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Within the Albuquerque Metropolitan area, there are four overarching boundary divisions, which help to identify geographic location.  These quadrants are NW (North West), SW (South West), NE (North East), and SE (South East).  The Southwest Multiple Listing Service, or Southwest MLS, demarcates each of these quadrants into more specific, detailed boundaries, totaling 28 areas all together.  The 28 MLS areas of Albuquerque follow:
 
 
 
 

Area 10

    Sandia Heights

Sandia Heights sits nestled into the Sandia Mountains foothills: a place known for its breathtaking views of colorful sunsets, the city panorama, and the natural landscape.  Most homes sit on hilly one-half acre to one-acre sized lots, with yards that maintain the dignity of the area's natural environment, native habitats, and quiet beauty.  The careful environmentally sensitive designing of this area was influenced by the fact that Sandia Heights was the first subdivision in Albuquerque to require water conservation in its planning developments.  Evergreens like pinon and juniper trees, along with chamisa, Apache plume, and yellow prickly pear cactus inhabit this high desert landscape.  Custom architectural home designs range from modern/contemporary to pueblo/southwestern.
 
Because of its proximity to the Sandia Mountains, Sandia Heights homes are in walking distance to the extensive trails which transverse the foothills.  Outdoor recreational amenities abound in Sandia Heights and the surrounding protected Open Space forest, providing wonderful places to hike, mountain bike, bird watch, and ski.  Here in Sandia Heights you will also find the famous Sandia Peak Tramway, the world's longest aerial tramway.      
 
Where is Sandia Heights located?
Sandia Heights is situated east of Tramway Blvd., north of Academy Rd., and just west of the Bernalillo/ Sandoval County border.  And, of course, to the east of the Sandia Heights area stands the majestic Sandia Mountains. (See Albuquerque Area Map.)       
 
Real Estate Market Information:
Active homes listed on market in early May 2006 ranged between $230,000 to over 2 million dollars.
 
Average Price Per Square Foot:
Sandia Heights (10): $220.
 
Average Closed Sale Price of Single-Family Detached home January-March 2006
Sandia Heights (Area 10)            $513,594 dollars 

Areas 20 & 21

North Albuquerque Acres & Albuquerque Acres West

North Albuquerque Acres and Albuquerque Acres West are situated on the northern outskirts of Albuquerque. Here you will find wonderful views of the Sandia Mountains, the West Mesa, and the city. Many homes continue to honor the high desert landscape, with yards that often devote a good percentage of its space to the untouched natural environment (where it is not uncommon to see families of mother and baby quail racing across unpaved roads!). Custom homes in North Albuquerque Acres often rest on approximately one-acre lots, with the added priviledge of horse permits.   Here you can enjoy a more rural-like setting while still living in a modern, custom-built home, close to all the amenities Albuquerque offers.  More recently, however, many subdivisions such as Primrose Pointe, are being developed on smaller lots. Most homes in this area are fairly new, many not older than 20 years.

Recent development in this area has sparked controlled commercial growth, including nearby establishments like Trader Joes and a handful of locally owned favorites such as Dion¿s Pizza, Out of the Blue Toy Store, and Mark Pardo Salon and Spa.

Where are North Albuquerque Acres and Albuquerque Acres West located?

North Albuquerque Acres (20): East of Ventura/Holbrook, South of Elena, West of Tennyson, North of San Antonio.

Albuquerque Acres West (21): East of I-25, South of Tramway Road, West of Ventura, North of Paseo del Norte.   (See Albuquerque Area Map.)

Real Estate Market Information:
Active listings in early May 2006 range between $350,000 to over one million dollars in North Albuquerque Acres and in Albuquerque Acres West, $220,000 to over $800,000 dollars.
 
Average Price Per Square Foot
North Albuquerque Acres: $219
Albuquerque Acres West: $169
 
Average Closed Sale Price of Single-Family Detached Home January-March 2006
North Albuquerque Acres (Area 20)    $580, 092 dollars
Albuquerque Acres West (Area 21)     $341,565 dollars
 
 
 

Areas 30, 31, & 32

Far Northeast Heights, Foothills North & Academy West

The Far Northeast Heights, Foothills North, and Academy West areas are marked with an extensive variety of neighborhoods, including exclusive subdivisions like High Desert, Glenwood Hills, and Tanoan Country Club, in addition to retirement communities, condominiums, manufactured homes, and rental properties.

