The city’s NORTHEAST HEIGHTS stretches from the University of New Mexico to the foothills of the Sandias. The mountain boundary to the east and Sandia Pueblo to the north limit massive development. Some of the City’s most affluent subdivisions lie within this area, including Sandia Heights, Tanoan, High Desert and Glenwood Hills. One of the newest subdivisions, North Albuquerque Acres, features upscale residences on large lots. Dozens of other neighborhoods offer homes in almost every style and price range.
Perhaps the most diverse area of the city lies within the NORTHWEST quadrant. Secluded, rural properties surrounded by massive cottonwoods typify Albuquerque’s serene North Valley. Across the Rio Grande atop the West Mesa are the city’s newest residential and commercial developments; though some, such as Paradise Hills and Taylor Ranch, date back several decades. Dozens of homebuilders offer an extensive array of affordable housing possibilities, with prices starting at around $110,000.
Primarily an agricultural area, Albuquerque’s SOUTH VALLEY offers residents rural living at an affordable price. Many homes are southwestern in style and often include barns for livestock. Come closer to the Downtown area and you’ll find Albuquerque’s prestigious Old Country Club neighborhood. Lushly landscaped and quiet, this neighborhood is widely considered one of the most desirable residential locations in the city. During the Christmas holidays, many of the home- owners set out thousands of luminarias or little lights, creating awesome nightly displays for all to enjoy.
Rio Rancho offers a mild, high-desert climate perfect for sporting events, scenic tours and outdoor adventures year round. Due to its location and affordability, many residents find Rio Rancho the perfect bedroom community to Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Renowned culturally for hundreds of art dealers, galleries, museums and the world famous Santa Fe Opera, residents and visitors also enjoy of host outdoor activities including skiing, snowboarding, cross country and snowshoeing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, river rafting, fly-fishing and backpacking.
Today, Corrales is distinguished by its green pastures, orchards, rich historic and artistic character and the sounds and scents of roosters, cows, horses and sheep. Going into Corrales is like stepping into another place and time where the stresses of twenty-first century life give way to the pace of another era. Shops, galleries and restaurants welcome residents and visitors alike.
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