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Taos (pronounced /tas/) is a town in Taos County in the north-central region of New Mexico. In New Mexico, a municipality may call itself a village, town, or city (see New Mexico local government). Taos calls itself the "Town of Taos" and was incorporated as such in 1934. As of the 2000 census, its population was 4,700.
Being located close to Taos Pueblo, the Native American village and tribe from which it takes its name, it is also the county seat of Taos County. The name also refers to the nearby ski resort of Taos Ski Valley. The word 'Taos' means 'red willow' in the Tiwa language. Many people in Taos have experienced what is termed the Taos Hum, a noise whose source and nature are a mystery for those who claim to have heard it, and for which a variety of theories have been advanced. The lore of this phenomenon has become part of the appeal of this unique community which has many quirks and urban legends.

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Total Population: 4,810
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $25,016
Median Home Value: $157,200
State sales tax: 5.0%

Taos, New Mexico

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eileen (researched this town Within the last 5 years and is considering moving here):

"I am seeking a place to retire for the single woman"

Considering I do not know anyone in NM I am tentative but I would like to hear from anyone out there who can give me some idea about the experience....I would appreciate any help....thx

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dstevens (researched this town Within the last 5 years and is considering moving here):

"Enchanting Artist Town"

My husband and I love the high desert locale and the proximity to Angel Fire and Red River, southern Colorado and Santa Fe. We love adobe architecture without the strict building codes of Sante Fe. Our only concern in choosing Taos as our retirement location would be the lack of entertainment venues and medical facilities. Any comments or feedback from permanent Taos residents would be greatly appreciated!

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