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: 3
Average Price: $180,967
Highest Price: $274,900
Lowest Price: $68,000

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Listings in Truth or Consequences, NM

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Beautiful River Frontage Property, With Wonderf...

$274,900 Active 1203 N Riverside Drive Drive, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.36 Acres
  • 1,850 ft²

Residential

Beautiful River Frontage Property, With Wonderful River Views. Deck Partially Over River, Fish In Your Own Backyard. Very Peaceful Retreat Just Enjoy And Relax And Watch The Wildlife. With Owner Financing To Top It Off. Buyer Fell Thru Back On Market!!!

MLS® #1003099

Experience The Beauty Of New Mexico In This Stu...

$200,000 Pending Continue To Show 2560 Veater Street, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.84 Acres
  • 2,196 ft²

Residential

Experience The Beauty Of New Mexico In This Stunning Ranch Style Home With Breath Taking Views! This Home Sits On A Spacious .8 Acre Lot And Features 2,196 Square Feet. When Entering The Home You Will Notice The Open Floor Plan, Vaulted Ceilings, 3 Bedrooms...

MLS® #2103759
BHGRE Steinborn & Associates

Make This Double-wide Your Next Home. It's Affo...

$68,000 Active 1690 Caballo Road, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 1,848 ft²

Residential

Make This Double-wide Your Next Home. It's Affordable And Comes With The Land. There Is Over 1900 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space. Some Fix-up Needed, But Well Worth The Effort To Make This Affordable Property Your Next Home. Take A Drive By And See The Location. T...

MLS® #2103642
RE/MAX Classic Realty

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