Taken from the air traffic control tower in Roswell, NM. Just about anything in roswell could be considered rural. It is 3 to 3 1/2 hours away from any city of significance. The city is like an island so even the airport is in the middle of nowhere. People come to Roswell to retire and so do planes. Alot of the flying giants go back into service but most spend there last days here before being chopped up.