Los Alamos (which translates as “the cottonwoods” in Spanish) rests upon four mesas of the Pajarito Plateau and the adjoining White Rock Canyon. The town site, also known as “The Hill,” includes White Rock as a part of the city. Home to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos was originally founded to undertake the Manhattan Project. Los Alamos is top-ranked among New Mexico public schools and Los Alamos High School’s academic achievements have been recognized by a number of national publications.

Creativity abounds in Los Alamos and White Rock and plays a major role in community life. The same intellectual curiosity that drives scientific discovery and creativity has also produced a deep appreciation and involvement in cultural pursuits. Art, music, dance, theater, and lecture activities are accessible every day of the year. Art fairs, concerts, lectures, demonstrations, plays, recitals, parades, festivals, etc. are frequent.

Nearby is Bandelier, a 33,677-acre National Monument preserving the homes and territory of the Ancestral Pueblo People. Most of the pueblo structures date to two eras, in total from 1150 to 1600 CE. The Valles Caldera is also close, a 3.7-mile wide volcanic caldera in the Jemez Mountains. A number of recreational and/or historical uses take place in Valles Caldera. Many of these uses involve trails. Valles Caldera has many miles of ranch roads, livestock and game trails. These include a network of trails currently designated for horse riding. Historically, Valles Caldera was a location for equestrian endurance races. After establishment of VCNP, the first race in the caldera was held in 2009. The largest grass valley, Valle Grande, is a venue for ski orienteering. Activities are open to the public, though some require reservations.

Located a bit south of Los Alamos is the Village of Jemez Springs, the site of Jemez State Monument, and the headquarters of the Jemez Ranger District. The village and nearby locations in the Jemez Valley are the site of hot springs and several religious retreats.

Homes & Land for Sale in the Los Alamos, New Mexico Area

997 Central


51-Eastern Area


81 Camino Entrada


51-Eastern Area


Valley of the Spirit Ranch


50-Jemez - Active

Acres: 2100

14 Lourdes Drive - 22.64 Acres

$2,078,000 - 17 BD/15 BA

50-Jemez - Active

Sqft: 0 - Acres: 22.64

400 Trinity


51-Eastern Area


16441 NM State Hwy 4

$1,890,000 - 5 BD/5 BA

50-Jemez - Active

Sqft: 9850 - Acres: 1

16441 NM State Hwy 4

$1,890,000 - sqft




$1,500,000 - 4.738 acres

51-Eastern Area


Valley of the Spirit Ranch, Tract A


50-Jemez - Active

Acres: 1208

Valley of the Spirit Ranch, Tract B


50-Jemez - Active

Acres: 902.491

140 North Lourdes Drive - 11.7231 Acres




37485 Highway 126

$790,000 - 2 BD/2 BA

50-Jemez - Active

Sqft: 1500 - Acres: 3.33

15 Entrada Dr Lots 15, 20, an


51-Eastern Area


1549 Vista Hermosa Road

$749,000 - 3 BD/2 BA

50-Jemez - Pending

Sqft: 3786 - Acres: 10

976 Vallecitos Road

$675,000 - 2 BD/2 BA

50-Jemez - Active

Sqft: 5011 - Acres: 29.132

Beryl Road

$675,000 - 13 acres




$655,000 - 4 BD/3 BA

58-LaSenda/Pajarito - Active

Sqft: 2632 - Acres: 2.13001


$650,000 - 4 BD/4 BA

58-LaSenda/Pajarito - Active

Sqft: 3009 - Acres: 2.59589

1152 41st Street

$625,000 - 4 BD/3 BA

52-West Area- West - Active

Sqft: 3154 - Acres: 0.27

1485 Camino Redondo

$544,000 - 4 BD/4 BA

52-West Area- West - Active

Sqft: 4198 - Acres: 0.18

14 South Lourdes Drive

$529,000 - 5 BD/4 BA

50-Jemez - Active

Sqft: 0 - Acres: 5.09

409 Kolleen Ct.

$515,000 - 5 BD/3 BA

57-White Rock - Right of 1st Refusal

Sqft: 3100 - Acres: 0.3558

63 Rover


57-White Rock


340 Donna Ave

$485,000 - 5 BD/3 BA

57-White Rock - Active

Sqft: 3346 - Acres: 0.2303

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