Friday, June 24, 2011

Corrales Real Estate, an Albuquerque Local's View

I am, by no means, a Corrales local. I don't know all the strict official and non-official rules for the area (other than go just one mile over the speed limit through the town and you will get a ticket!). I only know a handful of people that live there. They all seem to love the area and once they get in, they never seem to come out of the village. What I can share is a NE heights boy's unfiltered point of view of the area.
While growing up in Albuquerque, I can remember visiting the village of Corrales from time to time. It was usually on a weekend during the summer to visit one of my father's or mother's friends who lived in the area and it was usually for a huge BBQ, or an exciting event like riding horses on someone's property.

The actual car ride at the time seem to take about 30 minutes and the area was considered very rural. I guess when you really have nothing to compare it to, rural was what it was! I recall thinking it felt as through we went somewhere of a greater distance. It didn't feel like we were only 30 minutes from home. The city was nowhere in site. All we could see were enormous cottonwood trees, adobe homes and lush fields of green being grazed by horses. It really was special considering we lived near the base of the mountains and were used to seeing a desert landscape.

The area still feels the same to me even now, except the drive is even shorter (15-20 minutes from our home in Albuquerque acres west). The village itself is fun to visit from time to time. The quaint restaurants and shops make it feel like I am on a little vacation...even if i am searching Corrales real estate. One place I enjoy in particular is "Village Pizza". They have an all-you-can-eat buffet that has pizza so good that you think you are getting the better end of the deal. The "Indigo Crow" is another popular place that several locals enjoy. The cottonwood shaded patio off the main makes this cafe a perfect place to chill during the hot summer evenings and sip a brew or glass of wine. Or, if you are feeling a bit on the purist local side you could chance the local watering hole, "Tiajuana Bar"...at your own risk.

That's just a quick little view on Corrales. Of course it is much more complex than that and if you would like more info on Corrales homes for sale, please contact The Albuquerque Real Estate Group. Enjoy the video!

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