Aztec, NM

The recorded history of Aztec does not start until the summer of 1776. The arrival of Father Francisco Atanosio Dominquez and Father Francisco Velaz de Escalante, two friars who were seeking a shorter trail route from Santa Fe to the missions in California. On route to find a suitable trail, the two friars and several explorers passed through the San Juan Basin. Don Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco, a mapmaker and surveyor, was a member of the exploring party. It is from his maps that many of the names of the rivers and the valleys were documented and are still in use today. Such names as Rio Florida (River of Flowers), Rio de Las Piedras (River of the Stones), Rio de Los Pinos (River of the Pines), and Rio de San Juan (River of St. John). Despite their efforts, Father Dominquez and Father Escalante never did find a suitable trail to the missions of California. However, their efforts did provide a route for all other explorers and early settlers into the San Juan Basin region. 

Aztec was established in the late 1800’s. In its infancy, it was only a trading post in Taos County in the 1880’s. It was not until 1887 that Aztec became an established community. San Juan County was formed by cutting the west portion of Rio Arriba off. By 1890, the Aztec Town Company was formed and was in need to divide 40 acres of land for laying out a town. Aztec was born. Unlike the rest of the Wild West, the earlier Anglo-settlers of Aztec were of agriculture and horticultural backgrounds.


The name of Aztec can be attributed to the misguided notion of Escalante’s visit to the San Juan Basin and finding large ruins, now known as Aztec National Monument, that were thought to have been built by the Aztec Indians. However, we know today that the Anasazi were responsible for the construction of the ruins. Yet with an early Mexican population settlement, the name remained with the city.


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Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 81
Average Price: $243,216
Highest Price: $895,000
Lowest Price: $64,000

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Listings in Aztec, NM

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81 Properties Found. Page 1 of 7

Relax By The Pond, In Your Private Picnic Area,...

$895,000 Active 16941 Us 550, Aztec, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 7.34 Acres
  • 3,067 ft²

Residential

Relax By The Pond, In Your Private Picnic Area, Or Next To A Cozy Fireplace, & Watch The River Flow By. Beautiful Rustic 3br, 2ba Home On 7.34 Manicured Acres, W/approx. 830' Of River Frontage. Cathedral Ceilings, Large Windows Lend To Natural Lighting & Go...

MLS® #17-1183
Julie Blair Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Golden Door

1000' Feet Of Secluded River Frontage! Gorgeou...

$849,000 Active 36 Road 2380, Aztec, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 16.48 Acres
  • 2,068 ft²

Residential

1000' Feet Of Secluded River Frontage! Gorgeous Property Nestled Back On The Animas River. Views Of The Bluffs, River And Abundant Wildlife. Incredibly Well Built Custom Home (gingerich Construction) With A Comfortable Floorplan, Vaulted Ceilings, 2 Gas ...

MLS® #17-2211
Ben Lyons American Dream Realty

Beautiful 26 Acre Farm With River Frontage. Pas...

$750,000 Active 635 Road 2900, Aztec, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 25.94 Acres
  • 2,189 ft²

Residential

Beautiful 26 Acre Farm With River Frontage. Pastures Are Fenced With Gated Pipe For Irrigation. Seller Will Leave Several Pieces Of Farm Equipment And Some Livestock Making This A True Turn Key Farm. The 30x40 Shop Holds All The Equipment And Even Has A Gam...

MLS® #17-539
Stacey Johnson Keller Williams

Luxury Custom Home On The River! This Home Is S...

$660,000 Active 1155 Mccoy Avenue, Aztec, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 6.71 Acres
  • 3,636 ft²

Residential

Luxury Custom Home On The River! This Home Is Sure To Please. Captivating Design And Lavish Finishes Fulfill This High End Property. Accommodations Include: 4 Bedrooms 2 1/2 Baths, 2 Living Areas, A Custom Kitchen, An Office, 2nd Story Balcony, Covered Pati...

MLS® #18-239
Ryan Brown Real Estate PROS

Outstanding 3017 Sq.ft. Tuscan Style Home With ...

