New Homes for Sale in Albuquerque, NM
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LGI Homes is proud to offer beautiful new homes in multiple Albuquerque area communities. LGI Homes exemplifies commitment to service, quality and value through their stunning new home communities and affordable no money down homes. These communities offer spacious living with quick access to the state’s best hiking, biking and skiing. Enjoy the slower pace, open space and reduced living expense that exists just a short distance from downtown.
About Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, New Mexico is the largest city in New Mexico in terms of population. Around 550,000 people live in Albuquerque, which ranks it in the top 50 most populated cities in the United States. In fact, New Mexico is so sparsely populated that more than half of the entire state’s population lives within the Albuquerque, NM metropolitan area.
When you meet the people who call the area home as you search for Albuquerque houses for sale, you’ll quickly discover that the city is one of the most culturally diverse in the country. Albuquerque has strong Hispanic, Native American, African American, Anglo, Latino, and Asian communities, and that’s just scratching the surface. More than 70 ethnicities have a presence in Albuquerque, turning the city into a true cultural melting pot.
With such diversity within Albuquerque, it should come as no surprise that the city has a colorful and flavorful variety of food for you to enjoy. New Mexican cuisine has become famous for its unique blend of Native American, European, and Mexican meals. As a result, food festivals have become plentiful in Albuquerque. With so many food festivals, combined with wine and beer festivals, chances are there’s something interesting going on in downtown Albuquerque, NM.
If you like sunshine, Albuquerque, NM is the place to be. The city experiences more than 300 clear days every year. This makes Albuquerque a great place to be for those who are big fans of exploring the outdoors. So keep that in mind as you search for new houses in Albuquerque.
So what can you do with all this clear weather? You can always attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. This celebration happens to be the largest gathering of hot-air balloons in the entire world. Such events have given Albuquerque, NM the nickname of “Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World.”
It’s important to note as you look at new housing developments in Albuquerque that the city is way above sea level. To be more specific, Albuquerque lies at an elevation of 5,326 feet. That makes it the highest metropolitan city in the whole country. Albuquerque also is really spread out. The city limits reach a size of 188 square miles, making Albuquerque the 33rd largest city in the U.S. in terms of area.
Other Albuquerque, NM Factoids
When it comes to making movies and television shows, Albuquerque is quickly establishing itself as a major player in the industry. Some of the films and TV shows made in the Albuquerque area include Breaking Bad, Terminator Salvation, The Spirit, Wild Hogs, No Country For Old Men, and Transformers.
Albuquerque, NM has become famous for its extravagant Christmas decorations. This is where Albuquerque gets its nickname “City of Little Lights.”
When Albuquerque, NM was founded in the early 1700s, it started with a central plaza around which everything else was built. You can still visit that plaza today, where it is now called “Old Town.”
The city is named after Don Francisco, the Duke of Alburquerque. You may have noticed that there’s an extra r in there. No one really knows when that r was dropped, but Albuquerque has maintained its current spelling for many years. There was an effort in the 1990s to restore the r, but it never gain much popular support.
Albuquerque’s minor league baseball team’s name, the Albuquerque Isotopes, comes from an episode of “The Simpsons.” The name was chosen after a fan vote in 2003.
Be sure to check out the annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show in Albuquerque, NM. It’s the largest trade show for fiery foods and barbecue in the nation.
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