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Albuquerque Area Communities

Albuquerque's mild climate and rich cultural history makes it a very unique place to live. Whether your family enjoys outdoor activities, fine dining, or adventure seeking, there is a little something for everyone in the Land of Enchantment.


Area 10: Sandia Heights

Sandia Heights is an enclave of executive homes in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Lots are typically large, approximately an acre and the average Sandia Heights home sells for over $300,000 with the least expensive homes going in the $200's, and the highest priced running over $1,000,000.

Area 21: North Albuquerque Acres

On the northern outskirts of Albuquerque, this is also an exclusive residential area, offering many large lots of approximately an acre, where horses are allowed. There are also several newer subdivisions with smaller lots. Prices start over $300,000 and range upwards to nearly $1,000,000.

Area 30: Far Northeast Heights

The "Far Northeast Heights" includes the elegant and newly-developed "High Desert" area of the Sandia Foothills, with awe-inspiring homes ranging to upwards of $1,000,000, as well as more modest neighborhoods, where prices start at just under $200,000.

Area 40: Near Northeast Heights

The Near Northeast Heights, including the high-demand University Area, and the Uptown area near Winrock and Coronado malls, offers many established residential neighborhoods in various price ranges, from as little as $150,000 to well over $500,000, depending on the home and the neighborhood. Many of these homes offer the vintage charm of such amenities as hardwood floors, plaster walls, and cove ceilings.

Area 50: Northeast Heights

The Northeast Heights area boasts stunning executive homes with wonderful views dotting the foothills, along with established neighborhoods offering more affordable homes. Prices vary from as little as $150,000 to upwards of half a million dollars, with average prices in the $300,000 range.

Area 60: Four Hills

Nestled in the mountain foothills just south of I-40, this executive area tends to have larger lots than in most other areas of the city and prices start at just under $200,000. Average home prices here are a bit over $350,000.

Area 71: Southeast Heights

The Southeast Heights, with its proximity to the Base, Airport, and University is a highly convenient location. Residential neighborhoods vary widely, from modest areas with affordable homes under $100,000, to the charming Ridgecrest area, whose elegant older homes command prices of over $400,000.

Area 80: Downtown

The Downtown area not only houses the central business district, plus city and county government buildings, it is also home to most of Albuquerque's true "vintage" homes. These, along with the 75-120 year old homes in the four historic districts may sell in the $300,000+ range, yet some of the small, older homes may be purchased for $200,000 or less. 

Area 92: South Valley

The Southwest area contains both the agricultural south valley, along the Rio Grande, including many large estates and some farms, and the new, affordable subdivisions of the southwest mesa. There is no "typical" south valley home, as this large and geographically varied area's irrigated farms, new estate subdivisions, and low-income housing neighborhoods have little in common. Homes are available for under $100,000 in the latter areas, while properties in the former areas may sell in excess of $500,000.

Area 100: North Valley

Albuquerque's North Valley area, including the trendy "Los Ranchos de Albuquerque" boasts some of the area's most impressive landed estates, particularly near and along Rio Grande Blvd. This is one of the premier equestrian areas in the region, and properties that sell for several million dollars are not uncommon here. However, the North Valley is also home to many small, modest homes that may be purchased for $150,000 or less.

Area 110: Northwest Heights

The Northwest Heights includes the popular "Taylor Ranch" area, and is made up primarily of residential subdivisions. There is a good deal of new construction in this area, and the oldest subdivisions are only about 25 years old. Lot size tends to be fairly small. There are a few older areas, with homes available in the $100's and $200's, and a couple of new subdivisions along the river with homes over $500,000.

Area 120: Paradise Hills

Paradise Hills is primarily an area of residential subdivisions between Taylor Ranch and Rio Rancho. There is a great deal of new construction in the area, and, although there are a few older, established neighborhoods, most of the homes in this area are fairly new. The average home price is about $175,000.

Area 130: Corrales

The historic village of Corrales, just outside Albuquerque, offers loads of charm, with many antique adobe buildings along the narrow, two-lane road that is the village's greeting street. Many Corrales homes have irrigated acreage and allow horses. Corrales still retains a rural ambience, and is definitely a trendy residential area. It is rare to find a Corrales home under $250,000, and some properties fetch over $1,000,000.

Area 140: Rio Rancho South

This is the area of Rio Rancho south of Southern Blvd. Rio Rancho is among the fastest-growing small cities in the country, and has a fair amount of new construction. It also boasts some older, established neighborhoods, and most homes offer large lots, often about half an acre. Prices start comfortably below $200,000, with the average home price about $155,000. There are few homes over $300,000 in this area.

Area 151: Mid-Rio Rancho and Corrales Heights

This is the section of Rio Rancho that is north of Southern Blvd., and south of Northern Blvd, and includes Corrales Heights. Known for attractive, affordable neighborhoods, this area offers an abundance of residential property in the $100,000's and $200,000's, and average homes in this area sell for $150,000-$250,000.

