Tanoan is the brainchild of an advanced and far thinking developer in Albuquerque who made some very good choices and "made it happen". Before Tanoan, Mother Nature had installed an arroyo from the foothills of the majestic Sandia (Watermelon) Mountains to the river at the valley floor. This arroyo took nearly ten years to fill with tyical landfill ingredients diligently hauled in buy the local population who paid for the privelidge of dumping trash in the heart of thier city. Tanoan is a private community and has a golf course nearly three miles in length that boasts 29 holes. The greenskeeper is extremely talented. Gates are guarded and manned 24 hours and the HOA handles all your lawn and garden needs. She is apparently ageing gracefully and the homes are well built, laid out nicely and are fairly consistent in appearance though there is never much of a back yard to anyones home. There are some pools and fantastic views of both the valley and mountains.