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: 10
Average Price: $248,530
Highest Price: $950,000
Lowest Price: $40,000

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Listings in Grants-Milan, NM

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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

This Is One Incredible Property With Many Custo...

$425,000 Active 7760 Zuni Canyon Road, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 6 Acres
  • 2,477 ft²


This Is One Incredible Property With Many Custom Amenities. Situated In A Lovely Forest Setting, This Home Is Easy To Get To, Has An Attached 2 Car Garage And 1500 Square Foot Shop With Electricity. Wrap Around Decks And Outdoor Living Space Allows You To E...

MLS® #914471

Picturesque Southwest Solace. Absolutely Stunni...

$395,000 Pending 18 Lobo Creek Road, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 13.71 Acres
  • 2,680 ft²


Picturesque Southwest Solace. Absolutely Stunning Mountain Retreat At The Base Of Mount Taylor In Grants, New Mexico. One Of A Kind Ranch-style Home In The Backdrop Of Over Thirteen Acres Backing Up To The Game Fortified Cibola National Forest. The Grounds ...

MLS® #906300

This Spectacular Ranch Style Home Has Been Upda...

$300,000 Pending 1115 Mike Michaels, Milan, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2.51 Acres
  • 3,268 ft²


This Spectacular Ranch Style Home Has Been Updated And Well Maintained And Is Ready For A New Owner. Over 3200 Square Feet Of Spacious Living All On One Level. Stay Comfortable With In-floor Radiant Heat And Refrigerated Air. 3 Bedrooms Plus Office And Bon...

MLS® #864826

Detailed Craftsmanship And Quality Materials Ar...

$179,000 Active 69 James Valley Road, Grants, NM
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 56.46 Acres
  • 1,020 ft²


Detailed Craftsmanship And Quality Materials Are Evident In This 4 Year Old Custom Pueblo Style Country Home On 56 Acres, Located About 10 Miles S Of Hwy 53 Between Grants And Ramah, Nm. The Home Features An Open Floorplan, High Ceilings, Ss Appliances And...

MLS® #870667

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

$148,000 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

Very Large And Attractive Home On 2 Lots. Large...

$118,900 Active 356 Elm Drive, Grants, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.32 Acres
  • 2,130 ft²


Very Large And Attractive Home On 2 Lots. Large Master Suite With Attached Workout/office Room. Jacuzzi Tub In Master Bath. Separate Formal Living Room And Cozy Den. Large Open Kitchen With A Dining Area. Nicely Landscaped Front And Back. Large Deck In Bac...

MLS® #898359

Very Nice Updated 3 Bedroom, 1.75 Bath Home. Ne...

$97,900 Active 601 Flagstaff, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 1,225 ft²


Very Nice Updated 3 Bedroom, 1.75 Bath Home. Newer Double Pane Windows, Stucco, Metal Roof, Porch And Laminate Flooring. Attractive Home Sits On A Large Corner Lot. Formal Living Room And Large Family Den. Huge Back Yard With A Shed. All Major Updates Are...

MLS® #903063

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

Cozy, Cute Country Home. 3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Ba...

$52,500 Pending 1205 Del Norte Boulevard, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 854 ft²


Cozy, Cute Country Home. 3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, Living Room, And Breakfast Nook. Tons Of Natural Light. Fenced, And Gated Lrg. Backyard W/possible Access. R.v. Parking. Covered Porch. Amazing Investment Opportunity. Not A Bank Own! Payments Could Be ...

MLS® #915728

Proudly Present By Sage Acquisitions! Sold As-i...

$40,000 Pending 520 Washington Avenue, Grants, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,242 ft²


Proudly Present By Sage Acquisitions! Sold As-is W/all Faults. No Pre-closing Repairs Will Be Made For Any Reason. Open Floor Plan With Eat-in Kitchen, Laminate & Ceramic Tile, French Doors To Backyard And More! Home Is Eligible For Fha Financing (ie) With ...

MLS® #919820

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Listing information last updated on July 16th, 2018 at 6:41am MDT.