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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Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 6
Average Price: $333,083
Highest Price: $785,000
Lowest Price: $125,000

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Listings in Magdalena, NM

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Newly Remodeled Home Is Situated On 258 Peacef...

$785,000 Active 355 N Ash Street, Magdalena, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 258.3 Acres
  • 1,500 ft²

Residential

Newly Remodeled Home Is Situated On 258 Peaceful Acres Nestled Among Rolling Hills Just 1 1/2 Miles North Of The Village Of Magdalena. Property Is Fully Fenced With A Automatic Gated Entry. Bordering State Land. Shallow Well & A Spring That Feeds A Stock ...

MLS® #1016844

Located On A Flat 11.03 Acres. Great Mountain ...

$359,000 Active 47 S Angus Loop Road Se, Magdalena, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 11.04 Acres
  • 1,568 ft²

Residential

Located On A Flat 11.03 Acres. Great Mountain Views And Great Property For Horse Lovers And Avid Hikers! Do Not Forget To Take Your Dogs On A Hiking Journey, You Might See A Deer Or Two.....there Are 4 Fully Fenced Pastures For Horses, 2 Stalls, 3 Car Gar...

MLS® #1017231

Fantastic Small Town Living In The Quiet Villag...

$265,000 Active 200 3rd Street, Magdalena, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.6 Acres
  • 1,816 ft²

Residential

Fantastic Small Town Living In The Quiet Village Of Magdalena. 100+ Year Old House Very Well Maintained Original Features Down To The Decorative Door Knobs And Stone Garage. Original Hardwood Floors Throughout, New Paint, Wood Burning Stove And Fireplace. ...

MLS® #1017264

This Beautiful 676 Sf Custom Built Pier & Beam...

$239,500 Active 11 Abbe Springs Ranches, Magdalena, NM
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 30.52 Acres
  • 676 ft²

Residential

This Beautiful 676 Sf Custom Built Pier & Beam Cabin Is Nestled Into The Hills Of The Abbe Springs Ranches. This 30+ Acre Property With An Open Floor Plan Is A 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Custom Stone Fireplace. Cabin Has A Covered Deck Offering Spectacular View...

MLS® #1015953

Make Yourself To Home In This Country Horse Pro...

$225,000 Active 11 Brahman Road, Magdalena, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 10.07 Acres
  • 1,100 ft²

Residential

Make Yourself To Home In This Country Horse Property Just Outside The Village Of Magdalena. Property Features An 1100 Square Foot Manufactured Home, A 24' X 30' Shop Building, And A Three Stall Open Horse Barn All Completely Fenced. All Of This Is Situated ...

MLS® #1013191

Cozy Two Bedroom Adobe/frame House. This Gem Is...

$125,000 Pending 605 Elm Street, Magdalena, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 1,053 ft²

Residential

Cozy Two Bedroom Adobe/frame House. This Gem Is Ready For Someone To Finish The Start Of A Remodel. Wood Stove And Propane For Heat. Hardwood And Brick Flooring. Metal Roof And Stucco. Property Is Fully Fenced With Several Out Buildings For An Art Studio ...

MLS® #1012716

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Listing information last updated on July 6th, 2022 at 4:41am MDT.