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
 
$1,495,000
7 Acre Equestrian Facility

Corrales, Sandoval County, New Mexico


Custom SW style home with a separate casita on seven irrigated acres! Turn-key and ready for accomplished horseman. This horse training facility, conveniently located NW of Albuquerque and 45 minutes south of Santa Fe, in Corrales, features 7 acres with fully equipped 11- stall barn with office and apartment, 10 runs with cover, 7-stall foaling barn/shop, 80 X 150 covered arena, 70 X 170 turnout or outdoor arena, round pen, separate irrigated pastures with run-ins, irrigated with the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District water. Main home features 2754 sf of well designed southwest living features: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage. Well designed for spacious living. Beautiful tile floors, high ceilings with vigas, kiva fireplace, windows that frame the mountains! Cook's kitchen, island, custom cabinetry, natural gas stove, microwave, dining, and unbelievable master bedroom suite. Fireplace, views, access to east portal. 2 bedroom, bath, & office w/separate courtyard entry. Excellent opportunity for investor to subdivide, if desired.

Robin Riegor , Coldwell Banker Legacy

7.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2756 SQ FT
 
$599,000
Horse property 30 minutes from Santa Fe

Pecos, San Miguel County, New Mexico


One of a kind country compound comprising of 26.76 +/- acres with main house, guest unit, large studio, barn, corral, chicken coop & carport. 18 Mirasol Lane, in Pecos, has much to offer buyers seeking a tranquil destination property 30 minutes from Santa Fe. Formerly owned by world-renowned artist Bruce Nauman the listing includes his former 1,875 +/- sqft. studio w/ 12’ high interior ceilings, 37’ bank of windows, propane heat & water. The home has 3 bedrooms, 1¾ baths, 6 skylights, 5 zones of radiant in-floor or circulating hot water heat, a country kitchen w/ Brazilian clastic limestone counters, upgraded appliances & inviting breakfast nook. The expansive living/dining room boasts flagstone fireplace, vaulted ceiling, carved beams, wooden floors & western sunset views. There are 490+/- sq. ft. of covered porches wrapping the western side of the home & flagstone patio entry on the east side.The 320+/- sq.ft. guest cabin has a bedroom, ¾ bath, living room, &cozy kitchen. The 650+/- sq.ft. barn offers a haven for horses with tack room, 2 stalls, outside corrals, & ample storage space. The acreage is fully fenced, includes designated trails for riding, is landscaped around the home w/ grass, perennial flowers, base coursed entry driveway, & exterior motion detectors. There are 2 septic systems, a 285' deep, 3 acre-foot well that produced 21 gallons per minute when drilled. This is a must see property for folks seeking the best of country living.

James Congdon , Santa Fe Properties

26.76 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4461 SQ FT
 
$925,000
Beautiful Horse Property With Gorgeous Mountain View

Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico


Horse lovers take notice! There is nothing cookie cutter about this two story home sitting on 31 acres MOL! This is the perfect home for entertaining! Sprawling upper floor flows so that you can be part of everything. Or, take it out back to watch the gorgeous sunsets over your mountain view! Separate downstairs is gives guests or kids their own space, complete with office, game room, and entry/atrium. Entire fenced property includes roping arena, horse stalls, and dog runs as well as a covered work space

Katie Cooper , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Enchanted Lands, Realtors

31.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$325,000
Horse Property with Ranch Style House

Belen, Valencia County, New Mexico


There is a 30x50 shop with R-30 walls, 2-12' doors and 36" walk in door. Also in shop is a 10x20 office/apartment with full bath, 50 gallon hot water heater and with small galley in shop going to office/apartment. Wood burning stove for heat. wired for 220v and 120v all plugs 4' high. Also there is a 20x30 two car detached garage and 8x10 storage next to it. There is a second shop 24x24 stucco and insulted, wired for 220v and 120v with 36" walk-in door and a 8' door.

Jess Franks

2.69 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2000 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
 
$599,000
In Town Horse Property in Taos, NM!

Taos, Taos County, New Mexico


Start Horsin' Around! If you have horses...or even if you don't...you will love this country property right in town! 4 Acres with big mountain views. 2325 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that features a great room concept with huge picture windows that capture the mountain views. Open chef's kitchen with copper range vent, lots of cabinets and counter space, planning desk and dining area. Living room stays cozy with the efficient gas fireplace. Extra large master bedroom with walk in closet, fireplace and master bath with jetted tub. Offering maximum privacy: at the other end of the house are the two additional bedrooms and guest bath. Spacious laundry room, attached heated garage and a wonderful separate work room/studio. Ample storage throughout. Mountain view back patio with raised garden beds (with drip system), gas hook up for your BBQ grill, a rock water fountain and pond and outdoor speakers. Cistern to collect rainwater. Trees! Enjoy the big NM skies sunrises and sunsets right here on Sunshine Road. Close to town!

Jarred Conley , New Mexico Real Estate Group

4.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
AUCTION
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Auction

Hillsboro, Sierra County, New Mexico


New Mexico Farm & Ranch Auction A Horseman’s Dream Near Hatch, NM Online Only | 3% Buyer’s Broker Co-Op Bidding Ends: Wednesday, April 3 122 Heritage Rd NE, Hillsboro, NM 88042 Previously Listed At: $1,800,000 Current List Price: $999,500 Starting Bid: $375,000 Open House: Saturday, March 23 & 30 • 9 AM-1 PM This beautiful New Mexico Farm & Rangeland is going to be sold through an online auction on April 3. The property sits on 383± acres in a secluded canyon between Lake Valley & Hillsboro. This property delivers everything one would expect from a New Mexico home: beautiful sunsets, remarkable desert views & expansive landscapes. Lose yourself in all the majesty & wonder of this southwestern ranch. Property Highlights: • 4,900± sq ft custom-built, Santa Fe-style adobe home • 383± acres with BLM bordering much of the property • 1,386± sq ft, 3 BR/1 BA guest farm house • Custom climate-controlled horse barn • Covered riding area w/ metal roof • 4,100± sq ft commercial metal building • Underground water rights • Elk, deer, antelope, some bear, mountain lions & coyotes www.NMFarmAuction.com | 800-485-8214 United Country | Revolution 575.652.3152 Melissa Y. Roybal, Broker Lic. #19771 Marketing in Conjunction with: United Strategic Client Services, LLC Terms: 3% Buyer’s Broker Co-Op. 5% Buyer’s Premium + NMGRT. See website for full terms & conditions. Franchise is independently owned & operated.

United Real Estate Group , United Real Estate Group

383.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
4900 SQ FT
 
$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

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