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

Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico

68-acre Ranch for sale just North of Silver City, New Mexico Lucky V Ranch boasts panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and canyons. Ride your horse or hunt directly from the property onto thousands of acres of BLM, US National Forest, and State trust land public land! ​ THE HOME 2800 sq ft, 3-bedroom, 2-bath Pueblo style house with split-units AC in each room. Recently remodeled GOURMET kitchen, 2 Kiva fireplaces, a cozy screened-in front Patio and a Pavilion in the backyard with a cooking-fireplace. Excellent for entertaining! THE HORSE FACILITIES Two 3-stall horse barns with tack room, feed room and ample hay storage Newly constructed pipe-fence paddock ​​ EXTRAS Two newly constructed FULLY FURNISHED guest cabins, a fully equipped workshop, a generator house, ample firewood storage, a rustic cabin, and.... a newly constructed 400 sq ft building, currently being used as a commercial kitchen....but would be also be perfect as a yoga or art studio. There is also a small vegetable garden close to the main house with its own rainwater collection system. ​ The almost 69 acres are divided into 4 mostly flat grazing pastures with an equipment barn in one of them. A small facility to handle cattle is close to the paddock. No electric bills! This Gentleman’s Ranch is completely off the grid and self-contained. Recently updated photovoltaic system and new backup generator allows you to live your normal lifestyle with all the modern amenities. Plenty of power for whatever you desire. Propane fuels your heat, water heater and stove. Also, many good WiFi options available so you are always connected to the outside world as you desire. ​ Private well /1200 ft deep. 3-horse submersible pump. Pumps approx 4-5 gallons a minute. Water is very good, no bacteria (we had it tested because we had a commercial kitchen on the property). We use the well not only for domestic, lawn and yard, but for our livestock as well. Water rights convey to the new owner ​ The location of this ranch allows you to be as private as you like but still be a short 25-minute drive to Silver City, New Mexico. Become enveloped by the serene silence of the Mountains. watch the dramatic New Mexican sunsets or the spectacular cloud formations of the monsoon season from the covered deck of the guesthouse or the cookhouse, all while sipping your favorite beverage. ​ This spectacular property is now offered at US$ 699,,000 Qualified buyers may schedule showings with 24 hours notice.

Wout Vantellingen

68.00 ACRES
2800 SQ FT
Beautiful Horse Property, in the enchanting Deer Canyon Preserve With Mtn. Views

Mountainair, Torrance County, New Mexico

Don't miss your opportunity to call the Gorgeous Mountainair property home!! This Gem is nestled in the beautiful Deer Canyon Preserve Community, situated on a 20 acre lot and surrounded by an additional 80 acres of open space. This property offers quiet living, surrounded by nature and 360 degree beautiful views. This super efficient, custom built home has icf construction and electric thermal storage(ets) radiant heating. The country style kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite counters, breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances. The living area is accented with a natural wood slat ceiling, and large windows. To top it off, enjoy the miles of hiking and riding trails throughout the preserve, while enjoying the beautiful NM weather. Schedule you showing today, it won't last long

Christopher Cavnar , Kellers Williams Realty

20.35 ACRES
1984 SQ FT
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
2828 SQ FT
28 Acre farm with living quarters large hay barns, commercial scale

Belen, Valencia County, New Mexico

28 acre valley farm in Alfalfa. Includes several hay barns, concrete lined irrigation ditches and waters from the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy. Fenced and off main paved highway. Also has commercial scale.

Eric Eichwald , Exit Altura Realty

28.00 ACRES
2457 SQ FT
Historic La Ventana ~ Cuba NEW MEXICO

Cuba, Sandoval County, New Mexico

Historic La Ventana 158.7845 +/- Acres with Stunning Views of the Magnificent Southwest Opportunity to Own Piece of History Dating back to the 1800's Features Wide-open Views, Including Views of Cabazon A River Runs Through it - the Rio Puerco Borders Federal Lands Near mile marker 50 on US 550 Approximately 60 Minutes to Albuquerque Note: Sale "As is, Where Is"

Roderick Smith , West Wood Realty, LTD

158.79 ACRES
Riverfront Paradise, home, working hay farm, perfect horse / cattle property

Aztec, San Juan County, New Mexico

) Automated entry gate with dedicated telephone line. 2) 200 V 3 phase power w/meter @ entryway/ditch area to facilitate electrification of field irrigation system. 3) Pop-up sprinkler system on house ‘upper’ yard. 4) Twist-in sprinklers ‘park type’ on house ‘lower’ yard. 5) Twist-in sprinklers ‘park type’ on yard and barn. 6) Electrified sprinkler pumps for all of the above. 7) 6” pressurized water line from head gate to south property line for side roll sprinklers. 8) Gravity flow irrigation available through 8“ gated pipe. 9) First head gate on Aztec Ditch. 10) 30 amp electric & water RV hookup in trees behind house. 11) 30 amp electric, water and sewer RV hookup at barn. 12) 40’ x 60’ shop/barn, insulated, heated (waste oil heater) with bathroom and tack room. Insulated overhead door with operator.

