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
 
$770,000
Custom home with fabulous horse facilities

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


Horse lovers paradise, 12.5 acres fully fenced with electric gate entry. 30' x 200' building that has four horse stalls with large runs, large tack room, storage area, small indoor riding area with attached hay barn. Pass through the breeze way to a large insulated shop with 3 bay doors, hot room and office. Professionally built 280' x 180' pipe arena with roping chute, return alley, cattle pens and 70 foot attached round pen. Excellent footing with mature trees and covered seating area. Separate hay barn.

Anne Wilson

12.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2828 SQ FT
 
$375,000
Gentleman's Ranchette or Income Producer?

Tucumcari, Quay County, New Mexico


Not just a beautiful Home with Views, but also: Situated in the perfect location; easy highway access, close to town (within 1 mile) Restaurants, Fueling stations, Hospital, Dr's, Dentists, Credit Union & Banks... all nearby. Two Lakes within 30 minutes with great fishing, skiing, water fun & a golf course, or three. The 39.8 acres is fenced & cross fenced with an abundance of wildlife! Thirty-six acres of water rights via Arch Hurley, plus a great well producing approx 40 gallons pm, plus city water. Barn for horses or other types of livestock, free standing loafing shed & large Heated Shop/Studio The home is at the end of the road...very private. Area around the house (approx 1-2 acres is fenced as well, with 5 Producing Pecans trees, two apricot trees, a crab apple tree, Honeysuckle, wisteria, and lilacs... smell the sweetness!

Anise Golden Morper , Land Tycoons

39.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3760 SQ FT
 
$450,000
10 - Stall Horse Property With Comfortable 3 - bedroom Home in San Cristobal, NM

San Cristobal, Taos County, New Mexico


Comfortable 3 bedroom/2.5 bath main home + 1BR/1BA guest house on 2.9 acres about 20 miles north of Taos center in beautiful San Cristobal, with very close access to US National Forest.

Peter Lora , The Lora Company

2.95 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$329,000
Sweet 4.45 - acre Horse Property near Taos, NM

Questa, Taos County, New Mexico


Sweet 2-bedroom/1-bath real adobe main house and 1-bedroom.1-bath guest house on 4.45 acres. The 1,089-square foot main house is comfortable and cozy, with hot water baseboard heat, a wood stove, plank wood floors, beams with tongue & groove ceilings, loft, and covered porch on two sides. The 500-square foot guest house offers charming accommodations for guests, and would be a good rental property. Huge (30' x 60') workshop/studio is heated and plumbed for a bathroom & shower. Plenty of versatile space for the serious craftsman, artist, hobbyist. Two fully-fenced pastures with water rights, plus a barn, shed and outbuildings, make this property suitable for horses, other livestock and/or agriculture. On Town water, but with a well, too. Pastoral setting with mountain views, convenient to the Village of Questa, about 20 miles north of Taos. Near Cabresto Lake, for hiking, fishing and other outdoor recreation. Classic northern New Mexico homestead! Virtual tour at https://view.paradym.com/v/89-Cabresto-Road-Questa-NM-87556/4420548

Peter Lora , The Lora Company

4.45 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1089 SQ FT
 
$1,300,000
Magnificent Country Estate - Horse Property Pipe Fenced with Automatic Gate

Tijeras, Bernalillo County, New Mexico


Nestled on 6.13 lush acres filled with Ponderosa Pines, professionally landscaped with roses, lawns, and mature fruit trees. Pipe Fenced with Decorative Horse Head Automatic Gate entrance into the property on on paved driveways leading up to the "porte-cochere" Valet Portal at the front of the house, and driveways leading to the garages and Carport. Out Buildings include 4400 sq ft Barn, 8 to 10 stalls, room to store equipment, and a Workshop. 2500 sq ft, 10 Car Finished Garage with RV Hookups and a 1/2 Bath. Additional detached 3 Car Garage, 4 Car Attached Carport, and 1900 sq ft Guest House with Recreational Game Room. Beautiful Custom 4904 sq ft Main House with Covered Patios, Outdoor Kitchen and a Green House. Seller will consider all financing Options. TEXT 9354287 to 79564.

