Rio Arriba County is in New Mexico. Whether you are a potential homeowner looking for a lot for sale or a builder or developer seeking land for sale for your next project, the perfect property for you may be found in the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico. The southwest state of New Mexico offers landscapes from dusky deserts, waves of white gypsum sands, forested wilderness to the snowcapped peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Steeped in Native American and Spanish Colonial history, New Mexico offers a diverse culture and many miles of protected historic lands. Follow the history of the Navajo and Pueblo people as you visit ancient sites. Natural wonders bind past and present. Tourists today explore the White Sands National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns, Pueblo ruins, Petroglyph National Monument and Capulin Volcano National Monument. Don’t forget the Billy the Kid Byway. Start at Riudoso, now a fast expanding town, and follow Billy’s trail. Step from past to present and find a strong military presence today, be it Holloman AF Base at Alamogordo or White Sands Missile Range at Las Cruces. The state is home to three Air Force Bases, the missile test range and an Army proving ground. The largest city in New Mexico is Albuquerque. It offers big city amenities including 19 museums, 100 art galleries, 14 golf courses, hot air balloon rides, hiking, biking, horseback trails, numerous restaurants, casinos and the dramatic views from the Sandia Peak Tramway. Albuquerque offers a large airport, public bus service and several hospitals. Albuquerque’s growth is to the northwest suburbs such as Rio Rancho and Bernalillo and Valencia County in towns such as Los Lunas and Belen. The mountain towns of Tijeras, Edgewood and Moriarity are slower growing but within an easy commute to Albuquerque. Starting in Belen and traveling through Albuquerque to Santa Fe, the state capital, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express makes commutes between the two population centers quicker and easier. Santa Fe has the indigenous and Spanish cultural history reflected in an architecture heavy in adobe, tile roofs, exposed beams and pueblo features. The center of activity revolves around the Plaza in the old town. Here you will find New Mexican arts & crafts, southwest clothing, turquoise jewelry, and many food choices. You also will find a strong art center as New Mexico has long attracted artists and writers such as Georgia O’Keefe and D.H. Lawrence. Opera, dance and theater are represented also. For the outdoorsman hiking, equestrian sports and skiing are available. The sciences are also present in nearby Los Alamos, home of the Los Alamos National Laboratory funded by the DOE. In Taos is Taos Pueblo, the longest continually occupied pueblo. Taos provides a nearby mountain experience with art galleries, hiking and skiing. All this suggests why Santa Fe often is listed as a top city for retirement.
New Mexico has air and train transportation and a statewide bus system serving many communities. It has seven post secondary institutions, and ten two year. If you are seeking property in New Mexico, you will find a wide variety of choices from desert property for sale, mountain lots for sale, foothill property for sale, riverfront lots for sale, vacant land for sale and a varied price range. Whatever your choice, come to New Mexico and be enchanted.
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