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
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
1655 SQ FT
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
3760 SQ FT
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
4902 SQ FT
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
Beautiful custom, energy efficient equestrian mountain valley property.

Mora, Mora County, New Mexico

Secluded custom built, energy efficient, Northern New Mexico equestrian property on 22.85 acres of mature Ponderosa and Piñon pine forest, including ~16 acres of pasture. Private 3 acre ft well, for household and livestock. Easy access to over 500 miles of mountain trails for riding or hiking; with hunting, fishing (lake and river), and skiing, throughout the region. Spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and associated Kit Carson National Forest and wilderness areas. Easy, year round access from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and local towns over Interstate and State Highways, and a paved County Road.

John Johnston , BHHS Taos Real Estate

22.85 ACRES
2789 SQ FT
Live - in Suite

Alto, Lincoln County, New Mexico

Beautiful, low maintenance home on 7.9 acres has everything needed to enjoy upscale, country living.

Mary Weaver , Weaver Real Estate

7.90 ACRES
3601 SQ FT
Central NM Cattle Ranch For Sale House Horse Property

Edgewood, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Central New Mexico Cattle Ranch For Sale. Southern Santa Fe County working Ranch with 3800 SF Ranch House make this premier Horse Property/Cattle Ranch a rare find. Easy access and close to paved road, less than 1 hr. to Santa Fe or Albuquerque Sunport. Southwest Style home has 360 degree views of South Mtn, Sandias, & Estancia Valley. Barns, Stalls, Corrals, and lighted arena are ready for the serious horseman. Feedlot, squeeze chutes, calf table and scales are set up for the cattle operation. Six water wells, miles of waterlines and cross fencing make this scenic ranch in Central New Mexico a Southwest Classic. Multiple barns, outbuildings, & greenhouse make a complete setup for the Country Lifestyle, yet a short commute to the city, schools, and shopping. Successful Grass-fed beef business is over  20 years old & available by negotiation. Tractors, trailers, and equipment too numerous to mention  also available by negotiation. 13 platted tracts total 825.8 deeded acres w/160 lease acres. Owners wish to retire and might consider lease or lease-back options. Buy part now & Option the rest. Grazing Tracts have tax exemptions. Bring all offers.  Call Tim Oden United Country Farm & Home Realty at 505-401-2966 for more details.

Myra Oden , United Country Farm & Home Realty

825.80 ACRES
3780 SQ FT
Adobe Home in the North Valley of Albuquerque

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Extraordinary country residence on a private north valley lane, minutes from the city. This classic style home offers vigas, kiva fps, brick and Saltillo flooring. Plus modern amenities including refrigerated air and a kitchen made for a chef. Situated on 1.25 acres there are vast stretches of grass, cherry trees, an animal lean to, and a 80 foot sculpture wall by artist Rocky Norton. The well designed kitchen offers custom cabinets, a Wolf gas range, sub zero refrigerator and large island. The master suite is completed by an attached sitting area and exercise room. The floor plan is great for multi-generational living. Awesome large family room and home office which can easily be a 4th bedroom. Multipurpose RV garage doubles as a studio, workshop or additional auto storage.

Carol Sauder , Coldwell Banker Legacy

1.25 ACRES
3523 SQ FT


New Mexico Horse Property With AMAZING Riding Opportunities!

Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico

One-of-a-kind custom designed and built home and horse property on 7.82 acres with DIRECT ACCESS to the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument that provides thousands of acres of riding opportunities! This property is available for showings by appointment only. Many more photos are at our website: http://tjdenning.fastwave.biz/4650BaylorCanyonMain.htm

Jodi Denning

7.82 ACRES
2763 SQ FT
Manzano Mountain Masterpiece

Estancia, Torrance County, New Mexico

One of the nicest horse properties you'll ever see, 20 acres, gorgeous views, super well-maintained, 3 residences plus 35x60 steel BarnMaster w/5 stalls opening to newly horse-fenced 4ac pasture. End of road privacy, main house built '04, in-ground lap pool, hot tub, gorgeous landscaping, huge fenced garden, cross fenced, 2BR log guest house(908sqft), additional Rock house(1318sqft) can be studio, shop, retreat, whatever you can think up, includes kitchen & 3/4 bath, main residence(2495sqft) designed for elegant, comfortable life style, indoors and out. Please view extensive photos/video tour for full effect, you won't be disappointed...lots of riding opportunities right out the gate, Cibola Natl Forest included. Come see this heavenly retreat in the Manzano Mountains...

John McFerrin , Realty One of NM

20.00 ACRES
4722 SQ FT

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