Buyers who are searching for New Mexico ranches and land for sale will find a wide variety of choices. New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, has a diversity of landscapes with mountains as high as 14,000 feet, high deserts, low sandy deserts, and large areas of forested wilderness in the north and northwest.
New Mexico remains a sparsely populated state with the majority of the population living along the Rio Grande corridor -- the location of the cities of Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces.
Many rural areas of New Mexico are primarily agricultural. New Mexico ranches for sale can be found throughout the state, primarily cattle and sheep ranches. The geography of New Mexico makes for an abundance of prairie land suitable for cattle ranching, horse ranches and horse property, and farming. Ranches in New Mexico also support other types of livestock such as llamas and alpacas.
New Mexico farms for sale are concentrated in the fertile farm-belts, the Rio Grande Valley which cuts through the center of the state, and the Pecos Valley. The state’s farm income comes from livestock products, especially sheep, and from agricultural crops including cotton pecans, sorghum, corn, peanuts, beans, onions, chilies, and lettuce.
The moderate and semi-arid climate attracts buyers seeking rural real estate in New Mexico. Wildlife is plentiful in New Mexico including elk, bear, deer and much more.
Horse property in New Mexico can be found in abundance. The state is filled with horse farms and horse ranches for all types of breeds. New Mexico horse properties range from small ranchettes of just a few acres to large horse ranches of 1000 acres or more.
New Mexico is home to two National Parks. White Sands National Monument located west of Alamogordo is a rippling ocean of white sand, the result of thousands of years westerly winds depositing gypsum powder. Carlsbad Caverns is a vast underground network of chambers with extraordinary rock formations of varied colors.
New Mexico has a rich cultural heritage that includes Indian pueblos and adobe towns, Aztec ruins, and traces of the Sandia people whose existence dates back to 25,000 B.C. Since 1945, New Mexico has been a leader in energy research and development. Scientific laboratories in Los Alamos conduct extensive research in nuclear, solar, and geothermal areas . Roswell, New Mexico has tales of UFO visitations that go back to the 1940’s. Minerals are the state’s richest natural resource, with oil, gas, copper, gold, silver, zinc, lead, uranium, potassium salts, and molybdenum contributing heavily to the state’s income.
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