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Madrid, New Mexico

Madrid is way laid back and nothin but hippies live there its budifull there.

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  • i love madrid i go there every summer for the crazy jazz concerts every ones getting high and making food on the bbq yone should go to the madrid jazz festivals its a trip

  • Madrid should be called the hippie capital of the world, ive lived there for 10 years and most the people there would rather toke a bowl than fight or start shit like that, the jazz festivals are awsome and it is definately my favorite place to be.

  • I have been in Santa Fe, Taos, Las Cruces last winter. Didn’t work out, I am SICK of “Trustafarians”, a local term given to me in Taos by the REAL hippies. Most kids are trust fund bitches you cannot DATE and forget about getting laid! Tell me about Madrid, please? I am really single and seriously seeking another half. Always wanted a non-material hippy girl since I trade stocks and am loaded! I do not want another female in my life staring at my account statements!
    Most of what I have is for children’s charities and I drive an ’87 Honda. How does one find the REAL “free love” sweetheart in the 21st century?


  • To Dave, I just moved to Madrid in Jan and love it. I left a very materialistic husband in Dallas to be somewhere that is peaceful. The people in Madrid are great. Its a very special place. You can be from any walk of life and the people there will welcome you and they dont judge. I will never leave the town. I left a $50k a year job, to work at a place making $6.50 an hour and love it. So my advise to you is to come and see, you will love it. Go to the mine shaft tavern, have a beer and a burger. Later, ‘Chelle

  • I am really looking forward to checking this out, I loved Cheles posting, can someone tell me and mine where we could stay?
    I am looking for a very lovely place where we could go to make a short visit worth it.
    I wish I could leave where i am but i cannot and want to go somewhere where the weather suits my clothes. Please any info anyone can provide would be wonderful.


  • I am one of the orirignal people to move into Madrid 30 years ago. This is for “Dave”, the women of Madrid will chew you up and spit you out! That is one town of strong women! You should just enjoy life and not think so much about “free love” and you will find real true love. You are the kind of man that “hippie” women love to toy with.

  • Its true Barb what you stated about the women of Madrid.
    I am curently in Santa Fe and would like to escape for a bit. Any ideas on housing out there? I need a hippie haven for a bit. Where I feel comfortable, heal, smoke, eat drink and be merry. Any ideas on a housing situation? Even primitive, I can live. I just need some space for me and one other travel mate. Wage peace.

    IN love and light……………………………… ~~ B

  • sorry for earlier screw up. have been having trouble getting info re: madrid. am a female, disabled vet lookin to relocate. am trying to find out about any rental properties in the madrid area, while i look for place to buy or build. NOT santa fe. looking for a place that has few people and madrid was recommended to me. source said i would feel at home there. any info would be appreciated. can email me at: auntypsychotic@aol.com. please include subject as i do not normally open email from people i do not know.
    thank you.

  • For aunty, i recently moved away from the area, not madrid but in the hills up above.Rentals are hard to get, very high priced, and folks don’t do much advertising. mostly just on the bulletin board on the town’s general store. the water is unfilterable sulphur water that smells like old eggs. there’s lotsa places out on the land outside of madrid, but you gotta really be there to hunt them out or know someone there. they range from rustic shacks to modest little homes with private, and friendly, wells. good luck and get a four wheel drive vehicle

  • Message in a virtual bottle from hurricane ravaged Florida…
    Since the storms have ruined many of our dwellings and workplaces,
    I find myself wishing to relocate. Madrid is on my list along w/the many
    beautiful places in our country. Of course I am one of the few Hippies
    that has never sold out and paid a few trips to Madrid in 1976 and have not forgotten how cool it is.
    My line of work is television and have many other talents as well.


  • I am trying to find out on which sundays during the summer the jazz/blues concerts are scheduled for, so that I may plan my summer trip.

