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

111 & 113 LONGVIEW DR

$1,900,000

57-White Rock

Active

724 Culebra Road

$1,695,000 - 4 BD/5 BA

50-Jemez - Active

Sqft: 6898 - Acres: 1.95

1377 DIAMOND DR

$1,050,000

52-West Area- West

Active

116 & 118 State Road 4

$899,000

57-White Rock

Active

15 Entrada Dr Lots 15, 20, an

$767,000

51-Eastern Area

Active

70 Turquoise Street

$595,000 - 4 BD/2 BA

54-Barranca Mesa - Active

Sqft: 2432 - Acres: 0.9

2360 CANYON GLEN

$524,000 - 3 BD/4 BA

53-N Community - Pending

Sqft: 0 - Acres: 0.107507

63 ROVER BLVD

$500,000

57-White Rock

Active

40 TURQUOISE

$499,000 - 4 BD/2 BA

54-Barranca Mesa - Active

Sqft: 2608 - Acres: 0.469467

132 STATE ROAD 4 #A and B

$450,000

57-White Rock

Active

B3 Lot E SAN ILDEFONSO RD

$450,000 - 4.29199 acres

56-North Mesa

Active

557 Todd Loop S

$424,000 - 3 BD/2 BA

57-White Rock - Active

Sqft: 2020 - Acres: 0.258264

1008 Alamo

$399,000 - 4 BD/2 BA

56-North Mesa - Active

Sqft: 1854 - Acres: 0.094261

10 VERDE RIDGE #B

$239,000 - 2 BD/2 BA

51-Eastern Area - Active

Sqft: 1134 - Acres: 0.071993

4454 Alabama #B

$186,000 - 2 BD/1 BA

53-N Community - Pending

Sqft: 792 - Acres: 0.27

4242 ARIZONA AVE

$165,000 - 0.3433 acres

53-N Community

Active

505 Oppenheimer ##318

$155,000 - 1 BD/1 BA

51-Eastern Area - Active

Sqft: 784 - Acres: 0

192 River Dr

$135,000 - 1 BD/1 BA

50-Jemez - Pending

Sqft: 337 - Acres: 1.38

4090 ALABAMA AVE

$90,000 - 0.149242 acres

53-N Community

Active

0 Elk Trail

$75,000 - 1.21 acres

50-Jemez

Active

0 Highway 485

$70,000 - 8.63 acres

50-Jemez

Active

0 Highway 485

$70,000 - 10.11 acres

50-Jemez

Active

00 Highway 485

$65,000 - 1.468 acres

50-Jemez

Pending

0 Squirrel Trail

$50,000 - 0.744 acres

50-Jemez

Active

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