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
Four Stall Barn and Two Bedroom Home with Gorgeous Views near Taos, NM

El Prado, Taos County, New Mexico

This is a gorgeous three acre horse property, 20 minutes from town with a beautiful adobe home and state of the art custom Barnmaster horse barn. This property offers ultimate privacy, off the main road, and a house and barn with views to die for. And if you want to head to the ski valley, it's only 25 minutes.

Mary Emery , Century 21 Award

3.00 ACRES
1247 SQ FT
Serene Horse Property in Tranquil Des Montes, Taos, New Mexico

Taos, Taos County, New Mexico

Situated on a peninsula in desirable Des Montes, this luxury home and its charming casita offer sweeping 360-degree views to Taos Mountain, Wheeler Peak, Truchas Peak, El Salto, and the western mesa. The property is perfect for anyone desiring a secluded location with stunning views, though horse owners, especially, will appreciate the appeal of almost four private acres with fenced pastures and a barn. And, the sunsets and sunrises are spectacular. For more information check out bit.ly/60vistalejos

Martin Molz , Engel & Volkers Taos Real Estate

3.89 ACRES
2886 SQ FT
1.3 Acre horse property, 2 wells, irrigated pastures, Stalls, round pen, walker

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Public Remarks: 1.3 acre Urban Farm, perfect for the gardener or animal lover. Incredibly well-maintained house and yard. The little touches of this property will impress you. Updated windows, roof, HVAC, kitchen, and baths. Wood trim and doors, wood floors, wood beam ceilings, wainscoting, and pellet stove. Beautiful South facing sunroom featuring Pella windows with built in blinds. Master separate from guest bedrooms. 410A Mitsubishi Mr. Slim Mini split heating and refrigerated air system, controlled with handheld remotes, including 3 outside condensers and 7 units in the house. Each room has its own unit. Barnyard has features to accommodate your favorite animals, horses, cows, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, etc. Barnyard includes round pen; horse walker; large hay barn; 2 sheds; 4 partially covered runs; 2 covered, and 4 indoor stalls; and an aviary (which can easily be converted into animal stall). Covered porch and patio in front, garden shed, dog run to the front of the property, clothes line, and lots of fruit and shade trees, as well as garden areas. 2 irrigation wells, the house is connected to city water and sewer. Upgraded electric service and a separate 100 amp panel in the barn. Fenced and cross fenced. The master has a 3/4 bath and a large walk-in closet. Guest rooms are nice size, and pool room can be made into 4th bedroom if needed.

Danielle Powell , Realty One of New Mexico

1.30 ACRES
2165 SQ FT
Bring the Horses! Beautiful Updated Home with Abundant Wildlife & Water Rights!

Tucumcari, Quay County, New Mexico

This Beautiful Ranch Home sits on almost 40 acres (Farm or mini Ranch). Land has water rights, very good well and city water. Producing Apricot and Pecan trees. Home has all new flooring, New Shingles over entire Roof, New R-39 Insulation in attic, Remodeled Kitchen with New Appliances, Remodeled Bathrooms with high end Shower/spa units, and new LED lighting throughout. Private Road Easement recorded. Property Taxes do not include the reduction for AG status/base, which would make the taxes considerably less! Abundant Wildlife (notice the Wild Turkey and Deer in the photos?). Two Lakes nearby, Conchas and Ute. The only question... Raise Horses or Grow Hemp? Oh, and Great Views !!!

Anastacia Golden Morper , Assets & Investments, LLC

39.00 ACRES
3760 SQ FT
Los Cuervos Ranch in Galisteo New Mexico

Lamy, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Little has changed on the pristine and unspoiled Los Cuervos Ranch. Now, antelope, mule deer and a host of other wildlife and varied fauna thrive atop the grassland mesas and find refuge in the draws on the ranch. Multiple mountain ranges provide a backdrop on the horizon. The Los Cuervos offers an opportunity for a either a pleasure or working ranch within 30 minutes of Santa Fe. Pinon & Juniper stands and blue gramma grass pastures provide suitable habitat for stock. An 11 acre mesa is an ideal building site for your ranch compound and barn with endless views. Domestic and ag wells can be drilled for water needs. The lower ranch area has dirt tanks. This special property enjoys quick access to the culturally rich and vibrant city of Santa Fe and its airport. The ranch is surrounded by other large parcels including the celebrated Galisteo Basin Preserve. Shopping, dining and schools are within 20 minutes of the gate. The ranch is composed of five separate and adjoining parcels. Rarely does acreage at this value become available so close to Santa Fe making this a highly unique opportunity. See more at LosCuervosRanch.com

