Best areas for walking would be Nob Hill which is near the UNM Campus. I'd love to help you out.
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Areas to research are Nob Hill which has an urban vibe though homes don't usually have a view. Take a look at http://rt66central.com/. I personally have chosen this area for just the types of amenities that you describe.
You might also check out he north valley with it's many southwestern style homes, restaurants along Rio Grande Blvd. and beautiful views towards the Sandia Mtns.
With my background in decorating and home remodeling and construction I have a knack for understanding what my clients are looking for.
What's your timeline for moving to The Land of Enchantment?
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Nob Hill is second on the list of areas that truly fits your description. This area sandwiches the old Route 66 thru Albuquerque. Contained within are dozens of locally owned restaurants and stores that offer the eclectic and reliable. Abutting this area is the University of New Mexico with all that naturally gravitates to the academic center for the state. The housing stock surrounding Nob Hill and UNM offers plenty of top quality vintage homes in established neighborhoods filled with people who want to be in that area.
The North Valley, i.e. the Rio Grande Boulevard corridor from the Albuquerque Country Club all the way to the north end of Corrales does not exactly match your description but has to be mentioned to anyone new the our area. This is the oasis area contained abundant water resources that result in the largest cottonwood tree forest in North America. Farmland, acreage estates, farming villages, open spaces, a highly regarded winery and a highly productive local population make this area a must see before settling on a home.
Please see my blog for more info. For example: http://www.trulia.com/blog/SteveQuintana/2013/08/albuquerque
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We have quite a few neighborhoods that can accomodate your interests. Our weather overall, is ideal, so you'll have year round things to do. To help narrow in on areas that will suit your criteria, please let me know the price you're looking to stay under and the type of activities that you like most.
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It is my experience that the most popular area for empty nesters that are relocating to the Abq area is a village/suburb called Corrales.
This is an artsy, funky, upscale, delightful area located 5 minutes from all conveniences such as shopping etc. But yet very quiet and full of wildlife and views.
I have vacation rentals in Corrales if you would like to visit to check out the area, but I work all over NM.
Please look up villageofcorrales.gov and call me 505-379-0486
My specialty is relocation and vacation rental management.
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