About New Mexico

About New Mexico
Let Coldwell Banker Legacy Realtors be your guide as we help you feel right at home in the Land of Enchantment. Whatever your lifestyle, we have the expertise and resources to match you with your new home in the Duke City. Whether you choose to live in a sprawling adobe in a nearby historic township, a stately brick split-level in the heart of the city, or a modest bungalow, we can find it.
Whatever your taste or lifestyle, there's a place for you in our high desert city. From sprawling adobes to stately bricks, your choices for housing seem almost endless. Begin your search by getting your bearings. The majestic Sandia Mountains stand to the east, while flat mesas edge the western horizon.


  • Albuquerque, founded in 1706, is one of the oldest inland cities in the U.S.
  • Elevation is 5,314 ft., the highest metropolitan city on the American mainland.
  • Albuquerque is the Hot Air Balloon Capital of the U.S. The city hosts the largest international hot air balloon competition in the world and draws crowds of more than 1.5 million people.
  • Albuquerque is more than 162 sq. miles and home to around 858,900 people. It’s the 38th largest city in the U.S. in terms of population.
  • The sun shines an average of 310 days a year. Year-round average temperatures range from 42° to 77°.
  • Sandia Peak Tramway stretches 2.7 miles along the Sandia Mountains. It is the longest single span tram in the world. Sandia Crest offers a panoramic view of more than 11,000 sq. miles.
  • Nine national monuments are located within a day’s drive of Albuquerque.


  • Nestled at 5,290 feet above sea level, Rio Rancho offers a mild, high desert climate perfect for sporting events, scenic tours, and outdoor adventures year-round.
  • Located in Sandoval County, New Mexico the City offers convenient and affordable access to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and a variety of landscapes.­
  • Intel Corporation ­is by far the largest employer in Rio Rancho. The services, retail, and government sectors are also major components of the local economy.
  • Rio Rancho has two major public high schools: Rio Rancho High School and V. Sue Cleaveland High School.
  • In addition, Rio Rancho has one public charter school called The ASK Academy. The ASK academy focuses on STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) education, and currently serves grades 7-12
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