Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Paseo del Norte Corridor - Albuquerque Real Estate

When you buy real estate for sale in Albuquerque along the Paseo Del Norte Corridor there is no reason to go very far. Just about everything you could possibly need is within walking distance or a very short drive. Whether you are hungry or need a haircut, you do not have to go far.

There are plenty of options when your tummy is rumbly. Dion's, Flying Star, Five Guys Burgers, and Jimmy John's are some of my favorites. I really enjoy meeting friends for happy hour at Jinja Bar and Bistro. Chili's is also an option if you need a cocktail or beer to wash down your meal.

Having both a Smiths and an Albertsons to chose from is nice. Of course no store compares to Trader Joes. If you already shop there, then you know what I mean. If you don't, then you are missing out!

Target, Lowes, and Bed Bath & Beyond are a few of the larger stores in the area. Not to mention specialty stores such as Lilly Barrack Jewelry and Strive which sells clothing and shoes. If you buy a gift a need to ship it, theres a UPS and a FedEx close by.

Need a manicure? Haircut? There are several salons in the area. Get a Great Clips trim or the full treatment at Mark Pardo.
Need a prescription filled fast? Walgreens has a drive thru. I personally enjoy the personal service Pharmica gives me. They compost some medications on site.

There are a dozen or so churches to chose from. The North Domingo Baca Multigeneration Center is a wonderful new addition to our community. Included is a library, computer cafe and fitness room. The huge park attached also has a section for dogs as well as a skateboarding and bike section. With even more additions such as a community pool in the future.

Let's face it, with the price of gas these days it's nice to have most everything you need close by. Did I mention we just got a gas station? It's great because shopping at Smiths earns you free gas here. It just keeps getting better!!

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by Tim Fish

Monday, August 29, 2011

Albuquerque Homes For Sale - North Valley

The North Valley is truly one of the most beautiful areas for Albuquerque Real Estate in all of the Duke City. With its large trees and lush green meadows it's like no other place. It gives you southwest rural living with its large acre plus lots and plenty of open space. Some of the most expensive and exclusive real estate in Albuquerque is found here.

While there are many residential neighborhoods and North Valley homes, there are also farms, ranches, multi-acre estates, orchards, and equestrian estates. Many people keep their horses right on their property. It is not uncommon to see chickens, goats, and cows too. Country living within city limits - this defines the North Valley lifestyle.

There is pedestrian friendly shopping as well as great places to eat. The Los Ranchos Growers Market is a gathering place for locals on Saturday mornings. It is a great source for local produce among other goodies.

The North Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities. There are limitless trails for horseback riding and dog walking. The Rio Grande Nature center is also a favorite family destination. There are also wineries, antique shops, and my personal favorite...Spas.

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by Tim Fish

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Albuquerque Homes For Sale -New places to eat!

Why is it we always want what we can't have? Human nature I guess. Last year while in Austin,TX with my husband, I was taking a little vacation from selling Albuquerque Real Estate and I had the BEST sandwich I have ever eaten. It was so good we ate there four times in three days. It was a Jimmy John's gourmet sandwich. I knew they did not exist here in Albuquerque, so I had to get my fill. On a trip to Florida this year I researched the nearest Jimmy John's to our hotel. Score!! It was within walking distance (thirty minutes) Well worth the trek! Then this summer we planned to come through Arizona on our way home from a road trip. Yes, we hit up Jimmy John's in Tempe, AZ.

I occasionally crave the #9 Italian Night Club sandwich with the special hot peppers. Yum! My mouth is watering as I type this.
I wonder if I would be drooling right now if I could just drive down the street and get one???

Well, I get to find out this week. Albuquerque gets their first Jimmy John's. The opening is set for Tuesday August 9.
The address is 6650 Holly Ave. NE. Off Paseo Del Norte, between Louisiana and San Pedro. Next door to Five Guys Burgers and just west of the Kohl's dept. store. They even deliver within a five minute drive. Don't worry if you are not within the delivery boundaries. They are supposed to have up to 20 new stores here in New Mexico within the next couple years and you can bet that I will be stopping often when taking a break from showing homes for sale in ABQ.

Who knows?? Next month I may go back to wanting what I can't have. You know what I'm talking about. Yes, that's right!! In-N-Out Burger!!! Maybe the Albuquerque area will get a store someday. A girl can dream can't she?

- Lorri Zumwalt