Northeast Albuquerque Neighborhoods
Northwest Albuquerque Neighborhoods
Southeast Albuquerque Neighborhoods
Southwest Albuquerque Neighborhoods
Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico and was founded in 1706. It was established as a Spanish colonial outpost of Ranchos de Albuquerque and retains its rich Spanish cultural heritage. It was primarily a farming community with its central plaza surrounded by churches, homes and government buildings. Today, this central plaza has been preserved and is known as Old Town. After the arrival of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in 1880, settlers, mountain men and many Anglo merchants migrated to the area creating a large mercantile center known as Downtown Albuquerque.
The Albuquerque population expanded rapidly during the 21st century. The 2000 census estimated the city proper to have over 500,000 people, and the population is projected to increase to over two million by 2030.
The community of Albuquerque is divided into four quadrants, including the northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest quadrants. The northeast quadrant sits at the foothills of the Sandia Mountains and is higher in elevation that other Albuquerque homes. It also contains many Albuquerque luxury homes for sale. Some of the Albuquerque best homes for sale can be found in the affluent neighborhoods of Sandia Heights, North Albuquerque Acres, High Desert and Tanoan. Popular landmarks in this quadrant include the University of New Mexico, Journal Central, Balloon Fiesta Park and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology.
The northwest quadrant is a mix of middle-income Albuquerque neighborhoods and commercial districts. It also houses the historic Old Town Albuquerque. Popular landmarks include the Cottonwood Mall, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, the Bosque, Petroglyph National Monument and the Double Eagle II Airport. More of Albuquerque's best commercial and residential homes for sale can be found in the North Valley area. This quadrant has Albuquerque luxury homes for sale along with small ranches nestled at the Rio Grande.
The Albuquerque real estate of the southeast quadrant is home to Central New Mexico Community College, Mesa del Sol, University Stadium, the Pavilion, Talin Market, Isotopes Park and the Kirtland Air Force Base. More of Albuquerque best houses for sale can be found in the upscale neighborhoods of the Four Hills Country Club and Four Hills. Other popular neighborhoods found in Albuquerque listings include Ridgecrest, Willow Wood and Nob Hill.
The southwest quadrant is known as the South Valley. It is home to the Albuquerque Biological Park and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Popular Albuquerque listings include homes from the older neighborhoods of Westside, Westgate, Los Padillas, Pajarito and Atrisco and newer communities like Anderson Hills.