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

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Amazing opportunity to own close to 2 acres backing up to the Rio Grande River in the middle of Albuquerque! Horse aficiandos will LOVE the 2 stall barn with a hay loft and tack rooms, and the horse trails along the river... literally in your backyard! Listen to the sandhill cranes flying over as you pick apples, plums, cherries and more in your orchard. Watch the sunset pink up the Sandias as you sip your favorite drink in solitude. The home is a tastefully remodelled ranch with newer synthetic stucco, metal roof, and HVAC system. The entire home has been redone with granite counters, new cabinetry, new wood-look tile floors, appliances, & hardware. Plus you get a large 4 car garage and a horse-ready barn with a tackroom. But the crowing jewel is the rare, private location on 2 acres, on a quiet street in the heart of the city. For the discerning buyer who understands it is all about location, location, location!

Kelly Taliaferro , Lucky Dog Realty

2.00 ACRES
2352 SQ FT
16 acres with gorgeous views ready for your dream house and your horses.

Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, New Mexico

Sky's the limit with this beautiful property! At a little over 16 acres it is one of the largest lots in Rio Rancho. It is also one of the few areas where horses are allowed (up to 30 horses for this property). Come and build your dream on this wonderful property which backs to the Arroyo de las Baranca. The views of the Sandia Mountains are amazing! You will enjoy plenty of room with a variety of different locations to build on. Water, electric, and gas all at the street. Buyer to verify all utility availability. Extremely motivated seller! Bring all offers.

Scott Bogart , Cottonwood Realty

16.30 ACRES
Fantastic Horse Property with a Beautiful Custom Home on 3 Acres in Los Lunas NM

Los Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico

Fantastic Horse Property on 3 full acres. This elegant custom ranch style home offers 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Spacious living room has high ceilings with pellet stove for those cold winter evenings. Kitchen has Stainless steel appliances, boasts plenty of storage and includes a breakfast bar. There is a separate living area currently used as an office. Refrigerated air. This property has so much to offer for the horse enthusiast. Property is fully fenced and cross fenced. Huge 8 Stall open Breezeway Barn with large pipe stalls. Riding/Roping arena with return alley. Separate Paddock or pasture area. Easy ditch access. Plenty of space for RV, Horse trailers and equipment and anything else you may need

Desiree Easley , Coldwell Banker Legacy

3.00 ACRES
2187 SQ FT
San Pablo Canyon

Cuba, Sandoval County, New Mexico

San Pablo Canyon is a wonderful opportunity to acquire 700 acres of northern New Mexico land less than 2 hours from both Santa Fe and Albuquerque while offering multiple cultural and outdoor recreation opportunities. The property includes an operational water well and on-site electrical. Year round access to the property is off Old Highway 44 and a county maintained road. San Pablo Canyon sits between 7,000-7,300 feet in elevation and includes a 300-foot elevated ridge-line with San Pablo Valley on the south side and Senorita Valley on the north side. The property has views of the Naciemento Mountains to the east, table-top mesas to the west. The property is forested primarily with piñon pine and juniper with a variety of grasses and blooming flowers in spring and summer. The southern portion of the property is located in San Pablo Valley and is where the water well and electricity is located along with an open-air storage barn. This is a great blank-slate property for any horse enthusiast. With existing well, electricity and fully fenced 700 acres, you can begin to create your own equestrian sanctuary! Not ready to build your new home? No problem, Suenos Encantados y Casa Vieja Bed & Breakfast is located next door to San Pablo Canyon. The B&B is a perfect place to stay for your guests; to stay while building your dream home; or when you visit to enjoy all the property and surrounding area has to offer!

Michael Scisco , Unique Places Real Estate

700.00 ACRES

Abiquiu, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

The property has a building pad, ready for construction. The Seller is an architect and has drawn up a set of plans for a wonderful home, he is willing to share them and/or modify to suit the buyers wishes. A water well is in place and an electric meter loop is energized and ready to be used. A septic system will be installed in the near future. The vistas from the property are truly Abiquiu Landscapes and include a few surprises. Being a few hundred feet from the local telephone building there is sure to be high speed internet. Easy walking distance to many local attractions that include the new O'Keeffe Welcome Center, the Health Clinic, Abiquiu Inn, Bodes, and the Pueblo of Abiquiu. Easy walk to the Chama River.

