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Southwest Region, NM
LandWatch has thousands of rural property, ranches and hunting land for sale in New Mexico's Southwest region, including farms, ranches, land for homesites, land auctions and more. Based on recent LandWatch data, the Southwest region of New Mexico ranks third in the state for its combined amount of land currently for sale. Recent internal data records $688 million of land and rural property for sale in Southwest region, an increase over last month in terms of overall dollar value. These land listings comprise some 166,536 acres of rural land and property for sale. The average price of land and ranches for sale here is $201,377, a 3 percent reduction compared to figures last month.

Southwest New Mexico encompasses the southwestern corner of the state and borders Arizona to the west and Mexico and a small portion of Texas to the south. The largest city in the region is Las Cruces, and other important cities include Deming, Socorro, Lordsburg, Silver City, Truth or Consequences, Reserve and Rodeo. The region is home to the Karl, G. Jansky Very Large Array, an important radio astronomy observatory, and White Sands Missile Range containing the Trinity Site, where the first nuclear weapon was detonated. The region's primary industries are mining cooper, nickel, lead and zinc, agricultural production and food processing. Higher education institutions in the region include Western New Mexico University, New Mexico State University, New Mexico Junior College, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and Dona Ana Community College.

Protected areas in the region include White Sands National Monument, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and Gila Wilderness. Some other attractions include the Organ Mountains, Elephant Butte Lake, Branigan Cultural Center, Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, which documents life in Deming, Las Cruces Museum of Art, featuring contemporary art, El Camino Real Historic Trail Site, Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, Basin Range Volcanics Geolapidary Museum, with rare and bizarre formations, the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, a 47-acre interactive museum that explores the 3, 000-year history of farming and ranching in the state, Las Cruces Railroad Museum, Geronimo Springs Museum, featuring mammoth and mastodon skulls as well as cultural exhibits and artifacts, War Eagles Air Museum, displaying historic aircraft of World War II and the Korean War, and a racetrack and casino.

Dona Ana County is located in the southeastern corner of New Mexico's Southwest region, and borders Mexico to the south and Texas to the southeast. It is the second most populated county in the state. Las Cruces is the largest city and the county seat, and is the second most populated city in New Mexico. Sunland Park is the other city in the county, and there are more than 20 other towns, census-designated places and one village. The county contains several prominent geographical features, most notably the Mesilla Valley and the Organ Mountains. Other mountain ranges in the county include Robledo Mountains, Dona Ana Mountains, Sierra de las Uvas, San Andres Mountains, East Portrillo Mountains and West Potrillo Mountains, in addition to two small isolated mountains, Tortugas Mountain and Picacho Peak. It also contains Aden Malpais, a large lava field and Kilbourne Hole, one of the world's largest maar volcanoes. Protected areas in Dona Ana County include part of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail, Prehistoric Trackways National Monument, San Andres National Wildlife Refuge, part of White Sands National Monument and Sunland Racetrack and Casino. Las Cruces is a hub of the county, and is a center with a thriving economy based on agriculture, technology and education, with New Mexico State University's campus there. Dona Ana Community College is also located in the county. The city has a great crossroads of Hispanic, Indian and American cultures, and features many attractions, such as art galleries, museums, performing arts venues, theaters and annual festivals, as well as the outdoor recreation in some of New Mexico's most diverse landscapes.

Grant County is located in the western part of New Mexico's Southwest region, and borders Arizona to the west. The Town of Silver City is the largest community and the county seat, and Bayard is the only city. There is one other town, one village and less than 30 other census-designated places and unincorporated communities. Mining is a primary industry in Grant County, with one of the largest open-pit copper mines in the world, and there are several other mines and mining plants. The agricultural sector is also an important part of the economy, which includes farm employment and in forestry, fisheries and related activities. Tourism is another important industry, accounting for a large number of retail trade, accommodation and food service jobs. Western New Mexico University is located in the county, in Silver City. There are several protected areas providing outdoor recreation, including Gila National Forest, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, exhibiting the homes and lives of the Mogollon Indian culture who lives there from 1280 through the early 1300s, Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway, Catwalk National Recreation Area and the Gila Wilderness. Some other attractions in the county include For Bayard, which played an important role in protected settlers and miners in the Los Pinos and Silver City mining districts and the Museum of Silver City. There are also several annual events which attract visitors as well, such as Silver City Blues Festival, Pickamania, a celebration of American music, the Silver City Clay Festival and the Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo.

Luna County is located in the southern part of New Mexico's Southwest region, and borders Mexico to the south. Deming is the only city and the county seat, and there is one village and there are less than 10 census-designated communities. Much of the county is flat lowland, either grassland or desert scrub, and there are three mountain ranges, which include Cooke's Range in the north, the Florida Mountains near the center of the county and Tres Hermanas Mountains in the south. Farm employment including forestry, fishing and related activities employs the most people in the Luna County. Manufacturing is also high with several industrial parks in Deming and Columbus providing space for manufacturing firms. Retail trade of goods to Mexico is also an important industry. There are several protected areas in the county where visitors can enjoy outdoor recreation. Most notable are City of Rocks State Park, with incredible volcanic rock formations, Basin Range Volcanics Geolapidary Museum, Rockhound State Park, where agates and quartz crystals are commonly found while hiking, and Pancho Villa State Park, which includes historical exhibits related to the War of 1812. Some other highlights of the county include Cave Creek, an excellent place for bird watching, especially hummingbirds, Chiricahua Desert Museum, displaying more than 60 species of wildlife, including the rarest and most endangered species native to the Chihuahuan Desert, Faywood Hot Springs, Fort Cummings, Historic Downtown Deming, Custom House, believed to be the first customs office in the county, Mimbres Museum, which houses exhibits relating to the everyday lives of citizens of Deming and the Mimbres Valley, Old Luna County Courthouse and Southwestern New Mexico State Fair, and which takes place in Luna County in the fall.

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