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: $238,573
Highest Price: $950,000
Lowest Price: $25,000

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Listings in Grants-Milan, NM

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Extremely Clean, And Move In Ready Home On A La...

$142,000 Active 1101 Franciscan, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 1,935 ft²


Extremely Clean, And Move In Ready Home On A Large Totally Landscaped Corner Lot. This Home Is 3 Bedroom And 2 Full Baths. It Has A Formal Living Room With A Fireplace (with A Wood Stove Insert). Home Has A Very Large, Multi-use, Family Room With 572 Sf....

MLS® #868776

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

$950,000 Active N/A, 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

Very Clean And Well Maintained Home! Nice Wood...

$135,000 Active 1224 4th Street, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 1,568 ft²


Very Clean And Well Maintained Home! Nice Wood Laminate Floors Throughout. Large Family Room With A Wood Burning Fireplace. Refrigerated Cooling And Heating Unit, And New Water Softener (owned). Nice Covered Patio With Views Of Mt. Taylor. Xeri-scaped F...

MLS® #924420

Fabulous Home In A Very Desirable Neighborhood....

$79,000 Pending 1320 N Second Street, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 1,200 ft²


Fabulous Home In A Very Desirable Neighborhood. Very Light, Bright And Open Floorplan With Gorgeous Hardwood Floors And Tons Of Windows. Close To Shopping, Schools, Municipal Buildings, Hiking, Bike Trails And Just A Block From The College. This Wonderfu...

MLS® #881086

Great Investment Opportunity! Property Include...

$49,900 Active 301 Vernon, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.54 Acres
  • 1,411 ft²


Great Investment Opportunity! Property Includes 3 Separate Homes, And 2 Vacant Lots. The Homes And Vacant Lots Are All Contiguous. The Larger Home Is 1411sf And A 3br, 1bath. The Second Home Is 890sf And A 2br, 1bath. The Third Home Is 688sf And A 2br ...

MLS® #912008

Custom Built 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home On 2.7 Acre...

$135,000 Active 24 Camino De Silvestre, Grants, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 2.7 Acres
  • 1,366 ft²


Custom Built 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home On 2.7 Acres. Amazing Views Of Mt. Taylor And El Malpais Monument. Nice Open Wood Deck To Enjoy The Views. Very Nice 30x40 Metal Shop. The Property Consists Of 2 Contiguous Lots. Land Has Been Fenced With T-posts/bar...

MLS® #929946

Spacious Floor Plan Waiting For You! 2 Living A...

$64,900 Active 317 Redondo Lane, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,848 ft²


Spacious Floor Plan Waiting For You! 2 Living Areas, Eat-in Kitchen With Island, Formal Dining Room, Garden Tub In Master Bath, Deck, Storage Shed And So Much More! Property Sold In As Is Condition. No Warranties Expressed Or Implied. Please Submit Copy Of ...

MLS® #932033

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

$184,000 Active 824 Mt Taylor Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.37 Acres
  • 3,572 ft²


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

A Must See....come See This Beautiful Custom Bu...

$785,000 Active 1204 Mesa Boulevard, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2.27 Acres
  • 4,532 ft²


A Must See....come See This Beautiful Custom Built $1 Million Home With Mountain Views And Quiet Surroundings. Being Sacrificed At $785,000 This Home Boast Hand Crafted Woodwork Throughout, Built-in Bookcases In The Office, Stunning Stained-glass And Lead...

MLS® #932550

Nice Single Story Home On A Good Sized Lot With...

$74,500 Active 733 Truman Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,034 ft²


Nice Single Story Home On A Good Sized Lot With Mature Trees. Property Features 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, An Openkitchen And Spacious Living Room With Stone Fireplace. The Home Is In Need Of Some Tlc But Has Potential.

MLS® #934392

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Listing information last updated on January 16th, 2019 at 8:56am MST.