Truth or Consequences, NM

Once known as Hot Springs—and still America’s most affordable Spa Town—Truth or Consequences is a small resort town with a year-round population of slightly more than 8,000.  


Situated off I-25 between Albuquerque and Las Cruces, this little town got its big name in 1950 as part of a publicity scheme to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ralph Edwards’ hugely successful game show on NBC radio.

Edwards suggested that there might be a town in the United States that “liked and respected” the show so much that it would change its name to Truth or Consequences. State Senator Burton Roach relayed the news to the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, and in a special city election, residents voted to adopt Truth or Consequences as their town’s new name. Edwards and his entire crew subsequently came to T or C, as it is affectionately called by locals, and on April 1, 1950 a live, coast-to-coast broadcast of Truth or Consequences-the-radio show – was aired from Truth or Consequences-the-town!

Edwards loved T or C so much that he returned every year for nearly 50 years with his Hollywood friends for a Fiesta. The event is still celebrated in early May of every year with classic small-town panache.

Fiesta activities include the Miss Fiesta pageant, a parade, rodeos (motorcyle and traditional) and roping contests, a golf tournament, and – in Ralph Edwards Park – music, performance, and contests including a junk boat race and rubber duck race on the Rio Grande.

Las Palomas Plaza, completed by the artist Shel Neymark circa 2003, is an inviting feature of downtown T or C. Located next door to the artifact-studded Geronimo Springs Museum and across the street from the Post Office, the plaza and fountain provides a place for visitors to sit and relax while soaking their feet in the town’s famous hot mineral waters. 


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Or visit one of these local sources for more information about life in Truth or Consequences:
Tourism Website | City Website | County Website


 

Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 5
Average Price: $103,160
Highest Price: $154,900
Lowest Price: $61,000

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Listings in Truth or Consequences, NM

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Beautiful Well Maintained Property, Featuring 3...

$154,900 Active 1014 Kopra, Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,442 ft²

Residential

Beautiful Well Maintained Property, Featuring 3 Bedrooms, 1.75 Bathrooms With Extra Garage Space. Grass In The Front And Side Yard, Plenty Of Room For Rv Parking.

MLS® #1702571
Steinborn & Associates

This Double-wide 2280 Sq. Ft. Mh On 2.25 Acres ...

$124,900 Active 1602 E 8th Ave, Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,280 ft²

Residential

This Double-wide 2280 Sq. Ft. Mh On 2.25 Acres In T Or C Area. Great Distant Desert Views. It Could Use A Little Loving, But Is A Great Buy At The Listed Price. Take A Look And See If This Could Be The Place You Want To Call Home. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Some ...

MLS® #1702233
RE/MAX CLASSIC REALTY

Nice Property In Truth Or Consquences. This Ho...

$95,000 Active 1501 Coleman St, Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,728 ft²

Residential

Nice Property In Truth Or Consquences. This Home Has 3 Bedrooms And 2 Baths. A Nice Country Kitchen And Formal Dining Room. Family Room Has A Fireplace. This Home Has A Split Bedroom Plan. Large Front And Back Porches, With Great Views From The Back. Th...

MLS® #1702463
Steinborn & Associates

This Home Is So Conveniently Located! Walking D...

$80,000 Active 119 Second Street, Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,400 ft²

Residential

This Home Is So Conveniently Located! Walking Distance To The Ralph Edwards Park, Minuted From Downtown. The Lot Offers Room To Grow Or Space For Toys. Don't Miss This One!

MLS® #1702190
Steinborn & Associates

Nice Home With 3 Bedrooms And 2 Baths. Split B...

$61,000 Active 920 E. 7th Ave, Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,568 ft²

Residential

Nice Home With 3 Bedrooms And 2 Baths. Split Bedroom Plan. Large Living Room And Dining Room Combo With Fireplace. Kitchen Has Island With Electric Range, Breakfast Bar, And Dishwasher, And Eating Area. Back Bedroom Has Sliding Glass Doors To Backyard De...

MLS® #1702589
Steinborn & Associates

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