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Sandia Heights Homes for Sale
Serving Zip Code 87122
Live in the Sandia Foothills!
The Sandia Heights neighborhood, developed in 1965, is built on 1600 acres in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. If you are looking for Albuquerque real estate with incomparable scenery, Sandia Heights is the neighborhood for you. The Sandia Peak Tramway is visible from almost anywhere in the community. Wildlife, including prairie dogs, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, coyotes, jackrabbits and birds of prey, is plentiful in the foothills, making Sandia Heights a perfect place to live if you love nature. A Homeowner's Association protects the unspoiled appeal of the community from overbuilding.
Many of the lots in Sandia Heights offer a feeling of privacy and escape from the outside world due to the curving roads that wind through the community. There are quite a few Southwestern and Pueblo style homes that almost appear to be part of the natural landscape, as well as Mediterranean, ranch, brick and modern homes. Sandia Heights has its own Security Patrol, several parks and offers easy access to jobs and shopping in Albuquerque. From your property, you can look down and see the city lights, or watch colorful desert sunrises and sunsets over the mountains. The shopping, dining and culture of Albuquerque are easily accessible from Sandia Heights, as well as the Sandia Mountains and all the recreational activities available there.
Walking and Hiking Trails
You can start out on a walking trail in Sandia Heights and hike up into the mountains for an afternoon, or to camp out for the night. There are also trails for mountain biking. The Sandia Peak Ski Area, located in the Cibola National Forest, has thirty trails for skiing and snowboarding. The famous Sandia Peak Tramway, the world's second-longest tramway, stays in use even after the snow is gone, taking sightseers on scenic chairlifts. If you enjoy nightlife, shows and casino action, you'll love living in close proximity to the Sandia Resort and Casino. If living in beautiful Sandia Heights isn't relaxing enough, you can spend a day in the resort's spa. Hikers, wildlife watchers and photographers will be in heaven in the desert, foothills and mountains, surrounded by desert flora, mountain vistas, spectacular skies and even amazing man-made sights like hot air balloon festivals.