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Laura Johnson

Lovington, NM Real Estate Analysis

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 Located in southeastern New Mexico, the people of Lovington invite you to participate in a growing economic development opportunity. Lovington is uncrowded, friendly, and progressive. Lovington enjoys a dry temperate climate, has clean water and air, low taxes and low crime rate. Land and real estate prices are low and opportunity is here! It is a good place to live, work, and raise a family. Let us show you our community, of which we are very proud.

Area History

Lovington was established at the turn of the century. The first store was built in 1908 and was named the “Jim B. Love Grocery Store”. The first post office was also housed in the store, and Jim Love was appointed postmaster. In 1917 Lea County was formed from parts of Chaves and Eddy County, and Lovington was designated as the county seat.

From the time of its establishment, Lovington was primarily a ranching and farming center. Oil was discovered in 1928 but did not have a significant impact on the economy until 1950 when the Denton pool, located nine miles northeast of Lovington, was discovered. In a short time the Denton pool had 92 flowing wells and, along with subsequent oil development, shaped the economy, labor force, and life style of present day Lovington.

Population changes in Lovington during the first half of the century reflected the steady growth in farming and ranching, while changes since 1950 have been related to the oil and gas industry. Only recently has the dairy industry begun to take part in our growth. The Census Bureau counted 411 people in the city in 1920. By 1940, the number had grown to 1,916 and between 1940 and 1960 Lovington experienced a 500 percent increase in population. Since that time the climb has leveled to the current population of 9,600. Lovington’s climate, like much of eastern New Mexico and western Texas, is characterized by warm summer days, cool nights and mild sunny winters. The summer months have average maximum temperatures in the 90s cooling down to the 60s at night while the daytime maximums in the winter range from the 50s to 60s.

Community spirit appears to have prevailed from the very first in the new town of Lovington as it still does today.


Lovington Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Lovington

617 W Aspen Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 617 W Aspen, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20173158)
4 beds 2 baths $236,000
803 W Dogwood Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 803 W Dogwood, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20173132)
3 beds 2 baths $185,000
2802 Six Shooter Rd Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 2802 Six Shooter Rd, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20171182)
4 beds 2 baths $164,000
4218 E Avenue D Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 4218 E Avenue D, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20173112)
3 beds 2 baths $195,000
717 W Central Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 717 W Central, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20173094)
2 beds 1 bath $95,000
821 W Birch Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 821 W Birch, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20172539)
3 beds 2 baths $155,000
14600 Knowles Rd. Lovington, NM 88260-9573
Photo of 14600 Knowles Rd., Lovington, NM 88260-9573 (MLS # 20173022)
4 beds 3 baths $229,900
1117 S 1st street Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1117 S 1st street, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20172961)
3 beds 2 baths $145,000
612 S Country Club Rd Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 612 S Country Club Rd, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20172958)
2 beds 2 baths $325,000
1302 S 2nd Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1302 S 2nd, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20172898)
3 beds 1 bath $115,000
909 W Polk Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 909 W Polk, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20172885)
3 beds 1 bath $100,000
113 N 6th Street Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 113 N 6th Street, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20172873)
2 beds 1 bath $70,000
706 N 8th St. Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 706 N 8th St., Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20165142)
2 beds 1 bath $60,000
1302 N Main Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1302 N Main, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20172659)
0 beds 0 baths $85,000
1517 W Ave. L Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1517 W Ave. L, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20172574)
3 beds 2 baths $238,000

Lovington School Data

Lovington School Districts

Lovington Municipal Schools

Lovington Schools

Sixth Grade Academy
6, public
Jefferson Elementary School
3, public
Lea Elementary School
1, public
Lovington High School
10-12, public
Ben Alexander Elementary School
2, public
Taylor Middle School
7-8, public
Yarbro Elementary School
4-5, public
New Hope Alt High School
9-12, public
Lovington Freshman Academy
9, public