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
 
$185,000
124 Cemetery Rd

Bluewater, Cibola County, New Mexico


Welcome home to your elegant spacious home. This home has three comfortably sized bedrooms and one very gigantic master bed room with a huge walk in closet. Imagine coming home to this 2400 sq foot of open living space where you can sit down and visit with guests in the spacious living room while the kids are being entertained in the entertainment room. Plenty of space in the kitchen to have the whole family participate. Moreover, enjoy the nice peaceful environment of the southwest on your back deck and overlook your 5 acre property. Your property includes a corral and a shed for your horses! Call today to set up an appointment. This property is priced to sell and will not last long. Call Geo Bia at 505-863-4363 or directly 505-879-0309

Geoffrey Bia , Coldwell Banker High Desert Realty

4.99 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2400 SQ FT
 
$309,000
Log sided home bordering 3 million acre Gila NF for endless beauty and riding

Mimbres, Grant County, New Mexico


Property borders the 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest and the weather here allows for year round riding. Abundant wildlife for your viewing pleasure.

Russ Whelan

2.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1616 SQ FT
 
$495,000
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
 
$450,000
Horse Property/ Home, Irrigation, Convenience

Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico


Awesome Horse Farm/Home for sale, with pipe fence all around the property and has 5 pipe fenced lots that are over 3/4 acre each, all able to be irrigated. Plus a side roll that covers 4.5 acres and a Valley circle sprinkler that covers 18 ac. more or less. Quaint home with its own charms, sunken living area and a nice homey, eat-in kitchen with all gas cook top and wall ovens. 2 bedroom, 2 full bath with a 2 car garage and an attached 2 car carport. Large covered patio area with porch swings. Metal building with Tack room, office and bathroom, 6 stalls that open to 6 outdoor stalls and all pipe pens and gates. Circle walking pen and area behind barn that is fenced. Nice 40'x80' insulated shop with 40'x80' hay shed attached. This is an awesome property that needs a new owner. Call your Realtor to set up an appointment.

Eldon Merrick , Buena Vista Realty

38.22 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1890 SQ FT
 
$499,900
Beautiful Pueblo, Territorial style home overlooking the Portales Valley

Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico


If your looking for a retreat with captivating views and the isolation of country living but the convenience of a few miles from town, then feast your eyes on this magnificent home with 60 acres of grass. Solid craftsmanship and design set this home apart from many others. Four bedrooms, 2 full, one 3/4, and a 1/2 bathroom. A beautiful kitchen with a huge bar area, dining room, 2 separate living areas with a large 2-sided fireplace between dining and living area. Living area has a beautiful Latilla ceiling in a hexagon pattern. Each bedroom has a covered porch and also a large covered porch on the North side that allows you to view the wonderful sunrises and sunsets in this area. This property has over 1740 sq. ft. of porches to enjoy!! It has a great view from an elevated position, overlooking the Portales Valley. Master bedroom has it's own fireplace and a large en suite with jetted tub and separate shower. Many, many features and designs that make this property a unique find in this area. Call Buena Vista Realty to set up a showing, appt. only! Call 575-607-6242

Eldon Merrick , Buena Vista Realty

59.70 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3843 SQ FT
 
$479,000
Gorgeous Home and horse facilities on 11+ acres in High Rolls, NM - Views

Alamogordo, Otero County, New Mexico


Exceptionally well cared for horse property at 6500 feet above sea level in highly desireable High Rolls on almost 12 acres. 4 bedroom, 2 bath home w/attached garage and excellent well. Borders National Forest. Open floor plan and 360 degree views of White Sands and mountains. Privacy and 40X80 barn with 15 foot overhangs and 8 rollups. Property is fenced with 3 pastures and arena.

Annie Daniels , Future Real Estate

11.70 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2576 SQ FT
 
$749,000
An outstanding horse property, ready for new owners to take the reins

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


This stylish and modern Southwest-style home is sited on a 10 acre parcel to maximize privacy and is flanked by mature trees. Generous windows capture natural light and endless views. Enjoy Santa Fe’s renowned weather, sunsets and night skies from the decks and the portal dining patio, while sitting beside the kiva fireplace. Experience the Santa Fe lifestyle in this spacious two-story home with sunken living room, formal dining room and well appointed kitchen with adjacent family/breakfast room for informal dining. The main level includes an office, artist studio or bedroom with separate entrance; also ideal for a home-based business. Horse facilities include a four-stall barn (1,650+ square feet) with power, water, lights, phone line, paddocks, extensive hay storage with sliders for easy unloading, large secure tack room and outdoor arena. Enjoy trail riding right off the property or trailer 10 minutes down the road to the 9,000 acre Galisteo Basin Preserve with 28 miles of riding trails. A three-bay carport has two extra secure rooms for storage and workshop. New stucco and warranted membrane roof were added in 2016. Groceries, dining, schools, hardware, gas and pub are just a five minute drive. Downtown Santa Fe is a quick fifteen minutes and both hospitals are within a 20 minute commute. For more information go to http://www.60vaquero.com/ Exclusively represented by Mead & Von Eschen Town & Country Team at Keller Williams Realty [505.983.5151].

David Mead , Town and Country Team at Keller Williams Realty

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3192 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
 
$999,500
Serene Horse Property in Tranquil Des Montes, Taos, New Mexico

Taos, Taos County, New Mexico


Situated on a peninsula in desirable Des Montes, this luxury home and its charming casita offer sweeping 360-degree views to Taos Mountain, Wheeler Peak, Truchas Peak, El Salto, and the western mesa. The property is perfect for anyone desiring a secluded location with stunning views, though horse owners, especially, will appreciate the appeal of almost four private acres with fenced pastures and a barn. And, the sunsets and sunrises are spectacular. For more information check out bit.ly/60vistalejos

Martin Molz , Engel & Volkers Taos Real Estate

3.89 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2886 SQ FT
 
$337,500
1.3 Acre horse property, 2 wells, irrigated pastures, Stalls, round pen, walker

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico


Public Remarks: 1.3 acre Urban Farm, perfect for the gardener or animal lover. Incredibly well-maintained house and yard. The little touches of this property will impress you. Updated windows, roof, HVAC, kitchen, and baths. Wood trim and doors, wood floors, wood beam ceilings, wainscoting, and pellet stove. Beautiful South facing sunroom featuring Pella windows with built in blinds. Master separate from guest bedrooms. 410A Mitsubishi Mr. Slim Mini split heating and refrigerated air system, controlled with handheld remotes, including 3 outside condensers and 7 units in the house. Each room has its own unit. Barnyard has features to accommodate your favorite animals, horses, cows, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, etc. Barnyard includes round pen; horse walker; large hay barn; 2 sheds; 4 partially covered runs; 2 covered, and 4 indoor stalls; and an aviary (which can easily be converted into animal stall). Covered porch and patio in front, garden shed, dog run to the front of the property, clothes line, and lots of fruit and shade trees, as well as garden areas. 2 irrigation wells, the house is connected to city water and sewer. Upgraded electric service and a separate 100 amp panel in the barn. Fenced and cross fenced. The master has a 3/4 bath and a large walk-in closet. Guest rooms are nice size, and pool room can be made into 4th bedroom if needed.

Danielle Powell , Realty One of New Mexico

1.30 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2165 SQ FT

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