Welcome to Carlsbad NM
The picturesque community of Carlsbad has been a part of the southeastern New Mexico landscape since 1888, when it was established as the Town of Eddy—a name given in honor of Charles B. Eddy, a prominent force in the founding of the city we know today. With the enhancement of area mineral springs, and their beneficial medicinal uses, the settlement’s moniker was ultimately changed to Carlsbad, after the famed European spa, “Karlsbad.” Carlsbad was designated as a city in 1918. The monumental discoveries of the region’s caverns and the establishment of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 1930 led to worldwide appreciation of the Carlsbad community.
Today, Carlsbad has transformed into a prosperous city of 27,000 residents and innumerable and diverse businesses. Young families, entrepreneurs and retirees all find Carlsbad to be a home that is second-to-none, as they take pleasure in the all-around small-town charm and friendliness discovered here.