Tierra Monte & Evergreen Hills Two pocket neighborhoods on the edge of the City

Tierra Monte & Evergreen Hills Two pocket neighborhoods on the edge of the City
by Chris Lucas

This is a great time of year to explore, especially now, as personal space is so important. And what a great way to get away from it all, by never leaving the MetroABQ...

Unless you are a hiker or mountain biker, you may not have heard of the two small neighborhoods nestled high up in the Foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Tierra Monte & Evergreen Hills are both unique & exclusive: the real estate there can be expensive, the views are extraordinary, & getting there & back can be half the fun.

The top image is a scene from a residence high up the mountain face in Tierra Monte, gazing south along the eastern foothills. The property, recently for sale, backs up to the Sandia Mountain Wilderness--huge boulders sit above the home just beyond the property line. The image just above is from the same house but facing due west; the rocks on the right side are the beginnings of the massive Shield rock feature that extends across the Pueblo of Sandia up to the Village of Placitas.

Where are these Foothills pocket communities?

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La Cueva Picnic Area Civilian Conservation Corps Structures

La Cueva Picnic Area Civilian Conservation Corps Structures
by Chris Lucas

The La Cueva Picnic area in the Cibola National Forest. Read More


Around the MetroABQ Image Links

Around the MetroABQ Image Links
by Chris Lucas


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Public Art: The Aluminum Yucca On The Edge of Town...

Public Art: The Aluminum Yucca On The Edge of Town...
by Chris Lucas

The easiest way to see this scene is from your car, traveling west along the interstate...
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Five MetroABQ Walk and Drive-By Scenes

Five MetroABQ Walk and Drive-By Scenes
by Chris Lucas

Five MetroABQ Walk/Drive-By Scenes::  Read More