Where to Find Land for Sale in New Mexico Cheap in 2021

Where to Find Land for Sale in New Mexico Cheap in 2021

In this video, Felicia talks about where to find the cheapest land in New Mexico. If you’re looking for the cheapest land for sale in New Mexico – we’ve made it easy for you! Check out the list here.

From the video:

Are you looking for cheap New Mexico land for sale? I am too, a lot of our customers love land in the southwest, especially for retiring and hobby farms.

My name is Felicia I’m a land investor and a partner at Compass Land USA. We’ve bought and sold hundreds of properties across the US and in New Mexico.

Today I’m going to share with you some of the cheapest places to buy land in New Mexico, at the County level.

Something I want you to keep in mind before starting this process is you do get what you pay for. Sure you can find land in New Mexico for less than a grand, less than 2 grand. But it might not be the size you want, it probably doesn’t have any utilities, and it might be lacking other qualities you’re looking for.

Having said that, we’re looking strictly for the cheapest New Mexico vacant land available. Another thing to be aware of is many Counties will have zoning restrictions on what you can use the property for. You want to check that out before buying.

We have a New Mexico land buying checklist that you can get a free copy of, and that will show you how to check that.

So how did we determine this? Data. So we went and parsed through several of the most dominant land listing websites including LandWatch, Lands of America, and Zillow. We took the most recent price per acre and listing data they had available and collected it here for easy pickings for you.

For acreage size, we chose to use 1 acre, 2 acres, and 5 acres as examples. We had to choose a way to normalize across the websites and data provided. So we examined 1, 2, and 5 acre plots. These also seem to be the most popular size requests from our customers (people who buy land from us) and I figured it would be the most helpful for you here.

Let’s jump right into it. Let’s go over the 1 acre results first, for the top 5 cheapest Counties. So the cheapest place to get 1 acre of land in New Mexico turned out to be …

Luna County NM

  • Located in the southwest of NM, along the Mexico border
  • About 37 miles west of Las Cruces
  • Total square miles: 2,965
  • Nearby parks: San Andres National Wildlife Refuge, White Sands National Park, Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
  • Lowest price per 1 acre:  $600

Torrance County NM

  • Torrance County is located in the center of the state of New Mexico
  • About 40 miles east of Albuquerque
  • Total square miles: 3,345
  • Nearby parks: Manzano Mountains State Park, Cibola National Forest, Fourth of July Campground
  • Lowest price per 1 acre:  $1,049

Socorro County NM

  • Located in central NM
  • About 57 miles south of Albuquerque
  • Total square miles: 6,646
  • Nearby parks: Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Manzano Mountains State Park, Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
  • Lowest price per 1 acre:  $1,300

Valencia County NM

  • Located in the center of NM, south of Albuquerque
  • About 15 miles south of Albuquerque
  • Total square miles: 1,066
  • Nearby parks: Manzano Mountains State Park, Cibola National Forest, Petroglyph National Monument
  • Lowest price per 1 acre:  $1,495

Sandoval County NM

  • Located in the central part of NM
  • Contains Bernalilo, is less than 10 miles north of Albuquerque
  • Total square miles: 3,710
  • Nearby parks: Fenton Lake State Park, Jemez Falls Campgrounds, Santa Fe National Forest
  • Lowest price per 1 acre:  $2,500

So those are the top 5 cheapest counties in New Mexico to buy 1 acre of land. That’s a great-sized plot for camping, RV, or your new cabin or home. All for less than $3 grand.

Now let’s check out the 2 acre results. The cheapest place to get 2 acres of land in New Mexico turned out to be …

Luna County NM

  • Located in the southwest of NM, along the Mexico border
  • About 37 miles west of Las Cruces
  • Total square miles: 2,965
  • Nearby parks: San Andres National Wildlife Refuge, White Sands National Park, Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
  • Lowest price per 2 acres:  $1,200

Socorro County NM

  • Located in central NM
  • About 57 miles south of Albuquerque
  • Total square miles: 6,646
  • Nearby parks: Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Manzano Mountains State Park, Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
  • Lowest price per 2 acres:  $2,500

Bernalillo County NM

  • Located in the central NM
  • Around surrounding Albuquerque
  • Total square miles: 1,161
  • Nearby parks: Cibola National Forest, Roosevelt Park, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
  • Lowest price per 2 acres:  $2,500

Torrance County NM

  • Torrance County is located in the center of the state of New Mexico
  • About 40 miles east of Albuquerque
  • Total square miles: 3,345
  • Nearby parks: Manzano Mountains State Park, Cibola National Forest, Fourth of July Campground
  • Lowest price per 2 acres:  $3,000

Cibola County NM

  • Located in the western part of NM, along the AZ border
  • About 25 miles west of Albuquerque
  • Total square miles: 4,539
  • Nearby parks: El Malpais National Monument, Sandstone Bluffs, Bluewater State Park
  • Lowest price per 2 acres:  $3,800

So we see a couple of the same counties for the cheapest plot of 2 acres in New Mexico. Torrance, Luna, and Socorro all showed up again.

So let’s take a look at 5 acre plots, and see if the pattern holds. The cheapest place to get 5 acres of land in New Mexico turned out to be …

Luna County NM

  • Located in the southwest of NM, along the Mexico border
  • About 37 miles west of Las Cruces
  • Total square miles: 2,965
  • Nearby parks: San Andres National Wildlife Refuge, White Sands National Park, Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
  • Lowest price per 5 acres:  $4,000

Valencia County NM

  • Located in the center of NM, south of Albuquerque
  • About 15 miles south of Albuquerque
  • Total square miles: 1,066
  • Nearby parks: Manzano Mountains State Park, Cibola National Forest, Petroglyph National Monument
  • Lowest price per 5 acres:  $4,499

San Miguel County NM

  • Located in the eastern part of NM
  • Only 17 miles east of Santa Fe and about 52 miles east of Albuquerque
  • Total square miles: 4,721
  • Nearby parks: Villanueva State Park, Storrie Lake State Park, Santa Fe National Forest
  • Lowest price per 5 acres:  $4,499

Socorro County NM

  • Located in central NM
  • About 57 miles south of Albuquerque
  • Total square miles: 6,646
  • Nearby parks: Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Manzano Mountains State Park, Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
  • Lowest price per 5 acres:  $6,000

McKinley County NM

  • Located in the northwestern part of NM
  • Contains Gallup, about 75 miles northwest of Albuquerque
  • Total square miles: 5,450
  • Nearby parks: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Red Rock Park, Bluewater State Park
  • Lowest price per 5 acres:  $7,000

So there you have it, the cheapest places to buy land in New Mexico, for 1 acre, 2 acre, and 5 acre plots.

Some great news for you here is that at Compass Land USA, we do a lot of work in New Mexico, particularly in Torrance County. So make sure you check out our website compasslandusa.com for all our current New Mexico listings.

And if you’re interested in doing your own deep dive or research, you can check out those websites I mentioned earlier, I’ve included all the links throughout this post.

I hope you found this video helpful!

Please don’t forget to leave a comment, let me know if this was useful for you, leave a question – I’ll reply with your answer. And make sure you subscribe to our channel. We do lots of informative land buying videos like this as well as pretty cool custom property tour videos. 

Thank you so much for watching, and I’ll talk to you soon. 🙂 

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