About New Mexico


New Mexico

New Mexico is also usually considered one of the Mountain States. With a population density of 16 per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth-most sparsely inhabited U.S. state.

Formerly a Spanish colony after conquistadors arrived in the 16th century, then a Mexican colony until the Mexican-American War of the 1840s, and then an American territory until New Mexico achieved statehood in 1912, New Mexico still has a large native Spanish-speaking population as well as many Native American communities, offering a unique culture that clearly stands apart from that of other states.

Spanish is the official second language. New Mexico has a fantastic natural scenery, a major fine arts scene centered around Santa Fe, great outdoor recreational opportunities, and a distinctive regional cuisine.

Understanding New Mexico starts with grasping the overpowering importance of two of its geological features: the Rio Grande, which bisects the state north to south, and the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains, southernmost range of the Rocky Mountains and a part of the same large-scale geological structure that produces the Rio, the "Rio Grande rift." The eastern third of the state is an extension of the Great Plains both geographically and culturally and has more in common with the western parts of Texas and Oklahoma than with the rest of New Mexico.

The New Mexico horse industry produces goods and services valued at $503 million. The national industry has a $759 million impact on the New Mexico economy when the multiplier effect of spending by industry suppliers and employees is taken into account. 91,100 New Mexicans are involved with horses, either as horse owners, service providers, employees, or volunteers. Even more participate as spectators. The New Mexico horse industry directly provides 35,700 full-time equivalent jobs. Spending by suppliers and employees (in New Mexico and other states) generates additional jobs in New Mexico for a total employment impact of 45,000. There are 147,000 horses in New Mexico, over 60 percent of which are involved in showing and recreation.

  New Mexico in Numbers :
img Horse Population : Approximately 65,000
img Total Economic Impact: $ -- billion
img Capital : Santa Fe
img Population : 1,928,384
img Land area : 121,356 sq. miles
img Counties : 33
img Highest Point : Wheeler Peak:  13,161 feet
img Lowest Point : Red Bluff lake : 2,817 feet
img 10 largest Cities:
  • Albuquerque: 494,236
  • Las Cruces: 82,671
  • Santa Fe: 70,631
  • Rio Rancho: 66,599
  • Roswell: 45,199
  • Farmington: 43,161
  • Alamogordo: 36,245
  • Clovis: 33,357
  • Hobbs: 29,006
  • Carlsbad: 25,300
Super convenient ABQ location a rare opportunity for horse owners!

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Gorgeous Horse property! Awesome and super spacious home on 2 ACRE LOT equipped with your own stream complements of mother nature! So serene and tranquil area to enjoy! Spectacular home, all redone and turn key ready! fabulous views! all bedrooms are downstairs leaving the second floor living space for city, and mountain views enjoyment! Beautiful redone kitchen with granite countertops, beautiful new alder wood cabinets w/auto close, new hardware, all new stainless steel appliances, new lighting, new ceiling fans, two newer master cools, (1 month other 3 year) new broiler, new insulated garage door, two living areas, family room with access to roof top deck, wet bar! Bedrms. super spacious, new carpet. 5 year Rubber member roof and so much more

Gina Maes, Bershire Hathaway Home Services

2.00 ACRES
2650 SQ FT
Horse Property on 10 Acres!

Belen, Valencia County, New Mexico

Wonderful horse property--10 acres with amazing 360 degree views and motivated seller! Bright, open floorplan, cathedral ceilings & ceiling fans throughout, tile & laminate flooring, refrigerated air, kitchen updates. Great master suite: Spacious bedroom, elegant remodeled bath with jetted tub, TWO walk-in closets, separate shower! 2 living areas, or use as adjacent living room & huge formal dining room with woodburning stove plus gas-log fireplace. Outstanding horse facilities: top-notch two-stall barn (could easily be expanded to 4 stalls!), loads of hay storage, fenced and cross fenced, run-in shed in arena/turnout area. There's also a huge, 2-story storage shed! Plenty of car space too-- 3-car garage (with own 1/2 bath!) plus 2-car carport! Easy access too-- just 1/2 mile off Hwy 47!

Laura Warden Nordin, Century 21 Camco

10.00 ACRES
2069 SQ FT

Corrales, Sandoval County, New Mexico

Drive down a tree-lined village road to the most spectacular panoramic views of the Sandia Mountain range. Arrive at an expansive, secluded estate, a modern pueblo on the East side of Corrales designed by renowned architect, Eric Spurlock, built by Dan Keogh in 2008. This masterpiece has it all: gorgeous main home w/2 master suites, 2 offices & guest room; 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest house w/garage; outdoor kitchen; 4 stall Castlebrook barn w/regulation horse arena & corrals; 4 fireplaces, 4 acres, 3 wells (& an additional permit); access to the Bosque w/breath-taking views. This private retreat includes a new membrane roof, state-of-the-art security system & new mechanical systems both controlled by phone & an automatic gate. Too many amenities to note here, request list of additional features.


