NM's Best-Kept Secret

Placitas

Placitas is located in Sandoval County and is part of the greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area. The wild horses of Placitas help set the ambiance of this sleepy but also exciting community that curves casually up the foothill of Sandia Peak. This magical community is perhaps one of New Mexico’s best-kept secrets. Placitas may be just what you are looking for to make your housing dreams come true!

Typical view of pueblo style home, common in Placitas real estate

Placitas Real Estate Stats

Average Price $349K
Lowest Price $44K
Highest Price $1.8M
Total Listings 116
Avg. Days On Market 159
Avg. Price/SQFT $286

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Placitas Real Estate Information

Real estate in Placitas is located in the exclusive neighborhoods of the area and offer spacious lots, enjoyment of wildlife, schools, and an ambiance like no other found in the surrounding area. 

Situated just a short drive away from downtown Albuquerque, these homes feel private and secluded, with less than 2,500 residences set within its ~77km² area. 

This makes Placitas real estate perfect for those looking to live in quiet seclusion within the desert area, while still having close access to the nearby amenities that the neighborhood affords. 

Architecturally, these homes are most often built with Pueblo Revival architecture, influenced most by Pueblo architecture, Spanish missions and Territorial Style. 

These homes are typically made with adobe materials like sun dried clay, plenty of exposed wood components and rounded corners. 

Large lots offered amongst Placitas real estate properties mean plenty of space for parking vehicles, and many of these homes are even zoned for horses for those with an equestrian eye. 

Stunning real estate in Placitas also offers large pools for taking refreshing dips in the hot mid day sun, and hot tubs and spas for cooling off in the chilly New Mexico nights. 

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Placitas Area Information

Placitas real estate offers spacious living with trails for hiking, a stream that refreshes and strengthens the glorious New Mexico maple trees, river willow, and an occasional black bear!

Home to the ancestral people of New Mexico, Placitas contains the mixing of the old and the new in this community — evident from the draw of artists, entrepreneurs, hikers, and bikers because of its environmental offering. 

Despite the secluded feel of the area, Placitas is only a twenty-nine-minute drive to the hustle and bustle of the city of Albuquerque with fine dining, shopping, and entertainment. Also close to nearby communities of Corrales and Rio Rancho with their own set of stunning homes.

Schools in Placitas

Placitas is great for families as well, with Placitas Elementary School on the southern side. This highly rated school has a soccer field, basketball court and playground for students to enjoy. 

Other schools in the Placitas area, just across the CanAm Highway are:

Placitas Open Space

Placitas residents are also close to the Placitas Open Space, where residents can explore the native flora and fauna in the area as they hike, bike and horseback ride through the many trails that wind through this area.

Dining In Placitas

Wine sitting in front of a window at a winery

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


 Placitas, Albuquerque FAQs

Q: Why is Placitas considered one of the best areas in Albuquerque to retire in?
A: With the easy access to a balanced lifestyle of indoor and outdoor living, an active, and vibrant senior center, and a relatively low cost of living, Placitas is highly ranked as a destination for those looking to retire. 

Q: What is the Placitas Wild?
A: In Placitas, there is an abundance of wild horses which roam free, and for the last several years there has been a group named Placitas Wild which cares for nearly 100 horses on a preserve which spans hundreds of acres. 

Q: Does Placitas resonate a sort of old town charm?
A: Absolutely, locals have fallen in love with the area and even say it is like living in an old Western movie set, with a serene and beautiful lifestyle which always provides the option for more with nearby Albuquerque and Bernalillo. 


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