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
Northern New Mexico Equestrian Opportunity

San Jose, San Miguel County, New Mexico

Exceptional and masterfully constructed 2400 sq. ft. architecturally designed log cabin on 113 private wooded acres offers all the modern amenities of home within the 6000-acre gated equestrian community of Ranchos Del Rito. Located app. 45 minutes east of Santa Fe near the Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness and historic Rowe Mesa, the “El Pino” property on the original Flying Diamond Ranch is 1 of only 20 residential tracts in Ranchos del Rito and includes access to a 2500-acre conservation and riding easement with stunning canyon and mesa views. The cabin is nestled within a wide, Ponderosa-pine-enclosed clearing along the cottonwood and deciduous tree-lined banks of El Rito Creek. All that is needed is a barn/stables for the horses to make this another equestrian dream come true.

Roxanne Apple & Johnnie Gillespie, Sotheby's International Realty

113.00 ACRES
2400 SQ FT
In The Heart of Ranch Country

Quemado, Catron County, New Mexico

Move in Ready Family Home and Organic Farm with Commercial Roadside Farm Stand. This 2.5 acre turn-key property includes a cozy farm house style home that has been professionally renovated. The 2 bedrooms,1 bathroom home includes a gourmet kitchen with marble and butcher-block counter-tops, a nearly new 5 burner gas stove and a stainless steel oversized refrigerator. The kitchen also features a built-in beautiful antique hutch used for storage. The living room includes a built in electric fireplace surrounded by bookshelves. This well insulated home is heated entirely by a modern cast iron wood stove that sits on a custom rock hearth. The utility bills for the home average about $30.00 dollars a month! The barn is partial post and beam and includes three stalls plus separate hay storage. A large chicken coop is attached, two separate corrals for livestock, and fenced in pastures for rotational grazing. A detached carriage house (1040 sq.Ft) contains 5 separate rooms, including a laundry and pantry area, an artist's studio with a woodstove and south facing french doors, a utility room and greenhouse. This property also has a huge elk-proof fenced in organic garden area and a road-side COMMERCIAL farm stand. The majority of the triangular size lot faces U.S. Hwy 60, making for a great opportunity for roadside signage and advertising. Located less than two miles from Quemado School; which has a very low student to teacher ratio. This rural school takes pride in it's involvement in programs such as FFA and 4-H. This home would also make a great rental investment property as there is a lack of available rentals in the area.

Deborah Pena, New Mexico Outdoor Properties

2.50 ACRES
1100 SQ FT
extraordinary home with tons of character and views of the Organ Mountains

Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico

This extraordinary 3 bedroom 2 bath, 1792 square foot home offers tons of character and panoramic views of the Organ Mountains. The home sits on a fully fenced 4.81-acre lot ready for horses. From every window in the home, you have views of area mountains. This spectacular home has been recently renovated with finishes such as floor to ceiling reclaimed barn wood accent walls in the living area and master bedroom. Reclaimed barn wood trim around the ceilings and floors. A one-of-a-kind kitchen offers custom designed reclaimed barn wood countertops, corrugated metal walls, unique and eye catching light fixtures and wood look tile flooring throughout the kitchen & living areas. Other finishes include Shiplap paneling, new carpeting and fresh paint inside & out. There is a metal barn with stalls and a tack room and storage area.

Cody Russell, Zia Vista Realty, LLC

4.81 ACRES
1792 SQ FT
Horse Property in Scenic New Mexico

Los Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico

Enjoy beautiful views of the Manzano mountains from this great 2 story 3 bedroom 2 and half bathroom house on two acres. Open kitchen, spacious living area with a pellet stove for those chill nights. Enjoy watching your horses run and play from the balcony off the master bedroom. Lots of room for roping arena. All inspections completed. New septic drain field has been installed

Kevin Garley, Keller Williams

2.00 ACRES
2500 SQ FT
205 VIEW Acres in SANTA FE, NM

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Fabulous opportunity to own 205 + VIEW acres only 25 minutes to downtown Santa Fe. Originally to be 41 five acre home sites and now available as a large Santa Fe ranch or estate. Utilities nearby and water available at buyers cost through Eldorado Utilities or drill your own well. This gorgeous property offered at $3780 an acre is one of the largest and best parcels in the area. Come See!

