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
Taos, New Mexico Historic Estate

Taos, Taos County, New Mexico

This is one of Taos’ historic properties. The original adobe home was first built around 1895. It has been added onto over generations with great care to detail, structural and cultural integrity. Current owners have been on the property for over 40 years. It is rare to find such a large parcel, so meticulously maintained and with such strong water rights, this close to the Taos Plaza. The property is a peaceful, secluded retreat with outstanding views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, majestic trees and lush green meadows. The land is ideal for an equestrian property or even as a residential compound, as is it’s current use. The main home is a 5600 sq. foot adobe, 2 stories, 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom and full of the charm and character you would expect from a northern New Mexico hacienda. Plaster treated walls, luxurious tiles and intricate woodwork give all the markings of a Taos classic. The home has been well maintained and cared for and is ready for immediate enjoyment. Each room is gracefully tied to outdoor spaces, with each of the bottom floor rooms having direct access to the outdoors and the upstairs rooms with wonderful windows, allowing for tremendous views and abundant natural light. The 2,816 sq. ft. guest home is Pueblo style, flat roof and features a very open floor plan with tremendous natural light. The 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom layout is very spacious with many glass doors connecting with the outside spaces. There is a 3,000 sq. ft. heated garage/shop.

Travis Driscoll , Galles Properties

8.09 ACRES
8300 SQ FT
NEW PRICE! Pristine property with turn - key custom home on 367 fenced acres

Estancia, Torrance County, New Mexico

Design the barn of your dreams with plenty of space for your arena and round-pen. Own the natural beauty of this historic location with vistas of the Manzano Mtns. 3bed/2bath/approx. 2676sf custom home and property feature 367 acres of juniper, piñon and ponderosa pine. Double wall construction with vigas in vaulted ceilings in main living area. Enjoy the stone fireplace, solar-heated saltwater pool and hot tub. At the foothills of the Manzanos with over 200,000+ acres of Cibola National Forest adjoining for private access to miles and miles of trail access. Kitchen boasts granite countertops and VIKING Professional appliances, surrounded by hand-crafted cherry cabinets. Massive hand-carved, mesquite table and chairs convey as well as antiques, furniture and Native American art. Under 60 min. from ABQ International Sunport. Tractor, trailer and mule convey with full price offer. Buried to maintain the pristine views, power and water access points from an excellent private well extend across a portion of the property for additional construction of outbuildings- perfect for your bunkhouse and a barn project. Visit www.carriepolkrealestate.com for additional information.

Carrie Polk , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties

367.00 ACRES
2676 SQ FT
Roping Arena and new home near Cimarron, New Mexico

Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico

Pastures with a view! Horse barn, roping arena, and a new home. The horse stalls are 12' x 16' and are positioned for easy feeding indoors. Water is located at the barn, horse pens and Rye grass pasture for animals. The arena is 150' x 300' Property has 25 water shares on Antelope Valley Irrigation district for the pasture and is on Springer community water for the house. The house is built with 12 inch walls, and is a one owner home with the construction only a few years old. The Hot tub by the flagstone patio is the perfect relaxation location after a day in the arena. Metal roof and stucco exterior are the low maintenance features that frees you up for playing and recreation.

Stacie Ewing , American West Ranches, Homes, Land LLC

30.00 ACRES
1740 SQ FT
Exceptional Working Ranch with Unique History in Angel Fire, NM

Angel Fire, Colfax County, New Mexico

An exceptional working ranch with a unique history. Title documents show the original land grant signed by President McKinley in 1897. One of the last large ranches in the beautiful Moreno Valley. 160+/- deeded acres, 440 +/- NM grazing lease. At present, 2 elk tags - one cow, one bull. Historic 3/1 ranch house, 2 domestic wells. Just outside the Village of Angel Fire in Colfax County with coveted views of the Wheeler Range. Located only 5 minutes away from the Angel Fire Resort ski slopes and PGA- rated golf course. About 7 minutes to the Angel Fire Airport with it's jet capable runway for private aircraft. A couple of minutes to the Resort's trout-stocked Monte Verde Lake. This is a one-of-a-kind property that cannot be duplicated.

