Farmington, New Mexico is a community where outdoor lovers and active families thrive!
Located in the northwest corner of New Mexico, Farmington is the hub of the Four Corners region. While the population of Farmington is approximately 45,000, the city is equipped to service the needs of the region with a population of 270,000. The retail and medical offerings, along with entertainment options create a community with a small-town feel and big-city amenities. The beauty of the high desert provides scenic wonders year-round while experiencing all four seasons. Complementing the favorable weather, Farmington offers 50+ beautifully maintained city parks and thousands of acres of terrain for mountain biking, wildlife watching, hiking, and off-roading.
Farmington, New Mexico is big on play for all ages and the commitment to community does not end there. Local government, non-profits, businesses, entrepreneurs, educators, law enforcement, and residents are collaborating in a unique effort to expand the local economy, enhance recreational offerings, and revitalize liveability and safety matters. This city-wide effort has united the community to deliver on the promise to "Jolt Your Journey"; energizing the life journeys of those who live, work, play, and stay in Farmington.
We invite you to get to know us!
A community-wide effort is at play to grow opportunities for those that live, work, play and visit Farmington. Simply choose your journey below to connect with us.
What does Jolt Your Journey mean?
Farmington is a place where outdoor lovers and active families thrive! Local government, non-profits, business owners, and residents have united to grow opportunities to energize the journey of those that choose to play, live, work and visit Farmington. When you visit, you will encounter our local motto, Jolt Your Journey. What does Jolt Your Jour Journey mean? A jolt is a positive impression created by an unexpected surprise. As a community, we strive to create these memorable and Jolt Worthy moments. The phrase Jolt Your Journey embodies a commitment our community has made to exceeding expectations and delivering memorable experiences in all that we do.
We know that our stunning landscapes, recreation areas, local art scene, fascinating history, authentic cultural experiences, and events invoke this positive impression created by an unexpected surprise. Throughout Farmington, you will encounter Jolt Your Journey wayfinding signage for recreation areas, trails, parks, performance halls, and museums. As a visitor recently shared with us, "Jolt Your Journey means where all the fun things are". We think you will agree and hope you enjoy our fun-loving sense of humor and collective commitment to growing our community.
Farmington is a community committed to growth and opportunity!
City officials, local governments, community non-profits, local entrepreneurs, the Bureau of Land Management Farmington Field Office, and regional partners work together to diversify the local economy. In an effort to build on recreational opportunities the Outdoor Recreation Industry Initiative (ORII) was launched and the community even supported a tax to fund such efforts. Additional sectors that the area is investing in include tourism, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, and energy. Regular community meetings are held to provide citizens the opportunity to take part in this community transformation.
Farmington is a community with heart!
There are a vast number of civic groups, volunteer groups, and clubs in Farmington offering citizens enriching opportunities to network and provide service to the community. Whatever your interest or cause, there is a group or club to help you engage with our community and make an impact. For example, the Farmington Mayoral Volunteer Program, Farmington Animal Shelter Volunteers, numerous civic organizations, the River Reach Foundation. Even local recreation clubs show they have big hearts and are known for organizing trail clean-ups, managing and maintaining trails, and raising money for local causes. Civic duty and community pride are actively fostered in Farmington, and opportunities to truly engage and connect are available for all ages!
Big opportunities for small businesses!
There is a strong support system for entrepreneurs looking to set up shop in Farmington. San Juan College is home to the Quality Center for Business which houses the Small Business Development Center, Business Incubator, The Big Idea Makerspace, Farmington Chamber of Commerce, Four Corners Economic Development among other entities. The City of Farmington loves to find creative ways to help small businesses locate and expand. For tourism-based businesses, the Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau is a great resource. The unique thing about our community is all of these entities collaborate to make sure a business has access to everything needed to be successful.