Albuquerque – Northeast Heights 87110
There are many Charming homes in this area to the north of Route 66. The homes in this area range from older 40-50 year old homes near the University of New Mexico (UNM) to 20-40 year old homes a little further away from UNM. Northeast Heights is near the malls and shopping centers, and Uptown business centers. Some of the best Albuquerque restaurants can be found here. This area is known for the historic nature of the homes, artsy areas and trendy shops.
Albuquerque – Four Hills – Zip Code: 87123
The Four Hills development is one of Albuquerque’s first luxury communities started in the 1960’s and is one of the most established communities on the far southeast side of the city. The lots are somewhat larger allowing for more privacy and comfortable living. Many homes in this community have city and mountain views. Four Hills Country Club is centrally located in the community with easy access to I-40. Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, and the VA hospital are a short convenient commute from Four Hills.
Albuquerque – Far North East Heights – Zip Codes: 87113, 87111, 87122 and 87109
The Far Northeast Heights includes many of Albuquerque’s newer premier neighborhoods including High Desert, Primrose Pointe, Tanoan, North Albuquerque Acres, Ocotillo, Sandia Heights, Glenwood Hills, La Cueva, and Vineyard Estates. Recreational opportunities are almost limitless. The Cibola National Forest is close by as well as playgrounds, tennis courts, paved hiking, biking and jogging trails as well as many areas for picnicking. There are several golf courses nearby. The Tanoan Country Club (golf and country club facilities) and the High Desert communities are where you will find many higher end homes. The Sandia Resort and Golf Course is fairly new and close by, and the Arroyo del Oso public golf course is located a short distance away.
Albuquerque – North Albuquerque Acres – Zip Codes 87113 and 87122
North Albuquerque Acres is comprised of subdivided large lots just under one acre developed with larger custom homes. Access to this Albuquerque neighborhood is provided by both paved and non-paved streets. The city provides utilities to some of the lots and others are not on city services but use wells and septic tanks. The area is bounded by scenic mountain and city views. There are various styles of homes consisting of Mediterranean style and pueblo style structures. Some lots accommodate horse facilities making North Albuquerque Acres a desirable close to Albuquerque horse property.
Albuquerque – High Desert – Zip Code: 87122
The High Desert area embraces the natural landscape of the Albuquerque high desert. The views are panoramic and luxury homes are nestled amongst the native terrain. The boundaries of the High Desert neighborhood are Tramway Blvd. to the west, Simms Park Road to the north, the Sandia Mountains to the east, and Bear Canyon Open Space to the south. The High Desert area is one of the most expensive and highly elevated neighborhoods in Albuquerque (mostly above 6,000 feet). High Desert luxury homes are scattered and sprinkled amidst the foothills of the Sandia Mountains with abundant views of stunning high desert flora and fauna.
Albuquerque – Sandia Heights – Zip Codes: 87111, 87112, 87123
The Sandia Heights area is situated at the base of the Sandia Mountains in far northeast Albuquerque. The contemporary and Santa Fe adobe-style homes in Sandia Heights are on one-half to one-acre lots. Most lots are dominated with natural landscaping. The community is composed of upscale, custom homes on natural spacious lots with close proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment. The area is a highly adored and desired community with public and private schools nearby.
Albuquerque – Northeast Heights and Sandia Foothills 87112, 87111
Farther south than High Desert and east of Tramway, you will find the neighborhood of Glenwood Hills and other high desert/foothills communities. The housing development in this area was done primarily in the 70’s. The Northeast Heights and Sandia Foothills areas also boast of scenic mountain and city views. For the athletes or those that want to keep in shape, there are miles of bike and walking paths throughout the area and up Sandia Mountain. Several trailheads are located nearby for the hiking enthusiast. Kirtland Air Force Base and I-40 are only a few minutes away.
