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: 4
Average Price: $203,100
Highest Price: $319,900
Lowest Price: $95,000

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Listings in Truth or Consequences, NM

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Heres Your Chance Beautiful 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Ri...

$319,900 Active 101 N Riverside Drive, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Acres
  • 2,000 ft²

Residential

Heres Your Chance Beautiful 3 Bedroom 2 Bath River Frontage Property Located On Rio Grande River Just South Of Elephant Buttelake. Property Is Currently Being Used As An Airbnb. Large 1 Acre Property With 250 Feet Of River Frontage And Many Amenities. Easy ...

MLS® #1023136

This Home Was Built For Entertaining! Expansive...

$212,500 Active 910 Kopra Street, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.42 Acres
  • 1,358 ft²

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This Home Was Built For Entertaining! Expansive Back Yard Has Everything You Need, With An Outdoor Kitchen, Complete With Grill, Running Water, And Tv, A Covered Eating Area And Game Room W/ Pool Table, Hot Tub, And Fire Pit Area With Seating. Plus, There ...

MLS® #2202734
RE/MAX Classic Realty

Are You Ready For A Sweet Place To Park Your To...

$95,000 Active 301 Osburn Lane, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 980 ft²

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Are You Ready For A Sweet Place To Park Your Toys? This Very Well-maintained Mobile Home With Everything You Need To Be Comfortable While On Vacation Or Just A Nice Place To Live. Rv Access Covered Carport And A Nice Shed For All Your Stuff. Views Of Turtle...

MLS® #2203239
Cripple Creek Realty, LLC

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