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
 
$795,000
Welcome to this fabulous horse property on Rancho Alegre Road!

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


Welcome to this fabulous horse property on Rancho Alegre Road! Once you step inside this home, you will see the love and care that went into the build of this single owner 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. There are custom wood ceilings with vigas and beams in each room along with ceiling fans and dual refrigerated air for the summer heat. Step outside for find a horse lovers paradise. Situated on 12.5 stunning acres with beautiful views, you will find a 30 x 200 building that has four horse stalls with runs along with a large tack room and storage area. The structure has a large, 3 bay workshop/office with heat, insulation and electricity. This property includes a professional 280 x 180 pipe arena complete with roping chutes, return alley, cattle pens and 70 foot round pen. There are two hay barns and a 6 car covered carport that can accommodate your RV. This fabulous property has no HOA, private well, underground utilities and is fully fenced with electric gate entry. Come and see all that this property offers including the hand built windmill in front!

Abby Salinas , Santa Fe Properties

12.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2828 SQ FT
 
$779,000
4 stall barn, tack rooms, hay storage, office, turn out pens & refreshed home

Corrales, Sandoval County, New Mexico


Don't miss out on this picturesque 2.25 acre estate in Corrales Del Norte with sprawling lawns and big trees. Equestrian enthusiasts will cherish the 4 stall barn, tack rooms, hay storage, office, turn out pens and room for an arena. Close to the Bosque, the trails are numerous. The recently refreshed home features a large living room with a high wood ceiling and kiva style fireplace, a second living area is cozy and warm with a 2nd kiva fireplace. The bright and spacious kitchen offers plenty of counter tops, cabinets, a gas range and island. The master suite is ideally separated from the opposite side of the home that features 3 additional bedrooms and two bathrooms. Multi-generational living is easy with an in-law suite or second master. Enjoy the private back porch & secluded pool.

Carol Sauder , Coldwell Banker Legacy

2.23 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3841 SQ FT
 
$249,000
5.39 ACRE HORSE PROPERTY, SAND FOOTING, COZY REMODELED HOME, NICE VIEWS

Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico


5291 La Reina Rd is a splendid and unique property tucked away on a sprawling 5.3 acre tract of land. Ideal and perfectly designed for the serious horse lover. The site built barn includes two stalls, each 12X12 and a large tack room with water and electricity. The arena is secured by a three string safe fence hot wire system and is about an acre in size with water plumbed to the middle. It can be expanded or modified to include the large open adjoining area. Turn out round pen is 84 ft in diameter. Turn out pen #2 is 75’X75’ and has a covered, freshly painted 16’X12’ lean-to. The land has a sand footing and is perfect for roping, jumping and dressage. The cozy four bedroom house has been professionally remodeled. It is rock solid with block construction, Pella windows and a newer roof. Workshop is 16X14 with electric and water and storage building is 10X20. Two RV hook-ups, awesome circle drive and abundant parking. Lovely ornamental plants and trees. Fabulous views. So many great possibilities.

Bruce Crichton , EXIT Realty Horizons

5.39 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1568 SQ FT
 
$490,000
an equestrian's dream with access to riding trails plus beautiful views

Corrales, Sandoval County, New Mexico


Rising above the surrounding properties, this custom pueblo style home provides breathtaking panorama views of mountains and the city of Corrales. Yes, an equestrian's dream, plus access to riding, walking and bike trails. Well designed for living, this gracious home has style! Great-room with kiva fireplace, beamed high ceilings, bookshelves, adobe accents and views! Intimate formal dining, spacious gourmet kitchen with personality, Viking professional gas stove and oven. Silestone counters, stainless steel appliances. Private master bedroom with walk-in closet, bath and access to courtyard. Recently installed high efficiency forced air cooling & heating system controlled by app on phone. Kinetico water reverse osmosis and conditioner. Sits on 1.60 acres. Barnmaster 2 stall w/12X12 tack room and hay storage.Large turnout or arena! 3BR/2BA/XL 2 car garage with 220, and sink. Gated entry.

Robin Riegor , Coldwell Banker Legacy

1.60 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2031 SQ FT
 
$695,000
Beautiful horse property in Silver City New Mexico

Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico


Charming mini ranch with a country home on a hill overlooking Silver City and area mountains. Many trees provide beauty, shade, and privacy. Plenty of room for animals. Close to the Gila National forest and Wilderness area. Grant County and nearby Catron County provide many Forest trails to explore. Small town living with a country old west flair. Large RV Barn with a large workshop area, heated. Hay barn with covered feeding area for horses. Room to expand. Flat areas on the land to build an arena or more structures.

