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
 
$375,000
640 Acre Ranch

Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico


Would you like a home on the range for horses and other livestock? This property is just 19 miles from Portales, home of Eastern New Mexico University, and 5 miles west of Dora on Highway 114. A thee bedroom brick home with a two car garage, all furniture, a riding lawn mower and a 1992 Dodge truck are included. The property has two wells for domestic and livestock use, some out buildings, and a pole barn. Your home on the range is waiting for you to move in with antelope, quail, deer, and some coyotes howling at night. This is truly a great place for horses and livestock. The property sits on a paved road so bring your suitcase and horses and move in.

Helen Owen

640.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1655 SQ FT
 
$475,000
Beautiful Large 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. Oh, and Great Views !!!

Anastacia Golden Morper , Assets & Investments, LLC

39.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3760 SQ FT
 
$699,000
Horse Property in Ranches of Sonterra

Alto, Lincoln County, New Mexico


Beautiful, ONE LEVEL home on 5 acres with horse facilities.

Mary Weaver , Weaver Real Estate

5.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3968 SQ FT
 
$320,000
Fence Lake NM Home and Land, Log Home and 60 acres

Fence Lake, Cibola County, New Mexico


Enjoy quiet country living in Western New Mexico on just over 60 acres Opportunities for elk and deer hunting and raising a few cattle, horses or other livestock. Log cabin home built in 1981 with 1989 addition. Over 1400 square feet of exterior storage, 576 square feet of horse stalls along with corral and carport. Also has family area with wood stove. Upstairs loft area has 1/2 bathroom with claw foot tub adjacent. Permitted well and two septic systems.

Paul Stout , Big Mesa Realty

60.87 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2360 SQ FT
 
$699,000
McKelvey Ranch

Pie Town, Catron County, New Mexico


This secluded 320 acre ranch 8 miles NW of Pie Town has all you need to run your livestock, including corrals, 2 good wells supply each house. Main House is a 28x76 Solitaire (2003) on slab & foundation has 4br 2.5ba plus 2-car garage (18x26) on slab and a 12x18 sunroom addition, buried propane tank and electricity, a/c, a 35x50 Qanzet with 18x25 shop on slab, a 20x25 metal barn on slab, a 40' storage container - all that on 80 acres. Second house is a spectacular 2 br/1ba homestead cabin with 3 small barns from the 1920's, wood f/p, radiant heat, dugout well in utility room, plus an excellent new well, cabins sits on 120 acres. And then there's another 120 acres grazing. All fenced and well kept. A MUST SEE!

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

320.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3376 SQ FT
 
$419,500
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
- BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2467 SQ FT
 
$950,000
Santa Fe Area Farm Property with Water Rights

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


This pastoral property featuring a charming updated partial adobe home is located in highly desirable Nambe, a traditional community resting at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Residents enjoy a quick 20 minute commute to downtown Santa Fe and about 30 minutes to Los Alamos. A private drive leads well back from the road to a home surrounded by fruit and shade trees. The 11.2 acre property lends itself to a host of ag or pleasure uses thanks to the fully fenced pasture, level topography and extremely abundant and valuable 29 acre/feet of irrigation water rights that will convey to the new owner. A few possibilities include a great equestrian property, hobby farm or organic farm. Plenty of room for your horses or other farm animal friends. In a typical year the current owners have cut and bailed hay twice each summer. More information & photos visit www.NambeFarm.com

David Mead , Town and Country Team at Keller Williams Realty

11.23 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2276 SQ FT
 
$428,000
Gorgeous Horse Property on 20 acres in Enchanted Mountainair New Mexico

Mountainair, Torrance County, New Mexico


Don't miss your opportunity to be the proud owner of this gorgeous Deer Canyon Preserve property. Exquisite custom home in a unique conservation oriented community in central New Mexico. One hour from Albuquerque and 90 minutes from Santa Fe. Expansive views of the Montano Mountains. The home is beautifully appointed and finished-a must see. New stucco, new interior paint, granite counter tops throughout, stainless steel appliances, and reverse osmosis water softening system. the community is peaceful and quiet with wildlife abounding. A great retirement or second home. Sold fully furnished with quality, high end, furniture.

Christopher Cavnar , RayLee Realty

21.72 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2735 SQ FT
 
$999,500
Beautiful Country Retreat- Lake Valley, NM Farm w/ Custom Southwestern Home

Hillsboro, Sierra County, New Mexico


This sustainable farm sits in a quiet valley near Hillsboro, NM. The farm is equipped with a network of two irrigation wells, surface water distribution, pipeline and alfalfa valves. The seller will convey the 281.9 AC-FT of combined surface and underground water rights for use on +/- 65 AC of terraced farmland. The property consists of a combination of a pecan orchard, terraced tillable cropland and ranch property. Additionally, there are water rights for domestic use and livestock use for the property’s many other improvements. The main home is a combination of southwestern and ranch style. The home has (3) bedrooms, (2) full baths, (2) 3/4 baths with an attached 3 Car Garage, scientific lab that can be used for many business purposes and an office. This is an ideal place to work, live, farm, and partake in cattle and equestrian related activities. The kitchen is a dream with high-end appliances, plenty of space and a functional design. It has a large laundry room and plenty of space for food storage. The home utilizes passive solar with beautiful custom windows. The exterior of the home is surrounded by pecan trees in the front, a pool and Jacuzzi in the rear, and gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains and ranch land. This home has a beautiful adobe exterior, a huge porch along the back, and a metal roof. The property also has a greenhouse, a custom-built horse barn with a turn-out, storage, tack room and wash rack. There is a large metal building that can be used for equipment or storage and a shed-row for additional storage or livestock cover. The second home on the property is an app. 1200 SF farm house with (3) bedrooms and (1) bath. It boasts gorgeous hardwood floors, a nice entrance with a porch, and has its own carport. The two homes are close enough to walk but far enough apart to allow for private living. This estate and farm is conveniently located within thirty minutes of Hatch, NM, within an hour drive of Truth or Consequences and within an hour and a half drive of Las Cruces, NM.

Melissa Roybal , United Country Real Estate- Revolution

344.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4902 SQ FT
 
$215,000
Spectacular Mountain Horse Property - 22.55 Acres

El Prado, Taos County, New Mexico


Ridgetop building site, with spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, on a forested 22.55 acre lot with access to National Forest and miles of riding trails. Maintained gravel road to property, utilities at lot, build your dream home, install septic, and drill your own well. CC&R's protect future development to maintain the development character and large lot size. Elk, deer and other wildlife freely roam the area. Easy access to the Arroyo Seco artist enclave, Taos town with all services, and the World Class Taos Ski Valley. Enjoy the best that Northern New Mexico has to offer.

John Johnston , BHHS Taos Real Estate

22.55 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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