Housing Developments

Las Cruces has been ranked as one of the best places to live and retire because of low cost of living and housing opportunities.

Metro Verde, Las Cruces Area

Unique to the region, Metro Verde is located in the high desert in the northeast part of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Featured among the master-planned development’s nearly 2,200 acres are a world-class championship golf course, an innovative mix of land uses, and Smart Growth principles highlighted by sustainable, energy-efficient practices. Whether your interest is single-family, multi-family, commercial, or light industrial property, you’ll find a reasonably priced selection in Metro Verde.

Phone: 575-496-7115

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Mission Santa Clara, Las Cruces

Mission Santa Clara is a neighborhood inspired by the warmth and community of the original New Mexico settlements. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Organ Mountains, and an average of over 330 days of sunshine each year. Whether you choose to play a round of golf on the links of award-winning Sonoma Ranch Golf Course or attend one of the largest and best Farmers’ and Crafts markets in the U.S., Mission Santa Clara features the lifestyle you are looking for –  affordable living in one of the best places to live, work, and retire in America today. Mission Santa Clara comes standard with many amenities that you may not expect. With prices currently starting in the $30,000s, building lots include the following:


  • Water, gas and sewer provided by the City of Las Cruces
  • Electricity provided by El Paso Electric
  • Phone services provided by Century Link
  • Paved and curbed streets
  • High-speed Internet available through Comcast or Century Link
  • Access to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land
  • Nearby shopping, restaurants, medical facilities
  • Located near world-class Sonoma Ranch Golf Course


Mission Santa Clara was created with the homeowner in mind, building on the reputation of a community that is consistently top-ranked by national publications for an outstanding quality of life. Las Cruces has a lot to offer!

David Ikard
NAI 1st Valley Real Estate
Phone: 575-521-1535
Mobile: 575-640-7215

Home Builders

Red Cliff Homes

Dove Crossing Development, Las Cruces

Dove Crossing offers an innovative new concept in relaxed, affordable southwestern living! Starting with a concept that delivers outstanding quality and value to the homeowner, Dove Crossing is blended into the gentle rolling topography of the Chihuahuan desert, amidst the shade of mesquite, creosote, and desert grasses that provide habitat for roadrunners, rabbits, and of course – doves.

At Dove Crossing, you’ll find an aesthetically enchanting, custom-built neighborhood that is fully functional, designed with you in mind. Dove Crossing has many details sure to make your house a home. Fall in love with a well-planned neighborhood where there is something for everyone. Young professionals will like the proximity to NMSU, shopping, and recreation. Families will enjoy a quiet, safe neighborhood, and retirees will enjoy the peace and serenity.

David Ikard
Associate Broker
NAI 1st Valley Real Estate
Mobile: 575-640-7215
Website: DoveCrossingLC.com

Home Builders

Red Cliff Homes

Mesilla Vineyard Estates, Las Cruces Area

Mesilla Vineyard Estates at the La Mancha Subdivision offers residential lots just west of historic Old Mesilla. These one-acre lots are ready to build your custom dream home on and are located within the boundaries of La Mancha Subdivision. Mesilla Vineyards Estates is approved for City of Las Cruces water, Zia Natural Gas, and individual septic tanks. As stated in the Restrictive Covenants, a floor plan of 1,900 Square feet or larger can be created on each lot. Bordered by vineyards, close to Mesilla and the Rio Grande, residents are invited to experience a unique home site in the Mesilla Valley with incredible views of the Organ Mountain range.

Tobe Turpen
(575) 522-3698
Steinborn & Associates Real Estate
141 Roadrunner Parkway #141
Las Cruces, N.M. 88001
Website: MesillaVineyardEstates.com

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Rancho de Caballo, Las Cruces Area

The allure of the Mesilla Valley is perfectly captured at Rancho de Caballo, a master-planned community subdivision just north of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Surrounded by fields of alfalfa, cotton, and pecan orchards, Rancho de Caballo boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the nearby Doña Ana and Robledo Mountains.

Designed to complement country-style outdoor living, Rancho de Caballo is comprised of half-acre lots with underground utilities and nearby equestrian facilities for those who wish to ride in the valley and along the banks of the Rio Grande.

Just minutes away from two major hospitals, four golf courses, and major retail outlets in the heart of Las Cruces, Rancho de Caballo is the perfect place to build your dream home. The village of Doña Ana is conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 25, providing quick access to Las Cruces and historic El Paso, Texas, less than 45 minutes south.

Randy McMillan
1st Valley Realty
(575) 521-1535
Website: RanchoDeCaballo.com

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