In 2014, the City of Carlsbad, New Mexico, proudly joined the WHO Age Friendly Cities and Communities Network. Carlsbad, the first New Mexico community to join, was also the first community in the state to receive designation as an age friendly community in 2017.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the City of Carlsbad for people of all ages by continually looking for ways to enhance infrastructure, services and resources and by maintaining our friendly, inclusive atmosphere. We want to keep Carlsbad a great place to live, work, play and call home for current and future residents.”
Situated along the banks of the Pecos River, Carlsbad was originally christened the Town of Eddy on September 15, 1888, and organized as a municipal corporation in 1893. With the improvement of the mineral springs with their valuable medicinal qualities north of town, the town changed the name to Carlsbad, after the famous European spa, Karlsbad. On March 25, 1918, the Governor proclaimed Carlsbad as a city.
With the discovery of the “Bat Cave” in 1901 and the establishment of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park on May 14, 1930, Carlsbad gained international recognition. Carlsbad is one of the fastest growing communities in the state, thanks to a healthy and diverse economy.