Eclectic and thriving yet laid-back, artistically interesting yet family-friendly, it’s easy to see why the ten thousand residents of Silver City are happy to call it home! The city got its start in the mid-nineteenth century, when silver was discovered in the area (funnily enough), and quickly turned in to a rowdy Wild West boomtown, and a regular haunt of famous outlaws like Billy the Kid. Those days are truly gone though -- Silver City is now a quiet, safe town, and a great place to raise children.
The city’s past meets the future in its gorgeous historic downtown, where contemporary art galleries sit next to historic Southwest architecture. Silver City has a thriving arts and cultural scene and hosts regular concerts and music festivals, as well as the Southwest Festival of the Written Word.
That’s not all Silver City has to offer, though -- it’s is also furrifically fur-friendly! The town has its own dog park, as well as several pawesome community parks that are ideal for leashed walks. If you and your pooch like hiking, you’re in luck -- Silver City is surrounded by state parks and furrific hiking trails. Make no bones about it, no matter how long or short your stay, you and your pup are sure to have a grrreat time in Silver City!