About New Mexico

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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 :
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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
 
$1,700,000
Magnificent Country Estate - Horse Property Pipe Fenced with Automatic Gate

Tijeras, Bernalillo County, New Mexico


Nestled on 6.13 lush acres filled with Ponderosa Pines, professionally landscaped with roses, lawns, and mature fruit trees. Pipe Fenced with Decorative Horse Head Automatic Gate entrance into the property on on paved driveways leading up to the "porte-cochere" Valet Portal at the front of the house, and driveways leading to the garages and Carport. Out Buildings include 4400 sq ft Barn, 8 to 10 stalls, room to store equipment, and a Workshop. 2500 sq ft, 10 Car Finished Garage with RV Hookups and a 1/2 Bath. Additional detached 3 Car Garage, 4 Car Attached Carport, and 1900 sq ft Guest House with Recreational Game Room. Beautiful Custom 4904 sq ft Main House with Covered Patios, Outdoor Kitchen and a Green House. Seller will consider all financing Options. TEXT 9354287 to 79564.

Judy Lucero , ReMax SELECT

6.13 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
6869 SQ FT
 
$350,000
Country Property with Panoramic Views and Close to New Mexico Lakes.

Caballo, Sierra County, New Mexico


Minutes to Caballo Lake and 20 minutes to Elephant Butte Dam. Mild winters, cool summers, and starry, starry nights. 5300' elevation. 7.31 Acres offers a unique and historic home with a beautiful southern exposure sun porch. On the North side, a covered cool breeze deck right off the kitchen. 3.48 Acres subdivided and is Zoned for Commercial use, complete with 3 Commercial sized buildings that were used for 29 years as a Custom Saddle Maker's facility. This property has ultimate possibilities as a Business, person storage for multiple cars or collectibles, and can very easily be converted to a large Horse Facility. Situated in Historic Lake Valley, very convenient to Hillsboro and Silver City to the West, Las Cruces and El Paso to the South, and Albuquerque to the North. 3 miles west of Interstate 25.

Judy Lucero , ReMax SELECT

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2700 SQ FT
 
$1,700,000
196 Acres subdivided acres. 3450 sq / ft house, 8000 sq / ft building, office, barns

Tijeras, Bernalillo County, New Mexico


The possibilities are endless with this beautifully wooded ranch just under 200 acres for personal or commercial use, with full office and farm facilities. fully fenced, 6 ft no climb horse fence, 3450 sq/ft ranch house with carports, porches, and outbuildings surrounding it. 2 Massive farm buildings 8000 sq/ft and 3200 sq/ft with well and electric. Regulation size roping arena, with chutes.Possible 2nd house/office 20X50 office with 15X15 separate office with half bath, has 13 line wifi relay, with full security system. Subdivided into 6 different parcels. Huge farm building adjacent to home just under 5000 sq.ft.,2 carports, additional 24x60ft farm building with 3 bays, added carport, tack room and a horse shelter with turn out, and squeeze chute. There is also 2, 1 acre plus high fenced turn outs/pens housing Buffalo and Dall sheep presently. Wind mill water supply 225ft and 300ft 6 inch well, use either or to feed home, by 1500 gallon water storage in a building, with overflow that fills 3 water troughs, additional 6 inch well near the 2 farm buildings and 2 10k gallon cisterns catch rain run off, full automated. The ranch also offers 4 cabins hidden in the timbers, 1 larger cabin with a separate bedroom, mini kitchen, electric, and a wood stove. Cabins electric run off of 12 volt solar. Front auto entry gate, paved road up the the ranch house. Storage building behind office, paved parking plus much much more

Danielle Powell , Realty One of New Mexico

196.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3450 SQ FT
 
$449,000
Peaceful, Quiet Horse Retreat in Beautiful New Mexico

Moriarty, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


This nice horse property borders the King family ranch from Moriarty, NM. The home sits on 15 acres with a beautiful view of the Sandia, Manzano, San Pedro and Santa Fe mountains. Property includes: outdoor 150'x300' portable panel horse arena, 40'x40' hay barn with concrete, 4 horse (animal)(3 covered) pens, chicken coop, (2)two 40'x40' storage containers, (2) two 8.5x28' storage sheds for feed and tractor storage, (1) one 30'x40' metal shop (12'x14' OH door ane 36" walk-thru door) with 6" concrete floor, an OH winch, fully insulated, lighting, electricity, and a wood stove. Also, there is water down to the shop and all storage units have power and lighting. Although the property is on the prairie, it does have lots of trees along the roadside and in the back yard with fruit and shade trees. A large fenced garden with 4 raised beds on a drip system is also a great addition to the backyard.

