Stagecoach Real Estate
Laura Johnson

Lovington, NM Real Estate Analysis


 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

908 W Avenue O Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 908 W Avenue O, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20174231)
3 beds 2 baths $142,000
619 W F Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 619 W F, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20170293)
2 beds 1 bath $82,500
705 S 11th Street Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 705 S 11th Street, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20174109)
3 beds 2 baths $199,000
1006 W Avenue J Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1006 W Avenue J, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20174095)
3 beds 2 baths $176,000
1408 W Cottonwood Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1408 W Cottonwood, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20174051)
3 beds 2 baths $92,675
1005 W Aspen Ave. Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1005 W Aspen Ave., Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20173988)
3 beds 1 bath $115,000
603 N 1st Street Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 603 N 1st Street, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20173973)
3 beds 1 bath $129,000
1106 W Avenue K Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1106 W Avenue K, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20173943)
3 beds 2 baths $219,900
701 W COTTONWOOD Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 701 W COTTONWOOD, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20173898)
4 beds 2 baths $245,000
611 W Ave J Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 611 W Ave J, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20173882)
2 beds 1 bath $50,000
2113 Dove Rd Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 2113 Dove Rd, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20173819)
3 beds 2 baths $375,000
1204 N second street Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1204 N second street, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20165611)
3 beds 2 baths $75,000
2724 Morning Sun Place Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 2724 Morning Sun Place, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20173772)
3 beds 2 baths $265,000
211-213 S 2nd Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 211-213 S 2nd, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20173769)
2 beds 2 baths $90,000
1316 Browning Rd Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1316 Browning Rd, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20173637)
4 beds 2 baths $309,000

Walk Score for Lovington

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