Community Info

Let Coldwell Banker Legacy Realtors be your guide as we help you feel right at home in the Land of Enchantment. Whatever your lifestyle, we have the expertise and resources to match you with your new home in the Duke City. Whether you choose to live in a sprawling adobe in a nearby historic township, a stately brick split-level in the heart of the city, or a modest bungalow, we can find it.

Whatever your taste or lifestyle, there's a place for you in our high desert city. From sprawling adobes to stately bricks, your choices for housing seem almost endless. Begin your search by getting your bearings. The majestic Sandia Mountains stand to the east, while flat mesas edge the western horizon.


The city is divided into four quadrants: Northeast (NE), Southeast (SE), Northwest (NW), and Southwest (SW). The North/South dividing line is Central Avenue or "Old Route 66." The East/West dividing line is Broadway. Each quadrant offers a diverse range of housing opportunities through a network of unique subdivisions and neighborhoods.

You'll find Albuquerque's friendly lifestyle helps newcomers feel right at home soon after they relocate. Many residents are active in their neighborhood association, of which there are more than 225 throughout the metropolitan area. The office of Neighborhood Coordination (505) 924-3914, a division of city government, provides workshops, a directory, a monthly newsletter and other assistance to neighborhoods dealing with such issues as zoning, parks and traffic.

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.

A planned community northwest of Albuquerque, Rio Rancho is known for its phenomenal growth and economic development. Attractive housing prices make it popular with first time buyers and retirees. Financial incentives have also been successful in luring several major corporations to set up shop in the area, including Intel, Gateway 2000, Sprint and Victoria's Secret.