Thanks to its proximity to both El Paso and Las Cruces and an influx of industrial businesses, Santa Teresa is one of the fastest growing communities in New Mexico. The newly opened Union Pacific Rail Station coupled with industrial parks and the Santa Teresa Port of Entry has contributed to the development of a number of new communities. The area is also ripe with farmland and horse properties with lots of acreage.
Santa Teresa offers a rural lifestyle, but with two metropolitan areas within easy driving distance, residents get the best of all worlds. The nearby community of Sunland Park offers shopping, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and other amenities including Western Playland amusement park, Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, and the Outlet Shoppes of El Paso.