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: $169,900
Highest Price: $199,900
Lowest Price: $109,900

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Listings in Truth or Consequences, NM

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Buyers Broker Is Summer Woods With Cripple Cree...

$199,900 Active 485 E Riverside Drive, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.72 Acres
  • 1,381 ft²


Buyers Broker Is Summer Woods With Cripple Creek.nice River Frontage Home, Here Your Chance To Go Fishing In Your Backyard. 3 Bed Room 2 Bath Family Home, Possibly Duplex. Owner Financing With 50k Down!!! Located Conveniently Near Hot Springs District And D...

MLS® #1027412

This Home, Is Perfect For Someone That Wants To...

$199,900 Active 305 E 3rd Avenue, Truth Or Consequences, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 1,663 ft²


This Home, Is Perfect For Someone That Wants To Live Where They Work. There Are Lots Of Rooms To Convert Into An Art Showcase, Or To Convert Into A Restaurant The Possibilities Are Endless With All The Room In This Building. Owner Financing Available!

MLS® #1028217

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Listing information last updated on April 1st, 2023 at 9:11pm MDT.