Arrey is a tiny community that is situated inside of Sierra County, in the southwestern section of the state of New Mexico. Arrey is located about 22 miles south of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, and lies just west of Interstate 85 and the mighty Rio Grande. Silver City, New Mexico is about 40 miles straight west of Arrey, the San Andres National Wildlife Refuge and the city of Alamagordo lie to the east, and Las Cruces, New Mexico is about 40 miles to the south. Arrey has only a handful of single family homes, a few small businesses, cattle ranches, and some agricultural sheds and structures here and there. The community has an interesting history, and a somewhat desolate contemporary aura.
Residents and visitors have reported UFO sightings right outside of town. Arrey was originally a small Hispanic farming community named Bonito, until the Elephant Butte Land and Cattle Company bought homestead rights to the land. Some of the original homesteaders were Tomas Baca and Urbano Arrey, who had come from the town of Las Palomas, New Mexico, in 1891. Urbano Arrey became the local postmaster, and the town took his name. Today, the descendants of these original homesteaders are the folks who still live, ranch, and farm in Arrey, which is also officially considered a New Mexico Ghost Town, even though these inhabitants remain.