4.00 ACRES
5545 SQ FT
Fantastic Solar powered Horse haven and owner's retreat property

Sandia Park, Sandoval County, New Mexico

Simplicity and efficiency combined in this unique single story home with a loft. Passive Solar powered, geothermically cooled, eco friendly house with numerous amenities. 4 bedroom + office and solarium and loft with 360 views. Master with private patio area. Judith Phillips professional garden design - oversized 3 car garage + separate workshop. Outdoor lover's dreams with over 22 acres of land(12.5 of which is unrestricted and owner can build to suit). Homeowner resort with tennis court and equestrian facilities. Secluded location.Easy access to National Forest trails in addition to your own trails on 22 acres. Paved road access and driveway. Current owner receives significant electrical credit from utility company. For more house pictures, please go to virtual tour. mls #882751

Marie-Claire Turner, Realty One of New Mexico

22.00 ACRES
3906 SQ FT
Horse property for sale with gorgeous views

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Bring your horses to this equestrian retreat. 8 Covered stalls, tackle room, Arena, covered hay barn, 30x40 metal building, 7 acres with plenty of pasture and land. 2 concrete pads with electricity, sewer and water. Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, a huge eat in kitchen, formal dining room with fireplace. 2 covered patios. Master bedroom features a walk in closet, plenty of natural light, Master bath has double sinks walk in shower and plenty of storage. Huge property with tons of possibilities...Fully fenced. Awesome views of the mountains

Tamara Petrino, Broadcast Realty

6.98 ACRES
2209 SQ FT
Beautiful Rio Grande Bosque Horse Property... Ride the Rio Grande...

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Absolutely Amazing Equestrian Estate Situated on Over Two Acres in the Beautiful Rio Grande Bosque. Truly a Horse Lovers Dream. This Property has the Perfect Situation for Horse Enthusiasts’. Impeccable Five Stall Barn with Attached Outdoor Runs. There is are Four Additional Large Outdoor Runs and a Wonderful Riding Arena All Areas Have Automatic Waters. Top Notch Fencing that is Arranged for Proper Horse Management. Generous Sized Tack Room. Plenty of Room for Hay Storage. Oversized Covered Parking Area for Trailers. Saddle Up and Ride to the Beautiful Bosque along the Rio Grande. Elegant Northern New Mexico Home Located in the Heart of the Village of Los Ranchos. Wonderful Updates. Magnificent Soaring High Ceilings. Fabulous Tastefully Updated Kitchen with Gorgeous Granite Counter tops. Loads of Cabinet & Counter Space. Practical Walk-In Pantry. Large Master Suite with Fireplace. Enjoy New Mexico’s Enchanted Evenings on the Back Patio with Court Yard Wall and mesmerizing Fire-Pit..

Don Martindell, American Realty

2.19 ACRES
3815 SQ FT
Affordable Horse Property with Very Nice 3 Bedroom Home

Magdalena, New Mexico County, New Mexico

Ride out the front gate and just down the road enter the Cibola National Forest, a pinon/juniper forest in west central New Mexico. This property is completely fenced and is also cross-fenced. It includes a lovely Karsten manufactured modular home with many upgrades. There is a detached garage for 2 vehicles, and a barn that will easily accomodate 3 horses. Also included are a loafing shed and pen, a well house with storage space, a studio for the artist or possibly a workshop or tack room, a small green house, and a hen house.

Nancy Smith

30.56 ACRES
1400 SQ FT
Horse property with Luxury residence in the High Desert with stunning views

Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, New Mexico

This custom Northern New Mexico style home sits on 10 acres. (additional 10 acres are available.) Approaching the "home on the hill" you are greeted by a panoramic view of Santa Fe in the distance, the Sandia mountains right in front and in the evening, the lights of Albuquerque. Plat maps are available upon request. Rolling high Desert terrain with 360 views. Fenced all around. Several building sites. Video is available on line at

Tom Lemaster, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Allstar

10.00 ACRES
3793 SQ FT

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Beautiful equestrian property located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Santa Fe just off the Turquoise Trail. Paved roads lead you to the entrance of western lovers paradise with a custom Pueblo Hacienda and guest house designed by Deborah Auten built by Prull Custom Builders. Classic Santa Fe details include thick diamond plaster walls accented with coved ceilings, exposed vigas, nichos and multiple wood-burning kiva fireplaces. An outstanding kitchen includes high end appliances for style and function and a butler's pantry. Enjoy 360 degree views of the mountains, sunrises and sunsets. An insulated 2700 sq. ft. - 5 stall barn includes a tack room, hay storage, and custom lighting and feed doors. The entire acreage is usable and a 5 foot non-climb fencing was recently installed around the perimeter.

Matt Desmond, Keller Williams Santa Fe

20.00 ACRES
5200 SQ FT

Hondo, Lincoln County, New Mexico

This 8.4 acre property is located on the beautiful Rio Bonito River with a home plus garages and barns. Bring your horses or your livestock as the only restrictions is on pigs.

Mary Weaver, Weaver Real Estate

8.45 ACRES
1845 SQ FT

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