Cedar Crest and its neighboring communities of Tijeras, Sandia Park, and Edgewood together make up what is known as the "East Mountain Area" outside of Albuquerque.
|Cedar Crest is a great location for those wanting a rural environment within easy commuting distance of Albuquerque, and homes in the area range from aged, rustic mountain cabins to elegant executive residences in new, planned developments. Lot sizes vary from under an acre to ten acres or more, yet most are within half an hour commute to the Albuquerque airport. |
Residents enjoy being nestled among the pine trees, with forever views out their windows. Land ranges from steeply sloped areas thick with Ponderosa pines through areas covered in pinon and juniper, to nearly flat meadow, and all can occasionally be snow-covered in winter.
Human history in The East Mountains area outside of Albuquerque dates back to one of the the first known human habitations in the New World, the "Sandia Man Cave" on the slopes of the Sandia Mountains. Just above this is a modern mecca for winter sports, the Sandia Crest Ski Area!
Cedar Crest's few thousand residents love this "green side of the mountain" for its forested slopes, magnificent views, and quiet rural lifestyle. The area has grown very rapidly in recent years, and now offers numerous stores, restaurants, and churches for residents, who take advantage of the many opportunities for hiking and horse-back-riding, skiing and snowboarding that are available at their fingertips.
For more information about Cedar Crest, or other rural or small town communities around Albuquerque, visit our website or give me a call any time!
Brian Warden, CRS
Choices Real Estate