Emery Maez , The Maez Group

5.76 ACRES
Horse Property with 3 stall barn / workshop and gorgeous views

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Great horse property on gently rolling 12.5 acres. Existing 3 stall metal barn/workshop (36 X 48) with ample storage, water and electric. Enjoy incredible sunset views from this Southwestern single level home. The open concept design creates a great flow pattern between the family room, living room, breakfast bar, and dining area. Perfect for entertaining yet plenty of privacy. Large bedrooms. Oversized heated 2 car garage with tons of storage accesses the laundry/mud room and kitchen area. Pantry and wet bar. Enclosed south facing portal overlooking the barn/workshop. Walled front courtyard, flagstone patios, and perimeter fencing. A quick drive to southside amenities and the interstate, just 30 minutes to downtown Santa Fe.

Debra Hagey , Santa Fe Properties

12.50 ACRES
2800 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale with unbelievable mountain views. Lots of trails.

Placitas, Sandoval County, New Mexico

Property is 5 miles from I-25. Albuquerque is 20 minutes and Santa Fe is 30 minutes away. The rail runner is available to go either direction. Horse lovers will enjoy the ride from your home right into the National Forest where you will discover wonderful trails for riding. The home has been renovated and has 2 Master bedrooms and a third bedroom currently used as an office. It has 3 full bathrooms. The Guesthouse is 625 square feet with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. The workshop is 875 square feet that could be used as a studio. The property features full privacy with amazing views of the mountains and mesas.

Rosemary De Thomas

3.20 ACRES
3085 SQ FT
A horse lovers paradise! Custom home on fully fenced 4.6 acre horse property! 5-

Edgewood, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

A horse lovers paradise! Custom home on fully fenced 4.6 acre horse property! 5-stall Castlebrook barn incl tack room, hay storage and auto waterers. Charming custom SW accents abound in this lovely home. Great room offers a cozy wood-burning FP w/ gas lighter, corbels & soaring T&G ceilings w/ vigas. Kitchen features SS appls, a 5-burner gas stove, custom knotty pine raised panel cabinets, b'fast bar, nichos, banco, tons of cabinet & counter space, full tile backsplash & instant hot water. Spacious owners suite offers a lg 14'x7.5' W-I closet, dual sinks, water closet & relaxing soaking tub. Solid wood doors, newer Anderson dual-pane windows, comfortable zoned radiant heat, Entranosa water and NATURAL GAS (not propane!). Views for days! Your perfect home, home on the range!

Randell Campbell , Campbell & Campbell Real Estate Services

4.61 ACRES
1917 SQ FT

Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico

Two guest cabins, a fully equipped workshop, a generator house, ample firewood storage, a rough-it cabin, and a commercial cook/smoke house complete the compound. The cookhouse is ideal for processing your hunting harvest or livestock. Off grid with two solar arrays and full redundancy... consisting of 2 battery banks, and two back up generators.

Cissy McAndrew , United Country Mimbres Realty

67.00 ACRES
2800 SQ FT

Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico

For sale: Lucky V Ranch! Motivated sellers. Bring offers. An almost 68 acres horse ranch located on a beautiful Mesa just North of Silver City, NM. The property has spectacular 360 degrees views of the surrounding mountains and canyons which consist of BLM, National Forest, and State trust land. Ride your horse directly from the property onto 10,000s of acres of public land. The ranch consists of a 2800 sqft, 3-bedroom, 2-bath Pueblo style house with split-units AC and 2 Kiva fireplaces, a cozy screened-in front Patio and a Pavilion in the back with a cooking-fireplace. The horse facilities consist of two 3 stall horse barns with tack room, feed room and hay storage that lead into a newly constructed pipe-fence paddock. Two comfortable guest cabins, a Yoga studio with deck, a fully equipped workshop, a generator house, ample firewood storage and a rough-it cabin complete the compound. The Yoga studio is currently in use as a cookhouse. There is a small vegetable garden with its own rainwater collection system that will keep you in greens all year round. The property is “off-the-Grid” with full redundancy consisting of 2 battery banks, two Solar arrays and backed up by three generators. The almost 68 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. This gentleman’s Horse Ranch with its beautiful entrance sits at the end of a quarter mile newly constructed gravel driveway just far enough away to not be bothered with road noise from Bear Mountain Road, which will get you into Silver City in less than 30 minutes. After a busy day and after feeding the horses, watch the dramatic New Mexican sunsets or the spectacular cloud formations of the monsoon from the covered deck of the guesthouse or the cookhouse while sipping your favorite beverage, being enveloped by the serene silence of the Mountains. Life’s pace can take a few steps back and, oh, don’t forget to turn off your cell phone. This spectacular property is offered at US$ 987,000. Motivated sellers so bring offers!! Wout@LuckyVRanch.com 512 923 1779 https://www.luckyvranch.com/

Wout Vantellingen

68.00 ACRES
2800 SQ FT

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