Judy Lucero , ReMax Elite

6.13 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
6869 SQ FT
 
$639,000
Grimaldi Ranch

Edgewood, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


REDUCED PRICE! Privacy, quiet, a courtyard shaded by large trees, and surrounded by large grazing parcels. Welcome to this fabulous Southwestern style home! 4,713 sf on 59 acres with 360° views. This home has abundant artistic touches throughout such as inset windows with Mexican tile, adobe walls, glass block accents, bancos, wood ceilings, custom vigas, beams, corbels and latillas. The sunroom has a wall of windows and opens to the back courtyard. There is also a library and spa room on the main level. Upstairs is a spacious family room and balcony which have views of the Sandia Mountains and South Mountains. The master suite with kiva fireplace has a balcony overlooking the valley. Inviting outdoor living spaces and flagstone courtyards surround this home. Nearby is a detached 3 car garage/workshop and an original barn/run in sheds. There is a 40 foot sea container as well for feed storage. This home is 35 minutes from Albuquerque, 55 minutes from Santa Fe, and 10 minutes from shopping. Endless possibilities! B&B? Horse boarding? Directions: Take Edgewood (New Mexico) Exit off Interstate 40 and go north on NM 344 for 7.3 miles. The house is on the east side of the road about 300 yards back. There is a large blue ”Ranch for Sale” sign by the gate. Lockbox is on front gate. Leave gate as you found it…opened or closed/locked. Cattle are present. Call the broker Rik Thompson at 505-350-3598 for details. I will be happy to show it.

Republic Ranches , Republic Ranches, LLC

59.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4713 SQ FT
 
$349,000
Four Stall Barn and Two Bedroom Home with Gorgeous Views near Taos, NM

El Prado, Taos County, New Mexico


This is a gorgeous three acre horse property, 20 minutes from town with a beautiful adobe home and state of the art custom Barnmaster horse barn. This property offers ultimate privacy, off the main road, and a house and barn with views to die for. And if you want to head to the ski valley, it's only 25 minutes.

Mary Emery , Century 21 Award

3.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1247 SQ FT
 
$285,000
DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH WITH COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL!

Belen, Valencia County, New Mexico


Centrally located just north of Belen, New Mexico on Hwy 314. Property has commercial potential with entrance on Hwy 314, and is approximately 2 miles to I 25. Lots of space for development of barn, corrals and arena.

Leslie Sower , LESLIE SOWER REALTY LLC

2.70 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2740 SQ FT
 
$949,000
New Mexico Horse property with 4850 SF, Renovated Luxurious Adobe Home

Corrales, Sandoval County, New Mexico


Bordered by large trees, 1.5 irrigated acres. Backs up to an equestrian and pedestrian trail. Beauty, serenity and opportunity to have horses. Come define this magic property.

ISIDOR (IZZY) GALLEGOS , Realty One of New Mexico

1.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4850 SQ FT
 
$599,900
Amazing Horse Property with Large Shop!

Los Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico


This tranquil large 3500sf, 4 Bedrooms, craft, office and Workout rooms. Beautifully updated single story ranch style home is on just over 2 acres. Surrounded by green and beautiful views! This home has been completely redone and has a great open floorplan a gorgeous bright kitchen with island, granite counters, stainless appliances, recessed and under cabinet lighting, open to dining room. 3 Updated bathrooms, Pitched metal roof and refrigerated air! Two large living areas, covered patio, hot tub on master patio, fruit trees, HUGE 40x40 SHOP, shed, 2 car garage + 2 carport + RV port. 4+ Stall Barn with Prefert stalls W/plenty of hay storage. Security system includes lights, alarm, wired for video. Great location on Sichler rd, Amazing property, unique opportunity at this price!

Desiree Easley , Coldwell Banker Legacy

2.12 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3500 SQ FT

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