  • The summer concerts this year are being hosted by locals so they will be better than ever. Same basic dates as usual (all Sundays from 1-6pm): May 29 (Memorial weekend), June 19 (Father’s Day), Aug 14, Sept 4 (Labor Day weekend). Also check out the Gyspy Festival on May 15th and Jazz for Peace on July 10th also at the historic ballpark.

  • Hey Maggie? Still there? I was in Florida; we actually bought a place and thought we were planted – then after the hurricanes, culture shock, daily road rage salutes, and my eventual lapse of reality displayed via thoughts of becoming one of the surgically altered, we took out a map and ended up in Madrid, NM. Best thing we’ve ever done… but, Maggie, maybe we shouldn’t tell anyone else? If I can be of any assistance, let me know! -Linda

  • Aunty: Gave up e-mail when we got here. TV goes next. The phone is pissing me off lately, too. The locals are wonderful, caring REAL people. Get your little booty up here; I have an old Audi and the road into Santa Fe is a breeze. As for the water, I’d still give up the Florida beaches for hard smelly water any day. Get on the internet and have a local real estate agent find you a rental. If this is the place for you, it’ll all happen smoothly… trust your intincts. -Linda

  • I’m very interested in the towns south of Sante Fe, especially Madrid, Golden & Los Cerrillos because they’re “Hippie” artist towns. I’m older though, & it will be a while for me if I can come at all. I’ve got a serious form of lupus that acts up periodically–like now–so I’m asking how the medical care is down there?

  • I lived around Madrid for eight years and loved it. I go back every year and spend a day walking around reconnecting with my friends there and they’re truly beautiful people. Remember the centennial celebration? With the buttons we made saying “Madrid, NM. It’s not LA”?

    My house off Haozous Road a few miles from Madrid is for rent (if anyone wants to email me about it! terramaid@yahoo.com).

  • My fiance and love of fourteen years are finally tying the knot (yay!) We live in Albuquerque and love it. We frequently travel up to Madrid and the surrounding areas to hike and enjoy the views since it’s so gorgeous.

    Our wedding ceremony will be held in Cerrillos. However, we were wondering if it would be possible and/or a horrible idea if we had a small private gathering in the evening after the ceremony at the Madrid cemetery up on Miller’s Gulch Road. If any local residents can let us know if this is a bad idea, if that area is patrolled by the police, if there is someone we can contact to ask for permission etc, we would greatly appreciate it. I can be reached at webmaster@verysari.com

    Thanks and blessings to everyone!

  • I bought a parcel of land in Madrid about two years ago and would like to connect with others who have land without water. Heck –would like to know others in Madrid as well. I’m at ruth702@aol.com
    At the Christmas events on the weekend and I hope to meet some Madrid residents.
    Glad to find this site and hope it becomes a little more active.

  • Hello yall,
    Back in 1971 I had moved in Madrid,New Mexico second house on the left, going south going down hill. My sister her boy friend I move in that house without water and electricity and no window glass. we made a garden and we fixed the house very small home made wood fire place.
    We pay rent for 10.00 a month rent .
    That was cheap.
    Mine Tarven?
    Very nice, good to place smoking, drinking and wild no trouble HA HA HA !
    Back to house.
    Later we moved next door very last house up hill.
    That house has electric and water awful tasty water.
    We rent that house for 25.00 a month.
    Then we move.
    Now I miss all my friend who used to live in that town.
    Maybe some of them still there.
    Very beatiful friendly people,I,ll never forget them.
    I,m am thinking my wife and I going to see yall IF SOME OF YOU STILL LIVING TODAY.
    I did not know know about Madrid is still hippy,s place,I love that place
    Thanks yall Be peace with love.
    Tim Hurley
    I had a long hair back old days.
    Email -hurleyt@bellsouth.net

  • Anyone out there in Madrid now? Is there anywhere in the surrounding areas one could pitch a tent for free?

  • I want to spend a summer in Madrid!!!! Can anyone give me any numbers of people who might be able to help me out???