Catherine Moon , RE/MAX Mountain Realty, Angel Fire, NM

600.00 ACRES
Horse Property on Forest Road 76, Just Before Osha Pass - Angel Fire, NM

Angel Fire, Colfax County, New Mexico

Hard-to-find custom log house, loaded with character, on 80.44 acres of forest and meadows with a large spring-fed pond. Excellent horse property with miles of trails outside your door. Entry to Carson National Forest very close-by. Magical mountain views. Level to gently sloping terrain for all-weather access. Colfax County snow plows Forest Road 76 from Hwy 434, past property. A very private mountain retreat, yet only 7 minutes from the Village of Angel Fire and the Angel Fire Resort. Resort amenities include a ski-mountain, nationally acclaimed mountain bike terrain park, PGA-rated golf course, tennis and pickle ball courts, trout-stocked Monte Verde Lake, $18 mill Country Club with formal and private dining rooms, bar, decks, exercise rooms, indoor swimming pool, golf pro shop, etc. Angel Fire Airport, with its jet-capable runway for private aircraft is about a 10-15 minute drive. Near public entry to Carson National Forest, yet on lightly traveled forest road which winds up and down to the town of Taos. Wildlife everywhere. Herds of elk pass through and water on property on a regular basis. Live a stress-free life in the southern Rocky Mountains and re-connect to nature. Incredible climate. Average summer temperature - 76 degrees. It doesn't get much better than this.

Catherine Moon , RE/MAX Mountain Realty, Angel Fire, NM

80.44 ACRES
2984 SQ FT
Terrific Barndominium with Air Strip

Stanley, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Terrific Barndominium with airstrip on 20 fenced acres composed of two separately deeded 10+/- acre lots. Located just minutes from the new Stanley Cyclone Equine Event Center with big views and endless skies. This is the heart of ag & horse country about 50 minutes from either Santa Fe or Albuquerque, but within 20 minutes of Edgewood, Moriarity & I-40. The living quarters enjoy an open floor plan, custom wood floors, tongue & groove panels & ceiling and awesome entry/mudroom with direct barn access. Who cares what the weather's like when you can stay indoors to feed in your slippers and robe! The efficient wood stove on a fieldstone hearth keeps the whole space toasty throughout the winter. The barn has 3 stalls and a large work storage area plus loft. To top it off there's a 2,600' long x 45' wide dirt landing strip oriented east-west at 6200 ft elevation at 35-07-12.9N, 106-02-09.9W, & underground electric. Want more? How about the 1954 Farmall Cub tractor with 8 implements that conveys, or the 3 ac/ft of annual water, or the 2 RV hookups, or the 20' x 30' run-in shed, or the 10'x16' storage shed with power? Bring your horses, alpacas, or other critters or bring your plane and take flight over the Land of Enchantment. SFAR MLS#201801435

David Mead , Farm, Ranch & Equestrian Brand at Santa Fe Properties, Inc.

20.00 ACRES
840 SQ FT
Beautiful Home & Equestrian Facilities just minutes from Santa Fe

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Saddle up and enjoy life! This 10 acre pleasure ranch features excellent horse facilities for the discriminating equestrian. Horse amenities include a 4-stall barn with paddocks, outdoor arena, ample indoor hay storage with big sliding doors for easy delivery, and a secure large tack room. The barn & corrals have water, power, lights & phone. The pueblo-style residence is filled with natural light and enjoys expansive views. A grand entry with clerestories opens to the sunken living area with romantic kiva fireplace and formal dining area. The spacious chef’s kitchen with double ovens, abundant counters, cabinetry and breakfast bar extends to a breakfast or family room with garden views. Exclusive interior design elements include beamed ceilings, white oak and tile floors, a thoughtful layout with great flow and flexible living areas, and generous storage. A spacious bonus room on the main level with exterior door is ideal for home office, studio or home theater.The opulent master suite is a private retreat with sunrise, sunset & stargazing decks. The en-suite bath's multi-head shower and jetted soaking tub await you after a day in the saddle. A 3-bay carport has room enough for a tractor along with 2 attached bonus rooms. New stucco and a new warranted roof were added in 2016. The equestrian friendly Los Vaqueros community is just minutes to Eldorado shopping & dining, and about 15 minutes to downtown Santa Fe. SFAR MLS#201801313

David Mead , Farm, Ranch & Equestrian Brand at Santa Fe Properties, Inc.

