Magdalena, NM

"The Lady on the Mountain" is a rock formation on Magdalena Peak overlooking Magdalena. Spanish soldiers saw the face of a woman on the west face of the peak. A priest with them was reminded of a similar peak in Spain called "La Sierra de Maria Magdalena", so he called the New Mexico one "La Sierra de Magdalena". The natural pass to the south of the peak became known as Magdalena Gap, and when a town grew up it received the same name.

Magdalena has recently been trying to transform itself into an art center and cultural destination. The opening of at least a dozen art galleries, a woolery, the renovation of the Bank West Building and the Magdalena Hall Hotel have all made their mark on this mountain village. Several rock and mineral shops have been around since the mining boom days. The ghost town of Kelly and two important festivals, the Lady Magdalena Art Walk and the Old Timers Reunion and Rodeo, bring tourists to the area.

Newly-paved roads, additions to the large school, a public water system, trash disposal service and the opening of a new mini-mart and gas station have improved the quality of life for its citizens. In late 2010, a Family Dollar opened right next to the locally owned Trails End Market. In 2011 a tire shop and a blacksmith shop have also opened.

The Very Large Array is located close to the community.

Kelly Mine: In 1883, about 2.5 miles south of Magdalena, the Kelly Mine opened in Kelly, New Mexico. In 1884, the village of Magdalena was named after Magdalena Peak when its post office opened. The next year the railroad completed a spur out from Socorro, originally intended to ship cattle from the Plains of San Agustin, but which also proceeded to ship out ore from the Kelly Mine and others. The Kelly Mine was a significant producer of silver and zinc. Magdalena was incorporated in 1913.

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Chamber of Commerce Website | County Website

Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 3
Average Price: $141,667
Highest Price: $170,000
Lowest Price: $115,000

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Listings in Magdalena, NM

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This Comfortable Adobe Home Has A Lot To Offer....

$170,000 Active 605 Spruce Street, Magdalena, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 1,068 ft²


This Comfortable Adobe Home Has A Lot To Offer. It Has One Bedroom And A 3/4 Bathroom On The Main Floor. The Large Second Bedroom In The Loft, Has A Sitting Area And Beautiful Views Of The Magdalena Mountains. A Full Kitchen With Appliances Including A Wash...

MLS® #1002641

Fantastic Small Town Living In The Quiet Villag...

$140,000 Pending 503 Elm Street Street, Magdalena, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,200 ft²


Fantastic Small Town Living In The Quiet Village Of Magdalena. True Adobe Home With Tons Of Originally Character With A Bit Of A Modern Twist. Original Hardwood Floors Throughout, New Paint, Wood Burning Stove And Fireplace. Open Architecture And Beautifu...

MLS® #1002889

Come Get Away From The Big City And Enjoy Our A...

$115,000 Active 600 S Main Street, Magdalena, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.49 Acres
  • 1,300 ft²


Come Get Away From The Big City And Enjoy Our Artisan Community. 1300 Square Foot Home On Three Lots. Two Bedroom (possible 4), Office And A Bonus 325 Square Foot Sun Room. Covered Patio With Gazebo. Wood And Propane Heat. Metal Roof. Great Stater Home For ...

MLS® #915237

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Listing information last updated on January 19th, 2022 at 4:11pm MST.