Yates Farms is the largest contiguous undeveloped area within the current Artesia city limits. Careful land planning combined with thoughtful architecture and high quality construction will create a unique development providing housing opportunists for a variety of demographic segments. The Planned Unit Development is intended to support site flexibility and different housing types from single family to multi-family. The mix of land uses supports commercial and residential users. It will be a vibrant addition knitted into the urban fabric of Artesia.


A Master Plan and detailed Design Guidelines were written to ensure that the special character of Yates Farms was first established and then maintained throughout. This effort focused not only on architecture and style, but also on a desire to protect the investment of homeowners and retailers who settle in Yates Farms. The existing plan and guidelines cover eight districts, including the Transition District, which is more particularly described in the Transition District Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions. The Transition District includes lower density non-retail uses, such as the Good Life Assisted Living and the Hermosa Church of Christ.

Architectural controls, administered through the Architectural Review Committee (ARC), will ensure high standards, predictable aesthetics and owner responsibility. The land use shall be further governed by detailed Residential Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions.

Artesia, with its abundant sunshine, low humidity, rural scenery, and lush agricultural heritage is clearly an enchanting place to call home. The city is located in southeast New Mexico’s Eddy County on the west bank of the Pecos River midway between Roswell and Carlsbad. Four hours to the north are Santa Fe and Albuquerque, three hours to the east are Lubbock and Midland, and a couple hours to the west are the mountains in Ruidoso and Cloudcroft.

The city and surrounding area is home to about 20,000 residents, with a revitalized downtown area honoring the founders and heroes in bronze statues and walking tours. Oil was discovered in the early part of the 20th century and Artesia was quickly swept up in the wildcatting days of the early 1920s.

Today, Artesia remains a thriving agricultural center punctuated by a prosperous petroleum industry, small businesses and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

The Yates family was among the earliest oil pioneers in southeast New Mexico and have ridden the roller coaster of petroleum exploration and production for three generations. Artesia remains the home of their family-owned companies and Yates Farms is a logical extension of the family’s long-standing support of civic responsibility and community commitment.

Yates Farms is ideally situated for people who want to enjoy a southwestern lifestyle, small town charm, and down-home hospitality.