Carole Wiggins , Coldwell Banker Cornerstone Realty

18.42 ACRES
3669 SQ FT
Fabulous IR y Venir Guest Ranch

Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico

Spectacular Hacienda style home located in the heart of the high desert. Known as the IR y Venir Guest Ranch, this wonderful home sports 5 bedrooms and 5 baths in the main house alone, 14 rooms in all, add to that the addition of two more fully functional dwellings making this a prime candidate for a B & B. Built in the 1940's this home has all the entertainment features including an outdoor pool for the sophisticated socialite. This home has all the needed accompaniment feature to cook and dine large parties, kitchen includes a functional wood stove, formal dining room, large living room with exposed beams and a fireplace. Surrounded by the Pacific Ranch Cattle Company there aren't any distractions from activity of neighbors, which are mostly cows. The vistas are as unusual and spectacular as anyone could want. So whether you want a home thats historic, true southwestern, or you would like to try your hand at whats been a great business in the past as a B & B, here's the palette.

Billy Donnel , RE/MAX Silver Advantage

4.80 ACRES
5614 SQ FT
Gila National Forest Masterpiece

Mimbres, Grant County, New Mexico

This Spectacular Property is a Once In a Lifetime Opportunity. This home is completely steel frame, built to stand the rigors of the Southwest or even earthquakes if we had them. Drive up to a 3 car over sized garage with stained concrete floors. Take a look at the custom Saloon where you'll have that evening beverage. Come back out and on into the guest suite with full kitchen and living area. Then into a magnificent main home with custom detail everywhere, from the kitchen living room combo with fireplace. Then into the formal dining room/family room. The master suite is to die for, with on/suite master bath with tub and custom shower as well as walk in closet. Two more bedrooms accompany this part of the house. Outside is a 50' x 100' shop for all your goodies, as well as 2500 sq ft carpenter shop. Lets talk about the property, how about US Forest Borders to 2 sides of the lots being conveyed, out the back and into millions of acres of riding and hiking. Don't miss this property!!! Please check out other listings at www.billydonnelrealestate.com.

Billy Donnel , RE/MAX Silver Advantage

40.00 ACRES
5246 SQ FT
Incredible Property with Gorgeous Views!

Ramah, Cibola County, New Mexico

Incredible southwest style home with beautiful details! This 3400sf, 3 bd, 2ba home on 80 acres features fantastic details, including the beautiful fireplace, wall niches in every room, custom cabinets, stove nook, vertical pantry, and stainless steel appliances. The main floor of the home has incredible views from every room! There is a formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, living room, 'keeping' room, and mud room, in addition to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The sunroom is perfect for growing plants year round. The basement features a wet bar and media room. The 2 car garage is big enough for 2 FULL SIZE vehicles and comes with the tool storage shown in the pictures. Outside, the home is landscaped and completely fenced, with a front & back patio, for enjoying the beautiful New Mexico weather, and those amazing sunrises/sunsets! Located right off a paved road, behind 2 electric gates and gravel driveway. The historic lookout tower doubles as a studio & viewing platform.

Heather Porter , Re/Max Elegance

80.00 ACRES
3600 SQ FT
Gorgeous Home with Views of El Morro National Monument

Ramah, Cibola County, New Mexico

Stunning and incredibly unique, this home on approx. 40 acres features 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a completely updated kitchen, and a freshly remodeled bathroom. There is an amazing 8-sided sunroom with views, charm, and character; perfect for entertaining, or creating a serene environment. The master bath, located just off of the sunroom adds to the charm, with a soaking tub, antique vanity, and uniquely situated shower. The home is constructed partially of post & beam, and straw bale, making this part of the home heavily insulated and great for reducing energy costs. The exterior of the property continues to add to this amazing setting, with views of the 'Gates of El Morro', the bluffs, and surrounded by nature. There is also an outbuilding that could be used as a guest house, studio, or anything your heart desires! With private, gated access from a paved road, this property is easy to get to, but allows for all the privacy you want and need!

Heather Porter , Re/Max Elegance

40.00 ACRES
3100 SQ FT

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