Welcome to Los Alamos!

Los Alamos today continues to be the place where discoveries are made. Los Alamos National Lab is producing world-class science and technology and keen entrepreneurs are finding new applications for Lab-born innovations in the international marketplace. Venturesome travelers seeking an authentic experience are finding it in Los Alamos art, history, science, culture, recreation and outdoor adventures. So many things to do and see. Los Alamos is the gateway to 3 national parks, has an extensive trail network for hikers and bikers, Bradbury Science Museum, Pajarito Mountain ski area, golf, swimming and the only outdoor ice skating rink in NM. There’s camping, birding, Los Alamos History Museum, Los Alamos Nature Center and free concerts by the pond. There are lectures, exhibitions and events such as the annual Los Alamos ScienceFest.

More about Los Alamos and its Demographics

Los Alamos is an outdoor lover's dream with plenty of views, trails, and outdoor entertainment.

Where to Stay

Los Alamos, and its neighboring community White Rock, are the recipients of many major accolades including “best place to live in New Mexico,” “safest city in New Mexico,” “best place to raise a family in New Mexico,” “healthiest county in New Mexico,” and “best public high schools in New Mexico.” Los Alamos and White Rock were recognized as two of the “happiest small towns in America.”

When these attributes are combined with our stunning vistas of the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Los Alamos is certainly a one-of-a-kind place to live. We have several resources to help you find a place to stay short- and long-term in our community.

  • Rentals in Los Alamos & White Rock (NM) Facebook group
  • Internhousing.com
  • LANL Housing
  • Los Alamos Association of Realtors
  • Housing Developments Overview
  • Camping & Recreational Vehicle Parks
  • Aspen Apartments—Susie Schillaci, Gold St, 505.500.6170, aspengoldapartments@gmail.com, $775–$850
  • Aspen Studio Apartments—Susie Schillaci, 1027 Ninth St., 505.500.6170 aspengstudioapartments@gmail.com, $600–$900
  • Canyon Village Apts—Nuvia Macias, 3200 Canyon Road, 505.663.0680$1050–$1170
  • Casa de Luz—Kathleen Neher, 799 6th Street, 505.662.7015, $795–$975
  • Central Avenue Suites—Rich Kraemer, 510 Central Ave, 505.662.0620 x326, $1,350
  • 802 9th St—James Chrobocinski, 802 9th St., 505.695.3400, james@ziarealtygroup.com, $750–$850s term
  • Apartments/Homes—James Chrobocinski, Various Locations, 505.695.3400, james@ziarealtygroup.com $1000–$2000s term
  • Chapel Apartments—Karen Smith, 1926 24th St, 505.661.0211 x106, $1055–1250
  • Cottonwoods Apts—Karen Smith, Gold Street, 505.661.0211 x106, $785–885
  • Courtright Investments LLC—Geniece Courtright, 1,2, 3 bedroom units, 505.662.5430 courtrightapts@gmail.com, $640–$1400
  • East Chapel Apartments—Miguel Terrazas, 16th & Peach Streets, 505.929.1349, 505.661.2522 termig.ace@gmail.com $950
  • Elk Ridge-Mobile/RV—Tina Jones, 2025 East Jemez Road, 505.662.5353, $850–$925
  • Vista Del Sol—Call Office, 1051 11th Street 505.470.0730, 505.473.5117, ssssfnm@hotmail.com $575–$775
  • Iris St. Studios—Karen Smith, 712 Iris St., 661.0211 x106$735–820
  • La Mesa Mobile Home Park—Karen Smith, 945 San Ildefonso, 505.661.0211 x106$535–$555 lot rent
  • Las Ventanas Townhomes—Johnna Rinquist, 600 San Ildefonso, 505.662.5417, $1375–$1475
  • Mesa del Norte Apts—Cindy Pacheco, 650 San Ildefonso, 505.661.8474, $600–$900
  • Mountain Vista Apts—Johnna Rinquist, 600 San Ildefonso, 505.662.5417, $534–$722
  • Oppenheimer Condos—TRK Management, 1001 Oppenheimer Place, 505.662.0620 $1000 and up
  • Ponderosa Pines Apts—Karen Smith, 3000 Trinity Drive, 505.661.0211 x106, $830–1270
  • Tenth St. Apartments— Marcus Hall, 1075 Myrtle St., 505.662.3301, $775–$860
  • Thirty 301—Marcus Hall, 3301 Canyon Rd, 505.662.3301, $1050–$1400
  • Thunderbird Studio—Susie Schillaci, 1211 11th St., 505.500.6170 thunderbirdstudioapartments@gmail.com, $575–825
  • Tres Casitas Apts—Karen Smith, 562/588 Central Ave., 505.661.0211 x106, $895–995
  • White Rock Apartments—Miguel Terrazas, Off Longview Drive, 505.929.1349, 505.661.2522 termig.ace@gmail.com, $1,000

