About New Mexico

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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 :
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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
 
$3,889,000
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
7 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
8300 SQ FT
 
$1,340,000
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
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2676 SQ FT
 
$2,400,000
Luxury equestrian estate, & iconic Mid Century modern home with stunning views.

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico


Iconic, 12- acre property, one of the last large, premium parcels of Los Ranchos. Custom, artistic, contemporary design by award-winning architect, Don Schlegel, highlights this home’s magnificent surroundings. This masterpiece sits on a 200 x 200, 5-foot high mound like a peaceful island in a sea of verdant alfalfa. Majestic Cottonwood trees give way to unobstructed, panoramic views of the Sandia Mountains admired and enjoyed from sumptuous floor to ceiling, east and north facing windows and balcony. This home is an entertainer’s delight with a welcoming entry fountain and abundant, flowing spaces for indoor and outdoor get-togethers with friends or family. All the gorgeous acreage of this rare gem consists of MRGCD irrigated land. Grow hay, let your horses roam, raise livestock, THRIVE! Put in a swimming pool, tennis court or fish pond. There is plenty of room for everything you can imagine. Surrounded by country charm, esthetic beauty and complete privacy, you may just forget you are in the heart of the Village!

Tim Tourville , Coldwell Banker Legacy

12.29 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4780 SQ FT
 
$475,000
Beautiful home with 10 acres, trees and pond

Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico


Beautiful home with approximately 10 acres just south of the Portales city limits. This is country living a perfect distance from town. This home has Porches galore! Every side of this home is accessible to outdoor living. Like Sunrises or Sunsets, well you can enjoy either one under a porch. There is a exercise room and an office right off the Master Bedroom with ample room to keep you from feeling crowded. There is a Pond recreation area. Detached covered shed that could house an RV, tractor, or whatever else you want. Shed and corrals for horses or animals at the corner of the acreage. Trees, grass, beautiful home all close to a friendly town of good neighbors! What more could you ask for? Call to arrange a showing!

Eldon Merrick , Buena Vista Realty

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2811 SQ FT
 
$299,000
Remodeled Home on 36 acres with a metal barn and shed

Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico


Location of this property is a perfect distance from the hustle and bustle of town but still a little country living. This newly remodeled home has 35.9 acres of land and a submersible well, along with corrals and a metal shop that is ideally located just 5 minutes from town. This home will make someone a very nice forever home with 3 bedrooms all with walk in closets and 2 baths, an eat-in kitchen and formal dining room along with a large living area with vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Imagine this as your home with newly installed heat pump/ refrigerated air conditioning unit and still has strip heat in the ceiling also. New flooring and carpeting, new metal roof, new septic system plus almost 36 acres of your own. Set up an appointment to see this today!

Eldon Merrick , Buena Vista Realty

35.94 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1880 SQ FT
 
$560,000
Beautiful Pueblo, Territorial style home overlooking the Portales Valley

Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico


If your looking for a retreat with captivating views and the isolation of country living but the convenience of a few miles from town, then feast your eyes on this magnificent home with 60 acres of grass. Solid craftsmanship and design set this home apart from many others. Four bedrooms, 2 full, one 3/4, and a 1/2 bathroom. A beautiful kitchen with a huge bar area, dining room, 2 separate living areas with a large 2-sided fireplace between dining and living area. Living area has a beautiful Latilla ceiling in a hexagon pattern. Each bedroom has a covered porch and also a large covered porch on the North side that allows you to view the wonderful sunrises and sunsets in this area. This property has over 1740 sq. ft. of porches to enjoy!! It has a great view from an elevated position, overlooking the Portales Valley. Master bedroom has it's own fireplace and a large en suite with jetted tub and separate shower. Many, many features and designs that make this property a unique find in this area. Call Buena Vista Realty to set up a showing, appt. only! Call 575-607-6242

Eldon Merrick , Buena Vista Realty

59.70 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3843 SQ FT
 
$699,000
Beautiful home with adobe guest house on five acres. For sale

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


My have multiple animals and homes. Grandfathered in before ordince. One owner house and land has been in family since created in 1962.

Anthony Peperas

5.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$975,000
Turnkey horse operation including a 4388 SF custom built home on 25 acres

Bosque, Socorro County, New Mexico


A desirable valley location approximately 50 miles south of Albuquerque, NM. Centrally located in the middle of the state. Convenient access to racing, showing, trail rides and other breeding facilities. To replace or build a like facility would easily cost over $2 million. Owners are accepting the fact that their age dictates they need to downsize but would be willing to manage the property for a new owner.

Leslie Fincher , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

25.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4388 SQ FT
 
$1,045,000
Two Acre Equestrian Estate on the Rio Grande Bosque

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico


Welcome to one of Albuquerque's finest Equestrian Estates! Located on over Two Luxuriant Acres and nestled next to the Bosque for instant access for riding, bicycling or walking.You'll think you died and went to Heaven! Five Stall Barn with Attached Outdoor Runs+Four Additional Runs with a Large Arena. All areas have Automatic Water. First class Pipe Fencing for Horse Safety and Durability cover the entire property. A Special Covered Parking Area for Trailers complements the 2217 s.f. Barn. A Gorgeous Northern New Mexico home boasts Soaring Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Architecturally Intriguing windows and skylights, French Doors, 2 Way Fireplaces and 3 Ensuite Bedrooms downstairs with 2 Bedrooms+All Purpose Room Upstairs. All this is nestled in a Green Oasis with a Lovely Outdoor Living Area

Ann Taylor CRS , Corrales Realty

2.18 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
3976 SQ FT
 
$295,000
Ideal Horse Property! ENTIRE 5.00 acres fenced with Circular Drive around House!

Edgewood, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


Perfect Horse Property! ENTIRE 5.00 acres fenced. Pipe railing around paddock and circular drive. Enjoy this 3-4 bedroom home and beautiful New Mexico landscape! Gorgeous kitchen with abundant storage. Huge main living area with Kiva fire place, open to dining area. Large master bedroom suite with walk-in closet, nice master bath with double sinks and walk-in shower. Spacious bedrooms, ceiling fans, and much more. All appliances stay...Washer and Dryer too! Private covered patio to enjoy forever views. Horse/Livestock stalls with 100+ bale storage. Natural gas & on Entranosa Community Water. This home has lots of EXTRAS: Camera security system conveys, Paddock lighting on tall poles, 50 amp Welding outlet in garage, Extra exterior electrical outlets on four corners of house for holiday lighting, East & South pastures have been seeded with low-water Bermuda grass - these green up great with some rain. These pastures have sustained 3 horses for 4 months of grazing.

The Buchman Group , Keller Williams Realty

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1920 SQ FT

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