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    The Best Places to Retire in the Albuquerque Area

    Albuquerque is a city that has so much to offer, especially those who are looking for the perfect place to retire. Albuquerque made the #7 spot on’s list of Best Places to Retire in 2014.  They noted that Albuquerque has low cost bus fares, health care, and a host of services and amenities that help retirees maximize their budgets and stay active. They also cite that “Albuquerque is one of the healthiest cities in the country with a high number of medical facilities, lots of exercise options and affordable housing.” Albuquerque also enjoys a dry climate and low cost of living, along with recreational facilities that also make it an ideal place for retirement.

    Albuquerque really does take care of it’s senior residents. Residents over the age of 62 can ride the bus for only 35 cents. The University of New Mexico offers classes to seniors for only $5 per credit hour.  There are also six senior centers in the city that offer seniors activities and social outlets for an annual membership of $13.

    Here are some of the top towns in the Albuquerque to retire according to Click the name to read the full review.

    Sandia Heights
    #1 Best Places to Retire in New Mexico

    Sandia Heights has a population of 3337, and is one of the best places to live in New Mexico. Sandia Heights offers a suburban feel with plenty of parks. One reviewer notes “I have thoroughly enjoyed living in this part of Albuquerque, out of all the varying neighborhoods. It is a peaceful, quiet neighborhood, that is full of pleasant people. Aside from the lovely residents, the view is completely breathtaking! The sunsets are especially beautiful.”

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    #1 Best Places to Live in Sandoval County
    #4 Best Places to Retire in New Mexico
    #4 Best Suburbs to Live in New Mexico

    Corrales is a town with a population of 8463. One reviewer commented “It’s a great small town right outside of a big city so you get the best of both worlds. Everyone is extremely nice and all your neighbors genuinely care about each other! It’s a great place to live and if you aren’t able you should definitely visit, there is always something going in this small town!”

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    #9 Best Places to Retire in New Mexico
    #19 Best Suburbs to Live in New Mexico

    Placitas is a town in New Mexico with a population of 4696. There are many appealing qualities that make Placitas a great place to retire. Residents are drawn to the peaceful atmosphere and proximity to fantastic hiking, along with being close to great amenities. Placitas is a small town that is surrounded by hills and mesas, offering stunning scenes rear around.

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    1824 Bold Ruler Road SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123  $425,000

    4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms (3 full) / 4650 Square Feet

    Seller paid lot premium for over sized corner lot. Original Owner built and upgraded Raylee-Vantage home. No PID!! Fantastic 4650 sq ft 4/5 bedrooms plus huge family room upstairs perfect for home theater, pool table.1 Spacious bedroom and full bath plus office area on main level. 5th bedroom currently used as exercise room. 2 large living areas , formal living and huge formal dining room. Kitchen is a dream with beautiful sile stone counter tops, island, and sunny breakfast nook. Kitchen opens on to spacious family room with fireplace. Master suite has private balcony, double sink, jetted tub, sep shower. Beautifully landscaped front and back, bubble drip and sprinklers designed for low maintenance, wonderful covered patio. Over sized 3 Car Garage, Home is immaculate, shows like model!

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    Albuquerque New Mexico Real Estate YOUR SOURCE FOR ALBUQUERQUE REAL ESTATE! Sandi Pressley offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in Albuquerque and surrounding communities in the New Mexico real estate market. Sandi's motto is "Putting You First." Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority. As a native of Albuquerque, Sandi Pressley has been dedicated to serving her client's real estate needs for over 42 years. Sandi has achieved a goal unprecedented by any other Realtor of being the #1 Top Producing Realtor for 35 consecutive years in all of Albuquerque as well as the entire state of New Mexico. She is also the #1 Top Producing Realtor for the entire Western Region and 8th in the Nation with Coldwell Banker National. Sandi Pressley serves the entire Albuquerque New Mexico real estate market including the surrounding communities such as Rio Rancho, Placitas, Corrales, Bernalillo, Northeast Heights, North Albuquerque Acres, Sandia Heights, High Desert, Foothills, Four Hills, UNM, Nob Hill, Ridgecrest area, Uptown area, North Valley, Northwest Heights, Paradise Hills, South Valley, Southwest Heights, Bosque Farms, Los Lunas, Cedar Crest, Tijeras, and all East Mountain areas. Whether you are considering buying a home, selling a home or both, we know these areas inside and out.

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