The Village of Tijeras had a population of 541 in 2012, according to the informational website, Sperling’s Best Places. Sperling’s also informs us that the median cost for Tijeras homes for sale is $220,500.
Tijeras is nestled amid the rocky hills and emerald evergreens of the Sandia Mountain Wilderness, about 15 miles east of downtown Albuquerque just off Interstate 40.
An extremely old and culturally rich community, Tijeras was officially incorporated in 1973; however, it can trace its roots back as far as the 1200s, thanks to archeological excavations at the San Antonio and Tijeras Pueblos.
In 1819, families and individuals seeking an alternative lifestyle to the hustle and bustle of the growing metropolis of Albuquerque began to settle in this region of Bernalillo County. As the ceaseless march of time paraded into the 1930s, the overgrown hitching post of Tijeras became one of the primary population centers on the east side of the Sandia Mountains.
If you know anything at all about America’s Southwest, you probably don’t need an Albuquerque real estate agency to tell you about the city’s authentic adobe-and-red-clay-roof architecture or its rich Native American, Hispanic, Latino and other arts and cultural heritage.
But here are some things you may not know:
- Founded in 1706, Albuquerque is one America’s oldest cities
- You can take an aerial tramway to the top of Sandia Peak, a distance of 2.7 miles
- Visit the wildlife at the ABQ BioPark and the Wildlife West Nature Park
- Enjoy second-to-none family fun at Cliff’s Amusement Park and Hinkle Family Fun Center
Any Albuquerque real estate agency will tell you that nowhere in the country are the convergence of its past and its present more spectacular than in Albuquerque. Its modern glass-and-steel skyline contrasts dramatically and wonderfully against the ancient splendor of the Sandia Mountains and the desert’s timeless, crystal blue sky.
If you would like to tour some of the beautiful Tijeras homes for sale, give us a call so that we can arrange to show you this impressive community and help you find the home of your dreams.