Bloomfield Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

Bloomfield is a quaint roadside town east of Farmington with plenty of places to see and things to do. The town’s population of about 7,600 people. It is easy to find opportunities for fun in the area. Salmon Ruins sits to the south of U.S. Highway 64 near the west end of town. The ruins are an unearthed and preserved glimpse of the ancient Chacoan people, who inhabited the region from about A.D. 850 to 1250. Throughout the year, there are several events and festivals for residents and visitors to enjoy. Key annual attractions include Bloomfield Days and the San Juan Balloon Rally.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

A little city with a big heart

Market

Gas/Energy industry driven

Lifestyle

Healthy community that enjoys the outdoors

You'll Love

The Bloomfield Family Aquatic Center featuring an indoor pool open year round and an outdoor pool with a huge slide

Perfect For

Outdoorsy folks of any age and retired nature loving folks

Around the Area

Recognized for its scenic and scientific wonders, Angel Peak Scenic Area is 16 miles to the south and offers more than 10,000 acres of rugged terrain. The nearly 7,000-foot Angel Peak, a landmark composed of river deposited sandstone from the San Jose Formation, is visible for miles in any direction. However, the banded colors of the badlands and the deep sculpted fingers of the canyon at the base of Angel Peak are only fully revealed to those who make the short journey along the rim. Sixty miles to the south is Chaco Culture National Historic Park. For all the wild beauty of Chaco Canyon's high-desert landscape, its long winters, short growing seasons, and marginal rainfall create an unlikely place for a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture to take root and flourish. Yet this valley was the center of a thriving culture a thousand years ago. The monumental scale of its architecture, the complexity of its community life, the high level of its community social organization, and its far-reaching commerce created a cultural vision unlike any other seen before or since.

A short 22 miles to the east is Navajo Lake State Park home of the second largest lake in the state, with multiple campgrounds, two marinas, and two boat docks. The park offers some of the best boating, fishing, hiking, and camping in New Mexico. The San Juan River is a world-class fly fishing destination and features a campground, day use areas and a serene trail along the river.  About 71 miles to the north is more than 8,000 feet above sea level, and the summit is Purgatory Mountain Resort with a base at 10,485 feet. Named North America’s Best Ski Value by TripAdvisor three years running, here you will discover that Colorado’s rugged San Juan Mountains are home to some of the most consistent and abundant snow in the southwest. Another 60 miles down the road is Wolf Creek Ski Resort, uniquely located in the ski area of the beautiful Southern San Juan Mountains. The low-density skiing experience makes it a hot spot for powder hounds, families and new skiers alike.

Dining, Wine Tasting, Nightlife and Shopping: Dining favorites include the Roadside Café, Panda Garden Chinese Restaurant, Sonya’s and Los Barela’s.  Local shopping highlights include Quien Sabe Trading and Memory Lane Antiques and Collectibles. Wines of San Juan is located in a beautiful area and is a quick 30-minute drive to enjoy local, artisanal wines in an idyllic setting on the San Juan River. For nightlife, it’s hard to beat the Wooden Nickel Bar and Raney’s Bar & Grill.

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