If you’re looking to buy a home in the Albuquerque area that combines the feel of the country with the conveniences of the big city, take a look at what the Village of Corrales has to offer.
Located along the Rio Grande river, nature lovers appreciate the beauty of the area, enhanced by the Rio Grande Bosque, a greenbelt to the east of the village, where many native plants and animals reside. This village of some 8,300 residents has something to offer everyone.
This fertile area has been supporting populations of people since around 500 A.D., when the ancestors of the present-day Indian Pueblos made their living off the land. Even though the population of the area has grown over the past few decades, residents do their best to retain the rural feel of the area.
You don’t have to go far to find great places to shop and eat in Corrales. You’ll find fine shops and galleries selling locally made products, such as Sara Smith Contemporary, Galleria De Corrales, and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center museum and shop. For other products, there’s the Village Mercantile, Frontier Mart, Blue Sky Woodworks, and Hanselmann Pottery, just to name a few.
Outdoor lovers will be close to a great array of local parks and recreation choices. Located near Corrales are parks such as Mesa Contenta, Haynes Park, Alameda Spray Park, and Balloon Fiesta Park. Just 10 miles away are the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park and the Petroglyph National Monument. If you enjoy a good hike, you’ll also have plenty of trails to challenge you in the Sandia foothills.
Homes for sale in Corrales offer plenty of lot space and spectacular views of the Sandia mountains. And with no streetlights, you’ll be able to enjoy dark nights that bring out the stunning view of the stars.
Corrales is also home to a number of popular annual events, of course depending on COVID-19 restrictions:
Corrales Art Studio Tour – Held every year on the first weekend of May, for two days. Art studios and galleries share with the public their original work in various mediums like paint, prints, ceramics, glass wood, fiber, furniture, jewelry and photography.
July 4th Parade – This annual parade includes something for everyone: horses, synchronized scarecrows, a lively kazoo band and more. Surprises abound at this fun annual event.
Corrales Harvest Festival – This Village-wide annual event is held on the last weekend in September and celebrates Corrales’ agricultural roots. You can buy farm fresh produce at the farmers market or select unique gifts and works of art at the arts and craft show. There’s also a themed corn maze at Wagners and hay wagon rides to the various venues. A food court with continuous live entertainment offers fun and refreshment.
Corrales Holiday Art Fest – The Corrales Holiday Art fest is a great place for holiday shopping. Visitors will discover affordable and collectible art and crafts including handcrafted jewelry, pottery, photography, sculpture, oil, acrylic and pastel paintings by local artisans.
Starlight Parade – The annual Starlight parade begins the holiday season in Corrales, with lighted floats and vehicles parading along Corrales Road.
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