If I remember correctly, there are only 2 smaller hospitals in Las Cruces (we moved last year to AZ). There are numerous hospitals in El Paso such as Del Sol, Las Palmas, Sierra, Providence, William Beaumont, Thomason. El Paso also offers tons of nursing homes, home health and hospice. You would have many choices in the El Paso area. Of course, Las Cruces is a great city with a more upscale atmosphere, but the houses we looked at there were fairly expensive. Sonoma Ranch (Las Cruces) started in the high 200s and went up from there. The west side of El Paso offers some really nice homes (high property taxes) for a reasonable amount of money. Also, Santa Teresa, NM had a nice gated subdivision with nice stucco/tile roof homes. For about $140,000 you can get a nice house and for $200,000+ you can get a REALLY nice house in El Paso! While in Las Cruces, make sure you try the green chile cheese enchiladas at Andeles--absolutely the best!!!!!!!!