Northeast Albuquerque Affordable Homes in a Gated Community at Towne Park
Yes, there are affordable homes still available in northeast Albuquerque and in a gated community!
Towne Parkis a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood of 486 homes located at Chico and Eubank. Home values average $135,000.00 for an approximately 1000 square foot one story home and range up to an average of $245,000.00 for an approximately 2250 square foot two story.
It is not unusual to see homeowners meandering through the neighborhood after dinner, sitting at the front porch talking with neighbors, or picnicking by one of the two pool centers. There are signs cautioning you to watch for ducks crossing the road since the pond invites ducks to visit and sometimes stay over for the winter...
The lifestyle appeals to all types and ages of homeowners. There are tennis courts and workout rooms, biking paths and two swimming pools. A few homeowners even visit the neighbors by driving their golf carts around the neighborhood. The lending library is strictly "on your honor."The Tuesday night dinner group for people who live alone is a big success. The clubhouse hosts get togethers like the monthly prayer potluck and September is the "Western Night Out" evening of dancing or old fashioned sitting.There will be a live western band and "vittles" potluck style.
Since Towne Park is one to two minutes from a shopping center with everything you need from groceries to pet supplies, beauty supplies to retail clothing stores, plus five restaurants, it encourages the homeowners to "go green" and leave the automobiles at home.
Towne Park is Northeast Albuquerque's affordable gated neighborhoodand it is also one of the first leased land residential communities in Albuquerque. The land lease is $86.00 per month. This 70 acre community was originally leased from the University of New Mexico and is now run by Sandia Foundation. The $80.00 homeowner association fee covers maintenance of roads, all common areas such as parks, pathways and clubhouse. It also pays for all maintenance and management personnel, not to mention the two gated entrances. Since it is private land, there is a $40.00 fee to pay for garbage service and water to the extensive common areas.
Yes, I love this neighborhood! I always heave a quiet sigh when I drive through the gate in to the feeling that I have escaped for a few minutes from the mania of life.
Carol Riley, Albuquerque, NM, Huntington Real Estate, www.CarolsellsNewMexico.com