Socorro, NM

Socorro has it all: small town charm rich in history and culture with an economy based upon cutting edge technology. Located in the hub of New Mexico off of Interstate 25, it is blessed with many restaurants, hotels and things to do and see.


The name Socorro means “help” or “aid” in Spanish. In 1598 the explorers of the Juan de Oñate expedition first gave this name to the Pilabo Pueblo because the Pueblo people gave them needed food and shelter as they made their way north. That same year the Old San Miguel Mission was established by two Franciscan priests who arrived with Oñate.


Rich in history, indigenous people traveled through Socorro along trails which eventually became the major highway: “Camino Real de Tierro Adentro”, or “Royal Highway of the Interior Lands”.


Rich in science and technology, the New Mexico School of Mines (now the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology or NM Tech) was established in 1889. In 1945 the first atomic bomb was tested at Trinity Site, which is now White Sands Missile Range, just southeast of Socorro.


Today, Socorro’s economy is fueled by technology-based enterprises. The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array Radio Telescopes, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and White Sands Missile Range attract scientists and engineers from across the globe. Agriculture and commercial businesses bolster growth, and artists and musicians are attracted to Socorro’s southwestern charms.


Socorro is home to a wide array of art, music, theater, golfing, biking, hiking, rock hounding, rock climbing, and gallery hopping, as well as, wildlife refuges, radio telescopes, a mineral museum, university, historical mission church and an incredible preforming arts series.


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Tourism Website | City Website | County Website

Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 25
Average Price: $312,384
Highest Price: $2,700,000
Lowest Price: $77,700

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Listings in Socorro, NM

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76 Acre, Alfalfa Producing Farm With 29 Acres O...

$2,700,000 Active 96 Chunky Road, Socorro, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 76 Acres
  • 3,600 ft²

Residential

76 Acre, Alfalfa Producing Farm With 29 Acres Of Senior Water Rights. Beautiful Custom Built, 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home With Additional 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Home. Large 30x30 Shop With Two Large Bays And One Small Bay. Excellent Irrigation Well As Well As A Windmil...

MLS® #126723

Commune With Nature, Find Your Zen, Surround Yo...

$975,000 Active 337 Scholle Road, Socorro, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 149 Acres
  • 3,447 ft²

Residential

Commune With Nature, Find Your Zen, Surround Yourself With The Most Majestic Backdrop, Get Away From The Fast Paced World Or If You Need A Multi-generational Compound, In Need Of Inspirational Office Space To Write That Book Or Story? This Modest Ranch Situ...

MLS® #999909

This Property Has It All, It Sits On 3.2 Acres ...

$325,000 Active 200 Hidden Lane, Socorro, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3 Acres
  • 2,224 ft²

Residential

This Property Has It All, It Sits On 3.2 Acres Of Irrigated Land. Home Is A Three Bedroom Two Bath With Over 2100 Sq. Ft. With A Large Master Bedroom, Open Dining Room And Livingroom Area. The Auxiliary Building Is 1500 Sq. Ft. With Radiant Floor Heating,...

MLS® #1001818

This Is A Great Opportunity To Live Across The ...

$269,000 Pending 1005 Bullock Avenue, Socorro, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.27 Acres
  • 2,307 ft²

Residential

This Is A Great Opportunity To Live Across The Street From New Mexico Tech University And Mineral Museum In A Move-in-ready 3-bedroom Home. There Is Ample Space In This 2,300 Sq Ft., Well-maintained Ranch With An Oversized Living Room Featuring Custom-buil...

MLS® #1002644

Profitable Investment Opportunity. Currently Se...

$225,000 Active 1403 El Camino Real Street, Socorro, NM
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1 Acres
  • 3,656 ft²

Residential

Profitable Investment Opportunity. Currently Serves As A Rental Consisting Of Four Bedrooms/two Baths On The Main Side Of The Home, And An Addition With Two Bedrooms/one Bath. Recent Updates Incudes Vinyl Windows, New A/c On The Main Side. Laminate Wood Fl...

MLS® #1002054

Victorian Exterior Design; Commercial Zoning; H...

$189,900 Active 403 California Street, Socorro, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.9 Acres
  • 2,221 ft²

Residential

Victorian Exterior Design; Commercial Zoning; Huge Lot; & Main Street Exposure... Are Just A Few Great Incentives For The Person Looking For The Ideal Investment. Perfect For A ''bed'n'breakfast'' Or A Legal Office Or Other Great Commercial Business. Prop...

MLS® #965904

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Listing information last updated on January 21st, 2022 at 5:11am MST.

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Listing information last updated on January 21st, 2022 at 5:11am MST.