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Tucked into the northern foothills of the Sandia Mountains,?Placitas offers a tranquil sense of place while at the same time affording easy access to both Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Early morning hikes up the north slope of the Sandias followed by a night at the opera in Santa Fe. That scenario may sound like a dream to some, but it’s our reality in Placitas. Ours is a small town adjacent to amazing urban amenities and historic charm. We wake up to ever-changing mountain and mesa vistas that reach all the way to Mt. Taylor, Cabezon, the Jemez Range and the Sangre de Cristo mountains. And you can add plenty of sunshine and a comfortable climate to the list.
Need more reasons to discover Placitas? Here goes!
Lifestyle – Access to breathtaking hiking trails, a convenient shopping center with a grocery, upscale restaurant, cafe restaurants, beauty salon and bank, and a winery – it’s all here. Plus art and artists everywhere you turn.
Community – You would be hard-pressed to find a town this size that has a more active citizenry. There’s the renowned Placitas Artist Series musical programs, Artists’ Studio Tour, Signpost newspaper, the annual Placitas Appreciation Day, an all-volunteer recycling facility, a modern Community Library, Volunteer Fire Brigade, Jardineros de Placitas philanthropic club, a Community Center, the Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale, and don’t forget the annual 4th of July Parade.
Activities – Hiking, golf, pueblo feast days, miles of bike trails, Balloon Fiesta, museums galore, Old Town in Albuquerque and Canyon Road in Santa Fe, Bandelier National Monument, and the Turquoise Trail. Did someone say let’s eat? New Mexico’s authentic cuisine is celebrated far and wide and there are plenty of other ethnic food options as well.
Culture – Native American pueblos thrive all around us and the blend of Spanish and Indian cultures give us a unique perspective on what makes New Mexico so special.
History – People have lived here for centuries. The Sandia Man Cave yielded artifacts from prehistoric cultures. Coronado led a wave of Spanish settlers and in 1767 the King of Spain awarded the San Antonio de las Huertas Land Grant
A peaceful high desert location buffered by National Forests and open spaces, Placitas is perfectly situated for lovers of natural beauty and serenity. Come visit ?this special place and discover for yourself why we say it’s the BEST of both worlds.