Located 16 miles east of downtown Albuquerque, Cedar Crest is a town that is officially considered by the United States Census Bureau to be part of the city’s Metro Area.

Named after the trees which dot the landscape in and around town, Cedar Crest is an excellent option for anyone who wants mountain town living, while only being a short drive from the urban center that is Albuquerque.

In being close to two of the State’s major interstates, I-25 and I-40, transportation is easily accessible to the residents of Cedar Crest. Although the town is near to Albuquerque, don’t think that it is a city suburb. The town, itself, is home to approximately 958 citizens who all enjoy the beauty and wonder of the 37,877-acre Sandia Mountain Wilderness.

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Most of the town’s residents commute daily to work in Albuquerque. The city is home to several different organizations in which its residents work at, including:

  • Kirtland Air Force Base
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • The University of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque International Sunport
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

In 2012, and recorded a median home cost of a home in Cedar Crest was $242,500. Many of these properties lie upon wooded lots, which typically range from roughly one acre, and can even get up to 10 acres or more!