Amenities include diverse retail establishments (like Borders, Whole Foods, and Chico's) health clubs (like New Mexico Sports and Wellness), golf courses (such as Arroyo del Oso), tennis courts, professional offices, parks, and close access to the Tramway Bike Path, an 8.5 mile trail perfect for walking, running, bicycling, and roller blading.

Where are the Far Northeast Heights, Foothills North, and Academy West areas located?

Far Northeast Heights (Area 30): East of Wyoming, South of Paseo del Norte/San Antonio, West of Tramway Blvd., North of Montgomery.
Foothills North (Area 31): East of Tramway Blvd. to mountains, South of San Antonio, North of Montgomery.
Academy West (Area 32): East of I-25, South of Paseo del Norte, West of Wyoming, North of Montgomery (See Albuquerque Area Map.)

Real Estate Market Information:

Diversity is reflected in prices of active listings: in early May 2006, you could find active houses for sell (including attached and manufactured homes) located in the Far Northeast Heights, Foothills North, and Academy West areas listed just under $100,000 dollars. And you could also find homes marketed well above one million dollars in Areas 30, 31, and 32.
 
Average Price Per Square Foot:
Far Northeast Heights: $154
Foothills North: $248
Academy West: $111.   

Average Closed Sale Price of Single-Family Detached Home January-March 2006

Far Northeast Heights (Area 30): $327,594 dollars
Foothills North (Area 31): $518,528 dollars
Academy West (Area 32): $219,077 dollars

Areas 40, 41, & 42

Near Northeast Heights, Uptown & UNM South

The Near Northeast Heights and UNM South areas are often referred to as the University, Nob Hill, and Ridgecrest areas.  The University of New Mexico is located in area 40, and sits very close to area 42's northern boundary.  The University area pulses with a vibrant art and culture scene, which is often reflected in the area's architecture.  Many homes in this area are described as charming, artistic, and full of character, as you will often find houses 50-60 years old, marked with solid craftsmanship, interior designer paint colors, hardwood floors, and mature landscapes.  This area is very pedestrian (human and dog!) friendly, and commuting via bicycle is a common choice made by many residents.  
 
The University/Nob Hill District began growing in the 1940's and centers on the historic Route 66, also known as Central Ave.  Much of this district's magnetism comes from the energy created by the nearby University community and environment.  Nob Hill offers fun and unique specialty shopping, fine galleries, entertainment, and dining experiences, marked by the kind of creativity that locally owned businesses inspire.  Local favorites include La Montanita Coop Food Market, the Guild Theater, Kyle Zimmerman Photography, Mariposa Gallery, Green Light Bistro, Annapurna Ayurvedic Cuisine and Chai House, Hey Jhonny the Lifestyle Store, Peacecraft, Alphaville Video, Scalo Fine Italian Cuisine, 20 Carrots Vegetarian Café, and too many others to name.   
 
Amenities offered in Uptown include professional offices, hotels, proximity to freeway access, and retail shopping.  It is here where two of the three largest malls in Albuquerque reside (Winrock and Coronado Mall), in addition to the soon-to-be completed ABQ Uptown project, a 2,000 sq. ft. mixed-use retail lifestyle center located on the corner of Indian School Rd. and Louisiana.         
 
Where are the Near Northeast Heights, Uptown, and UNM South areas located?
Near Northeast Heights (40): East of I-25, South of I-40, West of San Mateo, North of Central.
Uptown (41): East of I-25, South of Montgomery, West of Wyoming, North of I-40
UNM South (42): East of I-25, South of Central Ave., West of San Mateo, North of Kirtland Airforce Base. (See Albuquerque Area Map.)
 
Real Estate Market Information:
Active listings in early May 2006 range between $149,000 to $779,000 dollars in the Near Northeast Heights, in Uptown, $50,900 to over $425,000 dollars, and in UNM South, $89,900 to $759,000 dollars.
 
Average Price Per Square Foot:
Near Northeast Heights: $171
Uptown:$112
UNM South: $171.
 
Average Closed Sale Price of Single-Family Detached Home January-March 2006
Near Northeast Heights (Area 40): $290, 555 dollars
Uptown (Area 41): $158,980 dollars
UNM South (Area 42): $211,028 dollars

Areas 50 & 51

Northeast Heights & Foothills South

The Northeast Heights and Foothills South suburban communities are marked with beautiful views of the Sandia Mountains.  Homes in this area range greatly in market value, with established, older neighborhoods offering more affordable real estate and with newer subdivisions offering more expensive custom homes. 
          