Los Alamos Realtors

  • Los Alamos Association of Realtors
  • Facebook
  • Exit Realty Advantage NM 1615 Central, Suite 100 Los Alamos, NM 87544 Office: 505.500.8222
  • Los Alamos Realtors 2101 Trinity Drive, Suite D Los Alamos, NM 87544 Office: 505.661.1200
  • Los Alamos Properties 1475 Central, Suite 150 Los Alamos, NM 87544 Office: 505.662.0930
  • Mary Deal Realty 2610 Trinity Drive, Suite 4 Los Alamos, NM 87544 Office: 505.662.5551
  • Real Estate Associates REA 1475 Central Avenue, Suite 150 Los Alamos, NM 87544 Office: 505.662.7717
  • RE/MAX of Los Alamos 116 Central Park Square Los Alamos, NM 87544 Office: 505.662.6789
  • Trinity Realty 1350 Central Ave, Suite 104 Los Alamos, NM 87544 Office: 505.662.0620
  • Zia Realty Group 1475 Central Avenue, Suite 150 Los Alamos, NM 87544 Office: 505.662.8899

Where to Eat & Drink

Los Alamos has a variety of restaurant options, from fine dining to fast casual, from global cuisine—French, Asian, Greek, Indian and more—to New Mexican staples. You're sure to find something you love. Our community has the largest grocery store in the state, which also hosts a wine bar! LA Liquor also sells Indian groceries, and you can pick up goods imported from France at Fleur de Lys. Even our Starbucks is unique, in that you can be standing in line and hear discussions of a scientific nature…quarks and quantum dots.

Photo courtesy Pajarito Brewpub.

Watering Holes

Non-alcoholic drinks also available at all of these locations:

Where to Play

Art, history, science, culture, recreation and amazing outdoor adventures are all part of the many things to see and do in Los Alamos.

With three national parks, 150+ mile trails network, Bradbury Science Museum, golf, swimming, ice skating, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, birding, Los Alamos History Museum, recreational programs, Los Alamos Nature Center, concerts by the pond, lectures and events, there is no shortage of activities to experience in Los Alamos.

Pajarito Ski Mountain offers plenty of trails for running, hiking, mountain biking, or just taking in the views of town.

Outdoor Recreation

Relaxation & Exercise

Community Activities in Los Alamos

  • June 8, 10am-2pm, Los Alamos ChamberFest, Downtown
  • June 8Los Alamos Summerfest, Pajarito Mountain
  • July 4, Fourth of July Parades, Los Alamos & White Rock
  • July 10-14, Los Alamos ScienceFest, around town
  • July 13, 10am-3pm, Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day
  • June 14, Los Alamos Pride Week begins
  • August 9-11, Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo
  • August 10, 9am-4pm, Summer Arts & Crafts Fair, Fuller Lodge Art Center & Lawn
  • August 10, 10am, Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Parade, Downtown
  • Tuesdays at 7pm, starting May 21, Tuesdays at the Pond Summer Entertainment Series, Ashley Pond Stage. More info at www.CreativeLosAlamos.com.

Art & Music

  • June 14, Downtown Creative Crawl
  • August 10, 9am-4pm, Summer Arts & Crafts Fair, Fuller Lodge Art Center & Lawn
  • Every other Thursday in June, July, and August starting June 13 (6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22), Suds ’n Shows—Watch classic movies and enjoy a beer or glass of wine from Pajarito Brewpub and Grill (movies are open to all ages).
  • Fridays from 7–10pm, starting May 24, Secret City Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond Stage
  • Saturdays from 10am–3pm, White Rock Artist Markets, White Rock Visitor Center



  • Weekly every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos Farmers Market
  • First Sunday morning of each month from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Cowboy Breakfast @ the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse Lodge. Grab some eggs, bacon, sausage, and 5 different kinds of pancakes, along with juice, coffee, and milk. All you can eat for only $7! Located at 650 North Mesa Road.


