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: 9
Average Price: $262,989
Highest Price: $699,999
Lowest Price: $115,000

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Listings in Grants-Milan, NM

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Beautiful 1 Story Custom Brick Home! Amazing M...

$699,999 Active 14 Hamilton Road, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 25.16 Acres
  • 2,851 ft²

Residential

Beautiful 1 Story Custom Brick Home! Amazing Mountain Views From The Living Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom And Secondary Bedroom. All On 28 Acres Of Privacy. Open Floorplan Design Filled With Natural Light. You Will Love The Space When You Walk Into This Gr...

MLS® #971790

Located On The Slopes Of Mount Taylor This Is A...

$325,000 Active 70 Lobo Creek Road, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2.41 Acres
  • 1,984 ft²

Residential

Located On The Slopes Of Mount Taylor This Is A Totally Remodeled Open Floor Plan Home With An Additional Lot Suitable For Horses. Situated In A Very Quiet Rural Neighborhood Some Of The Features Include 2 Pellet Stoves, Wood Flooring, Wood Stairs, Natural ...

MLS® #981133

What A Remarkable Fully Custom Home In A Quiet ...

$296,000 Active 50 Camino De Rancheros Place, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 10.9 Acres
  • 2,251 ft²

Residential

What A Remarkable Fully Custom Home In A Quiet And Private Setting. The Kitchen, Wet Bar, Family Room/lr And Mbr Are All Downstairs As Well As A Hobby Room/office/recreation Room That Has Water. There Are 2 Pellet Stoves And A Wood Stove, Plus Electric And...

MLS® #975738

Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, With A Separat...

$275,000 Pending 1533 Valley Drive, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.28 Acres
  • 2,634 ft²

Residential

Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, With A Separate Office Single Story Home The North Hills Subdivision! High Ceilings And Large Open Floor Plan, Tile Flooring Throughout! Bright, Open Kitchen With Granite Countertops, Island With Space For Barstools And A ...

MLS® #979737

A Beautiful Two Story Home, Sitting On 2 Lots O...

$239,000 Active 812 Mount Taylor Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,400 ft²

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A Beautiful Two Story Home, Sitting On 2 Lots Of An Oasis Of Landscaping. Three Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Totally Remodeled Amazing Kitchen. Home Has A New Top Of The Line Grid Tied Solar System From Sunpro. System Provides Power To Home, And Also Produces E...

MLS® #973107

Come View This Well-maintained Home On A Corner...

$156,000 Active 1713 Los Pinos Drive, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 1,425 ft²

Residential

Come View This Well-maintained Home On A Corner Lot! This 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Includes A Sun Room And Rv Parking And Wood Flooring Throughout Most Of The Home. Two Car Garage And Is Walking Distance Of Hoa Community Pool And Walking Trails.

MLS® #970949

Perfect For A Large Family!! Priced To Sell!! C...

$142,000 Pending 307 Truman Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,800 ft²

Residential

Perfect For A Large Family!! Priced To Sell!! Check Out This Cool Bungalow Home With 5br 3ba, Open Concept Withkitchen In The Center Of The House. One Of The Bedrooms Is In Upper Loft With Own Private Kitchen And Bathroom Which Is Perfect Forvisiting Friend...

MLS® #959731

Welcome Home! Come See This True Pride Of Owne...

$118,900 Active 901 Sage Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 1,554 ft²

Residential

Welcome Home! Come See This True Pride Of Ownership Beauty With So Much To Offer! Oversized Double Lot (yes 2) & 2 Covered Porches & Views Views & More Views! 3bedroom 2 Full Bath Spacious Home! Offers Lots Of Natural Lighting. Plenty Of Cabinets & Coun...

MLS® #981901

Very Nice 3 Bedroom, 1 3/4 Bath Home In College...

$115,000 Active 1209 Fourth Street, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 1,787 ft²

Residential

Very Nice 3 Bedroom, 1 3/4 Bath Home In College Heights. Cozy Den With A Wood Stove Insert Fireplace. Formal Living Room And Separate Dining Room. Large Open Kitchen With Snack Bar, Refrigerator, Stove, And Dishwasher. Pantry And Separate Utility Room. ...

MLS® #975607

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Listing information last updated on December 2nd, 2020 at 11:56pm MST.