David Mead , Town and Country Team at Keller Williams Realty

1,135.00 ACRES
Pastoral Equestrian Property Near Santa Fe

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

This immaculate, turn-key horse property in Los Caballos with five stall barn with bath and tack room, second two-stall barn with tack room, five corrals and outdoor arena, hot walker, and perimeter riding track is located in one of the most flexible subdivisions for horse enthusiasts, with riding trails directly from the property that span as far as the Galisteo Basin Preserve. Located just South of Santa Fe near amenities at Eldorado, this home has many recent upgrades including new Anderson windows and doors, new Wolf gas range, new boiler and hot water heater, updated lighting and fixtures, new skylights, and three newly-remodeled bathrooms all with attractive details. With wonderful natural light throughout and passive solar design, the comfortable and open floor plan has sliding patio doors that open to the covered portal with mountain views for great outdoor living and dining. A recently-added brick portal with expansive dog run looks out to the horse pastures and the pastoral setting of this home. There are mountain views from every room including the master suite with soaking tub, wonderful glass tile bathroom details, and walk-in closet. The office has built-in shelving and could be converted to a third bedroom. Separate hay and equipment storage. New solar panels reduce utility costs and feed back to the public grid. A 10,500 gallon water catchment and storage system adds to the self-sustainability of this special property.

Cindy Sheff , Sotheby's International Realty

15.00 ACRES
1950 SQ FT
Turn - Key Horse Property on 18 Acres

Los Cerrillos, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Located just two miles from the Cerrillos Hills State Park, this green-built home with lots of natural light has wonderful views and a new barn with three turn-out areas and an outdoor training arena. Located near the historic and artistic villages of Madrid and Cerrillos with multiple restaurants and galleries to enjoy. Just South of Santa Fe in Santa Fe County.

Cindy Sheff , Sotheby's International Realty

18.27 ACRES
2560 SQ FT
Room for 12 Horses with Outdoor Reining Arena

Los Cerrillos, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Turn-key horse property with house and guest house located along the Galisteo River with full-size 100’x200’ reining arena designed by Kiser Arenas. Own a piece of the Land of Enchantment with ride out and hiking possibilities in one of the few areas outside Santa Fe where land tracts of this size can be found. About 30 minutes to Santa Fe off a County road, the heart of this property is the Galisteo Creek winding through the river Bosque, filled with willows and cottonwoods and abundant with birds and wildlife. BLM land that was the home to the Burnt Corn Pueblo is also nearby. The Northern New Mexico barn-style home has two suites, each with access to cool and serene covered porches to enjoy this stunning setting on 61 acres. Wooden walkways direct you to the surrounding gardens and pathways to the river as well as to the extensive horse facilities. Up to 20 horses have been housed at this property, with nine over-sized stalls, wash rack, two tack rooms, hay barn and multiple turn-outs. A road system throughout the property leads you to the full-size outdoor arena with specialized footing blend. A separate turn-out is fenced down by the river, shaded by mature trees. The property includes a detached guest house with tiered gardens, free-standing greenhouse and outdoor shower, making this a perfect country retreat designed for outdoor living.

Cindy Sheff , Sotheby's International Realty

61.00 ACRES
3332 SQ FT


Awesome Neighborhood In Sandia Park! Super convenient location!

Sandia Park, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

This is the one you have been waiting for! Great home in highly sought after location! Beautiful single level home, recently remodeled huge kitchen; stainless steel appliances, apron sink! Large walk in pantry, and all appliances convey! 4 good size bedrooms, pellet stove hook up available! Tons of natural light throughout! Super deep garage! Great backyard space! Unobstructed views of the mountains! garden space/planter boxes with abundance of vegetables, astroturf grass, fenced and cross fenced! Horse facilities, 20x30 barn w/2 stalls, 10x20 tack room, 2 paddocks, solar lighting and plumbing in barn! Green built home! Tankless water heater. This is a great subdivision! Upscale properties, newer homes, huge neighborhood participation on Halloween hay rides and so much more!

Gina Maes , Bershire Hathaway Home Services

2.28 ACRES
1856 SQ FT
10 acre Horse Property near Taos, NM!

Taos, Taos County, New Mexico

Little House on the Prairie - Taos style! Sweet adobe cottage on an expansive 10 acre parcel that has been designed to pamper your horses and pets. About 3-4 acres have been lovingly cleared, surfaced in crusher fines, and fenced with quality solar powered electric braid fencing. Pro-panel roofed barn features 2 stalls, hay storage and a tack room. Additional 1 stall barn and shaded round stable. That just about covers the horses...now what covers you? A sweet 920 sq ft adobe home with a great room design incorporating huge picture windows that frame the Taos Mountain and territorial views perfectly...feels like you are living right in natures beauty sunrise to sunset. High wood ceilings with vigas, easy care tile floors, dramatic kiva fireplace and open cook's kitchen with dining counter. Airy bedroom suite features glass doors to the back portal, a walk in closet and full bath. Out back, enjoy a fully fenced yard, portal and starry sky gazing hot tub. Close to the Rio Grande Gorge, Manby Hotsprings, the John Dunn bridge and endless hiking and riding in some of the most unique terrain in Northern New Mexico. Clean, fresh and simple. Make this property your ultimate Taos New Mexico retreat!

Jarred Conley | Lisa Davis , New Mexico Real Estate Group

10.00 ACRES
920 SQ FT

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