Nature's Playground

East Mountains

Mountain living is just a short 15 minute drive East of Albuquerque.  Together Tijeras, Sandia Park and Cedar Crest makeup the expansive community known as the “The East Mountains.”  Tijeras, the southern gateway to the Turquoise Trail offers a variety of options to home buyers.  From Rustic cabins to expansive estates, Tijeras is known for quiet living.  With an elevation above 6,000 feet you will enjoy evergreen and pinon trees as well as views of the Sandias and Manzano Mountain ranges. 

Aerial view of real estate in East Mountains

East Mountains Real Estate Stats

Average Price $449K
Lowest Price $100K
Highest Price $3.2M
Total Listings 238
Avg. Days On Market 219
Avg. Price/SQFT $239

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East Mountains Real Estate Information

As mentioned above, East Mountains is the name given to the collective group of neighborhoods that make up the region just east of the Sandia Mountains, which are located just an hour's drive from downtown Albuquerque, and east of nearby Albuquerque Acres.

East Mountains real estate is located amongst the three areas of Tijeras, Cedar Crest and the beautiful Sandia Mountains. It is truly a one of a kind opportunity to experience the beautiful weather that New Mexico provides year-round.

Real estate in East Mountains come in quite a variety of styles, including Spanish Colonial style homes. Typical to the New Mexico area, these homes have gorgeous rich red terra cotta tile roofs and white stucco walls, giving them a natural look that blends with the colors of the desert around them.

Plenty of other home stylings can be found in East Mountains as well, such as modern contemporary homes and some ranch style homes as well.

East Mountains real estate also offers plenty of empty lots for those who want to build their own home, making it a great area for those who want to design their dream home or work with a designer to see their ideal home come to life.

No matter what type of real estate in East Mountains you're looking for, you're sure to have plenty of space. Lots in the Tijeras, Cedar Crest and Sandia Mountains tend to be large, with plenty of space in the front and back yards. 

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East Mountains Area Information

East Mountains homes for sale are perfect for those looking to live amidst the beauty of the desert, while still being just minutes away from Downtown Albuquerque.

This keeps residents who work in the city but want to live somewhere quieter and more private close to their work with a short commute. 

The quant Village of Tijeras covers approximately 1.2 square miles.  There you will find local shops,  as well as schools, and a community center. 

Nestled between Tijeras and the Eastern base of the Sandias, Cedar Crest represents a community just as diverse as its residents.  Beyond Cedar Crest, headed North on Highway 14 you will find Sandia Park.

Things To Do In East Mountains

East Mountains residents are never lacking in great things to do in the area, with countless trails to explore, perfect for those that love hiking, biking and jogging. 

The village of Tijeras is also home to multiple award-winning breweries and restaurants, constantly featured in "Best of NM" lists. 

And of course, as mentioned, the bustling nightlife of Downtown Albuquerque is just minutes to the west for East Mountains residents to enjoy.

From master planned golf course communities such as Paako to cabins and estates, you will enjoy many amenities such as local grocery stores and boutiques. 

With sweeping views from the top, Sandia Park will not disappoint.  Local schools, a community center and ski basin are all nearby offering wonderful amenities in this rural community. Read on below the listings to learn more about East Mountains real estate.

Schools In East Mountains

Dining In East Mountains

BBQ grilled dishes on a wooden board with vegetables

Dining around the East Mountains area consists of many delicious sit down restaurants and quick bites to eat such as:


East Mountains, Albuquerque FAQs

Q: What is East Mountains also popularly called?
A: It is often called "The Greenside" for its abundance of lush greenery of trees and grassy plains. 

Q: What world-famous scenic byway runs east to west and bisects the region of East Mountains?
A: The famous Historic Route 66 runs through the heart of the region and connects the communities of Edgewood, Tijeras, and Moriarty. 

Q: Does East Mountains provide necessary amenities for health and animal services?
A: When in East Mountains, you won't need to travel into Albuquerque to get everything you need. With physical, medical, and dental services available as well as care veterinary care for livestock and equestrians, the area has it all. 

Thinking about buying or selling a home in East Mountains, New Mexico? We can help! Contact us here or call 505-372-6063 to speak to one of our New Mexico real estate experts today!

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