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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Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 4
Average Price: $259,750
Highest Price: $355,000
Lowest Price: $125,000

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Listings in Truth or Consequences, NM

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Country Living At It's Best, But Still So Close...

$355,000 Active 9 Mud Canyon Road, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 17.21 Acres
  • 2,667 ft²


Country Living At It's Best, But Still So Close Town. Just Seconds From Broadway Street. This Homes Access Is Up A Beautiful Pine Tree Lined Driveway. It Offers 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Baths, Plus A Hobby/office Room. There Are Two Living Areas, One Sunken With...

MLS® #1903376
Keller Williams Realty

Inviting Home With Over 2500 Square Feet Of Liv...

$299,000 Pending Continue To Show 1401 N Highway 51, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2.41 Acres
  • 2,584 ft²


Inviting Home With Over 2500 Square Feet Of Living Space, 2 Bedrooms, Office, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Car Attached Finished Garage And 2 Car Carport. Home Is Partially Furnished With An Indoor Endless Swim Spa Swimming Pool, Central Refrigerated Air, Metal Roof And ...

MLS® #1903237
Cripple Creek Realty

Wonderful 2 Acre Property Minutes From Elephant...

$260,000 Active 120 Winston Road, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2 Acres
  • 1,960 ft²


Wonderful 2 Acre Property Minutes From Elephant Butte Lake And Across From Morgan Marine On 3rd Ave In T Or C, Nm. This Is Quite A Gem. The Real Draw Is The Two Large Steel Buldings On The Property. One 40x90 With 4 Bay Doors With One Of The Bays Being Use...

MLS® #1901929
Keller Williams Realty

This Is A Very Well Kept Single Wide Manufactue...

$125,000 Active 108 Cll Del Rancho, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.29 Acres
  • 1,600 ft²


This Is A Very Well Kept Single Wide Manufactued Home On A Permanent Foundation Right In Elephant Butte And Only Minutes From Rock Canyon Marina. This Property Has 3 Covered Porches, And An Addition Built On To The Back Of It For Extra Living Space, Or Jus...

MLS® #1903375
Keller Williams Realty

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