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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Tourism Website | City Website | County Website


Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 3
Average Price: $356,100
Highest Price: $595,000
Lowest Price: $213,400

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Listings in Truth or Consequences, NM

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This Majestic Home Is A True Desert Charm. Situ...

$595,000 Active 149 Champagne Hills Road, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4.2 Acres
  • 2,805 ft²


This Majestic Home Is A True Desert Charm. Situated East Of The Lake And On The Way To Spaceport America, The Tranquility Of This Location Is A Dream Come True. The High Courtyard Walls Provide A Sanctuary At Home. The Gated Entrance Adds A Pop Of Color To ...

MLS® #2202069
BHGRE Steinborn & Associates

Come Enjoy Your Own Retreat With A Huge Lot Tha...

$259,900 Pending Continue To Show E 316 E 1st Avenue, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.71 Acres
  • 1,661 ft²


Come Enjoy Your Own Retreat With A Huge Lot That Takes Up A Whole City Block! This Home Has So Much Charm It's Unreal Including Your Own Personal Jacuzzi Tub Retreat Outside On The Cute Secluded Patio! Storage Galore A Workshop Plus A One Car Garage Plus 2 ...

MLS® #2200942
Cripple Creek Realty, LLC

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Situated On A Large Corner Lo...

$213,400 Active 419 W 8th Street, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,600 ft²


4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Situated On A Large Corner Lot. Tile Throughout, Refrigerated Central A/c, Large Windows, Views Ofturtleback Mountain. Large Carport With Storage Shed. Spacious!!

MLS® #2201344
BHGRE Steinborn & Associates

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