  • Ski Pajarito, ongoing summer events, including Summerfest (June 8), Beer & Band weekends, mountain biking and more.
  • Get out and hike our local trails and earn prizes along the way with the Passport to the Pajarito Plateau! Stop by the Los Alamos Nature Center to pick up one or all three of our passports.
Summer in Los Alamos is prime time for outdoor events.


  • Mondays—Tango and Ballroom, Betty Ehart Senior Center, 8pm
  • Tuesdays—Swing, UnQuarked Wine Room, 7pm
  • Wednesdays—Salsa, UnQuarked Wine Room, 7:30pm
  • Thursdays—Swing, UnQuarked Wine Room, 8pm
  • Second Friday of Month—Ballroom social
  • Fridays—Classic Rock and Oldies until 8pm, UnQuarked Wine Room; FreeStyle Music and DJs until 1am.
  • Sundays

Other groups:

  • Dance Arts Los Alamos Calendar
  • Ballroom Etc. Los Alamos Whether you like to waltz, swing, tango, foxtrot, cha-cha, rhumba, or do any of a variety of other smooth or Latin dances, if you're in Los Alamos, come and join in! The dances are held one Friday a month, from 7:30-9:30 pm, currently on the spacious hardwood dance floor at Fuller Lodge. No partner is required, and all skill levels are welcome. A suggested donation of $8 at the door covers the cost of the room.
  • Mountain Mixers Square Dance Club

Just For Fun

  • Trivia—Mondays, 8pm, Pajarito Brewpub & Grill, Tuesdays, 7pm, UnQuarked Wine Room
  • Karaoke—Most Tuesdays, 8pm–midnight, Pajarito Brewpub & Grill
  • Arcade Room—Timeout Pizza, Los Alamos & White Rock locations

For the 21 & Up

Watering Holes

Non-alcoholic drinks also available at all of these locations.

Blue Window Bistro on Central Avenue

Other Clubs & Activities:



The Hillstompers are an award-winning jazzy street band who add energy, sparkle, and fun to community events.


  • Downtown Dogs, a weekly walking group, meets in front of Pet Pangaea LLC every Saturday at 11:30am (During the summer, the group switches to a cooler time on weeknights). All dogs and their humans are welcome. If you don't have a dog and want a doggie fix, you are also welcome to walk with the group.
  • Los Alamos & Santa Fe People Who Love to Travel Meetup
  • Monday Mixer for Los Alamos Newcomers
  • Women in Science

Local Resources.

Los Alamos is not your typical small town. In fact, we’re quite unique. Founded during WWII as the home base for the Manhattan Project, Los Alamos continues to be a scientific and technology community to this day supporting Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and other high-tech startups.

We have a variety of resources both online and in-person to help make your stay in Los Alamos the best it can be!

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Local Organizations

Facebook Groups


Atomic City Tours Tour the community spawned by the secret Manhattan Project during WWII, and peek at today's Los Alamos National Laboratory. The comfortable van tour is rich in history, archaeology, geology, and scenery. The 1.5 hour tour provides the story of the volcanic Jemez Mountains and the Pajarito Plateau; from the ancient inhabitants to the world-renowened Los Alamos National Laboratory. See where World War II scientists lived, worked, and played during the top secret Manhattan Project. Discover recreational and culutural treasures. Location: Tour departs at 1:30 from Fuller Lodge and is limited to 7 passengers. Cost is $25/person. Accompanying children $10. Cash payment is preferred.

