Sandia Heights Homeowners Map

Sandia Heights Homeowners Map
by Chris Lucas

I love maps! This one shows all the residential lots in Sandia Heights, a bedroom community nestled in the Sandia Mountain Foothills, on the northeastern edge of the MetroABQ. The blue lots often hover upwards of around three quarters of an acre & there are almost 400 of them. As the community is not in the city of Albuquerque, it has a water association. Read More


MetroABQ Open Space Foothills Trail Map

MetroABQ Open Space Foothills Trail Map
by Chris Lucas

I love maps! The MetroABQ has 24,000 acres of dedicated Open Space land surrounding the city. Of that over 2,600 acres of it sit along the east-side Foothills, from Four Hills & Tijeras Canyon, north up past the Elena Gallegos Open Space, near the Sandia Peak Tramway.  Read More


High Elevation Foothills Garden Tour Map: Kachina Hills & Glenwood Hills

High Elevation Foothills Garden Tour Map: Kachina Hills & Glenwood Hills
by Chris Lucas

Where the Sandia Mountains seem to ooze into the city limits--see map below--stands two neighborhoods, Kachina Hills & Glenwood Hills. Both sit on the eastern edge of the Metro, bordered by the Foothills Open Space further east. Read More


UNM Spotlight: Mushroom Shade Structures in Redesigned Smith Plaza

UNM Spotlight: Mushroom Shade Structures in Redesigned Smith Plaza
by Chris Lucas

Steel mushroom shade structures have sprung up in the largest plaza at the University of New Mexico's main campus, Smith Plaza, outside the Student Union. Named in honor of Sherman E Smith for his "outstanding & versatile contribution to the university, his special interest in landscaping made this campus a more pleasant place in which to live & work."
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Where in the MetroABQ is Hidden Park?

Where in the MetroABQ is Hidden Park?
by Chris Lucas

Hidden Park is not easy to find. It has no formal entrance & there is no parking for it. To enter, you follow discrete pathways between homes often marked by a low picket fence or block wall. You could walk around the outside perimeter of the park, set amid mostly Mid-Century built ranch homes, & not even know the park is there. Once inside the enclosed park, though, you are surrounded by lush 60' tall, 70 year old trees that provide an almost unbroken three-acre shade canopy. A rather large L ittle Free Library greets you at the north entrance. Another Little Free Library lives just outside the park, on the west side of Hermosa St. Read More


The MetroABQ's Downtown Art & Architecture Junction

The MetroABQ's Downtown Art & Architecture Junction
by Chris Lucas

June
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Downtown Art & Architecture Junction Map

Downtown Art & Architecture Junction Map
by Chris Lucas

The MetroABQ's Downtown Art & Architecture Junction Map:
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