Nestled near the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, the sought-after Northeast Heights area of Albuquerque is located east of Wyoming Boulevard, south of Montgomery Boulevard West of Tramway Boulevard, and north of Central Avenue. With a somewhat suburban feel but with the convenience of the big city, Northeast Heights has a lot to offer.
The Northeast Heights neighborhood is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city to feel homey and relaxing, but close enough to be convenient. This neighborhood is only 15 minutes from the vibrant Downtown area or the University of New Mexico. Looking away from the city, the Sandia Mountains — less than ten minutes away — invite you to explore the outdoors. Whether you’re up for a strenuous hike or an easy stroll, there are many outdoor activities available there. If hiking a mountain trail isn’t your favorite workout, there are several fitness centers, both chains and privately owned, in the area, plus plenty of city parks. With an easy commute and a great view of the mountains and city lights, it’s easy to see why Northeast Heights is such a popular neighborhood.
Shopping Opportunities Galore
From large supermarkets with a wide range of products to several smaller chains offering organic and natural food options, your grocery shopping needs can easily be met here. For those weekend projects, two large home improvement centers are nearby, plus a smaller, local hardware store. Conveniently located stores such as Asian markets make it easy to find specialty items. General market stores that carry everything from groceries to clothes are also nearby, and you’ll have quick access to shopping malls from Northeast Heights. If you need a pick-me-up before or after all that shopping, stop by one of the many coffee shops for a cup of joe and a pastry.
All the neighborhoods in Albuquerque are built around parks and Northeast Heights is no exception. There are 24 developed city parks in this area alone, so you’ll never be too far away from green space, playgrounds for the kids, or a pleasant place for a walk or picnic. Some parks offer sports fields, one has a skate park and a pool, and others are large enough to have hiking trails. You can also find two public libraries in Northeast Heights. In addition to public resources, there are several movie theaters, trampoline parks, and other entertainment centers.
Good Schools and Property Values
You’ll pay a little more for a home in Northeast Heights, but that home will retain its value over time. Because the area is bounded by the Sandia Mountains and Sandia Pueblo, the area available for development is somewhat limited — this limited availability makes properties in this area valuable. But there are some newer homes along with a mix of existing ranch-style homes, mid-century modern, and pueblo-style homes.
Adding to the popularity of Northeast Heights are the top-tier school districts, including two highly-ranked high schools and excellent elementary and middle schools that feed into them. Typically, families in this area are involved in the schools and students have many opportunities for involvement in athletics and other extracurricular activities. Two award-winning private schools are in the area as well. Families with younger children will find high-quality childcare programs in the area.
Lots of Restaurants
There’s no shortage of restaurants in this area. Northeast Heights is the perfect place to meet up with friends for lunch or dinner or to take the whole family out for a bite. You’ll find Italian restaurants, including always-popular pizza, Asian restaurants, with Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai offerings, seafood, traditional Mexican food restaurants, plus New Mexican style restaurants, and plenty of casual places for a quick meal. If you’re looking for a burger or sandwich for lunch, the area has plenty of offerings in those categories too. In fact, even if you don’t live here or plan to move to Northeast Heights, you might want to visit just to eat at a great restaurant.
Other Reasons to Check out Northeast Heights
In addition to being a short commute to the heart of the city, this area is near other city attractions like Balloon Fiesta Park, and because it’s on the north end of town, travel to Bernalillo and Santa Fe is convenient. Whether you’re moving to Northeast Heights, or you just plan to visit, this area has a lot going for it!