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: 11
Average Price: $98,691
Highest Price: $200,000
Lowest Price: $24,900

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Listings in Grants-Milan, NM

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Move-in Ready!! This Beautifully Maintained Hom...

$200,000 Pending 1212 Franciscan Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 1,500 ft²

Residential

Move-in Ready!! This Beautifully Maintained Home Features 3 Bedrooms And 2 Full Baths, Guest Bathroom Remodeled. Gorgeous Kitchen That Leads Into The Den With Bay Window Seating Area. Water Heater Replaced April 2022. Ge Water Softener. Home Was Replumbed N...

MLS® #1014463

Let's Get Moving!! Super Home In Need Of A New...

$125,900 Active 808 Houston Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,000 ft²

Residential

Let's Get Moving!! Super Home In Need Of A New Owner Today!!ready Today! Ez To Show And Sell!!great Big Den, 2 Living Areas, Open Floor Plan.., Ez To Own! Super Value!!make It Home!! Please Go See Today!!send That Offer In Today!!

MLS® #1015636

Beautiful Home Located Near Schools, Shopping, ...

$99,000 Pending 1321 N Second Street, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 1,000 ft²

Residential

Beautiful Home Located Near Schools, Shopping, Restaurants, Hospital And Just Minutes Away From New Mexico State University. The Roof Was Recently Replaced On The Lovingly Maintained Home That Features Three Bedrooms, One Full Bath, Washer And Dryer Hook-u...

MLS® #1016253

So Much Space, Inside And Out! Large Corner Lot...

$95,000 Active 404 Dennie Lynn Street, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.3 Acres
  • 2,026 ft²

Residential

So Much Space, Inside And Out! Large Corner Lot, Ample Driveway Space, 3 Car Garage Metal Building, 2 Sheds, Side Yard, And A Spacious 1978 Doublewide With Addition. Equal Housing Opportunity, Managed By Raine & Co. Listed Ui (fha Mortgage Uninsurable). Hud...

MLS® #1018184

Charming Three Bedroom Two Bath Home With A Hug...

$89,000 Pending 1320 N Second Street, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.38 Acres
  • 1,200 ft²

Residential

Charming Three Bedroom Two Bath Home With A Huge Back Yard, Original Hardwood Floors And Two Large Bonus Rooms With Tons Of Storage. This Wonderful Home Is Located Near Schools, Shopping, Restaurants, Hospital And Just Minutes Away From New Mexico State Un...

MLS® #1016250

Unbelievable Opportunity Available First To Own...

$72,000 Pending 1508 Del Norte Boulevard, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 1,792 ft²

Residential

Unbelievable Opportunity Available First To Owner / Occupant Buyers For The First 30 Days!!! Spacious Hud Home Featuring Separate Primary Ste From Other 3 Bdrms, Lg Foyer, Formal Dining, Covered Patio, And Tons Of Storage In 2 Bkyd Sheds. $100 Down Avail Fo...

MLS® #1010694

Outstanding Homeownership Opportunity For A Bea...

$56,800 Pending 422 Deanna Lee Street, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.5 Acres
  • 1,088 ft²

Residential

Outstanding Homeownership Opportunity For A Beautiful All-electric Single Wide On Spacious Half-acre Lot In Mt Taylor Estates! Equal Housing Opportunity, Managed By Raine & Co. Hud Case #361-248216 / Listed In (fha Insurable). Hud Homes Are Sold As-is W/all...

MLS® #1011107

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Listing information last updated on July 6th, 2022 at 3:41am MDT.