Mesilla Real Estate

West and contiguous to the city of Las Cruces are Mesilla and Mesilla Park. Mesilla is a historic community comprised of neighborhoods adjacent to its historic plaza and the larger-acreage homes nestled in the surrounding pecan groves. Mesilla (“Little Tableland”) is the best-known and most-visited historical community in Southern New Mexico. Since its beginning, around 1848, Mesilla has had a major influence on the economic, cultural, historical, and political life of the Mesilla Valley. From the Gadsden Purchase, to the Civil War, to the Butterfield Stage Coach Trail, to the trial of Billy the Kid, to being a lively social center in the 1880s—Mesilla has been a prominent part of the rich history of the Southwest.  The Mesilla Plaza,  just like Santa Fe, along with the surrounding neighborhoods, has a wonderful selection of shops, artisans, restaurants, and entertainment.

Today, many of Mesilla’s population of nearly 2,200 residents are direct descendants of Mesilla’s early settlers. As such, they have retained many of the “hearty folk” qualities of the original founders.  Mesilla has a rich and diverse heritage with the integration of Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American cultures. Perhaps the greatest import of the past history is the physical character of the community itself. The traditional adobe structures and architectural features modified through time because of style and technology still remain as a reminder of the long and significant history of the town.

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