New Mexico’s most populous county, Bernalillo County is home to Albuquerque, as well as Rio Rancho, Edgewood and Tijeras. Located to the East of the Sandia Mountains and split by the Rio Grande, Bernalillo County has roughly 675,000 permanent residents. Some of the county’s most popular destinations are the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo and Aquarium, the Sandia Peak Tram, the yearly Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and the Old Town Square.
In terms of styling, Bernalillo County homes have countless different styles, ranging from pueblo-style traditional homes, to modern new-construction. With such a wide variety of homes, you are sure to find one that will fit your specific taste.
The vast majority of Bernalillo County children go to school in the Albuquerque Public School District, New Mexico’s largest, as well as one of the largest in the U.S. In addition to its public school options, Albuquerque is home to several private schools, such as Sandia Preparatory School, Pius X High School and Evangel Christian Academy. For those in need of higher-education, the University of New Mexico, Central New Mexico Community College and Trinity Southwest University are all located in Bernalillo County.
Getting around Bernalillo County is a breeze, as the county sits right on I-25, the county’s connection to Santa Fe in the north and Las Cruces and El Paso to the south. Furthermore, the Rio Metro Regional Transit District provides public bus transportation throughout the county and nearby Valencia County.