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Albuquerque, NM - Homes for Sale and Community Info
As the largest city in the state (and 32nd in the U.S.), Albuquerque is the county seat for Bernalillo County with more than 552,000 people. As the home of the University of New Mexico, the Kirtland Air Force Base and Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, you will find a number of great attractions and career options.
More recently, Albuquerque has earned recognition as one of the best places to work and live and do business. Lower prices for land and lower taxes have helped the metropolitan area as well as outside the city. Downtown Albuquerque has also shown its urban character, through construction of new loft apartment buildings and the renovation and refurbishment of local icons and historic buildings such as the KiMo Theater.
The Albuquerque market has starter homes, single and multi-family homes, upscale condos and ranch houses, and many other options. The
J Group at Coldwell Banker Legacy
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One of the oldest cities in America, Albuquerque has one of the richest histories, dating back to the original Native American inhabitants. Founded as a Spanish Colonial outpost in 1706, modern day Albuquerque holds onto much of its Spanish history. A farming community as well as being a strategically placed military outpost, by 1821, Mexico also had a military garrison there. Built in the traditional Spanish village pattern, a central plaza, surrounded by government buildings, churches and homes, the central plaza has been preserved through the years and is open to the public, becoming known as “Old Town Albuquerque” and a major tourist attraction.
By 1880, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad had arrived, bypassing the Plaza, placing its depot about two miles east in what became New Albuquerque. By 1900, Albuquerque had grown to 8,000 and joined the modern age with electric streets lights and other amenities. The dry air brought travelers to Albuquerque for health reasons around 1926, motels, restaurants and gift shops had been built. The famous Route 66 originally ran through the city. The construction of Kirtland Air force Base in 1939, Sandia Base in the 1940’s and the Sandia National Laboratories in 1949 made Albuquerque a key player in the Atomic Age.
Parks and Recreation
Whether you want to spend the day hiking, enjoying Balloon Fiesta Park or throwing the Frisbee for your puppy, Albuquerque’s parks have something for everyone! From the ABQ Bio Park Zoo to the Rio Grande Nature Center, American RV Park and Four Hills Country Club, you can find many ways to spend a few hours. There are also many excellent golf courses such as Sandia and the Foothills Country Club.
Take the entire family and head over to
Sandia Peak Ski Area
for a time that you won’t soon forget. The 2.7 mile tram journey gives you a breathtaking 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment. Children will love the
Explora Science Center and Children's Museum
. It's interactive exhibits make learning a little more like fun. Also notable for history buffs is the
Petroglyph National Monument, with volcanic rock carvings from Native Americans and Spanish settlers that date back 700 years.
From January through December there is always something happening in Albuquerque. Summer and Fall Hot Air Balloon Festivals, concerts at the Albuquerque Hard Rock, UNM basketball games, Southwestern art festivals -- all these and many more. The "events" link above has a diverse and definitive calendar of things to do here.
Albuquerque - Southwestern Living
Albuquerque is just the place for you if you love friendly people, a great working environment and a wonderful place to raise a family! To help you sort through the many desirable housing and lifestyle options, call the
J Group at Coldwell Banker Legacy
and start the journey to your dream home!