Bradbury Science Museum In 1953, Robert Krohn, who oversaw the early nuclear tests of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, decided the Laboratory needed a museum to house historical weapons—research artifacts. He convinced the Laboratory Director, Norris Bradbury, that a museum could preserve the history of the Laboratory as well as provide a place for official visitors to learn about their weapons programs. Today the museum is located in the heart of downtown Los Alamos at the corner of Central and 15th Street. It has approximately 60 interactive exhibits that trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project, highlight the Lab's current historic research projects related to defense and technology and focuses on the Laboratory's research related to national and international economic, environmental, political, and social concerns. The exhibits and extensive educational and community programs draw nearly 80,000 visitors a year. Location: 1350 Central Ave. Cost: FREE

Bradbury Science Museum

Los Alamos History Museum—Fuller Lodge—Hans Bethe House Tour The Los Alamos History Museum is dedicated to preserving, protecting and interpreting the history of Los Alamos. It is housed in the Guest Cottage of the Los Alamos Ranch School—a favorite place of General Leslie Groves during the Manhattan Project. It is open weekdays from 9am–5pm and on the weekends from 10am–4pm. The Hans Bethe House is also part of the History Musem and open the same hours. To see both houses costs $5. Fuller Lodge is in front of the History Museum and is free to browse around inside when there are no meetings taking place in there. Fuller Lodge was the main building of the Los Alamos Ranch School that ran from 1917 to 1943. The Lodge was purchased in 1942 for the Manhattan Project and eventually it became part of the county of Los Alamos. The History Museum gives a daily Guided Tour of this area for $15 ($5 of that is for the museum fee). Location: Museum—1050 Bathtub Row Museum Cost: $5 Tour Cost: $15 (includes Museum cost)

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP) The Manhattan Project National Historical Park tells the story of the people, the events, and the science and engineering that led to the creation of the atomic bombs that helped bring an end to World War II. The park is located in Hanford, WA, Los Alamos, NM, and Oakridge, TN and allows visitors to explore how the creation of these weapons changed the world and the United State's role in the world community. In Los Alamos, visitors can see a movie about the Project, do a walking tour of the townsite, visit the Bradbury and History Museums, as well as download the Manhattan Project virtual tour app. Location: 475 20th St. Cost: FREE Phone: 505.661.6277 Hours: Dec 1–Feb 28 10am–2pm; Mar 1–Nov 30 9am–4pm Visitor Center CLOSED Dec 25 and Jan 1.

Networking & Professional Development


Local Amenities

Whether you’re seeking additional activities or sites to explore, would like to find a church to join, or need basic services to fix your computer or repair your car, we’ve got you covered!


Historic Fuller Lodge


Worship Services—Los Alamos

  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church 2390 North Road 662.5151
  • Buddhist—Henry Finney hcfinney@mindspring.com 661.6874
  • Calvary Chapel and Christian School 580 North Mesa Road 662.7891
  • Christian Church 92 East Road 662.6468
  • Church of Christ 2323 Diamond Drive 662.3104
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1967 18th Street 662.3186
  • Crossroads Bible Church 97 East Road 662.6080
  • First Assembly of God/New Beginnings 112 East Road 662.2996
  • First Baptist Church 2200 Diamond Drive 662.3712
  • Grace Vineyard Christian Fellowship 1183 Diamond Drive 661.2658
  • Christian Science Society 1725 17th Street 662.5057
  • First United Methodist 715 Diamond Drive 662.6277
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 3700 Canyon Road 662.6193
  • Jewish Center 2400 Canyon Road 662.3371
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 4542 Yucca St. 662.0472
  • Los Alamos Christian Fellowship 2117B 43rd St. 662.4570
  • Redeemer Lutheran 2200 Diamond Drive 412.9682
  • Seventh-Day Adventist 2525 Canyon Rd. (uses United Church) 505.660.7408
  • Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church 2270 39th St. 661.7466
  • The Church of Our Lady of the Woods Laura Liles and Don Jones www.ladywoods.org 672.1278
  • Trinity on the Hill 3900 Trinity Drive 662.5107
  • Unitarian Church 1738 North Sage 662.2346
  • United Church 2525 Canyon Road 662.2971 or 662.2292

Worship Services—White Rock

  • Bryce Avenue Presbyterian 333 Bryce Avenue 672.3364
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 366 Grand Canyon 672.9888
  • La Vista Church of the Nazarene 15 Grand Canyon 672.3202
  • Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church 172 Meadow Lane 672.1323
  • Pajarito Church of Christ 135 Longview Dr. 672.3950
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 196 Meadow Lane 662.6193
  • White Rock Baptist Church 80 State Rd. 4 672.9764
  • White Rock Presbyterian Church 310 Rover Boulevard 672.3682
  • White Rock United Methodist 580 Meadow Lane 672.9810

