Radium Springs, NM

Until a post office was established in 1926, Radium Springs had been known as Fort Selden Springs, named for nearby Fort Selden.


Known for its rich history, early settlers once used this area as a passage to Jornada del Muerto. The small town of Radium Springs is located on NM 185 west of the Rio Grande and across from Fort Selden State Monument and the ruins of a 19th-century army outpost Fort Selden. The community owes its name to the free-slowing mineral hot springs that were often frequented by soldiers from nearby Fort Selden. It was when the post office was established, that a mineral analysis of the water was performed and showed enough "millimicrocuries" of radium per liter of water that the town could use the word "radium" in its name! In the 1920s the Radium Springs Resort Hotel was built with bathhouses connected to the wells. It attracted many people who felt the water was beneficial for arthritis, nerve problems and many other diseases. It flourished for almost 50 years, then fell from favor, and was even once used as a women's prison and also an art center.


Another unique feature of Radium Springs is the Leasburg Dam. Constructed in 1908, it is one of the oldest diversion dams in New Mexico which was constructed not to hold back the flow of the Rio Grande river, but to instead divert it into a system of canals for use by nearby farms. Leasburg Dam State Park offers year-round camping, picnicking, and bird watching. From about mid-March to mid-October the park is also a venue for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking in the Rio Grande.


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Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 3
Average Price: $313,000
Highest Price: $474,000
Lowest Price: $215,000

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Listings in Radium Springs, NM

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If A Rural Lifestyle Is In Your Future This Pro...

$474,000 Active 13346 Robledo Vista Road, Radium Springs, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 5.78 Acres
  • 1,525 ft²

Residential

If A Rural Lifestyle Is In Your Future This Property Is A Unique Opportunity! Three Large Bedrooms, Two Baths And Two Living Areas. Wood Look Luxury Plank Vinyl, Lush Carpeting In Bedrooms And Slate Look Tile In Wet Areas. Vinyl Siding, Metal Roof, Centr...

MLS® #2103513
BHGRE Steinborn & Associates

11240 Windflyer Is A Beautiful Two-acre Propert...

$250,000 Active 11240 Windflyer Lane, Radium Springs, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • ¾ Baths
  • 2 Acres
  • 1,544 ft²

Residential

11240 Windflyer Is A Beautiful Two-acre Property In Radium Spring, Nm. The Adobe Home Is Very Cozy And Practical With A Workshop With Attached Car Port. Zoning Regulations Allows For Horses, Livestock And Rv Storage. The Property Is Secure With Various Type...

MLS® #2103651
EXIT Realty Horizons

Looking For Wide Open Spaces? This 1,548 Square...

$215,000 Active 13065 Highway 185, Radium Springs, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4.01 Acres
  • 1,548 ft²

Residential

Looking For Wide Open Spaces? This 1,548 Square Foot Home With 3 Bedroom 2 Baths Is Just What You Are Looking For! Situated On 4.01 Acres This Property Is Perfect For Horses. The Home Has An Arena And A Metal Shelter For Animals. With Stunning Views Of The ...

MLS® #2200202
Paul Curry Real Estate, LLC

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