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

Truth or Consequences, Sierra County, New Mexico

BECOME PART OWNER OF A 3,121 ACRE HIGH DESERT RANCH IN BEAUTIFUL NEW MEXICO. This 1,900 square foot home sits on 10 acres of deeded land just over 10 miles from Williamsburg, New Mexico. This fully furnished custom home has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Surrounded by breathtaking vistas, this secluded homesite may make you feel like you own a piece of paradise. Absorb yourself in nature in the high deserts of southern New Mexico. The skies may seem bluer, the sunsets brighter, and the night skies deeper at this serene property. Leave the hustle and bustle behind as you drive to your secluded homesite, with the closest neighbor residing over a mile away. Although the natural landscape will afford you a peaceful retreat, the property is still located just a short drive from Elephant Butte Lake and Lake Caballo. Purchaser will also receive 1 of 13 shares in an S Corporation that owns appx. 3,020 deeded acres, as well as a separate guest house for use by shareholders and guests

Brett Henson , New Mexico Properties

3,020.00 ACRES
1900 SQ FT
Rare and incredibly Versatile 255+ Acre Ranch in the Historic Mimbres Valley!

Hanover, Grant County, New Mexico

Take advantage of the rare and incredible opportunity to own this exceptionally versatile 255 acre ranch in the Historic Mimbres Valley of San Lorenzo, with the walk-though access gate your moments away from being right on the Mimbres River. The ranch consists of very usable 213 acres of pasture, 23.5 Irrigated farming acres, 3 wells, spring, ancient fruit trees, and use of the Mimbres River provides plenty of water for abundant wildlife, irrigation, and livestock. The Spanish style Ranch House features Vaulted ceilings, Authentic Saltillo tiled floors, Beautiful rough cut lumber beams and Gorgeously Large windows to allow all the natural light one would ever need! The Casita makes for the perfect guest quarters to entertain and still maintain the Privacy of your own home. This Ranch includes a total of 3 Dwelling sites which makes this property super versatile. The possibilities are endless. Can you Imagine ''Grow your own Grapes, Own your own Vineyard!'' Call for your Showing today!!

Brett Henson , New Mexico Properties

255.75 ACRES
3999 SQ FT

Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico

68-acre Ranch for sale just North of Silver City, New Mexico Lucky V Ranch boasts panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and canyons. Ride your horse or hunt directly from the property onto thousands of acres of BLM, US National Forest, and State trust land public land! ​ THE HOME 2800 sq ft, 3-bedroom, 2-bath Pueblo style house with split-units AC in each room. Recently remodeled GOURMET kitchen, 2 Kiva fireplaces, a cozy screened-in front Patio and a Pavilion in the backyard with a cooking-fireplace. Excellent for entertaining! THE HORSE FACILITIES Two 3-stall horse barns with tack room, feed room and ample hay storage Newly constructed pipe-fence paddock ​​ EXTRAS Two newly constructed FULLY FURNISHED guest cabins, a fully equipped workshop, a generator house, ample firewood storage, a rustic cabin, and.... a newly constructed 400 sq ft building, currently being used as a commercial kitchen....but would be also be perfect as a yoga or art studio. There is also a small vegetable garden close to the main house with its own rainwater collection system. ​ The almost 69 acres are divided into 4 mostly flat grazing pastures with an equipment barn in one of them. A small facility to handle cattle is close to the paddock. No electric bills! This Gentleman’s Ranch is completely off the grid and self-contained. Recently updated photovoltaic system and new backup generator allows you to live your normal lifestyle with all the modern amenities. Plenty of power for whatever you desire. Propane fuels your heat, water heater and stove. Also, many good WiFi options available so you are always connected to the outside world as you desire. ​ Private well /1200 ft deep. 3-horse submersible pump. Pumps approx 4-5 gallons a minute. Water is very good, no bacteria (we had it tested because we had a commercial kitchen on the property). We use the well not only for domestic, lawn and yard, but for our livestock as well. Water rights convey to the new owner ​ The location of this ranch allows you to be as private as you like but still be a short 25-minute drive to Silver City, New Mexico. Become enveloped by the serene silence of the Mountains. watch the dramatic New Mexican sunsets or the spectacular cloud formations of the monsoon season from the covered deck of the guesthouse or the cookhouse, all while sipping your favorite beverage. ​ This spectacular property is now offered at US$ 779,000 Qualified buyers may schedule showings with 24 hours notice.

