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A quick search didn't show any results for info concerning Holloman, so I'm starting a new thread.

Wife and I are headed to Holloman in a few months for B-Course and are trying to figure out whether to live on/off base and if off, where the good places to live are, as well as any useful info for the local area.

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My info is 5 years out of date.  Best place to stay back then was Las Ventanas Apartments.  Good restaurants nearby.  Short commute to base.  Easy drive up into the mountains.

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When they ask who wants to switch to Tucson for the B course on your first day, do it.

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Las Ventanas still is alright. Brown Bag deli is a good sandwich shop, Mad Jacks Mountain Top BBQ is the best BBQ I have ever had. It's a 20 minute drive from town up in the mountains in cloudcroft. Other than that, Las Crusas or El Paso are your best bet for good eats. Lots of good outdoor stuff at Holloman though 

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23 hours ago, matmacwc said:

When they ask who wants to switch to Tucson for the B course on your first day, do it.

Tucson is a great town.  We really enjoyed our time there.

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10 minutes ago, FlyLow said:

Tucson is a great town.  We really enjoyed our time there.

It's a big party, I kinda like it.

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What about that German place right off base?  Doner?  That wasn't bad.

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1 hour ago, HU&W said:

What about that German place right off base?  Doner?  That wasn't bad.

That closed. Replaced by a joke of a  "strip" club. As for Mad Jack's BBQ I've had way better in Tx, Ar, and Tn (Memphis). It's not bad but there is better places out there. But that's my opinion. 

There is a lot of outdoor stuff to do there. We stayed at Las Ventanas with a lot of the married studs going through the RPA school house. There are a few crash pads there. Shouldn't have a hard time finding a long term rental there either. I ended up getting my commercial glider license while I was there with the glider club.  Great group of folks to fly with. 

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18 hours ago, cragspider said:

That closed. Replaced by a joke of a  "strip" club. As for Mad Jack's BBQ I've had way better in Tx, Ar, and Tn (Memphis).

That sux.  I agree about Mad Jack's.  Mediocre compared to any of the Texas legends (Franklin, Kreuz, etc...).  

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What areas of town are good for buying a house in Alamogordo? Looking at spending three years there and then keeping the place afterward as a rental.

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That sux.  I agree about Mad Jack's.  Mediocre compared to any of the Texas legends (Franklin, Kreuz, etc...).  


Maybe. But it's better than 99% of BBQ in the country and it's in NM.

Definitely worth the trip in my opinion.

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