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Climate in Grant County
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Climate in Grant County


The term “Quality of Life” can mean many different things, but for area residents it means a healthy place to live, work and play. Silver City is listed as one of the top “healthiest places” in the book The 50 Healthiest Places to Live and Retire in the United States, by veteran health and retirement writer Norman Ford.

Nationally, Silver City is ranked in the top 1% of more than 3,100 communities its size and larger. One factor is the lack of urban stress. Another is the “four gentle seasons” enjoyed by locals and visitors. Summer temperatures are usually in the 80’s, and winters are mild. According to the National Weather Bureau, Silver City has the “best annual median temperature” in the nation.

The terrain and elevation vary considerably throughout Grant County, from low desert in Hachita, in the southern reaches of the county, to an altitude of 6,900 feet in the tall pines of Pinos Altos, 10 miles north of Silver City.

A beautiful 18-hole golf course can be enjoyed year-round, as can wilderness trails and birding opportunities.

Residents and visitors alike feel strongly about calling this region home, and with today’s internet and wireless technologies, almost any business can settle comfortably in our region.

Grant County Climate
Grant County Annual Temperature Ranges

Grant County Climate

Often described as a region boasting "Four Gentle Seasons", Grant County residents enjoy fairly mild winters, cooler summers than lower altitude locations, and about an 18" annual rainfall.

In the News
Gila EDA Roundtable
Dear Gila EDA Roundtable Participants, After a long hiatus during the summer, The Gila EDA Roundtable is back in session! Please mark your calendars for Friday, September 18th, 8 a.m. for coffee, 8:30 a.m. meeting to be held at the Grant County Administration Bldg., Commission Chambers. This month we are anxious to present Anthony Quintana of Q's Southern Bistro, Branding Iron Brewing Co., & The Fry House Wings and Fries. We are also anxious to hear about what has been happening and what we have to look forward to in our community from Emily Shilling of the Southwest Council of Government. We are also anxious to hear from you. Please plan on attending.
Grant County Economic Development Master Plan - Final Recommendations from Angelou Economics, Inc.
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Grant County Target Industries
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Grant County Market Assessment
Angelou Economics, INC located in Austin, Texas has been awarded the contract to write the Grant County Economic Development Master Plan. The initiative is being supported by an EDA grant awarded to Grant County. Phase I of the plan consisting of a Market Assessment has been completed after meeting with various focus groups and conducting numerous business interviews, as well as receiving great response from an on line survey for Grant County residents and another for Grant County businesses owners.