Map of Albuquerque community areas servedHigh Desert

Nestled against the Sandia Mountains, many of the newer luxury homes in Albuquerque can be found in this community. High Desert features custom homes on large lots, gated communities and apartment homes. Its numerous hiking and biking trails promote an active lifestyle.


Located in the Northeast area of Albuquerque Tanoan is a well established area of beautiful custom homes in a private gated community that include a country club and golf course.

NE Heights

Variety abounds in this section of the city. Homes with tremendous views are found at the foothills of the mountains. Jogging/running paths are on Tramway Blvd. Easy access to I- 40 and Kirtland Air Force Base.

Nob Hill

Located just east of the University of New Mexico campus and close to downtown, Albuquerque’s Nob Hill  Area runs from Lomas Boulevard on the north to Garfield Avenue and Zuni Road on the south. Well known for its cosmopolitan style. Nob Hill is where Albuquerque looks most like a big city.

North Albuquerque Acres

Similar to Sandia Heights but a little more west of the mountains. Some of the streets and roads are still unpaved. There are good mountain and city views. Horses are allowed in some sections.

North Valley

More tall trees and green pastures, with Rio Grande River running through it. Mature landscaping, a rural atmosphere and horses are allowed in many areas. Home Prices range from bungalows to top-end customs.

Rio Rancho

The most remarkable, rapidly growing suburb on the west side of the Rio Grande is Rio Rancho. This city is characterized by affordable housing and wonderful views of the mountains and Albuquerque. It has its own shopping, country, golf course and school system. The Cottonwood Mall is within 10 minutes of the heart of Rio Rancho.


Older adobe homes mix with new contemporaries in this beautiful area. The community is highlighted by large lots, great views and lovely executive homes. The rolling terrain and high desert vegetation provide an enticing lifestyle. The commute into Albuquerque is about 25 minutes driving time and 45 minutes to Santa Fe via I-25.


Fruit trees, cottonwood trees, horses and a slower pace best describe this unique village. Older adobe homes can be found here as well as the most contemporary. One-half to one-acre lots are predominant, however, some mini-farms are available. Some areas have excellent mountain views and long historic roots.