Valencia County, located in central New Mexico south of Albuquerque, is home to around 75,000 residents and includes the suburban towns of Belen, Los Lunas and Peralta. Located just east of the Rio Grande River, Valencia County is known for its many parks and green spaces, including the Cibola National Forest and Willie Chavez State Park, as well as its many festivals, including the annual Rio Abajo Days in Belen.
Valencia County homes for sale run the gamut from classic hacienda-style ranch homes to homes in newly-constructed developments to multi-acre estates outside of the cities. There’s something for most every budget and design taste in this area.
Valencia County includes several school districts, including Los Lunas Public Schools and the Belen Consolidated School district. The county is also home to several private schools, including St. Mary’s Catholic School in Belen . For post-secondary education, the University of New Mexico, Central New Mexico Community College and Trinity Southwest University are all located nearby in Albuquerque.
Getting around while looking for Valencia County homes for sale is very easy. The county sits right on I-25, which connects the area to Albuquerque and Santa Fe to the north and Las Cruces and El Paso to the south. In addition, the Rio Metro Regional Transit District provides public bus transportation to points throughout Valencia County. For trips further afield, Belen is home to the only general aviation airport in the region.