Population growth beginning in the 1960s in the Northeast Heights and Foothills South brought demand for city services such as libraries, police substations, parks, and schools.  Today you can find just about anything you need in these areas, including an array of retail stores, food markets, restaurants, and professional offices.  Within Foothills South, you can access a multitude of Sandia foothill trail heads.   
 
 
Where are the Northeast Heights and Foothills South areas located?
Northeast Heights (50): East of Wyoming, South of Montgomery, West of Tramway Blvd., North of Central Ave.
Foothills South (51): East of Tramway Blvd to Sandia Mountains, South of Montgomery, North of I-40 (See Albuquerque Area Map)
 
Real Estate Market Information:
Active listings in early May 2006 range between $120,000 to $399,000 dollars in the Northeast Heights, and in Foothills South, $189,900 to over $810,000 dollars.
 
Average Price Per Square Foot:
Northeast Heights: $117
Foothills South: $151
 
Average Closed Sale Price of Single-Family Detached Home January-March 2006
Northeast Heights(Area 50: $167,191 dollars
Foothills South (Area 51): $273,070 dollars

Area 60

Four Hills Village

                    
Albuquerque's Four Hills Village is bordered by the Sandia Mountains, tucked in the southeast corner of the city.  Many homes feature amazing city and mountain views, as this area is located on rolling foothills.  Most residential development is located in pockets of limited-access, cul-de-sac access.    
 
The Four Hills Village features the second oldest country club in the city, which offers tennis, swimming, dinning and golf.  Easy access to trails, I-40, and the Four Hills Village Shopping Center. 
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    Where is Four Hills Village located?
    Four Hills (60): East/North of Kirtland Airforce Base, South of I-40 to Sandia Mountains. (See Albuquerque Area Map.)
     
    Real Estate Market Information:
    Active listings in early May 2006 range between $205,000 to $715,000 dollars in the Four Hills Village.
     
    Average Price Per Square Foot:
    Four Hills Village (60): $148.  
     
    Average Closed Sale Price of Single-Family Detached Home January-March 2006
    Four Hills Village (Area 60): $349,685 dollars

    Areas 70 & 71

        Fairgounds & Southeast Heights

    Homes located in the Fairgrounds and Southeast Heights areas vary widely in affordability and aesthetics, from modest neighborhoods to the well-established Ridgecrest neighborhood, a community marked with charming older homes, many which have been renovated and remodeled, and beautiful mature landscapes.       
     
    The Fairgrounds and Southeast Heights are located conveniently near the Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque International Sunport, Sandia National Laboratory, several major hospitals, the Central New Mexico Community College (formally known as TVI), the University of New Mexico, the Isotopes Park, and Downtown Albuquerque.  Also nearby lies Nob Hill (see area 40), housing many locally-owned establishments, including cafés, bookstores, dining, boutiques, and movie houses.  For fun shopping on the weekend, visit the Albuquerque Flea Market, located in the Fairgrounds parking lot. 
     
    Where are the Fairgrounds and Southeast Heights Areas located?
    Fairgrounds (Area 70): East of San Mateo, South of I-40, West of Wyoming, North of Central Ave.
    Southeast Heights (Area 71): South of Central, East of San Mateo/KAFB, North of KAFB, West of Tramway Blvd.  (See Albuquerque Area Map)  
     
    Real Estate Market Information:
    Active listings in mid-May 2006 range between $50,000 to $325,000 dollars in the Fairgrounds area, and in the Southeast Heights region, $64,000 to $399,000 dollars.
     
    Average Price Per Square Foot:
    Fairgrounds (70): $108
    Southeast Heights(71): $121
     
    Average Closed Sale Price of Single-Family Detached Home January-March 2006
    Fairgrounds (Area 70): $158,300 dollars
    Southeast Heights (Area 71): $187,627 dollars

    Area 80

    Downtown

      
    The Downtown area includes Albuquerque's historic Old Town, Sawmill District, West Park neighborhood, Albuquerque Country Club, Huning Castle, Downtown, East Downtown (EDO), Martineztown, and Huning Highland communities.  These Downtown residential districts are undergoing an exciting and successful revitalization movement.  Home renovations abound in these neighborhoods, with styles ranging from Victorian to Southwestern to Modern Contemporary.  These communities merge some of the hippest, trendiest movements with the most historic places, synchronizing past, present, and future aesthetics. 
     
    For example, the Country Club or Huning Castle area is known for its large lots and mature, lush landscapes, as this area was once a farm development.  Many local residents and those working Downtown enjoy long walks, protected by the shade of the many old trees which line the landscaped medians and wide streets.   
     
