Albuquerque is divided into 4 unique quadrants: Northeast, Southeast, Northwest and Southwest. Central Avenue (i.e.Old Route 66) is the divider between the North and South while Broadway is the divider between the East and West. Each quadrant has a large number of sub-areas and a wide diversity of neighborhoods within it.
Sandia Heights (area 10) is situated east of Tramway in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Sandia Heights features custom homes on one-half to one-acre lots. This area has natural landscaping and spectacular views of the city. It is not unusual to see deer in the area. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $725,727.
North Albuquerque Acres (area 20) and Albuquerque Acres West (area 21) are located on the north edge of the city. In these areas you will find older homes as well as newly constructed houses. The newest schools in the city, Double Eagle Elementary, Desert Ridge Middle and La Cueva High Schools can be found in these neighborhoods. There many new shopping strip malls in the vicinity as well. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area averaged $863,000 for area 20 and $553,963 for area 21.
Far Northeast Heights (area 30) is a highly sought after area. It has beautiful sub-divisions within it, ranging in age from 40 years to brand new. The area contains many parks, schools, shopping areas and restaurants. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $474,787.
Foothills North (area 31) contains perhaps the most exclusive of Albuquerque’s prestige neighborhoods, High Desert. Located at the base of the Sandia Mountains, this high-end area offers spectacular views, easy access to hiking trails, and truly luxurious homes. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $752,487.
Academy West (area 32) is located just west of the Albuquerque Academy Prep School, and is an area of established neighborhoods. You can find starter homes, patio homes and upscale homes in this area. There is plenty of shopping and dining as well as parks, public tennis courts and a golf course. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $358,994.
UNM (area 40) and UNM South (area 42) are very popular districts, and have a wide range of housing sizes, styles and prices. Some of Albuquerque’s most elegant older neighborhoods are located here as well as smaller quaint homes. Mature landscaping and huge beautiful trees add extra charm. Easily accessible to the University of NM, hospitals and shopping. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area averaged $421,652 for area 40 and $370,783 for area 42.
Uptown (area 41) is home to Coronado Shopping Center, Albuquerque’s oldest indoor mall as well as Albuquerque’s newest open-air mall, ABQ Uptown. You will find a wide variety of stores, restaurants and hotels and many established parks. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $290,632.
NE Heights (area 50) located east of Uptown is made up of established neighborhoods with plenty of parks, schools and shopping. You will find a wide range of homes from small starter homes to larger upscale homes. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $285,966.
Foothills South (area 51) located in the southern foothills of the Sandia Mountains offers splendid views of the city and up-close views of the mountains. Easy access to hiking trails. There are older established neighborhoods as well as newer subdivisions here. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $440,867.
Four Hills (area 60) is nestled in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Located to the south of I-40 and East of Kirtland Airforce Base, Four Hills features beautiful city and mountain views. Four Hills Country Club is located here and offers tennis, swimming, dining and golf to its members. You will find older luxury homes as well as newer smaller homes. Shopping, dining and movie theaters are all nearby. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $470,223.
Fairgrounds (area 70) surrounds the Albuquerque State Fair Grounds (now called, Expo New Mexico) which (except during the state fair), holds the state’s oldest and largest open air market every weekend. Some of the city’s most affordable neighborhoods are located within this area. You will also find a few pockets of luxury homes. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $259,622.
Southeast Heights (area 71) contains a wide variety of housing from small and quaint to expansive. The Ridgecrest and Nob Hill neighborhoods found here are older, prominent areas of the city. The University of New Mexico, downtown and hospitals are all easily accessible. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $340,858.
Downtown (area 80), the heart of the city, is a very historic area. Though there has been quite a bit of revitalization, you will still find old architecture and historic neighborhoods such as Albuquerque Country Club, Huning Castle and Huning Highlands. Historic Old Town, The Albuquerque Bio Parks and Tingley Beach are also found here. There are libraries, softball fields, tennis courts, a golf course and many parks. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $350,754.
Near South Valley (area 90) and Valley Farms (area 91) straddle the Rio Grande River. These rural areas contain plenty of agricultural fields and farm animals. The Bosque and the river offer many opportunities to the outdoor enthusiast: hiking, biking, fishing and picnicking. These are very diverse areas where you are likely to find a new custom home next door to a 100 year old adobe. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area averaged $230,489 in area 90 and $361,103 in area 91.
Southwest Heights (area 92) has been dramatically developed in recent years. There are many affordable new construction homes as well as established neighborhoods. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $256,158.
The North Valley (area 100), Near North Valley (area 101) and West River Valley (area 103) provide a rural atmosphere with amenities of city living nearby. These areas are primarily comprised of acre or larger lots, with horses permitted. It is not uncommon to see other animals such as llamas, peacocks or goats. These areas border the Rio Grande River which opens many opportunities for biking, hiking, fishing and wildlife. Housing here is very diverse ranging from very small older homes to sprawling custom built ranches. You will find growers markets and several wineries in these areas. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $534,236 (area 100), $372,957 (area 101), $697,140 (area 102) and $665,426 (area 103).
Northwest Heights (area 110) and Ladera Heights (area 111), located between Central and Paseo Del Norte and west of the Rio Grande, are comprised of many communities with affordable housing. Most enjoy wonderful views of the Albuquerque city lights. Petroglyph National Park offers outdoor exploration opportunities along with a pool, golf course, tennis courts and many parks. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $432,345 for area 110 and $293,626 for area 111.
Paradise West (area 120) and Paradise East (area 121) are on the northern edge of Bernalillo County. You will find older homes as well as newly constructed neighborhoods. There is a golf course, country club, city pools, tennis courts and many parks. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $330,543 for area 120 and $377,091 for area 121.
Corrales (area 130) is a quaint country community with its own village and town located minutes from city life. Most homes sit on 1 acre or larger lots and there is still a large farming community. The village has its own shopping district, elementary school, a park and a pool. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $779,832.
Rio Rancho (areas 140, 141, 150, 151, 152, 160, 161 & 162) is one of the fastest growing communities in America. It offers affordable housing, shopping, restaurants, hotels, a golf course, swimming pools and parks. Rio Rancho is the home of Intel Corporation and is in the sights of many other large corporations. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $349,083.
Bernalillo/Algodones (area 170) is a small rural town to the north of Albuquerque. It is situated along the Rio Grande River. Bernalillo has two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. It also boasts a park, pool, a tennis court and a casino. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $429,316.
Placitas (area 180) is located north of Albuquerque and east of Bernalillo along the Sandia Mountains. You will find both modest housing and high-end gated communities here. Any easy commute to work in Santa Fe or Albuquerque without living in the city, Placitas has shopping, restaurants and a winery. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $691,815.
The East Mountain Areas (Carnuel/Monticello, North of I-40, South of I-40, Manzano Mountain, Zuzax, Tijeras, Northwest Edgewood, South 217 Area, Northeast Edgewood, Stanley, Southeast Edgewood, North Moriarty, South Moriarty, Estancia, McIntosh, Willard, Mountainair, 210-293) provide rural living within 30 minutes of Albuquerque. Whether you choose mountain living in Sandia Park or wide open plains of Edgewood you are close to all the amenities of a city. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $413,408.
Valencia County (areas 690-760) is located south of Albuquerque and includes Bosque Farm, Los Lunas and Belen. It is short commute to Albuquerque. These areas contain agricultural properties as well as newly constructed subdivisions. The average sale price in 2022 for homes in this area was $300,843.