Dale Spurgeon , Action Realty

61.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2464 SQ FT
 
$475,000
East - West Ranch

Quemado, Catron County, New Mexico


The northern 320 acres with the metal building are easily accessible and yet in a remote setting with amazing views. Perfect for anyone who likes to be away from it all, ride or hunt. The 3,200 sf steel insulated building (40'x80' metal on slab, finished as is in 2011) has architectural plans and is permitted for build-out into a 1,300 sf 2-bedroom home with 2 baths Balance square feet are planned for a shop with the 3rd bathroom. 2 large 8' high windows are included to be installed, which will allow awesome views across the plains to Alegre Mountain and the Sawtooths. Public power to the house, septic, fresh water from new domestic permitted well (pumps 20 gpm). A 2nd windmill well down the hill for agricultural livestock use. This portion sells now for $299,000 (reduced from $ 350,000). Separated by a narrow 160 acre strip of State Land, the remaining 480 acres which feature a stock tank with an excellent windmill well are hilly and level with trees on the northern portion, and it is fenced on one side. These 480 acres also offer amazing and totally unobstructed views. This portion sells now for $199,000 (reduced from $ 230,000). The entire 800 acre East-West Ranch will make very nice equestrian or hunting ranch with sufficient acreage to run horses and a small herd of cattle. The 800 acres together are now offered for $475,000 (reduced from $ 575,000). The property is surrounded on 3 sides by NM State and BLM lands. Incredible views! ​

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

800.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
3200 SQ FT
 
$339,000
Horse Property for Sale with Gorgeous Views!!

Edgewood, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


Find your bliss & bring your horses to this captivating home in the woods on 2.5 acres. Live where the mountains meet the plains, while maintaining proximity to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The riding arena & covered corrals are ready for your 4 legged companions! Enjoy roasting marshmallows in the fire pit located in the perfect area for relaxing including pond and beautiful landscaping! Youngsters will love playing in their very own carpeted, outdoor ''play house'' as well!! Property is close to trails for riding, biking, walking.

Jeanine Fischer , Realty One of New Mexico

2.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2851 SQ FT
 
$789,900
Awesome Horse Property!

Sandia Park, Sandoval County, New Mexico


Simply gorgeous horse property! SW Flair and upgrades galore! Fantastic chef's kitchen; gorgeous granite, beautiful eucalyptus custom cabinets! Subzero, Bosh, and Wolf appliances, beamed ceilings! Lots of natural light! Every room with a different wood species add to the attention to detail, and super neat features this great home has to offer! Radiant heat with 9 zones, and solar panels! Custom nichos and built in bookcase perfect for showcasing your art pieces! 2nd floor bonus space for multiple usage perfect for game room, 2nd master etc. awesome views, bath, mini bar and walk out patio! Looking for horse facilities? Look no further! Barn is so awesome, envy to any horse owner! Automatic waters, and feeder! Rubber aisle floors,stall mattresses, shower stall with hot and cold water! Heated tack room w/toilet, and central vac system! 4- 12x12 stalls OR 2-12x24 stalls! Barn complete with it's own garage! Over 1900 sq. ft in barn and horse trailer garage! No horses? no problem, great space for detached casita, or an office space etc. so many possibilities! Owned Solar Panels, natural gas available in street! Fantastic outdoor space! Multiple seating locations! Great entertaining home! Must see this awesome property!

Gina Maes , Bershire Hathaway Home Services

10.30 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3600 SQ FT
 
$2,999,999
Elk Creek Ranch

Angel Fire, Colfax County, New Mexico


Spectacular log home from 12" turned logs from Idaho. 24' vaulted ceilings. 17" Italian tile. Radiant heat system including the attached garage. Separate 15' X 30' garage. Shop with 2 bays, currently used as gun/archery business. 2 spring fed tanks and one creek. Mixture of pasture and conifer. 1995 Modular home for caretaker. Elk, turkey, mule deer, bobcat, black bear, mountain lion, badger, grouse and abundant wildlife. Trophy elk have been harvested here. Emergency generator. Located conveniently between Angel Fire and Eagle Nest NM. Angel Fire boasts an airport with an 8900 ft runway, a family friendly ski resort, a PGA rated golf course and a country club with a $17M clubhouse, incluidng award winning restaraunt, indoor pool, and workout facilities open to the public. Angel Fire is located 3 hours from Albuquerque, 2 hours from Santa Fe, and 40 minutes from Taos. Lake and stream fishing are within minutes of this property.

Michael Woolley , RE/MAX Mountain Realty

331.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
7000 SQ FT
 
$2,200,000
Eagle Mountain Lodge

Eagle Nest, Colfax County, New Mexico


This property is currently being used as a retreat and conference center. The 42 acres includes a nice spring fed pond, and is conveniently located between Angel Fire and Eagle Nest, NM and only 40 minutes from Taos. It's about 3 hours to Albuquerque and 2 hours to Santa Fe. It is situated in the beautiful Moreno Valley and surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and Wheeler Peak, the tallest mountain in NM. It features 4 cabins and a main lodge with commercial kitchen, and a large storage shed. Each cabin stands alone and can be used separately. The lodge has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 gathering areas, a picturesque reading room with kiva fireplace, a large stone two sided fireplace and 2 covered decks from which to enjoy the wildlife and incredible vistas. The property comes completely furnished and ready for immediate occupancy.

Michael Woolley , RE/MAX Mountain Realty

42.00 ACRES
9 BEDROOMS
8.5 BATHROOMS
7000 SQ FT

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