Wout Vantellingen

68.00 ACRES
2800 SQ FT
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mntns abutting Santa Fe National Forest

Glorieta, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mntns is a 20 acre parcel abutting Santa Fe National Forest& developed for horseman or woman. One could ride from this barn to the Glorieta Baldy Lookout Tower. The property consists of 20 ac w/100 x 200 arena, a 66' diameter, slant walled wooden round pen, both with sand surfaces. Parcel is fenced w/smooth wire & designed for large animals. There is a 5 stall barn that has radiant heat floor, tack room & work area. Stalls enjoy rubber mats, heated nelson drinkers & center aisle wash area, , Three stalls enjoy turn out pen constructed of oilfield pipe. Living quarters are positioned above the stalls and consist of 1325 sq. ft. heated living area. Kitchen & dining areas are efficient and convenient and open onto a living area w/wood burning stove & views towards Glorieta Baldy. The bedroom sleeping area w/built in white oak cabinets, full bath w/tub/shower & walk-in closet take up the rest of the area. Washer & dryer are downstairs. Living space is a unique set up geared for horse folk with horse sense... Come see this very different parcel. I'll give you a walking tour and show you the sights.. the views are impressive!

Ken Ahler , Ken Ahler Real Estate Co., Inc.

20.00 ACRES
1325 SQ FT
Fantastic Equestrian Estate for sale with amazing Sierra Blanca views

Capitan, Lincoln County, New Mexico

Fully self-sustainable country living at its best. Property borders state land and includes an abundance of wildlife. Gorgeous 360 degree mountain views on this amazingly manicured property. Deer, elk,Bear,Dove,Mountain Lion, etc , all frequent here. Very cool 3br/2 bath home cleverly disguised in a metal building with two free standing fireplaces, granite counter tops,2,wd, stainless steel appliances. Plus a guest house w/1br 1 bath and full kitchen. 80x44 equipment barn and other out buildings.New land owner Bull Elk tag issued. Green house, Horse Barn, chicken/turkey coop, covered RV storage , generators, water storage. Complete Prepper Package. A true Must see!!!!!

Charles Scott , Rio Ruidoso Real Estate Company

51.76 ACRES
2880 SQ FT
Serene, fully - fenced 5 acres that is ready for you & your horses!

Edgewood, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Serene, fully fenced 5 acres that is ready for you & your horses. Look out over your pasture with South Mountain as the backdrop from your picture window. Life is Good when you enter the driveway, & come home through the automatic solar gate. Living room with vaulted ceilings greets you with abundant light, & opens to formal living dining room. Large kitchen with all appliances conveying, has an eat at bar, & flows into the den. Perfect for parties. Main suite has a large walk in closet, & double sinks. No carpet in the house makes for perfect country living. Tranquil, 33'x25' back courtyard patio with waterfall to sit & unwind. Large barn with ride out stalls to the fenced pasture. Be a part of the riding community the seller has loved for years. Propane tank & water softener convey.

Jennifer Wilson , RE/MAX Select

5.00 ACRES
2133 SQ FT
Raven Wind Equestrian Guest Ranch in Southern New Mexico Sacramento Mountains

Weed, Otero County, New Mexico

This 80 acre ranch borders the National Forest and has a spacious luxury home, guest house and horse facilities in the Sacramento Mountains at 7000' elevation. Structures were built in 2000, for 12 years the ranch was operated as a guest ranch, spa, horse property. Enjoy bountiful wildlife as you hike, bike, ride, explore on Raven Winds 80 acres and the surrounding hundreds of thousands of acres of National Forest or just relax on the 1600 sq. feet of deck.The weather is ideal with periods of snow in the winter followed by mild temperatures and beautiful blue skies. A short 30 miles away enjoy skiing, tubing, snowmobiling in deeper snow. The dark night skies in the Sacramento Mountains are unmatched. This New Mexico mountain range is the home of many public and private observatories. Sit in the hot tub under the Milky Way.

