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About Mountainair

In the heart of New Mexico

Mountainair, at an altitude of 6,520 feet, is located near the Abo Pass which links the foothills of the Manzano Mountains to the Estancia Valley. Expansive views of mesas and mountains surround this high plains retreat on all sides. Nine miles from the geographic heart of New Mexico, the terrain features principally piñon and juniper trees in rolling hills and grasslands. Ponderosa pine is found in the higher elevations of the nearby Manzano and Gallinas mountain ranges. The wildlife includes antelope, deer, elk, bear, wild turkey, coyote and mountain lion. Access is as close as 9 miles for Cibola National Forest and Manzano Mountains State Park. Mountainair is also the center for the National Parks Service's Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument including the Pueblo ruins at Abo, Quarai, and Gran Quivira.

The town provides for an area population of approximately 2500 people with the principal industries being farming and ranching. Local services include grocery, pharmacy, hardware, a family medical clinic, bank, auto repair, motels and a recently renovated historic hotel. The town of Mountainair also provides police, fire and EMT services with Flight for Life response. More extensive shopping is available in nearby Belen, about 45 minutes away. The nearest airport is in Albuquerque, about 70 miles away.

A mild climate and a low cost of living with low property taxes make Mountainair an easy place to live. Expansive views and a pristine environment make it a beautiful place to live. An influx of recent transplants are enjoying the affordable land and housing. Large quantities of undeveloped land offer space for privacy as well as horses and other livestock.

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