Land for Sale in New Mexico
Find Farms, Ranches, Acreage, and Country Homes for Sale
Internal data from Lands of America shows $807 million in land and rural property for sale in the Land of Enchantment. This represents a combined 1,117,882 acres of land for sale in the state (accounting for roughly one percent of the state's land). The most expensive piece of land listed for sale on Lands of America recently was $35 million, though the median price for land for sale in New Mexico came in at $342,826. The average price of land, ranches and rural property in New Mexico was $839,363. The Bureau of Land Management oversees most outdoor recreation on over 13 million acres of New Mexico land. Popular activities include hunting, fishing, horseback riding and OHVing (indeed, an all-terrain vehicle is a necessity in many areas given the tough, rugged terrain). New Mexico is the fifth-biggest state in the United States, covering an area of 121,598 square miles (78 million acres). Of this area, 121,298 square miles (100 percent) is land, while the remaining 292 square miles is made up of water. Over half the land in New Mexico is public land such as state parks, forestland or state and other federally protected land. Farms were the most common type of land for sale in New Mexico. According to Census Bureau information, the agricultural sector contributed $2 billion to the New Mexico economy, or two percent of overall state GDP (placing it 35th among all U.S. states for the size of its farm economy). Of the 33 counties in the state, Rio Arriba County had the most land and acreage for sale, while Catron County was trending recently as the county with the most land sales recorded through the Lands of America Comparable Sales program.