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: $239,529
Highest Price: $750,000
Lowest Price: $63,360

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Listings in Grants-Milan, NM

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Custom Built 1 Story Brick Home With All The Be...

$750,000 Active 14 Hamilton Road, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 28 Acres
  • 2,851 ft²


Custom Built 1 Story Brick Home With All The Bells & Whistles You Could Imagine And That Breath Taking Mountain View All On 28 Acres! Light, Bright, Open & Designed To Live In For Life With A Well Thought Out Floor Plan. Wide Doorways, Halls, Ramps. Home Is...

MLS® #922275

Another Huge Price Reduction!!!a Must

$480,000 Active 1204 Mesa Boulevard, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2.27 Acres
  • 4,532 ft²


Another Huge Price Reduction!!!a Must See....come See This Beautiful Custom Built $1 Million Home With Mountain Views And Quiet Surroundings. Being Sacrificed At $480,000. This Home Boasts Hand Crafted Woodwork Throughout, Built-in Bookcases In The Offic...

MLS® #932550

Water Rights! Mineral Rights! Own Your Own Piec...

$425,000 Active 5 Chapman Road, Milan, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 122 Acres
  • 3,084 ft²


Water Rights! Mineral Rights! Own Your Own Piece Of History. Use To Be Known As Freas Carrot Farm. This Home 3300+ Sq. Ft This Home Sits On 12ac. To Stretch Your Legs And Entertain Your Guests And Family. 2 Large Master Suites With Walk In Closets, And 2 La...

MLS® #957234

Beautiful Home In Los Alamitos Heights. Southwe...

$259,500 Active 1905 Blue Spruce Drive Drive, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 2,400 ft²


Beautiful Home In Los Alamitos Heights. Southwestern Charm Is Evident As Soon As You Enter The Private Courtyard. Wood Beams And Kiva Fireplace Add Character And Warmth To This Custom Home. Enjoy Majestic Views And Entertain Guest In The Spacious Family Roo...

MLS® #941479

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

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


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

Large 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Home With So Much Pote...

$132,500 Active 1405 Franciscan Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,166 ft²


Large 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Home With So Much Potential! Amazing Large Open Den With A Cozy Fireplace, And Beamed Cathedral Ceilings. Another Large Living Room With Another Fireplace. Upgraded Kitchen With Appliances That Stay. Laminate Wood Floors Through...

MLS® #960849

Spacious 4 Bedroom Home On Corner Lot In The He...

$128,000 Active 203 Nimitz Drive, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,094 ft²


Spacious 4 Bedroom Home On Corner Lot In The Heart Of Grants. Recent Updates Compliment The Home's Original Charm. Gleaming Hard Wood Floors Welcome You As You Enter The Front Door. Fireplace And Walls Have Been Freshly Painted In A Soothing Color Pallet. K...

MLS® #959527

Adorable Country Home Situated On A .97 Acre Lo...

$126,400 Pending 1008 Rodeo Road, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.97 Acres
  • 1,995 ft²


Adorable Country Home Situated On A .97 Acre Lot. Spacious Floor Plan With Brick Flooring, Eat-in Kitchen With Island, Bonus Office Space, Fenced Front Yard With Mountain Views And So Much More! Property Sold In As Is Condition. No Warranties Expressed Or ...

MLS® #963956

Great Investment And Home Buying Opportunity. T...

$74,000 Active 422 Dennie Lynn St, Grants, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths


Great Investment And Home Buying Opportunity. This Home Has A Corner Lot With A Spacious Back Yard/lot To Add Horses Or Extra Storage. Must See Great Views! Hud Owned Property, Sold As-is,

MLS® #202001194

Managed By Olympus Ams. Sold As-is W/all Faults...

$63,360 Pending 1312 Del Norte Boulevard, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 1,392 ft²


Managed By Olympus Ams. Sold As-is W/all Faults. No Pre-closing Repairs Will Be Made For Any Reason. Cozy Floor Plan With 2 Living Areas, Built-in Shelving, Storage Shed In Back And Covered Patio. Home Is Eligible For Fha Financing And Is 203k Eligible. Pcr...

MLS® #952083

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Listing information last updated on April 9th, 2020 at 1:56pm MDT.