Randy Everett , Blue Canyon Realty

80.00 ACRES
4800 SQ FT
Equestrian Property on over 40 Acres with a Beautiful Custom 3,169 sq. ft Home!

Los Cerrillos, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

This custom home in Los Cerrillos is the sanctuary you've been waiting for. Only 30 minutes from the Santa Fe Outlet Mall yet so close to all the quaint shops, eateries and coffee shops of Madrid, NM. Once home, you will not want to leave. This one of a kind beauty sits on 40 Acres of quiet peaceful land with a private well including four - 1,500 gallon cisterns, horse stables and 360 degree views. The circular driveway leads you to a 3 car attached garage and a walkway to your immaculate courtyard that has been thoughtfully designed with R&R in mind. The water feature in the courtyard meanders into a 2,000 gallon pond and creates a calm backdrop for a quality of life. Any chef would be elated to prepare meals in the well designed kitchen with a 6 burner Jenn-Air cook-top and hood, double ovens, thick granite counters and large windows with courtyard views. The master suite is well separated from the other two bedrooms and graces the main floor on a separate wing with courtyard access, a beautiful master bath and plenty of room for grand furniture to create comfort. Entertaining is easy with plenty of room in the formal dining area and room to seat many. Keep the house toasty on cold nights and keep your PNM bill low while using the Blaze King wood stove downstairs. A main floor office/ hobby room or 4th bedroom boasts character with it’s own cozy fireplace. The upstairs living space is a beautiful custom bath with walk in shower and vanity as well as two spacious bedrooms, one with private balcony access overlooking the lush courtyard and the rooftop deck with room to enjoy jaw dropping sunset views and starry night-time skies. So many extras to mention like a whole house water filtration system, Hunter Douglas window coverings, heated garages, 3 evaporative cooling units, wired system for speakers and home alarm, propanel roof, 8 solar panels to run the solar hydronic system to reduce your PNM and propane costs, a 1,000 gallon propane tank and plans are available for your very own barn. Two dog runs will convey with the property as well as the storage unit to help keep you organized.

Christopher J Harris , cjh Real Estate powered by Realty One of Santa Fe

41.60 ACRES
3169 SQ FT
Rio Grande Farm

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

This gorgeous 7-acre farm sits in the heart of horse country in Albuquerque's far south valley, just a stone's throw from the Rio Grande River. The irrigated farm is typically planted in green chile but this year was not, making it a perfect time for conversion into an equestrian property. The 4,800 sq. ft. luxury home is turnkey and ready for immediate living and entertaining. The property surrounding the home is a 5-acre blank canvas ready for the design of barns, pens, corals and arenas customized to suit your equestrian operation. The neighboring property is a large thoroughbred farm as many surrounding properties are equestrian-based. The farm perimeter is completely pipe-fenced in a handsome white and the home is surrounded by a pueblo style stucco garden wall, separating the 2-acre landscaped home site from the rest of the farm, but short enough not to interrupt the views. Custom features beginning w/ plentiful windows providing sweeping views, towering ceilings in living area, custom tile throughout main living areas, beautiful wood doors throughout home, chef's dream kitchen w/ 6 burner gas stove, enormous refrigerator, seemingly endless granite countertops, & list goes on. Master Suite has its own separate bonus room/office, plus spa-like master bath w/ giant tub, his/hers sinks & custom walk-in tiled shower. Upstairs offers spacious multipurpose room & full bathroom. Separate oversized 5 car garage includes casita w/ 2 additional rooms plus bathroom. So much more you must see to appreciate.

Travis Driscoll , Beaverhead Outdoors

7.00 ACRES
124 Cemetery Rd

Bluewater, Cibola County, New Mexico

Welcome home to your elegant spacious home. This home has three comfortably sized bedrooms and one very gigantic master bed room with a huge walk in closet. Imagine coming home to this 2400 sq foot of open living space where you can sit down and visit with guests in the spacious living room while the kids are being entertained in the entertainment room. Plenty of space in the kitchen to have the whole family participate. Moreover, enjoy the nice peaceful environment of the southwest on your back deck and overlook your 5 acre property. Your property includes a corral and a shed for your horses! Call today to set up an appointment. This property is priced to sell and will not last long. Call Geo Bia at 505-863-4363 or directly 505-879-0309

Geoffrey Bia , Coldwell Banker High Desert Realty

4.99 ACRES
2400 SQ FT

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