LAND FOR SALE: .25 acres (1/4 acre) in New Mexico for $1,993.00 or just $129.00 per month (Now is the time to buy LAND!!) and you will own this property Free and Clear. We do offer owner financing if you don't have all the money upfront you ARE approved! (side by side lots available if you want both)Taos County, located in Northern New Mexico, is known for its diverse communities. There are resort towns, art colonies, Hispanic villages, Pueblo communities, western mining towns, old railroad stops, and ranching towns.Known for its outdoor lifestyle and recreational activities one does not have to look very far to find such activities as hunting and fishing, mountain climbing and hiking, biking, river rafting, and golf to name a few.What the area is probably best known for is its world class skiing. The ski resorts of Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire Resort, and the Red River Ski Area offer some of the finest skiing in the world.The lot for auction is conveniently located off of Highway 24 only 20 minutes from downtown Taos and a little over an hour from Santa Fe.The lot is located in the Tres Piedras Estates Subdivision, which is surveyed and recorded with all the lots having legal road access and easily identified. The lot is approximately 60 feet by 175 feet or .25 acres. There are full time homes as well as vacation cabins scattered throughout the subdivision. Water would be by well or refillable storage tank and sewer by septic or some approved alternative method that is allowed by the county health department. Gas would be by propane tank. There are no outstanding liens on the property and no Association fees or HOA dues.Zoning is very flexible . Mobile homes and RV's are allowed and if you just wanted to vacation and camp that is also allowed.Taos County is located in north central New Mexico on the western slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Taos County is also home to the Taos Pueblo Indians and several Spanish and Mexican Land Grants.As of 2000, the population was 29,979The highest point in the county is the summit of Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet (4,011 m). This is also the highest point in the state of New Mexico.Educational, health and social services (20.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (19.1%), Retail trade (12.8%), Construction (10.1%).Arroyo Hondo, Arroyo Seco, Carson, Cerro, Chamisa, Costilla,El Prado, El Rito, Las Trampas, Llano, Ojo Caliente, Ojo Sarco, Peasco, Picuris Pueblo, Red River, Taos, Taos Ski Valley.Outdoor activities:Hunting, Climbing, Hiking, Fishing, Mountain biking. Skiing has been a contribution to the development and economy of the county.Taos City Elevation: 6,967 feetAnnual sunshine: 300 DaysTaos City Population: 6,535Transportation: Air, bus, rail, carRestaurants: 150+Hotels/Condos/B&B: 35+Art Galleries: 80+Museums: 6Activities: Arts,, nightlife, skiing, golfing, hiking, camping, fishing, and many more!Taos HistoryNew Mexico's favorite arts town sits in a masterpiece setting. It's wedged between the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains and the plunging chasm of the Rio Grande Gorge.Located about 70 miles north of Santa Fe, this town of 6,500+ residents. There are plenty of more mainstream attractions -- Taos boasts some of the best restaurants in the state, a hot and funky arts scene, and incredible outdoors action, including world-class skiing.Its history is rich. Throughout the Taos valley, ruins and artifacts attest to a Native American presence dating back 5,000 years. The Spanish first visited this area in 1540, colonizing it in 1598. In the last 2 decades of the 17th century, they put down three rebellions at Taos Pueblo. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Taos was an important trade center: New Mexico's annual caravan to Chihuahua, Mexico, couldn't leave until after the annual midsummer Taos Fair. French trappers began attending the fair in 1739. Even though the Plains tribes often attacked the pueblos at other times, they would attend the market festival under a temporary annual truce. By the early 1800s, Taos had become a meeting place for American mountain men, the most famous of whom, Kit Carson, made his home in Taos from 1826 to 1868.Taos remained loyal to Mexico during the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846. The town rebelled against its new U.S. landlord in 1847, even killing newly appointed Governor Charles Bent in his Taos home. Nevertheless, the town was eventually incorporated into the Territory of New Mexico in 1850. During the Civil War, Taos fell into Confederate hands for 6 weeks; afterward, Carson and two other men raised the Union flag over Taos Plaza and guarded it day and night. Since that time, Taos has had the honor of flying the flag 24 hours a day.Taos's population declined when the railroad bypassed it in favor of Santa Fe. In 1898, two East Coast artists -- Ernest Blumenschein and Bert Phillips -- discovered the dramatic, varied effects of sunlight on the natural environment of the Taos valley and depicted them on canvas. By 1912, thanks to the growing influence of the Taos Society of Artists, the town had gained a worldwide reputation as a cultural center. Today, it is estimated that more than 15% of the population are painters, sculptors, writers, or musicians, or in some other way earn their income from artistic pursuits.The town of Taos is merely the focal point of rugged 2,200-square-mile Taos County. Two features dominate this sparsely populated region: the high desert mesa, split in two by the 650-foot-deep chasm of the Rio Grande; and the Sangre de Cristo range, which tops out at 13,161-foot Wheeler Peak, New Mexico's highest mountain. From the forested uplands to the sage-carpeted mesa, the county is home to a large variety of wildlife. The human element includes Native Americans who are still living in ancient pueblos and Hispanic farmers who continue to irrigate their farmlands using centuries-old methods.
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