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: 6
Average Price: $134,800
Highest Price: $200,000
Lowest Price: $54,900

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Listings in Truth or Consequences, NM

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Lovely Home Located On .28 Acres. The Original...

$149,998 Pending 607 E 1st Avenue, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.28 Acres
  • 999 ft²

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Lovely Home Located On .28 Acres. The Original Pitched Roof Portion Of The Home Was Built In 1940 Which Includes The 2 Bdrms, Office & 3/4 Bth W/tub. The Flat Roof Addition Was Added Around 2006 And Includes Large Open Concept Kitchen-lr & Bthrm With Showe...

MLS® #992744

A Million Dollar View. This Nice Home Located A...

$135,000 Pending 415 Locust Street, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.48 Acres
  • 1,200 ft²

Residential

A Million Dollar View. This Nice Home Located Above City Prides Itself With Its Views. Nice View Of Turtleback Mountain Also!! A Must Show Property For All Of Your View Clients!! Newer Furnace, And Roof. Doublewide Home Has Deactivated Title And Is Taxed As...

MLS® #985580

Come Take A Look At This Adorable 2 Bed, 3/4 Ba...

$69,000 Active 1304 Mercury Street, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • ¾ Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 770 ft²

Residential

Come Take A Look At This Adorable 2 Bed, 3/4 Bath Single Wide Home! Just A Short Drive From The Lakes, This Home Can Easily Be The Perfect Getaway House With Its Low-maintenance Backyard, Storage Shed, And Carport Big Enough To Fit 2 Vehicles. Enjoy The Tra...

MLS® #2102041
Century 21 Haggerty Co., Realtor

Cute Three Bedroom, And One Full Bath. Galley K...

$54,900 Active 505 N Cedar, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,128 ft²

Residential

Cute Three Bedroom, And One Full Bath. Galley Kitchen With Wooden Cabinets. Living Room Has Carpet And Ceiling Fan.bedrooms With Carpet And Ceiling Fans. Large Back Yard With A Storage Shed. New Electric Service Installed In 2020.

MLS® #2101594
BHGRE Steinborn & Associates

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