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: $246,257
Highest Price: $699,999
Lowest Price: $49,000

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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


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

Incredible Views From This Gorgeous Mountain Ho...

$425,000 Pending 7065 Zuni Canyon Road, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 21.6 Acres
  • 2,600 ft²


Incredible Views From This Gorgeous Mountain Home On 21+ Acres. Borders National Forest With Thousands Of Acres At Your Service. Log Sided Home With Pine Tongue/groove Walls & Ceilings, Spruce Beams, Custom Oak Cabinets Throughout, Oak Flooring, Solid Wood ...

MLS® #990728

Fabulous 10 Acre Parcel In The Tall Pines And N...

$175,000 Pending 120 Caldera Road, Grants, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 10 Acres
  • 960 ft²


Fabulous 10 Acre Parcel In The Tall Pines And Not In Any Hoa With A Nearly New 2bd 2ba Solitaire Home With Hardie Board Exterior And Rustic Country Touches. Seasonal Pond Which Draws In Herds Of Elk And Deer Right Behind This Property. Only 30 Min From Gran...

MLS® #988968

Darling Updated 4 Bedroom. Spacious Floorplan ...

$145,000 Pending 616 Gunnison Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 1,807 ft²


Darling Updated 4 Bedroom. Spacious Floorplan With Large Living Room With Fireplace. Open Kitchen With Brand New Granite Countertops, Sink And Stainless Appliances. New Wood Plank Laminate Flooring, Carpet, Fresh Paint And Fixtures. All Bedrooms Have Ce...

MLS® #994076

Spacious Home Located Near Parks, Grocery Store...

$129,900 Active 805 Kingman Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 1,642 ft²


Spacious Home Located Near Parks, Grocery Store And Generally Nice Part Of Town.this Home Has Been A Rental So It Needs Some Tlc, But You Will Find That It Doesn't Need Much To Make It A Comfortable And Cozy Home Like Many Of The Other Nicely Maintained Hom...

MLS® #988364

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

$99,900 Active 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

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Listing information last updated on June 22nd, 2021 at 5:11pm MDT.