Originally settled by the Puebloan people, descendants of ancient Anasazi from all across the Southwest United States, in nineteen unique pueblos located up and down the Rio Grande river valley, Central New Mexico is an oasis in a vast painted desert. The Rio Grande river is hugged closely on both sides by the largest cottonwood forest in the world, called the "bosque", whose foliage changes during the Autumn rival that of the Appalachian Mountains and whose biodiversity is the precious jewel of the Southwest. Geographically speaking, there is nothing in the world to rival this place. It has captivated the minds and hearts of conquistadores, explorers, settlers, intellectuals, artists and many of history's most influential people. Pilgrimages have been made to the so-called "Land of Enchantment" from all parts of the globe and lives have been changed forever for the better by the warm embrace of this heavenly garden of the gods.
Now, as life in crowded coastal cities becomes less ideal in the face of climate change, the time has never been better for you to discover what New Mexico has in store for you. Albuquerque has every amenity that you might find elsewhere, all with the quiet comfort of the very old and magical places you will find here. You won't find a more diverse array of authentic food, friendlier people or more pleasant weather than right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Start looking for your new home now! Might I suggest this delightful 7980 sqft estate in Albuquerque's exclusive Tinnen Farms community located in the quiet and beautiful North Valley. Within walking distance to the Rio Grande and nestled in the bosque in the shade of the Sandia Mountains, you'll never experience a dull sunset again.
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Rita is a finance, real estate and lifestyle blogger from Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has Bachelor's degrees in Economics and Business from the University of New Mexico. She lives in Albuquerque with her boa constrictor, Nala.