Belen Real Estate
Home to over 7100 residents, Belen is located in Valencia County. Belen is known as “The Hub City”, as it lies near the geographic center of New Mexico, only 35 miles south of Albuquerque. Belen is considered part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area, making Belen an ideal place to buy a home for those who want a smaller town feel, but close to the large city amenities. Belen is also an affordable place to live compared to the rest of the country, which is 13.10% lower than the U.S. average. Homes are also affordable in Belen, with the median home cost in Belen at $115,900.
You won’t have any problem finding great food in Belen. Some of the best restaurant sin Belen include Big Mike’s Grill, home of the one pound burger, along with tacos, burritos and more. Pete’s Cafe sports some of the best Mexican cuisine in town. And if you love that classic drive-in experience, you must try Circle T Drive-In, located on 625 E Reinken Ave.
Belen residents have a number of great events to look forward to each year. The St. Patrick’s Day Balloon Rallye, the All-American Fourth of July, Rio Abajo Days on the last Saturday in September, and the Miracle on Main Street Festival and Electric Light Parade on the Saturday after Thanksgiving are just a few of the celebrations enjoyed each year in Belen. The world’s largest mantanza, The Hispano Matanza, is held annually in Belen on the last Saturday in January. The Our Lady of Belen Fiestas, held annually in Belen during one weekend in mid-August, has been celebrated for more than 220 years.
There are nine parks for enjoying the beauty of the area, along with the Valencia County Fairgrounds.
Students in Belen attend schools managed by the Belen Consolidated Schools district. Schools in Belen include Belen high and Infinity High, one middle school and seven elementary schools. There is also an alternative high school and a family school for homeschooled students.