    Additionally, Albuquerque's Downtown revitalization has also spurred a new Urban Experience, with the development of a  number of live-work-play spaces, property zoned for residential and commercial, such as the Silver Lofts and Lofts at Albuquerque High.
     
    The Downtown area encompasses the social, cultural, and economic center of the Albuquerque Metro area.  You can encounter first-class dining, live-music, cafes, boutiques, entertainment venues, hotels, and professional offices all within walking distance.  Albuquerque's Central Arts District is located here, home to diverse galleries, studios, and arts organizations.  You will also find many other attractions in Area 80, including the Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach, Old Town, The Albuquerque Museum, Explora Children¿s Museum, and Natural History Museum.          
     
    Where is Downtown located?
    Downtown (80): East of Rio Grande River, South of I-40, East of I-25, North of Cesar Chavez. See Albuquerque Area Map.  
     
    Real Estate Market Information:
    Active listings in Albuquerque's Downtown area during early May 2006 range between $39,900 to $749,000 dollars.
     
    Average Price Per Square Foot:
    Downtown (80): $179. 
     
    Average Closed Sale Price between January-March 2006
    Downtown (Area 80): $142,596 dollars.

    Areas 90, 91, 92, & 93

    Near South Valley, Valley Farms, Southwest Heights, Pajarito

        
    Mature trees, agricultural fields, farm animals, and green pastures characterize the Near South Valley (90), Valley Farms (91), and Pajarito (93) areas.  These distinctive rural areas are perfect for nature and animal lovers, as the Rio Grande Bosque and River offer trails for horseback riding, biking, and long walks.  Homes in the South Valley are very diverse, as you might find a hundred year adobe home sitting next to newly constructed custom home.  New subdivisions might lie next to irrigated farms, which in turn, might lie next to a manufactured house, which might lie next to a $500,000 dollar home.   
     
    The Near South Valley, Valley Farms, and Pajarito areas is one of the few remaining places in Albuquerque where you can still find a fair amount of land on which to reside.  Since the 1960s, with the growth of Albuquerque¿s population and the desire for lower-cost land for home construction, the South Valley has seen significant residential construction.  Many open areas and agricultural lands in the South Valley are being transformed into residential neighborhoods, while still maintaining a rural environment.       
     
    The Southwest Heights (92) area lies on the west side of the Rio Grande River, and has seen major new construction over the last few years.  Most of this new, more affordable residential growth has been initiated by large developers like Artistic Homes, Centex, and DR Horton Homes.     
     

    Where are the Near South Valley, Valley Farms, Southwest Heights, and Pajarito areas located?

    Near South Valley (90): East of Coors Rd., South of Central Ave/ Cesar Chavez, West of I-25, North of Rio Bravo.
    Valley Farms (91): East of S. Coors Rd., South of Rio Bravo, West/North I-25
    Southwest Heights (92): East of Isleta Reservation, South of Central Ave., West of Coors Rd., North of Rio Bravo.   
    Pajarito (93): East/North of Isleta Reservation, South of Rio Bravo, West of S. Coors Rd.  
     
    Real Estate Market Information:
    Active listings in Albuquerque's Near South Valley area during early June 2006 range between $44,900- $499,000 dollars. In Valley Farms, active listings during early June 2006 range between $69,000- $769,000 dollars. In the Southwest Heights, active listings range between $69,000- $299,000. In Pajarito, there was only one house listed in early June 2006, which was priced at $113,500.
     
    Average Price Per Square Foot:
    Near South Valley(90): $92
    Valley Farms(91): $114
    Southwest Heights (92): $98
    Pajarito (93): $54
     
    Average Closed Sale Price between January-March 2006
    Near South Valley (Area 90)                    $116,036 dollars
    Valley Farms (Area 91)               $168,617 dollars
    Southwest Heights (Area 92)      $127,227 dollars
    Pajarito (Area 93)                        $133,000 dollars.

    Areas 100, 101, 102

    North Valley, Near North Valley, and Far North Valley

    A sense of peacefulness pervades throughout Albuquerque¿s semi-rural North Valley, Near North Valley, and Far North Valley areas.  Winding streets, long, narrow parcels, acequias, and fertile landscapes create the North Valley, Near North Valley, and Far North Valley's unique ambiance. Many houses sit on vegetative acreage, surrounded by colorful gardens and small orchards. Because many homes are set on one acre or more sized lots, this is one of the few areas in Albuquerque where the city permits horses.  It is also common to see chickens, llamas, peacocks, and goats roaming in green pastures.
     
