Exploring the MetroABQ's West Cliff Neighborhoods

Exploring the MetroABQ's West Cliff Neighborhoods
by Chris Lucas

How to get there...Finding my way to the west side of the river was much easier than expected--I walked. On the east side of the Rio Grande, there is parking at the end of Gabaldon Place, in the north-of-Old Town Duranes neighborhood. From there, numerous easy walking/bike paths connect to the Rio Grande Valley State Park; you can walk up or down the river on the east side, or use the red-steel pedestrian bridge that runs alongside Interstate 40, to cross the river, above.
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The Five Neighborhoods of the Rio Grande's West Cliffs

The Five Neighborhoods of the Rio Grande's West Cliffs
by Chris Lucas

Once across the river, you're at the West Cliffs, an area that stretches from the rio, further west to Coors Blvd. There are five major--& very diverse--neighborhoods there: West Bluff, Grande Heights, Vista Grande, Oxbow Bluff & Oxbow North. The housing stock is a diverse mix of apartments, townhomes, small residences, & numerous grande properties that you can see from across the river. Homes with magnificent views along the cliffs come in all shapes, sizes & price-points.
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MetroABQ Newsletter -- December: Public Art & Parks & Greenspaces

MetroABQ Newsletter -- December: Public Art & Parks & Greenspaces
by Chris Lucas

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Views From Architect Antoine Predock's New Urbanist La Luz Community

Views From Architect Antoine Predock's New Urbanist La Luz Community
by Chris Lucas

Views from the historic westside community of La Luz del Oeste are often mesmerizing & forever changing. Sitting on five acres of gardens & greenspaces & touching 40+ acres of forever open space along the Rio Grande Bosque, La Luz is home to 96 adobe townhomes, generally in pods of four, nestled along a hillside. Read More