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: 7
Average Price: $153,271
Highest Price: $385,000
Lowest Price: $44,000

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Listings in Grants-Milan, NM

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Located Within The Cibola National Forest In Th...

$385,000 Pending 7069 Zuni Canyon Road, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 10.9 Acres
  • 2,185 ft²


Located Within The Cibola National Forest In The Zuni Mountains Southwest Of Grants, Nm. This Northern Nm Style Home Is On 10.89 Beautiful Park-like Acres. Situated In A Very Quiet Rural Area Some Of The Features Include Fireplace, Pellet Stove, Tile And C...

MLS® #998412

Come And See This Comfortable, Well Kept & Love...

$189,000 Pending 1200 Clovis Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.32 Acres
  • 1,849 ft²


Come And See This Comfortable, Well Kept & Loved Home- This Home Sits On A Large Lot Located At The End Of A Cul De Sac. Bakcyard Access With Front And Back Sprinkler Systems, Covered Back Patio, Fruit Trees, Newer Windows, Furnace And Water Heater! Home H...

MLS® #1002304

Pride Of Ownership Abounds In This Adorable 3br...

$133,000 Pending 620 Austin Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,010 ft²


Pride Of Ownership Abounds In This Adorable 3br / 1.75 Bath Plus 1 Cg Home Located In The Convenient ''central Grants'' Area - Check Out The Extra Large Bedrooms! Looking For A Place To Store Your Toys, Tools Or Projects? You Will Love The Detached 4 Car ...

MLS® #1000547

This Home Is In A Great Location And Wonderful ...

$99,900 Pending 1732 Del Norte Boulevard, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,635 ft²


This Home Is In A Great Location And Wonderful Established Neighborhood. Lots Of Potential With A Little Tlc...possible 5 Bedroom Large Yard Very Quite Area Come And See Me!!

MLS® #991506

Excellent Investment Opportunity In Grants Nm. ...

$80,000 Pending 628 Flagstaff Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,662 ft²


Excellent Investment Opportunity In Grants Nm. This Wonderful Home Is On An Oversized Lot With Plenty Of Room For An Rv, A Private Back Yard With Large Covered Patio That Would Be Great For Entertaining And An Oversized Garage. Large Open Living Room And ...

MLS® #1002044

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Listing information last updated on January 19th, 2022 at 3:26pm MST.