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: $262,843
Highest Price: $350,000
Lowest Price: $65,000

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Listings in Magdalena, NM

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Solitaire Springs Is A True Off-grid Property L...

$350,000 Active Forest Road 354, Magdalena, NM
  • 160 Acres
  • 804 ft²


Solitaire Springs Is A True Off-grid Property Located Just North Of Magdalena And Is Completely Surrounded By The Cibola National Forest. The Property Is Approximately 160 Acres In Size And Is Protected By A Permanent Conservation Easement. A High Quality, ...

MLS® #1021803

Views-views-views Are What Makes This Beautiful...

$350,000 Active Under Contract 132 Dark Canyon Road Road, Magdalena, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 80 Acres
  • 2,128 ft²


Views-views-views Are What Makes This Beautiful, Sprawling 4 Bedroom Home, 2 1/2 Bath Home On Permanent Foundation Worth Every Penny. This Home Includes A Formal Dining Room, Family Room With Wood-burning Fireplace, A Kitchen With Tons Of Cabinets & An Isl...

MLS® #1028829

Entire Property Recently Fenced For Horses And ...

$349,900 Active 47 S Angus Loop Street Se, Magdalena, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 11.04 Acres
  • 1,568 ft²


Entire Property Recently Fenced For Horses And Dogs. 11.04 Acres Of Flat Land Is Immaculately Cared For. Great Mountain Views. Do Forget To Take Your Dogs On A Journey Around As It Is A Wonderful Property For Walking And Running. There Are 4 Fully Fence...

MLS® #1030823

Looking For Dark Skies And Elbow Room? Like To ...

$319,999 Active 23 Frio Road, Magdalena, NM
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 6.65 Acres
  • 1,080 ft²


Looking For Dark Skies And Elbow Room? Like To Hunt? Zone 17 Is Accessible From This Location When There Is Very Little Public Access To It. Check Out This Little Bungalow In Hop Canyon. 6+ Acres To Enjoy In This Very Open Floorplan (septic Is For A 2 Bedr...

MLS® #1027019

Spacious 2446 Sf Ranch Style Home With Beautifu...

$260,000 Active 1002 S Spruce Street, Magdalena, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.7 Acres
  • 2,446 ft²


Spacious 2446 Sf Ranch Style Home With Beautiful Views Of The Majestic Magdalena Mountains. Property Is Fully Fenced Front And Back With Plenty Of Room For Horses. This 2 Bedroom One Bath Home Has So Much Potential With Plenty Of Room For An Art Studio. Har...

MLS® #1029277

Acreage And Home Just 3 Miles From Main St/hwy ...

$145,000 Active 53 Stetson, Magdalena, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 39.21 Acres
  • 1,344 ft²


Acreage And Home Just 3 Miles From Main St/hwy 60 Magdalenaproperty In This Area Does Not Come Up For Sale Very Often. No Hoa. Diverse And Gentle Terrain, Amazing Mountain Views, 2 Sides Fenced & Easy Access. 28x48, 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath Palm Harbor Double...

MLS® #1029669

A Diamond In The Ruff In The Heart Of Magdalena...

$65,000 Active 304 First Street, Magdalena, NM
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 1,023 ft²


A Diamond In The Ruff In The Heart Of Magdalena On Highway 60. This 1023 Sf. Fixer Upper Would Make The Perfect Airbnb Or A Commercial Store Front. One Bedroom, One Full Size Bathroom. Hard Wood Floors Throughout Home. Open Floorplan In Living Room And Din...

MLS® #1027245

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Listing information last updated on April 1st, 2023 at 8:56pm MDT.