Albuquerque – Tanoan – 87111
The Tanoan community is a gated community planned in the 1970s with building starting in the 1980s. Tanoan has a short yet impressive history. Tanoan’s boasted features include a 24 hour security patrol. This makes Tanoan the perfect place to be if you’re looking for a beautiful home in a secure and private location. Tanoan offers true leisure living featuring custom homes on beautiful, landscaped lots with lush lawns and mature trees secured by brick privacy walls. Tanoan is divided into 2 sections located in the Far Northeast Heights. Each section has their own Homeowner’s Association & security gates with guards. Tanoan East neighborhood is comprised of 1,651 households with a median household income of $103,926. Tanoan West is comprised of a wide variety of home styles in a gated community. These home styles include traditional Southwestern style, ranch and brick style homes. Tanoan West home prices start around $300,000 for a townhouse or patio home and go as high as $2 million for a luxury estate home.
Albuquerque – Nob Hill – Zip Codes: 87106, 87108 and 87110
Anchored by the presence of the University of New Mexico, you’ll find many commuters walk or ride their bike in this part of town. This is a very busy area with a wide variety of dining opportunities awaiting you. In the evenings, visit the clubs where you can enjoy jazz, blues, and popular music. Many properties in this area are Pueblo or Northern New Mexico style homes.
Albuquerque – UNM/Southeast Heights 87108
UNM and the South East Heights sum up the history and eclectic style of people brought together by Historic Route 66. The Southeast Heights areas contain enchanting older homes established in the 1930’s to 1960’s. Albuquerque’s Southeast Heights offers homes for sale with a vintage feel.
The Southeast Heights is bordered by the Albuquerque International Sunport, Sandia National Laboratories, and Kirtland Air Force Base. It’s the perfect area for employees relocating to Sandia National Laboratories and those who want to be close to Kirtland Air Force Base. While living close to downtown Albuquerque, you will have easy access to local restaurants, art galleries, and trendy boutiques. Hospitals and downtown are also easily accessible.
If you prefer an older home in an established neighborhood and desire to be close to downtown Albuquerque, the Southeast Heights may be for you.
Albuquerque – Downtown area 87102, 87103,87104,87105
Albuquerque Downtown is where the historic “Old Town” is located. You’ll find interesting museums such as The Natural History Museum, Explora, The BioPark Aquarium, the Rio Grande Zoo, and a plethora of other tourist attractions. The Albuquerque Convention Center is located downtown with abundant commercial office space, courthouses, and residential housing nearby. There is easy access to I-25 and I-40 for a quick commute to just about anywhere in town. There are some charming Victorian and adobe homes throughout the downtown area along with Lofts that offer high-density living.
Albuquerque – Southwest – Zip Codes: 87105 and 87121
The Southwest Valley is located near the Rio Grande River south of Central Avenue (Route 66) with many trees and green pastures. This area includes the South Valley and the Southwest Mesa. The beautiful Rio Grande Bosque is a band of life in the Rio Grande Valley with tall trees, small farms, and green pastures in direct contrast to the surrounding desert terrain. Many homes are older with deep family roots that may go back generations. There are some larger parcels with rural open zoning that allows for mobile and manufactured homes. Newer subdivisions are located up on the Mesa with larger horse properties down in the lower “valley farms”.
Albuquerque – North Valley – Zip Codes: 87102, 87104, 87107, 87113, 87114 and 87120
Albuquerque’s North Valley is located along and West of the Rio Grande River to I-25 South of the Indian Reservation and North of I-40. The Rio Grande River is nearby providing flood plain water to support the lush vegetation in the nearby Bosque’s mature landscaping. North Valley is located in a luxury rural setting comprised of small custom homes and ranchettes. This rural atmosphere allows for horses in most areas. The North Valley is a unique area where even today a large amount of irrigation continues to support ranching and farming. With all the vegetation consisting of tall trees and green pastures in natural fluvial settings, the North Valley offers the chance to be in the city combined with the feel of being in the country.
