Located just southwest of Albuquerque, Peralta is a town of approximately 3,750 citizens. Named after a Spanish priest who helped settle the area, Peralta is now a mostly residential community, with the majority of its residents working in nearby Albuquerque.
Peralta is home to a single school which is owned and operated by the school district of neighboring Los Lunas . The school-aged children of Peralta frequently attend public schools in the nearby towns of Los Lunas, as well as Valencia. Additionally, there are multiple private schools close to the Peralta area, including Calvary Chapel Academy Christian School and St. Mary’s Catholic School in Belen. For those looking for higher-education options, the University of New Mexico is just a short commute away in Albuquerque.
Home to several different styles of home, including pueblo and ranch-style houses, the median home value for Peralta in 2013 was $155,900.
Although the town is compact in size, transportation in and out of town is still easy. I-25, the north-south interstate of New Mexico, connects Peralta to Albuquerque and Santa Fe in the north, as well as Las Cruces and El Paso in the south. For public transportation, the Rio Metro Regional Transit District provides public park-n-ride bus transport between Los Lunas and Albuquerque, in addition to other towns in Valencia County.