When you are looking to get away from the rush of town to the quiet of your own hacienda in the country, you need to look north to Placitas. Located about half an hour from downtown Albuquerque, Placitas is an upscale area spread out around a small town core with an average altitude of around 5,800 feet above sea level. This rise headed up the foothills provides a slight break on the temperatures of summer in the plains, and a very temperate winter. With views from most parts of Placitas including constantly changing natural beauty of the Jemez Range and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the lack of light pollution at night affords spectacular stargazing and extreme, serene quiet that many professionals seek to balance their life. Placitas real estate is a specialty of mine, and I know the requirements that a transaction of these types of properties often requires it be done discreetly, with a good return for the seller.
My name is Leanna Chavez, and I am a native of Albuquerque and have been a real estate professional for many years in the greater Albuquerque area. I know the entire region and what each area offers, and can advise you about school districts, water utilities, and even micro-weather conditions for your selected area where you want to look for a home. If you are considering placing your semi-rural foothills home up for purchase, I would like to discuss your property and share my success at tastefully handled disposition. I have both sold homes and found retreats for many people looking for the beauty, wonderful weather, and atmosphere of New Mexico, and have many residents in the Placitas area who have worked with me, either while seeking the perfect out of town location or wishing to sell one. When you are thinking about viewing Placitas NM homes for sale, call me at 505-559-4690 and I will make the arrangements for you.
As one of the top agents in the region, I understand the differences in both buyers and sellers depending on the type of property. Placitas is nearly all single-family homes, often of mature adults that like their solitude and the serene surroundings of the natural foothills. Placitas residents are neighborly but respect privacy, and do not mind driving half an hour to town to get to the office or to buy groceries. An above average number of residents work from home so they can truly enjoy the quiet of a rural setting close to the amenities and culture they desire.
Placitas has been ranked as one of the top towns in which to retire in the state of New Mexico. With arts and culture nearby, and numerous pueblo and archaeological features in the immediate area, Placitas is conveniently located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe and close to many outdoor recreational, open space, and wildlife areas. Near the famous Turquoise Trail, Placitas enjoys a wonderful foothills climate that supports many species of birds, native cactus, small mammals, and small herds of wild mustangs. The altitude and availability of wet weather and underground streams affords foliage that is brilliant in the fall. Many artists live in the area and are known to be seen taking advantage of the over 300 days of sunshine and comfortable temperatures in the foothills as they create out of doors.
For a town of under five thousand, Placitas has a very active community. The local population supports the arts, local parades, a local newspaper, musical programs, historical events, and has a volunteer fire department that is well trained. There are many outside activities that include pueblo feasts, hiking in the beautiful national forests that bank the community, caving, and exploration and education about the ancient Puebloan cultures and ruins throughout this part of New Mexico. The community also turns out when issues, such as recycling need addressed, because local residents are proud of and care about their serene, natural quiet spot of New Mexico splendor.
Unlike some parts of New Mexico, Placitas has been less affected by economic cycles than other areas. Many of the estate properties have acreage, and sport traditional adobe and stucco construction reflecting the traditional building styles for which New Mexico is known. Property has continued to increase in value and consistently enjoys an annual increase of about 5.6%. Placitas real estate is increasingly sought after as more upper-economic level retirees come to the area, and more small businesses and manufacturers, including those in technology, come to the area. If you are interested in the serenity of an upscale area with open expanse between properties to assure your privacy, now is the time to call me or send in my online form and we can chat about what you desire. I can be reached at 505-559-4690, and would be happy to arrange viewings of some of the beautiful custom Placitas homes for sale.
Houses for sale in Placitas NM do not stay on the market long, as the supply is not large. It takes a certain individual who appreciates the quiet and semi-remote nature of the idyllic setting this beautiful small town enjoys. Crime is nearly non-existent in this part of New Mexico, and the school system has good ranks. Most homes in this area have central air conditioning, and excellent water that often is part of a shared well in a municipal system. The vista views of mesas and mountains draw many people to this area, known as one of the best undiscovered jewels in New Mexico. Resale prices of custom built homes shows how well property values hold in Placitas.
If you are looking to place a Placitas estate on the market, or are moving to the area with one of the tech or medical companies finding Albuquerque a perfect place to do business, consider letting me show you some fine upscale property in Placitas. Not all realtors are offered the opportunity to handle upscale houses for sale in Placitas. I do, and my passion for quality client service, top-notch negotiations, and easy, thorough transactions makes buying or selling for professionals, executives, business owners and comfortable retirees easy. You will have the quiet you seek after a long day at the office, as well as the breathtaking views combined with the high-class property you desire.