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: $271,680
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

Residential

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 See....co...

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

Residential

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

Home Sits On Huge Corner Lot. 4 Bedrooms Possib...

$169,999 Active 824 Mt Taylor Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.37 Acres
  • 3,572 ft²

Residential

Home Sits On Huge Corner Lot. 4 Bedrooms Possible 5, 2 1/2 Bathrooms Lots Of Extras And Updates 2 Fireplaces And A Wood Burning Stove Rec Room With Wet Bar.large Laundry Room. Big Back Yard With Patio And Tree House. Close To Schools. Mature Trees. Must Se...

MLS® #932140

Custom Home In Desirable Los Alamitos Heights S...

$274,500 Active 1905 Blue Spruce Drive Drive, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 2,400 ft²

Residential

Custom Home In Desirable Los Alamitos Heights Subdivision. Southwestern Charm Is Evident As Soon As You Enter The Private Courtyard. Formal Living Room Can Be Used As Sitting Area Or Office. Wood Beams Add Style To The Separate Dining Area. Entertain Guest ...

MLS® #941479

Perfect Starter Home!! Cozy 3br 1ba That Is 126...

$89,000 Active 1529 Del Norte Boulevard, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 1,266 ft²

Residential

Perfect Starter Home!! Cozy 3br 1ba That Is 1266 Sqft. The Home Sits Just Across Mt. Taylor Elementary. Spacious Front Yard And Back Yard Great For Entertaining.

MLS® #944831

Spacious 10-year Young Hud Home With 2 Master S...

$74,900 Pending 719 St Peter Drive, Grants, NM
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 2,323 ft²

Residential

Spacious 10-year Young Hud Home With 2 Master Suites That Qualifies For Just $100 Down For Fha Buyers!!! Equal Housing Opportunity. Hud Case #361-376629 / Listed Ui (fha Un-insurable; Needs Over $10,000 In Repairs To Meet Fha Min Financing Stds). Hud Homes ...

MLS® #953729

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

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

Residential

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

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

$589,900 Active 5 Chapman Road, Milan, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 122 Acres
  • 3,084 ft²

Residential

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

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Listing information last updated on December 13th, 2019 at 9:26am MST.