Laundromat and Drycleaner Services—Los Alamos

  • At Film Festival: 3801 Arkansas Ave # D, Los Alamos *OPEN Sun-Th 6:30AM–8PM *Fri & Sat 6:30AM-9PM(6 washers/6 dryers - need to finish by closing time)
  • Mandy Marksteiner 24-Hour Laundry Service. Call her at 505.515.7001 and she will have your laundry picked up at your home or office, washed, folded and delivered back to you in less than 24 hours.
  • Mountain Air Cleaners—Cleaners, Dry Cleaning. 464 Central Ave., 505.662.5885

Laundromat and Drycleaner Services—Española

  • Mountain Air CLeaners—Cleaners, Dry Cleaning, 309 Paseo de Onate. Full-service laundry facilities. Bulk wash and fold laundry $2.25 / pound. Large capacity washers to handle comforters, sleeping bags, horse pads and blankets. Complete shirt laundry, can starch and present on hangers or folded for storage or travel. 505.753.0660

Laundromat and Drycleaner Services—Pojoaque

  • Pojoaque Coin Operated Laundry—7am–9pm. Across from the McDonalds.

Laundromat and Drycleaner Services—Santa Fe

  • Solana Laundromat—New Solana Shopping Center, 949 West Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.982.9877 Hours: 7AM–8PM Every day
  • Santa Fe Laundry—4350 Airport Rd #21 - 2 lights west of Cerrillos Road in the Chamisa Center. 7AM to 8PM every day. Drop off for wash-and-fold and hand-ironing services. Bi-lingual staff on site. 505.471.0331

Car Repair & Locksmiths in Los Alamos/White Rock

  • RPM Automotive Tires, Auto Repair, Towing 1731 Trinity Dr., Los Alamos, NM 87544, 505.662.7721
  • Knecht Automotive Tires, Auto Repair, Towing 201 Knecht St, Los Alamos, NM 87544, 505.662.9743
  • Kwik Lube Service Center Auto Repair, Towing 2155 Trinity Dr., Los Alamos, NM 87544, 505.661.0606
  • AutoDoc Auto Repair, Oil Change Stations, Tires 208 E DP Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544, 505.661.4915
  • KJM Auto Body and Glass Auto Repair, Auto Detailing, Auto Glass Services 195 Knecht St, Los Alamos, NM 87544, 505.662.0787
  • Herman’s Automotive Service Auto Repair, 505.672.1046
  • Los Alamos Lock and Key505.662.3711
  • D & P Lock Service505.662.0041

Financial Institutions

  • Del Norte Credit Union 1000 Trinity Drive, 505.455.5228
  • First National Bank 1870 1910 Trinity Drive, 505.662.4155
  • Los Alamos National Bank 1200 Trinity Drive, 505.662.5171
  • Los Alamos Schools Credit Union 1900 Diamond Drive, 505.662.3421
  • NM Bank & Trust 1475 Central Avenue, 505.663.3800
  • Wells Fargo (ATM Only) Smith’s Marketplace
  • Zia Credit Union 1001 Central Avenue, 505.662.4671

Computer Assistance

  • Heather Burke, Tel : 505.662.5450, HKB@EComputingSystems.com
  • Corey New, Tel: 505.412.9807, csn@internetmanonline.com, InternetManOnline.com, FB instant messaging available


Our accommodations, restaurants, shopping and outdoor offerings are all easily accessed from downtown.

Los Alamos is also centrally located for day trips to Santa Fe, Taos and enjoying a Native American experience with our neighboring Pueblos. Los Alamos is New Mexico True and offers “adventures that feed the soul,” combining outdoor recreation with rich history, art and culture.

Los Alamos Ground Transportation

  • Los Alamos/White Rock Atomic City Transit (free)
  • Buzz Bus 661.RIDE (7433): typically available during major events that involve alcohol, to help curb drinking & driving and create a safer community environment (free)
  • Uber/Lyft—Los Alamos and White Rock are currently served by two Uber/Lyft drivers: Chris Strunk, 228.238.1902, Leora McMullan, 505.350.3660
  • Los Alamos Taxi—Call 505.250.8943 or make an appointment online at www.losalamostaxi.com/

Regional Ground Transportation:

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