10.00 ACRES
3000 SQ FT
Equestrian Paradise Just 10 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza!!

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Just 7 miles from downtown Santa Fe, resides Ashwin Stables, a private equestrian compound, in the desirable area of Heartstone and Tano Road. This 21,000 square foot state-of-the-art equestrian complex, bordered by OVER 40 ACRES of OPEN SPACE, is composed of 3 barns, 12+ stalls, an INDOOR ARENA, a partially finished outdoor arena, a hay barn, wash racks, tack rooms, offices, 2 bathrooms, turnouts and a round pen. There is an adorable, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom 720 square foot apartment above the barn. Enjoy easy access to miles of trails right from your property. With no HOA and limited restrictions, this beautiful equestrian property is just waiting for you and your horses!!

Skye Smith , Sotheby's International Realty

2.72 ACRES
720 SQ FT
12.5 acres with Master views!

Lamy, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Master views in all directions from the Galisteo Basin, Sandias, Jemez and Sangre de Cristos. Bruce Davis has designed this stately one level house and added a separate long-view tower office at roof-level. The large living room leads to a cozy dining room. The Master Suite has a room-size closet, a steam/shower and a bathtub. French Doors open from the guest room and ensuite bath onto a romantic courtyard. The large eat-in kitchen has a fireplace and opens to the striking veranda overlooking the Galisteo Basin and well beyond. The views are protected and the night sky is stellar! With a shared well on 12.5 gentle acres, there is a stucco storage shed, a greenhouse and ample parking for guests - plus land to build a guesthouse, studio, and horse facilities. Although this is currently a two bedroom, the additional two offices can be converted to turn this into four bedrooms. The well water is tested very pure and report is available. Hikers and Horses are of course welcome with miles of accessible trails.

T.C. Victoria Warner-Stratton , Santa Fe Properties

12.50 ACRES
3729 SQ FT
New on Market in Black Lake - Angel Fire, New Mexico - Trails End Ranch

Taos, Colfax County, New Mexico

NEW ON MARKET...Amazing one-of-a-kind 11.43 acre horse property in beautiful Black Lake, just south of Angel Fire, NM. Stellar location. Direct entry from property into NM state land. Your own compound. Log home, bunk house, stables, "outdoor dining", and fire pit, situated on a dramatic, treed knoll with sweeping views of the Wheeler Range, surrounding mountains, meadows, and wandering elk herds. Grand but cozy. Approx 3000 sq-ft main house and 575 sq-ft bunkhouse. Covered front porch runs the entire length of house. Decks and patio on rear of house overlooking meadows and mountain ranges. Stylish furnishings, art work, decor items and housewares, collected from all over the West, are included in sale. For horse-lovers, this is horse country with endless room to ride and explore. Gather friends and family around a great fire pit under the clear, starry skies of NM. Great space for entertaining, both inside and out. Site of the 2017 Angel Fire Resort's Food and Wine Roundup opening night event with chefs from all over the country. A unique property offering far more than just a home - it's a lifestyle all in one package. About 15 minutes to the Angel Fire Resort ski mountain, PGA-rated golf course, and all Resort amenities. About 20 minutes to the Angel Fire airport with its jet-capable runway for private aircraft. Kit Carson fiber-optic Internet accessible. Work from the stress-free southern Rocky Mountains where average summer temperature is 76 degrees. It doesn't get much better than this.

Catherine Moon , RE/MAX Mountain Realty, Angel Fire, NM

11.23 ACRES
3575 SQ FT

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