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
Serenity Mountain Ranch Retreat w/ stables, 2k+ sq ft home, bunk houses

Datil, Catron County, New Mexico

SERENITY MOUNTAIN RANCH now for sale, Escape it all! Move into this tranquil mountain retreat where solitude, privacy, clean air, a clear view of the Milky Way and a simple way of life still exist. Main Dwelling (1602 sqft) is situated to maximize sun in winter & cool summer breezes. 2 EPA woodstoves provide comfort & ambiance. Propane heat, refrigerated air, 2X6 insulated walls, and plantation shutters provide year round comfort in 2BR 2BA 2LR Library. Custom home was built to customer specs on/offsite. Private Domestic well Community water supply. Granite kitchen, tile, hardwood floors, new carpet, new ext paint. Be creative in the artist studio w/wood stove, or send the kids to the bunkhouse up the hill, both have screened porches. 26 acres of Natural Beauty and MTN Views! STUNNING!

Kevin Mullaney , EXP Realty

26.70 ACRES
1602 SQ FT
Custom New Mexican Style Home on 15 Irrigated Acres

Belen, Valencia County, New Mexico

Beautiful, Custom New Mexican style two story home on approximately 15 irrigated valley acres. This home has 4 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, study/utility room, dining room, and 2.5 baths with a total living area of approximately 2,925 square feet. Amenities include a jetted tub, beamed wood ceilings, and custom cabinetry. Loads of Southwestern Charm. The home has a two car attached garage plus guest quarters of approximately 300 square feet with a 3/4 bath (not included in the living area square footage). Perfect for your trainer or barn manager. There is an attic area above the garage/guest quarters, great for storage. The first level of this home is adobe, the second level is frame with appealing dormer windows. All windows are double pane and the roof is metal. Enjoy views of the Manzano Mountains from your back patio/carport. This fine home is situated on approximately 15 acres, much of which is in irrigated pasture with pipe fencing. There is a large workshop/storage building. The covered open area in this building could accommodate stock/horse trailers and/or be an area for hay storage. There is a pipe corral with a shelter, plus shelter off the back of this building for cattle/sheep/goats, etc. The property is adjacent to the Los Chavez Drain. Miles and miles of riding on MRGCD ditch banks. There is ample room to build your horse barn, arena, round corral, horse/hot walker, and more. And, there would still be pasture left to offset your feed costs! This property is located in Los Chavez, just north of Belen, New Mexico. Belen is approximately 30 miles south of Albuquerque. Interstate-25 is only minutes away from the property. The Rail Runner, which runs from Belen to Santa Fe, is just a few miles away in Belen. This property is very much within a reasonable commuting distance to Albuquerque. Nearby shopping is located in Belen, including a Walmart, and there is a large feed/tack store located just a few miles north of the property on Highway 314. Country Living with City Conveniences! This is the perfect home to raise livestock or build your First Class Horse Facility!

Lorraine Sachs Garcia , Sachs 5th Real Estate and Auction

15.00 ACRES
2925 SQ FT
Jumano Trail at Deer Canyon Preserve

Mountainair, Torrance County, New Mexico

This Deer Canyon Preserve home, near Mountainair, New Mexico, is located near the red rocks of the Manzano Mountains where the views are expansive, the sunsets & sunrises are magnificent and the wildlife is bountiful. Best of all, Albuquerque is a 60 minute drive away with Santa Fe about 90 minutes. This gorgeous Pueblo Style home is nestled on 20.13 acres amongst pinion, cedar and juniper trees, all within a certified 11,000 acre preserve of which less than 10% are developed (including 7,000 acres under New Mexico Land Conservancy management and 3,650 acres as open space). Its active residents enjoy community activities, hiking, horse-back riding, photography, time with neighbors, and tutoring students in nearby Mountainair. There is a 1,400 gal water underground catchment system for garden watering, energy-saving electric boiler, 2-car garage. Utilities are underground, sensible covenants, shared well, HOA $62/month. The residents of Deer Canyon Preserve have use of a custom-built Clubhouse & Equestrian Center, the huge open space and miles of riding trails.