    Existing housing is very diverse in price, size, quality, and type.  Most residential areas are marked with custom individuality and character, as it is not uncommon to witness an 800 sq. foot, hundred year adobe sitting alongside a new, quarter of a million estate. Communities and subdivisions located in the North Valley, Near North Valley, and Far North Valley areas include the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Mathew Meadows, Los Duranes, and Dietz Farms.    
     
    Bordered by the Rio Grande River, near the cottonwood-laden Bosque, and lined with the acequia ditch banks, the North Valley region offers plenty of dirt and asphalt walking, biking, and running trails.  Here you will find many wildlife and botanical experiences, such as those offered by the Rio Grande Nature Center.  The Rio Grande Community Farms is 140 acres dedicated to community farming, wildlife crops, and a school garden. Every Saturday in during summer and winter, the Los Ranchos de Albuquerque village celebrates the earth's bounties at their growers market, providing locally grown fruit, vegetables, flowers, and other wonders.  Other places of interest include Plants of the Southwest, Los Poblanos Organics farm, the Corn Maize, several wineries, Out of the Blue educational toy store, Flying Star, Bookworks independent bookstore, and La Montanita Co-op Food Market.

    Where are the North Valley, Near North Valley, and Far North Valley areas located?

    North Valley (100): East of Rio Grande River, South of Alameda, West of I-25, North of Montano.
    Near North Valley (101): East of Rio Grande River, South of Montano, West of I-25, North of I-40.
    Far North Valley (102): East of Rio Grande River, South of Sandoval County Line, West of I-25, North of Alameda.
     
    Real Estate Market Information:
    Active listings in Albuquerque's North Valley area during early June 2006 range between $80,000-$3,000,000 dollars. 
    Active listings in the Near North Valley area during early June 2006 range between $50,000-$4,000,000 dollars.  For those in the Far North Valley, active homes range between $159,000-$1,775,000 . 
     
    Average Price Per Square Foot:
    North Valley (100): $187
    Near North Valley (101): $175
    Far North Valley (102): $203 
     
    Average Closed Sale Price Between January-March 2006
    North Valley (Area 100): $302,271 dollars
    Near North Valley (Area 101): $234,194 dollars
    Far North Valley (Area 102): $500,200 dollars

     


    Areas 103, 110, 111, 112

        West River Valley, Northwest Heights, Ladera Heights, Canoncito

    Where are the West River Valley, Northwest Heights, Ladera Heights, and Cononcito areas located?

    West River Valley (103): East of N. Coors, South of Alameda, West of Rio Grande River, North of Montano.
    Northwest Heights (110): East of Paseo del Volcan, South of Paseo del Norte, West of N. Coors/Rio Grande River, North of Unser.
    Ladera Heights (111): East of Paseo del Volcan, South of Unser, West of Rio Grande River, North of Central Ave.
    Canoncito (112): East of Laguna Reservation, South of Sandoval County Line, West of Paseo del Volcan, North of Isleta Reservation.
     
    Real Estate Market Information:
    Active listings in Albuquerque's West River Valley area during early June 2006 range between $234,000- 920,000 dollars. In Northwest Heights, active listings during early June 2006 range between $95,000- $1,500,000 dollars. In the Ladera Heights area, active listings range between $89,9000- $1,149,000 dollars. In Canoncito no listings were active in early June 2006.
     
    Average Price Per Square Foot:
    West River Valley (103): $169
    Northwest Heights (110): $139
    Ladera Heights (111): $111 
    Canoncito (112): N/A
     
    Average Closed Sale Price Between January-March 2006
    West River Valley (Area 100): $350,580 dollars
    Northwest Heights (Area 101): $207,219 dollars
    Ladera Heights (Area 102): $172,789 dollars
    Canoncito (Area 112): $84,000 dollars

     


    Areas 120 and 121

    Paradise West and Paradise East

     

    Where are Paradise West and Paradise East located?

    Paradise West (120): East of the mesa, South of Sandoval County Line, West of Unser, North of Paseo del Norte
    Paradise East (121): East of Unser, South of Sandoval County Line, West of 528/N. Coors, North of Paseo del Norte.
     
     
    Real Estate Market Information:
    Active listings in Albuquerque's Paradise West area during early June 2006 range between $129,000- $520,000 dollars. In Paradise East, active listings during early June 2006 range between $169,900- $625,000 dollars.
     
    Average Price Per Square Foot:
    Paradise West (120): $120
    Paradise East (121): $129
     
     
    Average Closed Sale Price Between January-March 2006
    Paradise West (Area 120): $199,358 dollars
    Paradise East (Area 121): $252,811 dollars

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