  • Looking to possibly live in this area and work…can do Nanny work, housekeeping , sales etc….lived in Albuquerque a few years ago want to move back to the area….anyone have any ideas??

  • lookin’ for a place to buy/rent in the Madrid area – land for sale with access to water ok ~ need quiet/private place. nothing fancy. ~}:)


  • We do not bathe in Madrid, nor will we…until all US forces are pulled from Iraq!

    and…and…oh, lordy….hasn’t that been like since 2003?


    We are a ripe, but righteous, people.

  • 2 men are looking for a place for a new beginning. We have a traveling Flea Market Business, one of us is an aspiring artist in the medium of sculpture and the other does computer repair and website design. We also make and sell both beaded and magnetic jewelry. We also have a full woodworking shop that includes a band saw, table saw, router table and lathe and many hand working tools. We are looking for a space to rent for our camper hookup, will consider both cash and barter of goods and or services. We also want to find a place to open a business or partnership with an existing business, currently we have a full inventory of new and used flea market items. We are both hardworking and fun loving with a special focus on helping those around us. We are tired of the rat race. The artist was a friend of a former resident of Madrid by the name of Patrick Dean Palmer, and has visited before. We really would like to come and spend some time in Madrid to see if it is the proper place for this next stage of our journey. We do have 3 dogs 1 yellow lab and 2 male Chihuahuas. If this sounds like something you can help us with please contact me by email us: sheenyboys@gmail.com . We look forward to hearing from you soon. PS we are planning to leave Michigan in April.

  • Howdy Yah all !!! Fellow hippies. I wish we could all be together not on mushrooms like the parties we had once thrown in Madrid back in the eightys and ninetys.
    but some good LSD that would be my medicinal choice and I would respect yours if it be Peyote or whatever. Then we could walk all night listening to the night birds. I’ll stop but as you can see I really love this area from the bad lands and the Lone Butte through Cerrillos and Madrid to Golden and beyond. This truly is the land of formation and it is a primal timeless place. I thought I saw a name or two I once new if they remember me and my dog Conejo who I named after Tod Brown, owner of the Petting Zoo and trading post of Cerrillos who named his youngest son Conejo and was the self proclaimed Major of Cerrillos Back then. I need a housesitting or most any position in the area. Please contact me at Wokenuptoreality@gmail.com or call 661-722-0672. Peace and much uncontrollable laughter your happiness. Bye and more then hope a soon Hi! and a big hug from a former regular dancer at the Mine Shaft Tavern And when the song “living in the nineties,living in the wild wild west that there was no doubt it was about Madrid, Cerrillos. “The Wild Wild West”, with some very unusal people, many real characters. Thanks, please consider and write or call me, old friend. Kenny Slem once a resident of the area and the last waiter of the Cerrillos Cafe.Can you still buy goat’s mild in Madrid! Peace people and any of the Rainbow Warrior type, please contact. I need my medicine to help my psyche grow younger and break up all encrusting dead old habits. 4750 West Ave M4 Quartz Hill, CA 93536, P.O. Box 3026 Quartz Hill CA 93586. And a former tree planter.

  • im trying to locate mary lou vanness,shes my aunt living in a mobile trailer on somebody property. she used to own a little log cabin but had to sell it. I need my aunts address so I can right to her, my address is 11927 hamony dr jachsonville fl 32246

  • Does anyone know a Peter Bassin in Madrid.  I am wondering if he is the same Peter Bassin I knew from the music business in Upstate New York (Woodstock area).

  • Hi im a twenty one year old male and im looking for a place to live in madrid new mexico. i lived there once when i was about six right off wild dog rd….it was an amazing time in my life and i wish to return..my present situation is shitty im in colorado and am basically homeless im sleeping from couch to couch….i have several talents and am very handy and dont mind work…if there is a helping heart out there please respond to my phone 719-253-2375…

  • That’s not true that just “hippies” live in Madrid. Madrid has changed alot since 2001.

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