Carol Hawkins, Barker Realty, llc

205.00 ACRES
Beautiful home, adobe barn, guest quarters, 30x40 shop, RV port on two lots, 6AC

Edgewood, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Exquisite Mountain Ranch Estate. A horse property offering everything: Exceptionally maintained Northern NM house with great room, adobe barn with stalls and mother-in-law quarters above, 30'x40x workshop, 15'x45' RV storage, riding arena and pipe fenced on almost six acres (two lots). Located at the Western end of Edgewood in the protective trees in a nice neighborhood with good accessibility to the city as well as local amenities. Electric gate on driveway - additional gate at back for utility/RV entrance. Entranosa water system. Add up everything this property includes (separate lot approx. $45,000) and you'll find it's a relative bargain.

Rory Jensen, Crs, Keller Williams Realty

5.93 ACRES
2311 SQ FT
Barn & Indoor Arena Property with great mountain view building sites

Lamy, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

A great equestrian opportunity just minutes outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. This 12.5 acre view property with gentle topo features a 10 stall MD Barn with pipe rail paddocks. Included under the same roof is a tack room, utility/storage room with sink, tack/wash & vet bays, and hay storage. A metal building with 50x100 solid sided indoor arena provides four season riding and training with ventilation, lighting & mirrors. The two shed row barns add 8 more stalls & paddocks. Additional outbuildings on the property can be used for shop, storage or removed. Adjacent to the MD barn is abundant level area for an outdoor arena, round pen & trailer parking. The north side of the property gently slopes uphill providing multiple building sites with great solar exposure that capture mountain and sunset views. Current Santa Fe County SLDC RUR-R Zoning states permitted uses for personal and commercial stables and equine related facilities. You can ride trails off the property or trailer 5 minutes down the road to the 13k acre Galisteo Basin Preserve or 45 minutes to the Pecos National Wilderness. Shopping and dining options are just a few minutes away. Great equestrian property with very minimal deed restrictions ready to move your horses in today!

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

12.50 ACRES
Tularosa Water Rights Farm at Horseman's Park

Tularosa, Otero County, New Mexico

THIS RANCH HAS 291 + ACRES AS A PART OF IT FOR SALE FOR $ 1,891,500 ASSOCIATES WITH 1,450 ACRE FEET OF WATER RIGHTS (=5 ACRE FEET PER ACRE)! GROW ALFALFA, FARM VEGETABLES OR PINIONS HERE! The entire Horseman’s Park is the winning solution when training your next Millionaire! The developer of this renowned and upscale horse racing and training facility is selling all or part of what he has left, which includes his headquarter residence, guest house, office, barn, shops and equipment on 29.522 acres, a 1.5 acre lake, and 4-5 acre feet per acre of water rights depending on where on the farm, totaling over 2,060 acre feet of water rights per year(!). There are 5 wells on the farm of which one pumps 1,000 gpm, 345 acres are irrigated (including 5 subdivided 10-acre lots and 1-5 acre lot). Offered also is a modern horse barn with 17-12x12 stalls and a 1 bedroom apartment, hot walker, pipe fencing, 16-subdivided 2-acre mini farms, 4-5 acre pasture tracts, plus 5-subdivided 10 acre lots, for sale all or in part (see plat). Owners enjoy direct access to the fabulous Horseman's Park Training Center, and a HPOA membership is available for track privileges. The track is 3/4 mile with banked turns, safety rails, and a red sand surface. There are thousands of miles of trails for trail riders, panoramic views, well maintained, only 30 minutes from the horse racing town of Ruidoso, NM. On this facility the 2010 All American Futurity Winner “Mr. Piloto si 89 trained to win a $ 1,002,240 prize!

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

429.00 ACRES
2675 SQ FT
Casi Ciuelo Ranch

Quemado, Catron County, New Mexico

The lovely and peaceful Casi Cielo property comprises 43.25 acres bordered by the Gila/Apache National Forest and has many large Ponderosa Pines, juniper and pinion as well as grassy pasture land. The area abounds with wildlife and numerous record-class elk have been taken nearby.

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

43.25 ACRES
5000 SQ FT
Equestrian Home in Las Campanas' Ranch Estates

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

In the desirable Ranch Estates neighborhood, near the world-class equestrian center of Las Campanas, this property exudes superior quality in both design and construction. Among the distinctive spaces are a grand sala ideal for entertaining, a private master bedroom wing with his and her baths and a spacious secluded office, a two-suite guest wing accessible via a covered outdoor breezeway, and numerous inviting outdoor spaces. The construction is largely Pumice-Crete, and the house is served by two evaporative cooling systems and one ductless air conditioner. The property also includes a 1,292-square-foot two-stall barn with a wash rack and a tack room; the expansive neighboring trail system is easily accessed, and Bureau of Land Management acreage is adjacent.

Neil Lyon, Sotheby's International Realty

2.98 ACRES
5275 SQ FT

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