$565,000 Active 707 Deer Dancer Drive, Aztec, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.87 Acres
  • 3,017 ft²

Residential

Outstanding 3017 Sq.ft. Tuscan Style Home With Incredible Mountain Views! This Is A Single Story Custom Built Home With Many Upgraded And High Quality Features. Home Owners Have Thought Of Everything For Convenience And Comfort. If You Enjoy Entertaining, T...

MLS® #18-299
Janice Connors Coldwell Banker Cornerstone Realty

Great Horse Property! The Home Was Recently Re...

$514,900 Active 49 Road 3009, Aztec, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 7.46 Acres
  • 2,510 ft²

Residential

Great Horse Property! The Home Was Recently Remodeled, The Pastures Have Been Used For Hay In The Past, And Per Owner, Irrigation. Make An Offer!

MLS® #17-1873
Michelle Anthony Ramsey Realty

Large Home On A Beautiful Country Lot With Quic...

$464,800 Active 945 Nm 516, Aztec, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 5 Acres
  • 2,765 ft²

Residential

Large Home On A Beautiful Country Lot With Quick Access To Aztec Or Farmington. This Property Has A Shop And Great Covered Patio Area With Outdoor Kitchen And Hot Tub. Irrigation From Ditch As Per Seller. New Price Includes 5+/- Acres Only. Additional A...

MLS® #16-172
Gordon Crane Jr. CENTURY 21 SoWesCo Realty

Very Well Maintained Home Sits On 5.03 Irrigate...

$425,000 Active 18 Road 3179, Aztec, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 5.03 Acres
  • 2,601 ft²

Residential

Very Well Maintained Home Sits On 5.03 Irrigated Acres W/ Premium Grass Hay (per Seller).now On Natural Gas Instead Of Propane. Beautiful Views From Almost Every Room In The House!new He Boiler For Hydronic Heat. Kitchen Features Island, Corian Counter Tops...

MLS® #16-1614
Becky Kuchera CENTURY 21 SoWesCo Realty

Private Retreat Of Your Own! This Beautiful Ran...

$399,888 Active 402 Nm 575, Aztec, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 10 Acres
  • 2,766 ft²

Residential

Private Retreat Of Your Own! This Beautiful Ranch Estate Has 10 Acres, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths And Office That Could Be A 4th Bedroom. Imagine The Fun With Your Own 34ft Lap Pool Surrounded By An Iron Fence, A Huge 32x40 Steel Awning And A 40x48 Ft. Barn And ...

MLS® #17-1943
Rick Mace Coldwell Banker Cornerstone Realty

Country Living In This Spacious Home With 5 Bed...

$398,000 Active 18 Road 3336, Aztec, NM
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 6 Acres
  • 3,221 ft²

Residential

Country Living In This Spacious Home With 5 Bedrooms, 2.75 Baths, 2 Living Areas, Large Kitchen, Formal Dining, Office Built-in Bookcase, Situated On 6 Acres With Water Rights As Per Seller. Well And Underground Sprinklers. Portable Sprinkler System For Pa...

MLS® #17-1679
Gary Howlett CENTURY 21 SoWesCo Realty

Impressive Large Home Sitting On 11.8 Acres Wit...

$385,000 Active 310 Bison Trail, Aztec, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 11.8 Acres
  • 3,914 ft²

Residential

Impressive Large Home Sitting On 11.8 Acres With Gorgeous Views Of The La Platas From The Picture Window In The Dining Room Or Decks. Stunning Sunsets Can Be Enjoyed Off Of Multiple Decks Or The Inground Pool. A Six Burner Viking Stove With A Pot Filler For...

MLS® #17-1103
Pearl Montoya Keller Williams

Get The Most For Your Money Here! Beautifully U...

$368,000 Active 208 Heritage Lane, Aztec, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.24 Acres
  • 3,744 ft²

Residential

Get The Most For Your Money Here! Beautifully Updated Throughout, Wood Flooring, Custom Cabinetry, New Paint, And A New Roof Are Just The Beginning Of This Homes Amenities. There Is No Hemmed In Feeling When You Step Through The Front Door. The Spacious Liv...

MLS® #17-2110
Elizabeth Lockmiller American Dream Realty

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