Belen, NM Real Estate

Belen, NM real estate is surrounded by the gorgeous landscape of the Rio Grande river basin. With over 290 days of sunshine throughout the year, residents of Belen never hesitate to take advantage of the beautiful New Mexico weather.

With both a north/south and east/west rail junction, Belen has earned the nickname "The Hub City". Connecting Belen with the major metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, the railway allows for effortless commutes and boosts tourism.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $252K
Lowest Price $750
Highest Price $4.1M
Total Listings 345
Avg. Days On Market 231
Avg. Price/SQFT $174

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Belen, New Mexico Real Estate Listings

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Belen Homes For Sale

The average prices of Belen homes for sale are lower than the average in the rest of the state of New Mexico. Affordability is one of the main reasons why Belen continues to be a growing city. The various amenities on offer make Belen a great location for those who wish for the conveniences of a big city with the strong sense of community of a small town. Residents are quick to describe the peace and quiet they enjoy in Belen.

The Unforgettable History of Belen, New Mexico

Belen was established in 1741 when two Spaniards settled the land known as the "Belen Grant". It took nearly 50 years for Belen to grow from a lone fort on Rio Grande into a small city center. The first railway reached Belen from Santa Fe in 1880. By 1907, the Belen Cutoff was built allowing for many more trains to travel east and west across the United States. Incorporated in 1918, the "Village of Belen" became a major refueling station in the Southwest region of the US. This "Hub City" history remains today, as over 100 trains travel through Belen daily.

Currently, Belen is home to the only Railway Museum in New Mexico. The Harvey House Museum has a rich history of its own. Opened in 1910, Harvey House was originally a franchised restaurant where weary rail passengers could get a good meal. Today, Harvey House is one of the few places where you can learn about the Santa Fe Railway and one of America's first restaurant chains.

Celebrating Culture in Belen

Belen, New Mexico is home to the largest matanza in the world - The Hispano Matanza. Residents of Belen gather annually to enjoy fresh chicharron and other pork dishes. All of the money raised by this event is given away as scholarships to Belen residents completing higher education.

Further adding to the rich history of Belen, the Our Lady of Belen Fiesta is over 220 years old. This festival promotes economic development in the town as tourists from the surrounding communities come to partake in the festivities.

With the Miracle on Main Street Festival and Rio Abajo Days, there is never a lack of cultural activity. Culture and history will always remain the heart of Belen.

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