Wolfgang Rempen , Rempen Enterprises, Inc. dba New Mexico Ranch Pros

20.13 ACRES
2467 SQ FT

Edgewood, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

FANTASTIC VIEWS! BEAUTIFUL HOME nestled between views with huge Master Bedroom and Master Bath,deck from master bedroom shows off mountain views; Private Bedrooms below each having 2 closets for storage; Formal and in-formal dining areas; Office at front of home; Additional connecting suite on south side of home for private office also has fantastic views and can be used for business, in-laws or returning children. Courtyard in back; 2.5 acres; Paved Road leading to driveway, Rock driveway, Extra storage in attic and in small storage shed in back. 2 AC units as well as 2 heating units; Pellet stove in addition to gas heating; Solar-powered attic exhaust fan, Water softener. ROOM ENOUGH FOR 2 HORSES!

Sherry McIllwain , Coldwell Banker Legacy

2.50 ACRES
2735 SQ FT
Irrigated pastures, Home, Barn and Stable on 4.6 acres- Albuquerque S. Valley

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

A rural oasis in the Albuquerque south valley. 4.6 acre horse property (7.3 acres total available) Immaculately cared for Karston mfr. home, 3 master suites and an office, site built 27' x 30' finished garage, and 400 sq ft solarium w/ hot tub. Ditch irrigated pastures, fenced and cross fenced with 6' high pipe and wire mesh fencing. 4000 sq. ft. metal barn. 2000 sq ft concrete block stable, 5 stalls, tack room, 15' wide interior aisle. Each stall connects to its own individual corral outside the stable. Stable currently used for storage needs some TLC. Direct access to miles of popular riding trails along the valley's irrigation ditches. A 2nd parcel, 2.71 acres w/ utilities connected, currently planted in alfalfa, available only as a package deal for add'l $245,000. A Lead Based Paint (LBP) addendum is provided based on the age of the stable and possible living quarters within the stable. Main home does not require LBP disclosure. Bring us an offer!

Bill Culler , Keller Williams Realty

4.60 ACRES
2900 SQ FT
Horse Lovers Dream in Tijeras, New Mexico for only $138,000

Tijeras, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Cute home on 2.0 acres. Ready for your horses.

Bob Enterline , Realty One of New Mexico

2.00 ACRES
1376 SQ FT
Amazing Southwestern Style Home

Quemado, Catron County, New Mexico

Design the barn of your dreams with plenty of space on this 34 acres of breathtaking New Mexico mountain views. This 2310 sq. ft. 3 bedroom 2 bathrooms modern Southwest style home has an open floor plan. The central focus is the large living room / Kitchen/dining room area with tongue and groove, redwood beamed ceilings. The green home is facing exactly south. Enjoy sitting on the patio watching a beautiful New Mexico sunset with a warm cozy fireplace and a pond overlooking breathtaking mountain views. Built on a plateau of 30 + acres in 2003. With absolute privacy. Near the Gila, Apache, & Cibola National forest. Fenced in the garden area. Workshop/art studio building. Hiking trail around the property. Nearby is the Quemado Lake, Sunrise Ski resort. Enjoy the peacefulness of the rural living. 7600 elevation. Unique, one of kind property.

Anna Carabajal , Realty One of New Mexico 505-883-9400

34.00 ACRES
2310 SQ FT
Vista Rio Bonito Home

Alto, Lincoln County, New Mexico

New, one level custom home on 10 acres with an open concept floor plan and HUGE Sierra Blanca views. Gated community only minutes from Ruidoso and adjacent to BLM land.

Mary Weaver , Weaver Real Estate

10.00 ACRES
4250 SQ FT
TWO houses on 10 Acres

Capitan, Lincoln County, New Mexico

TWO HOUSES for the price of one! Well kept, one level home with guest house on 10 acres with views of the Capitans. If you are looking for privacy, solitude, equestrian property with incredible views a viewing of this property is a must.

Mary Weaver , Weaver Real Estate

10.00 ACRES
4474 SQ FT
Professional Horse Breeding & Training facility Near Sunland Park,NM Race Track

Anthony, Doña Ana County, New Mexico

This property is a large professional horse Ranch facility an approximate 72.61 Acres. The horse Ranch is fully functional including a race track about 32 Big stalls, 3 Tack Rooms, Mare motel, Stallion Barn, Training barn, Hot Walker, Euro sizer, 3 Hay Barns and two living quarters. Approximate 44 acres with Pasture and Alfalfa. Includes Irrigation water well, Domestic Well and Water irrigation rights. All the machinery and equipment to run this Ranch is included in the price. Remote electronic gate, paved road with easy access to I-10. About 30 minutes from Sunland Park Race Track and Casino.

Ernesto Uranga , RE/MAX Classic Realty

72.61 ACRES

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