Jon McCready

15.20 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1975 SQ FT
 
$227,000
5 acres fully fenced blank canvas

Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico


How about 5 fenced acres (2 parcels) that also allows horses? Look no further! 350 Scorpio Loop is a 2 bedroom (3 bathroom) 1 full bath, 1 three quarter bath, & 1 half bath home. Both upstairs bedrooms have their own bathrooms. The land is a fully fenced blank canvas ready for new owners to make their own. Comes with a 30 X 60 pole barn and chicken coop and other small animal shelters. This property includes 2 parcels equaling 5 acres. Don't let this private oasis pass you by.

Marilyn Montgomery , Las Cruces Real Estate

5.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1512 SQ FT
 
$2,750,000
Exquisite Equestrian Estate - "Hacienda De Caballo"

Edgewood, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


A truly exquisite equestrian estate, Hacienda De Caballo has a rich and fascinating history as one of the most beautiful horse ranches in New Mexico. This is a rare opportunity for the genuine horse enthusiast to own this exceptionally well-appointed equestrian property that truly has it all! Previously the home to magnificent thoroughbreds, Hacienda De Caballo is currently a popular boarding destination for horse owners and their equine companions traveling the I-40 corridor of the Southwest. Conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Albuquerque and approximately an hour from Santa Fe, this unique property offers the best of both worlds -- unsurpassed privacy and seclusion, while at the same time providing easy access to shopping, dining,and entertainment. This exceptional property is perfectly suited for an entire family of horse enthusiasts interested in having their very own private and secluded sanctuary for cultivating the ultimate equestrian lifestyle. Alternatively, the property is also well suited as an investment property with income opportunities available through its boarding facilities, popular event destination activities (e.g. weddings, parties, etc.), and rental income derived from the onsite duplex apartment building. Filled with charm and character, the property features a spectacular main home with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms; a duplex apartment building (each unit has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom); and unsurpassed horse facilities!

Laura Barber , Sotheby's International Realty

79.72 ACRES
9 BEDROOMS
8 BATHROOMS
9775 SQ FT
 
$79,500
Horse Property with views

Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, New Mexico


This spectacular property has wonderful views of the Sandia Mountains and the city lights. this is totally fenced in with a fenced in Corral. This would be make a beautiful site for building your dream home. Ride your horses right from the property to miles of trails. Come see you will not be disappointed.

Christine Landers , Amazing Properties

2.25 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$3,896,012
THORNTON RANCH

Lamy, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


Price Just Reduced!!! $3,896,012 Was $4,747,828 Vacant Land - 2,792.84 acres Panoramic Views of the Splendor of the Southwest Eight Individually Platted Lots for Potential Re-Sale Adjacent to the Spectacular Galisteo Basin Preserve Quick Access to 1,000's of Acres of Open Space with Hiking & Riding Trails Within 25 Minutes of the Culturally Rich Amenities of Santa Fe Framed by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Jemez Mountains & Ortiz Mountains

Roderick Smith , West Wood Realty, LTD

2,792.84 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$348,900
Remarkable Horse Prop, on Equestrian Lot, in Desirable Deer Canyon Preserve

Mountainair, Torrance County, New Mexico


This Deer Canyon Preserve horse property won't disappoint!! It is situated on a 25 acre lot with remarkable 360 degree views of the Manzano Mountains, quiet & serene living, horse and hiking trails throughout the preserve, and a community club house with state of the art community horse stables. Home is perfect for entertaining with open floor plan and live in quarters. The gorgeous country style kitchen has a sky chase sky light, custom cabinetry, granite counters, large island w/ breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances. The master suite has direct access to the back patio, beautifully designed master bath with custom garden tub & walk-in snail shower. Custom brick floors throughout and wood treatments and vigas in living area. Schedule a showing today, and call this home!

Christopher Cavnar , Kellers Williams Realty

25.94 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2639 SQ FT
 
$349,000
Horse Property with Charm in Southern New Mexico!

Anthony, Doña Ana County, New Mexico


COUNTRY CHARM AND SPACE, but only minutes from town! Horse property and spacious home on 2 full acres, plus a completely separate, cozy casita. Enjoy 2400 SF of living space in this lovely home with 3 bedroom, 2 baths. This great open floor plan has tons of room between the living room, dining room and large kitchen. The spacious, open kitchen features a huge breakfast bar, abundant cabinetry and tile flooring. The home has refrigerated air, and a warm wood burning fireplace for those country nights. Head out back to the long, covered porch patio that provides tons of shade and a great space for entertaining and enjoyment of the great southwest outdoors. This country home features desirable metal roof and framing. The property has equestrian round pen, hay and tack shed, and large covered extra area for farm equipment, RV, etc. Country living at its finest, yet only minutes from the conveniences of El Paso, and a short drive to Las Cruces!

Michael Carvlin , Steinborn & Associates Real Estate

2.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2400 SQ FT

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