Albuquerque Northwest Heights – Zip Codes: 87120, 87114, 87105, 87120, 87121
Albuquerque Northwest Heights is a community of more recently built homes with good to spectacular views of the mountains and is considered very affordable. The Northwest Heights real estate is bounded by Central Blvd. (Historic Route 66) to the south, and extends all the way north to the Sandia Reservation. Albuquerque’s Northwest Heights offers not only the convenience of the outdoors, with views of the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho city lights, but the breathtaking New Mexico sunsets. Ladera Golf Course is a short distance from most homes in the Northwest Heights. The Cottonwood Mall is located nearby for your shopping convenience as well as many franchise restaurants making this a desirable place to live.
Albuquerque – Paradise Hills – Zip Code: 87114
Paradise Hills is a suburban community within Albuquerque. Paradise Hills is located on the west mesa in Bernalillo County. Many homes in this community have both mountain and city views. Paradise Hills Country Club and Golf Course and Desert Greens Golf Course are nearby and open to the public. The large master planned community of Ventana Ranch is located within Paradise Hills. Albuquerque’s most recent growth has been on west side resulting in newer subdivisions and some custom homes. There are still lots available for custom development.
Rio Rancho – Zip Codes: 87124 and 87144
Rio Rancho is the third largest city in New Mexico and is the growing economic hub of Sandoval County. Rio Rancho is located outside the northwest corner of Albuquerque with a population just over 87,000. A small portion of Rio Rancho extends into northern Bernalillo County. The City of Rio Rancho is characterized by affordable housing and wonderful views of the mountains and Albuquerque.
Rio Rancho infrastructure is supported by the city’s relationship with Intel as indicated by Intel’s greeting on Highway 528. Rio Rancho is the site of Intel’s Intel Fab 11X, one of the largest semiconductor fabrication plants in the world. The fully automated facility opened in 2002. The Railrunner Commuter Train Service has become the popular method for traveling from the Rio Rancho area to downtown and north to Santa Fe.
Albuquerque – East Mountains 87059,87008,87015,87047
This area consists of Tijeras, Sandia Park, Cedar Crest and Edgewood and is just minutes from the Uptown area. Custom homes can be found in several unique areas consisting of Pa-ako (golfing), San Pedro Creek Estates, Nature’s Point, Rancho Verde, and Sandia Mountain Ranch. These areas are close to Albuquerque. It’s a convenient commute along I-40 to Albuquerque. In the mountain landscape, you can find yourself surrounded by pinon pines, juniper trees and panoramic views of the Sandia Mountains “the Green Side” and high desert flora and fauna. Temperatures are approximately ten degrees cooler than observed in Albuquerque year-round. Due to the elevation, (over 7,000 ft) the area gets more rainfall than at lower elevations. The Cibola National forest has numerous bike trails, hiking trails, ATV trails and is ideal for those that like outdoor activities including skiing and snow boarding.
Albuquerque – Corrales – Zip Code: 87048
The Village of Corrales is a small, treasured oasis located within a large, fast-growing metropolitan area. The Village of Corrales is bordered on the east by the Rio Grande and, across the river, by the Sandia Indian Reservation. Albuquerque is located to the south and the City of Rio Rancho to the west and north. Corrales is located in a rural community but so close to conveniences! You’ll be awed by the whispering of the cottonwood trees, boutique wineries, and horse properties. The typical lot size ranges from ½ acre plus. The village of Corrales has many eclectic shops and unique shopping opportunities.
Albuquerque – Placitas – Zip Code: 87043
Placitas is a delightful mountain foothill community with a quiet, peaceful, small town charm located 30 minutes from Santa Fe and 15 minutes from Albuquerque. Placitas is characterized and known for its spacious lots and spectacular, breathtaking views. There are gorgeous custom homes tucked away in beautiful canyons and up on the mesa with views of rolling terrain covered with natural high desert vegetation. The area encompasses a nice blend of old and new homes. There are many older adobe homes as well as brand new contemporary style homes in the Placitas area. A quick 30-minute commute to downtown Albuquerque and 30 minutes to Santa Fe via I-25. The Paseo Del Norte area (appx. 10-15 minutes) offers a variety of shopping and restaurant choices. Close to the Sandia Casino, you can enjoy fine dining and live music from nationally renowned entertainers.