Grants-Milan, NM

Grants began as a railroad camp in the 1880s, when three Canadian brothers – Angus A. Grant, John R. Grant, and Lewis A. Grant – were awarded a contract to build a section of the new Atlantic and Pacific Railroad through the region. The Grant brothers' camp was first called Grants Camp, then Grants Station, and finally Grants. The new city enveloped the existing colonial New Mexican settlement of Los Alamitos and grew along the tracks of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.


The town prospered as a result of railroad logging in the nearby Zuni Mountains, and it served as a section point for the Atlantic and Pacific, which became part of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad empire. The Zuni Mountain Railroad short line had a roundhouse in town (near present day Exit 81 off Interstate 40) and housed workers in a small community named Breecetown. Timber from the Zuni Mountains was shipped to Albuquerque where a large sawmill converted the timber to wood products that were sold around the west.


After the decline of logging in the 1930s, Grants gained fame as the "carrot capital" of the United States. Agriculture was aided by the creation of Bluewater Reservoir, and the region's volcanic soils provided ideal conditions for farming. Grants also benefited from its location on U.S. Route 66, which brought tourists and travelers and the businesses that catered to them.


Perhaps the most memorable boom in the town's history occurred when Paddy Martinez, a Navajo shepherd, discovered uranium ore near Haystack Mesa, sparking a mining boom that lasted until the 1980s. The collapse of mining pulled the town into a depression, but the town has enjoyed a resurgence based on interest in tourism and the scenic beauty of the region. Recent interest in nuclear power has revived the possibility of more uranium mining in the area, and energy companies still own viable mining properties and claims in the area.


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Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 11
Average Price: $100,527
Highest Price: $189,000
Lowest Price: $28,000

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Listings in Grants-Milan, NM

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This Spectacular Ranch Style Home Has Been Upda...

$300,000 Pending 1115 Mike Michaels, Milan, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2.51 Acres
  • 3,268 ft²

Residential

This Spectacular Ranch Style Home Has Been Updated And Well Maintained And Is Ready For A New Owner. Over 3200 Square Feet Of Spacious Living All On One Level. Stay Comfortable With In-floor Radiant Heat And Refrigerated Air. 3 Bedrooms Plus Office And Bon...

MLS® #864826

Detailed Craftsmanship And Quality Materials Ar...

$189,000 Active 69 James Valley Road, Grants, NM
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 56.46 Acres
  • 980 ft²

Residential

Detailed Craftsmanship And Quality Materials Are Evident In This 4 Year Old Custom Pueblo Style Country Home On 56 Acres, Located About 10 Miles S Of Hwy 53 Between Grants And Ramah, Nm. The Home Features An Open Floorplan, High Ceilings, Ss Appliances And...

MLS® #870667

Extremely Clean, And Move In Ready Home On A La...

$148,000 Active 1101 Franciscan, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 1,935 ft²

Residential

Extremely Clean, And Move In Ready Home On A Large Totally Landscaped Corner Lot. This Home Is 3 Bedroom And 2 Full Baths. It Has A Formal Living Room With A Fireplace (with A Wood Stove Insert). Home Has A Very Large, Multi-use, Family Room With 572 Sf....

MLS® #868776

Very Large And Attractive Home On 2 Lots. Large...

$118,900 Active 356 Elm Drive, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,130 ft²

Residential

Very Large And Attractive Home On 2 Lots. Large Master Suite With Attached Workout/office Room. Jacuzzi Tub In Master Bath. Separate Formal Living Room And Cozy Den. Large Open Kitchen With A Dining Area. Nicely Landscaped Front And Back. Large Deck In Bac...

MLS® #898359

Wow, Look At This Corner Lot! Backyard Access, ...

$115,000 Active 1128 Washington, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 1,165 ft²

Residential

Wow, Look At This Corner Lot! Backyard Access, Beautiful Backyard, And Across The Street From The Middle School. This House Is Great For Everyone. Two Large Sheds In Back, A Gazebo, And A Small Water Fountain! All Staying With The Home! The Jack And Jill Ba...

MLS® #894818

Very Nice Updated 3 Bedroom, 1.75 Bath Home. Ne...

$109,999 Active 601 Flagstaff, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 1,225 ft²

Residential

Very Nice Updated 3 Bedroom, 1.75 Bath Home. Newer Double Pane Windows, Stucco, Metal Roof, Porch And Laminate Flooring. Attractive Home Sits On A Large Corner Lot. Formal Living Room And Large Family Den. Huge Back Yard With A Shed. All Major Updates Are...

MLS® #903063

Home Has Many Recent Upgrades Including Metal R...

$108,000 Pending 1613 Chaco Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 1,463 ft²

Residential

Home Has Many Recent Upgrades Including Metal Roof In 2004, Newer Central A/c And Heating, Newer Insulation In Roof. Many Of These Upgrades Have Warranties That May Or May Not Convey. Great Heated And Cooled Sunroom And Newer Carpet And Tile.

MLS® #886972

What A Great Property For The Creative Buyer, O...

$100,000 Active 33 Enchanted Mesa Trail Nw, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 10 Acres
  • 2,505 ft²

Residential

What A Great Property For The Creative Buyer, Or Savvy Investor. This 2 Story Home Offers Lots Of Space For Custom Living. This Has Been A Single Family Home, And Was A B & B, Many Years Ago, Allowing For Many Possibilities. This Does Need Work, But Could B...

MLS® #901167

This Cozy Little Gem Is In A Great Location Wit...

$80,000 Active 1236 Jelso, Grants, NM
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,008 ft²

Residential

This Cozy Little Gem Is In A Great Location With Lots To Offer. Very Well Kept, With An Oversized Lot And Backyard Access. Large One Car Garage, Beautiful Front Landscaping, And Large Bedrooms Are Just Some Of The Many Features This Home Offers! Great Homes...

MLS® #905267

Fabulous Home In A Very Desirable Neighborhood....

$79,000 Pending 1320 N Second Street, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 1,200 ft²

Residential

Fabulous Home In A Very Desirable Neighborhood. Very Light, Bright And Open Floorplan With Gorgeous Hardwood Floors And Tons Of Windows. Close To Shopping, Schools, Municipal Buildings, Hiking, Bike Trails And Just A Block From The College. This Wonderfu...

MLS® #881086

'under Contract Taking Backup Offers', This Dis...

$39,900 Active 1973 Ralph Card, Milan, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.07 Acres
  • 1,500 ft²

Residential

'under Contract Taking Backup Offers', This Discounted Cash Price Is For Investors/owner Occupants Who Have The Money Up Front And Will Not Require Owner Financing. This Home Is Being Sold As-is. Castlerock And Its Affiliates Reserve The Right To Accept Any...

MLS® #897045

3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Home On The Market In Gran...

$29,900 Active 621 Washington Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,261 ft²

Residential

3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Home On The Market In Grants. The House Can Use Some Upgrades And Enhancements. It Is Convenient To Dining, Shopping, Banking, And Recreation Venues. Most Necessities Within 5 Miles.

MLS® #900559

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Listing information last updated on November 17th, 2017 at 7:26pm MST.