to Las Cruces and the surrounding area from all over this US.  Natural beauty, affordability, educational opportunities, outdoor recreation, climate, our leadership in new space technologies, and of course the people are what people say are the top reasons for making Las Cruces their new home.

Too celebrate these wonderful accolades we have selected 10 lots that we will put on the market for a limited period of time at reduced prices.  Look for our advertising in the Real Estate Press & Home Finder for more details.  Let your dreams become a reality, contact Connie Hettinga or Zane Fikany and let them give you a personal tour of La Tierra Escondida today! 


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