The City Of Albuquerque

Albuquerque Districts

What ever your taste or lifestyle, there is a place for you in our high desert city.  From spawling adobes to stately brick homes, your choices are infinite. The city is divided into four districts: Northeast, Southeast, Northwest and Southwest. The North and South are divided by Central Avenue (the old route 66).  The East and West are divided by Broadway. Each area offers an range of varied housing options. 

Northeast
The Northeast Heights stretches from The University Of New Mexico to the foothills of the Sandia Mountians.  The mountian boundry to the east and sandia Pueblo to the north limit massive developement. Some of the city's most affluent subdiviions lie within the area, including Sandia Heights, Tanoan, High Desert and Glenwood Hills.  North Albuquerque Acres offers oversized lots and upscale homes. 

Southeast
The Southeast section of Albuquerque incorporates Kirtland Air Force base, Sandia National laboratories and the Albuquerque International Airport.  Houseing develoments range from the well estalished Ridgecrest and Four Hills to refreshingly contemporary Willow Wood. 

Northwest
Perhaps the most diverse part of the city, secluded, rural properties surrounded by massive cottonwood trees characterize Albuquerque's serene North Valley.  Across the Rio Grande atop the West Mesa are the city's mewest residential and commercial developments. Ventana Ranch was specifically developed as a smaller, family community desgined around two large parks and a trail system. At the same time, Paradise Hills and Taylor Ranch date back decades.  Dozens of new home builders offer an extensive array of affordable housing possibilities.

Southwest
Primarily an agricultual area, Albuquerque's South Valley offers residents rural living at an affordable price.  Many homes are southwestern style and often include barns for livestock. The southwest heights offer many builders and subdivisions.  Come closer to downtown and you will find Albuquerque's prestifious old country club neighborhood, lushly landscaped and quiet, it 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, creating beautiful displays for all to enjoy.

Albuquerque Neighborhoods

Albuquerque's distinctive neighborhoods reflect the great diversity of our city, from the 300 year old old town plaza, to the gleaming new buildings of downtown, the quiet beauty of the north valley and spanish accented welcome of Barelas.  Each fo these areas has a unique personality.

Historic Old Town has been the heart of Albuquerque since the city was founded here in 1706.  Today, the historic old town is our cultural center with seven museums and more than 300 shops, galleries and restaurants.

Downtown is in the middle of an ongoing, successful, multi million dollar revitalization.  Here you will find bustling nightlife along Central Avenue, including many ngihtclubs, theaters, restaurants and events.  The Albuquerqe Convention Center is located downtown and is surrounded by several major hotels.  

Nob Hill is a vibrant area bursting with funky shops, swanky dining and chic nightspots.  Old route 66 neon signs and eclectic architecture combind with predominanty local owned shops, galleries and restaurants make Nob Hill a hip and fashionalbe area located just east of the University of New Mexico.

The Airport area is home to Albuquerque's major sport stadiums areanas and bio park, as well as Kirtland Air Force base and Sandia National laboratories.  There are plenty of hotels conveniently located next to the airport.

Midtown - University area is centered around the University of New Mexico campus and offers hotels and restaurants that are onveniently located near the I-25 / I -40 (the Big I) interchange.

Uptown is home to a major business center as well as Expo New Mexico and two of Albuquerque's major shopping areas.  Expo New Mexico is the home to the New Mexico State Fair.  It is used as a major venue for sporting events, festivals and concerts.  Coronado Center and ABQ Uptown feature major national department stors with nationally recognized brands.

Neighboring Communities

Rio Rancho is a planned community northwest of Albuquerque.  Rio Rancho is known for its phenomenal new growth and economic develoment.  Attractive housing prices make it popular with first time buyers and retirees. Financial incentives have also been successful in luring several major corporations to the area.

Corrales is adjacent to the North Valley, the village of Corrales is unlike any other.  An abundance of small arts and crafts shops and great restaurants and brewery line the winding road that meanders through the township.  Residences often sit on large parcels of land, sometimes as much as several acres.  There are still small productive farms and orchards thoughout this pastoral area providing a relaxed lifestyle that residents share with thier pets, horses and farm animals.

Placitas is slightly farther north and offers sites with more land, bigger homes, continuity of architectural style and some beautiful views of the city Rio Rancho and the Sandia Mountians. Founded in 1745, the area was initially a large tract of land divided among 21 families, many of whos descendants still live in the area.  Placitas is a quiet, low density residential community in the foot hills of the Sandia's.

Mesa Del Sol is a planned community south of Albuquerque and is know for its mixed use planning.  Part of the master plan is to develop space for retailers, offices, parks and homes while setting aside 3,200 acres for parks and open space.  

Bernalillo is a quiet residential community located 14 miles north of Albuquerque and 32 miles south of Santa Fe, Bernalillo borders Corrales and Placitas.  It offers quiet residential areas as  well are several small farms and ranches.  It's charming main street has a variety of great restaurants and galleries and offers convenient access to I-25. 

Bosque Farms and Los Lunas are minutes away from Albuquerque off south I-25.  These areas offer very affordable housing and newer subdivisions. For those who want to leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and savor a more simple way of life, these two communities are hard to match.  Small local business in the area provide the basic necessities.  The Luna Mansion, a historic landmark as been restored into an elegant restaurant. 

Cedar Crest, Tijeras, Sandia Park and Sandia Knolls are on the east side of the Sandia Mountians.  Each of these areas offer quite rural mountian enviroments amid lush cedar trees.