Area 160: Rio Rancho North

The northern region of Rio Rancho extends nearly to Bernalillo, and is an area of much new construction. The residential neighborhoods are all fairly new, and. like the rest of Rio Rancho, this area offers a wide variety of attractive and affordable homes, from the $150,000 range on up to well over $200,000. The average home price is approximately $180,000. 

Area 170: Bernalillo and Algodones

The small town of Bernalillo, just north of Albuquerque, has a relatively small number of homes for sale. Available homes at any given time may run the gamut from small, older homes for under $200,000 to palatial estates in the million dollar range.

Area 180: Placitas

Placitas is a small village located north of Albuquerque, on the north side of the Sandia Mountains. Properties here tend to have acreage, and are most often Southwestern in style. It is rare to find a Placitas home for under $260,000, and some run to half a million dollars or more. The average home price here is about $450,000.

Area 190: San Isidro/Jemez Springs

This area north and west of Albuquerque has very little property listed at any given time and much of the real estate is vacation homes.

Area 200: Sandoval County

This area includes Cochiti and Pena Blanca. Many of the properties in the Cochiti area are vacation homes, and the average property price is in the low $200,000 range.

Area 210: Tijeras, Carnuel and Monticello

This is the area in Tijeras Canyon, just east of Albuquerque. Properties are usually on between half an acre and five acres, and prices tend to be anywhere from about $200,000 to $300,000. Much of the area is wooded. Usually horses and other livestock are permitted, and the commuting time to workplaces in Albuquerque is reasonable.

Area 220: North 14

This East Mountain area, including Cedar Crest and the trendy new Paa-ko subdivision, extends from north of I-25 all the way to Golden. Most homes are situated on lots ranging in size from half an acre to in excess of 10 acres. Many properties are wooded in pinon, juniper, or even ponderosa pines. Many properties offer wonderful access to the National Forest for hiking and horse-back-riding. It is rare to find a home in this area for less than $250,000, and property values range up to the half-million dollar mark and higher.

Area 230: South 337

Also known as the "South 14" area, from the former number of this state road, this East Mountain area ranges east to 217, and south into the Manzanos as far as Chilili. Lot sizes usually range from about an acre, upwards to 20 acres or more. The average property price is about $175,000, with occasional homes selling well under $150,000.

Area 240: Zuzax Area

This area includes such popular subdivisions as Tablazon and Steeplechase. Many of the lots are wooded, with lot sizes usually ranging from just under an acre to a little over five acres. Horses and other livestock are common. With average property values around $250,000, it is rare to find a home under $200,000, and prices up into the $500,000 range are not uncommon.

Area 250: Northwest Edgewood

This area of Edgewood lies north of the freeway. Lot sizes tend to range from 1-5 acres, with many homeowners keeping horses or other animals. The land is flatter and less wooded than the closer-in East Mountain areas. Properties under $100,000 are uncommon, and prices range to above $300,000. Many homes are newer, and there is a great deal of new construction in this area over the past 5 years.

Area 260: South 217

This area of the East Mountains, south of the freeway, east of Highway 217, and west of 344 extends south to Chilili. Average home prices are about $160,000, with few listings selling under $100,000 or over $300,000. Like most of the East Mountains, lots tend to be from one to a few acres in size, and many properties boast horses or other animals.

Area 270: Northeast Edgewood

North of I-40 and east of Rte 344, Northeast Edgewood extends east to Lexco. Average property values are in the mid $100,000's, with few sales over $200,000, Lot sizes are measured in acreage, and it is not uncommon to find homes on 10 or 20 acres, often with good livestock facilities.

Area 280: Southeast Edgewood

This is the area of Edgewood south of I40, and here, too, large lots of up to 5 acres are common. Prices are reasonable, with the average home sale under $150,000, and some properties selling for under $100,000. Few homes in this area bring more than about $250,000.

Area 290: Moriarty

The small town of Moriarty lies about a 40 minute commute east of Albuquerque, and has its own, well-regarded school system. Properties in this area range from homes on small lots in town, to large farms and ranches of hundreds of acres. Some homes can be purchased for $90,000 or less, large ranches may bring half a million or more, and there are homes available in every price range in between.

Area 690: Northwest Valencia Mesa

This area extends west of I-25 to the Valencia County line, and from the northern county line to Peyton Road. There are few properties available in this area, and they vary substantially in price.

Area 700: Los Lunas

This area includes the areas east of I-25 to the Rio Grande, and south to Peyton Road. It offers both irrigated, rural properties and fairly new subdivisions, usually up on the mesa. Property values range from under $150,000 to several hundred thousand dollars.

Area 300, 310 and 320: Santa Fe and Santa Fe County

Santa Fe itself is a trendy location, and there are many properties that sell in excess of $1,000,000. Affordable housing in Santa Fe proper is difficult to come by, with few homes for sale much under $200,000. Areas 31 and 32 include the balance of Santa Fe County, which includes large, rural properties, and some manufactured homes that are lower in price than Santa Fe proper.

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