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Lovington

 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

1202 W AVE I Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1202 W AVE I, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20210257)
3 beds 2 baths 2,095 sqft $260,000
600 W Avenue A Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 600 W Avenue A, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20210197)
3 beds 3 baths 3,372 sqft $335,000
1512 W Polk Ave Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1512 W Polk Ave, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20210168)
4 beds 2 baths 1,640 sqft $179,000
2218 Dove St Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 2218 Dove St, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20210129)
5 beds 2 baths 2,432 sqft $250,000
1313 S Yucca Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1313 S Yucca, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20210018)
3 beds 2 baths 2,031 sqft $255,000
1009 W AVE I Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1009 W AVE I, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20210014)
3 beds 3 baths 2,341 sqft $305,000
1313 Carter Ave Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1313 Carter Ave, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20205826)
4 beds 2 baths 1,571 sqft $225,000
206 W Avenue M Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 206 W Avenue M, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20205745)
3 beds 1 bath 1,614 sqft $145,000
1400 W Tyler Ave Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1400 W Tyler Ave, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20205738)
4 beds 2 baths 1,561 sqft $161,000
MLS # 20205735 Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20205735)
4 beds 3 baths 3,369 sqft $735,000
1330 E Polk Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1330 E Polk, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20205724)
3 beds 2 baths 2,651 sqft $319,000
201 Clayton Avenue Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 201 Clayton Avenue, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20205621)
3 beds 1 bath 1,040 sqft $99,000
200 W Avenue N Lovington, NM 88240
Photo of 200 W Avenue N, Lovington, NM 88240 (MLS # 20203396)
3 beds 2 baths 1,170 sqft $61,000
1209 Carter Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1209 Carter, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20205512)
3 beds 2 baths 1,420 sqft $220,000
410 W Avenue D Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 410 W Avenue D, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20205495)
2 beds 1 bath 1,323 sqft $175,000

Sold Listings in Lovington

602 W Avenue G Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 602 W Avenue G, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20204093)
3 beds 2 baths 1,308 sqft $129,900
1506 W Avenue M Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1506 W Avenue M, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20203645)
3 beds 2 baths 1,560 sqft $168,500
1117 N Tatum Hwy Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1117 N Tatum Hwy, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20202610)
3 beds 3 baths 2,756 sqft $333,000
1201 N 12th Street Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1201 N 12th Street, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20204185)
3 beds 2 baths 1,284 sqft $139,900
706 W Dogwood Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 706 W Dogwood, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20203822)
3 beds 2 baths 1,468 sqft $126,000
3702 S Second Street Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 3702 S Second Street, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20203821)
4 beds 3 baths 2,700 sqft $270,000
121 N 2nd St Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 121 N 2nd St, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20204582)
3 beds 2 baths 1,280 sqft $40,000
1410 W Ave L Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1410 W Ave L, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20193974)
3 beds 3 baths 1,920 sqft $287,700
109 S 3rd Lovington, NM 88240
Photo of 109 S 3rd, Lovington, NM 88240 (MLS # 20202680)
4 beds 2 baths 1,956 sqft $169,000
1118 W Jackson Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1118 W Jackson, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20204130)
3 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $120,000
1402 S 16th Street Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 1402 S 16th Street, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20202852)
4 beds 3 baths 1,860 sqft $158,000
2900 N 3rd Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 2900 N 3rd, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20202565)
3 beds 2 baths 1,440 sqft $78,500
609 W Harrsion Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 609 W Harrsion, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20200166)
4 beds 2 baths 2,400 sqft $175,000
400 N Love St. Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 400 N Love St., Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20202497)
3 beds 2 baths 1,232 sqft $110,000
602 W Cottonwood Ave Lovington, NM 88260
Photo of 602 W Cottonwood Ave, Lovington, NM 88260 (MLS # 20202289)
4 beds 3 baths 2,206 sqft $279,500

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Lovington School Data

Lovington School Districts

Lovington Municipal Schools
PK-12

Lovington Schools

Sixth Grade Academy
6, public
http://www.lovingtonschools.net/
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
http://www.lovingtonschools.net/
Yarbro Elementary School
4-5, public
New Hope Alt High School
9-12, public
Lovington Freshman Academy
9, public
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About the author

Laura Johnson

Laura Johnson

Owner/ Qualifying Broker

As your Realtor, I will always do my best for you and be by your side from start to finish. I will work diligently to sell your house and treat your dream of owning a new home, as if it were my own dream. As an Investor, home owner, and Realtor in Lovington, I understand Lea County well. My expertise and knowledge will be beneficial to you when buying or selling.

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