A Winter Morning
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Sunset in the Gila
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 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.