With the corona virus running rampant through much of the country, many people are looking to buy some rural land where they wont be surrounded by large numbers of other people. This is a nice 1 acre residential lot in Luna County with tremendous mountain views. The property is Frontier Ranchos Unit 3 Block 12 Lot 9. The beautiful Florida Mountains, featuring Florida Peak, Baldy Peak, South Peak, Gym Peak, North Peak, and Middle Peak are about 10 miles to the east. To the southwest are the Sierra Altas, with El Picacho and Cerro Grande. Off in the distance to the west and northwest are the Chiricahua Mountains. This would be a great property on which to build your dream or vacation home, or to RV on when you visit the area, or just to hold for investment.
Deming is about 15 miles away. It sits at 4,331 feet above sea level, has a population of about 14,000 people and is the geographic center and the seat of Luna County. It lies among irrigated fields and desert grasslands, with the Florida Mountains in the background. In the early days, Deming was called "the city of windmills," reflecting the communitys use of wind energy to pump water from large aquifers created by the nearby mountain streams. The arrival of the railroad in 1881 was a defining event for the community and a Harvey House was built to serve train passengers, and it became a social center for Deming. Part of the original building is still standing next to the Amtrak train depot.
The city of Deming is conveniently located with easy access to four major highways: U.S. 80, U.S. 70, Interstate 10 and State Highway 11. It has its own municipal Airport and Amtrak offers transportation services to the city of Deming through the Sunset Limited Route which runs from California to Florida. Both investors and businessmen enjoy this area because it offers a friendly business environment and is strategically located between Texas, Arizona, California and Mexico.
The people of Deming take pride in their city and have plans in the works for several community improvements such as a downtown bike route system, enhancements to street, sidewalk, and park areas, a farmers market plaza, and art programs just to name a few. The area attracts many winter visitors looking for a moderate climate, laid-back atmosphere and favorable location. The weather is spectacular with approximately 355 days of sunshine a year. The air is clean and dry and the night sky is clear and full of stars. Summer days have an average high of 96F and low of 65F. Winter days have an average low of 26F and high of 55F.
For a small town, Deming offers visitors and residents a lot of options. You can visit the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum at the old armory to see exhibits of the famed Mimbres pottery along with other artifacts. You can play a round of golf at the Rio Mimbres Country Club 18-Hole Golf Course, hunt domestic and exotic game in season, be a spectator at a nearby rodeo or enjoy wine-tasting at the St. Clair Winery. You can take a break from the heat and go for a swim at the Sam Baca Aquatic Center a first-class swimming facility that offers a therapy pool, 25-yard competition pool, and an activity pool with 150-Foot water slide. And dont miss Demings annual Great American Duck Race. This yearly event is held on the last weekend of August and duck owners are encouraged to participate in the main event. If you dont own a fast, thoroughbred duck, you can always participate in the highly competitive tortilla tosses and outhouse races.
There are many unique places to visit and things to see such as Rockhound State Park which is 14 or 15 miles to the northeast. Here you can camp, explore the rocky hills, and collect agate, jasper, quartz and geodes. Also nearby is the City of Rocks State Park with its strange and spectacular volcanic rock formations. An hour's drive northeast of Deming youll find Caballo Lake Reservoir and 10 miles upstream is Elephant Butte Lake State Park which is the largest lake in the state. Together these lakes offer a marina, water sports, boating, camping, and picnicking along with some of the finest fishing in the state. Also nearby are natural wonders such as the Gila National Forest, Chihuahuan Desert and White Sand National Monument.
The closest big city is Las Cruces, which is about 57 miles east of Deming. Las Cruces has a wide variety of things to do, and is home to New Mexico State University. The Rio Grande River runs through the area offering water sports such as swimming, whitewater rafting and skiing. From Las Cruces you can either head North to Albuquerque or south to El Paso.
This area offers a warm sunny climate, affordable land, low taxes, many natural, cultural, and historical attractions with easy access to several transportation routes. The surrounding mountains, state parks and national forests offer hiking, camping, biking, hunting and many other outdoor recreational opportunities. It should be easy to see why this area draws new residents and tourists alike.
Fiesta Dr SW is not currently maintained, but it will be when someone builds a residence along it and is issued an address. Power is 2,000 feet away along Camino De Paz Road. For now water would be by well or hauling. If you are considering a well then you need to contact a local well driller to explore the suitability of a particular property. Sewer would be by septic - when you build. Cell phones worked almost everywhere when we were there. This lot is zoned residential for single family residences. If you don't intend to build, you can stay in an RV for up to 30 days each year. There are no association fees or dues, no time restrictions on when to build and there are no unreasonable restrictions on what to build. Taxes are less than $10 per year per lot and are current. There are no liens, taxes, or encumbrances due on the property.
NOTE: In order to build a residence New Mexico does generally require at least 3/4 of an acre when the lot is not serviced by a city water and a city sewer system. This property exceeds that requirement.
We also have Unit 1 Block 3 Lot 2 for sale, which you will see in some of the pictures.
Finance Price: $1,975 + $195 document fee. First payment of $294 covers the document fee and $99 goes towards the property. Finance the balance for as little as $59.66 per month over 3 years.
Cash Discount Price: $1,972.50 (includes document fee).
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