Albuquerque, New Mexico is located in the north central area of the state and is the county seat of Bernalillo County. The city is on the west side of the Sandia Mountains, a 17-mile long mountain range with a peak elevation of 10,678 feet. The altitude of Albuquerque itself varies from 4,900 to 6,700 feet making it one of the highest large cities in the United States. Another major geographical feature of Albuquerque is that the mighty Rio Grande River runs through the city.
Albuquerque consists of four quadrants, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest. The Northeast quadrant is home to the University of New Mexico and the annual Balloon Fiesta, which is held each October and is the largest hot air balloon event in the world. In addition to moderately priced neighborhoods, this quadrant of the city includes some of the more high-end neighborhoods. Houses for sale include ones in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains with gorgeous views and many upscale amenities.
The Northwest quadrant is the historic heart of Albuquerque. Old Town, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the most substantial part of downtown Albuquerque reside in this quadrant. Homes for sale in the Northwest quadrant range from older, historical styles to newer, more modern construction.
The Southeast quadrant is possibly the most technological quadrant of Albuquerque. Sandia Science & Technology Park, Sandia National Laboratories and Kirtland Air Force Base are located in this quadrant along with more traditional institutions and businesses. There are many lovely houses for sale here, from moderately priced to more expensive, like the foothills neighborhood of Four Hills.
The Southwest quadrant is the rural and agricultural quarter of the city, although downtown does extend into this quadrant. There are many suburban neighborhoods with houses for sale in the Southwest quadrant including both older construction and newer built subdivisions.
Each of the four quadrants has its unique offering and combined they make up a city with many opportunities to explore for shopping, dining, recreation, and entertainment. Homes for sale in Albuquerque include condos, single-family homes, luxury estates and everything in-between. If you are interested in a house for sale in Albuquerque, please contact us today.
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