Placitas, New Mexico homes for sale

Placitas, New Mexico Real Estate and Community Info.

Placitas, New Mexico sits just seventeen miles northeast of Albuquerque and twelve miles east of Rio Rancho, one of Money Magazine’s “100 best places to live.” It’s home to approximately 3,500 people. Each year, visitors from around the region travel to the village to enjoy the Placitas Home Tour, a showcase of the village’s unique, custom homes. In addition to its small-town charm, Placitas real estate boasts beautiful views of the region’s mesas and mountains.

Shopping and Dining

Blade’s Bistro is a Placitas favorite. Serving an unpretentious mix of European and American cuisine in an inviting, friendly atmosphere, this bistro shouldn’t be missed. The Merc, Placitas’ full service grocery store, is located on Highway 165. To the west of town sits the Anasazi Fields Winery: the perfect place to pick up a handcrafted bottle of wine.

Parks and Recreation

Great weather, spectacular views, a variety of hiking trails and parks - what more could an outdoor enthusiast want? Placitas Bernalillo Watershed Research Natural Area is an ideal spot for an adventurous nature hike. You can find the Strip Mine Trailhead – a hiking path with scenic views - in the far north foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Mountain bikers love it, too. Archaeological tours are available of San Jose de las Huertas Historic Site, a Spanish Colonial walled village located just north of Placitas.


Living in Placitas means you get the best of two worlds. The village’s old-town, southwestern feel seems far away from the hectic life of the big city, but its close proximity to Albuquerque guarantees its residents have easy access to all the amenities and conveniences of a modern metropolitan area. Placitas real estate offers fantastic views of the region’s hills, mesas, and mountains from large lots. Pinyon pines blanket the area with bushy greenery year round. Mean housing prices in 2009 were $423,872.

Schools, Health, Transportation

The Bernalillo Public Schools system serves the children of Placitas. The Placitas Elementary School is located on Calle Del Cabon. Middle school and high school students attend school less than five miles away in nearby Bernalillo. The University of New Mexico has a new West campus in Rio Rancho, in addition to its main campus in Albuquerque.

There are three hospitals within 20 miles of Placitas, including: Lovelace Women’s Hospital, Lovelace Westside Hospital, and VA New Mexico Healthcare System. Both the Albuquerque International Sunport airport and the Albuquerque Amtrak station are within a half hour’s drive.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (505) 342-8100 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

Dave Slade and Associates
2719 Bosque Del Sol Ln. NW
Albuquerque NM 87120
505.342.8100 (Phone)
Fax: Fax: 505.288.3554

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