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: 7
Average Price: $167,971
Highest Price: $265,000
Lowest Price: $80,000

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Listings in Magdalena, NM

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Tranquil Oasis: A Wonderfully Maintained 1233 S...

$265,000 Pending 704 Elm Street, Magdalena, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 1,233 ft²


Tranquil Oasis: A Wonderfully Maintained 1233 Sq. Ft. Main Home, And A 483 Sq. Ft. Guest Cottage With A Private Front Courtyard, Fenced, Private Back Yard, Inviting Outdoor Fireplace, Gurgling Pond, Mature Landscaping, And Stunning Mountain Views. The Main ...

MLS® #976174

Settle Right Into This Custom Built 830 Sq Ft C...

$245,900 Pending 3 & 4 Longhorn Road, Magdalena, NM
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 20.44 Acres
  • 830 ft²


Settle Right Into This Custom Built 830 Sq Ft Casita On 20+ Acres. The Casita Has Many Southwest Accents With Niches, Ceiling Beams And A Kiva Fireplace. Saltillo Tile Floors Throughout With Zoned Radiant Heat. Fabulous Views Of The Magdalena Mountains, Lot...

MLS® #966200

Come Live In The Quaint Village Of Magdalena. A...

$199,900 Active 200 3rd Street Nw, Magdalena, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.5 Acres
  • 1,748 ft²


Come Live In The Quaint Village Of Magdalena. At An Elevation Of 6,572 There Is Mild Climate That You Can Enjoy Year Round. You Will Enjoy The Mountain Breezes And Summer Monsoon Showers. Magdalena Boasts Several Galleries, Arts And Crafts Stores As Well As...

MLS® #997763

Come And Live Your Dream, In The Foothills Of T...

$155,000 Active 672 Pinon Springs Road, Magdalena, NM
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 20.08 Acres
  • 1,160 ft²


Come And Live Your Dream, In The Foothills Of The Bear Mountains, Near The Cibola National Forest. In The Pinon Springs Subdivision Just 15 Miles North Of The Artisan Village Of Magdalena. Cozy 1160 Sf. Manufactured Karsten Home. One Bedroom, One Bath Home...

MLS® #988552

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

Cozy One Bedroom Home In The Historic Village O...

$115,000 Pending 101 N Chestnut, Magdalena, NM
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 1,199 ft²


Cozy One Bedroom Home In The Historic Village Of Magdalena. Fully Remodeled Adobe Home. Laminate, Wood And Tiled Flooring, New Windows. House And Art Studio Have Been Stuccoed. Washer/dryer, New Refrigerator, Stove And Microwave. New Hot Water Heater. Fir...

MLS® #995944

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Listing information last updated on August 2nd, 2021 at 7:26pm MDT.