Rodeo, NM

The Arizona & Southwestern Railroad was a 36 mile long route from the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, Arizona to a connection with the Santa Fe's Arizona & New Mexico Railraod at Fairbank, Arizona built in 1889. The objective was to transport copper from Bisbee to an El Paso refinery. At the turn of the century, Phelps Dodge replace the smelter at Bisbee with one in Douglas, Arizona.

In 1901, Phelps Dodge formed the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad Company and extended its line from Douglas, Arizona to El Paso, Texas. Completed in 1902, the railroad line consisted of 291 miles of track from El Paso to Benson, Arizona, with 40 miles of branch lines.

Along this route was Rodeo, an important shipping point for livestock. The name came from the Spanish for "roundup, enclosure."  This could have been referring to the shape of Hwy 80, which dips from I-10 south to Rodeo and then across to Douglas, returning north to I-10. The route resembles the shape of a lasso. However, the noun rodeo is derived from the Spanish verb rodear meaning "to surround" or "to go around". The El Paso and Southwestern railroad ran east across the southern part of the state and after passing through Antelope Pass turns south to Rodeo continuing to Douglas, Arizona and then north to Bisbee, going around the Chiricahua Mountains.

Rodeo has evolved into an art center, attracting artists both in New Mexico and in Arizona. The Chiricahua Art Museum, Roger McKasson Gallery, and various well-known artists invite visitors to explore and enjoy

There are hiking, bird-watching, amenities, and  area celebrations (there is always a 4th of July parade) to bring visitors in. The Rodeo Tavern is famous for steaks and Shrimp Night.

The community center is often the hub of community activities and events. Church services are often held here, as are weddings, funerals, and celebrations.

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Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 4
Average Price: $126,311
Highest Price: $189,995
Lowest Price: $64,500

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Listings in Rodeo, NM

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"casa Adobe" Has Been An Owner-operated B & B R...

$189,995 Active 181 Old Hwy 80, Rodeo, New Mexico
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.7 Acres
  • 1,050 ft²


"casa Adobe" Has Been An Owner-operated B & B Rental And Guesthouse Since It Was Completely Renovated In 2009. You Can Visit Casa Adobe On Airbnb And Tripadvisor Where It Consistently Earns 5-star Ratings. The House Was Originally Constructed About 80 Year...

MLS® #36877
Courtesy of Hacienda Realty

Huge House On A Large 10 Acre Lot! This Is A Co...

$185,750 Active 1 Marco Lane Lane, Rodeo, New Mexico
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 10 Acres
  • 2,128 ft²


Huge House On A Large 10 Acre Lot! This Is A Country Home With Plenty Of Room. Storage Space Is Ample With Sheds And Carports. The Yard Is Enclosed With A Brick Wall And Has Lots Of Area For Gardening Or Landscape Design. Put In Your Own Croquet Court. The ...

MLS® #37324
Courtesy of Hacienda Realty

Absolutely Charming 360 Sq Ft 1 Bedroom Retreat...

$65,000 Active 142 Second Street, Rodeo, New Mexico
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.3 Acres
  • 14,000 ft²


Absolutely Charming 360 Sq Ft 1 Bedroom Retreat! Simple Low Cost Living In Quaint Rodeo Nm. Concrete Floors, Stucco Walls, Wood Cathedral Ceilings & Tons Of Natural Light Lend To The Peaceful Ambiance Of This Home. Large Bathroom With Laundry Is Steps From ...

MLS® #37360
Courtesy of Hacienda Realty

Turnkey Fully Furnished!!! So Many Possibilitie...

$64,500 Active 23 & 26 Second Street, Rodeo, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.24 Acres
  • 1,022 ft²


Turnkey Fully Furnished!!! So Many Possibilities..... Live In One Rent Out The Other, Airbnb Them Both, Rent Them Long Term, Perfect Mom-in-law Situation. Historic Cottages In The Heart Of Rodeo, Nm. Larger Unit Has 2/bed 1/bath With A Huge Attic That Could...

MLS® #37358
Courtesy of Hacienda Realty

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