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The meeting place of the Cedro and Tijeras canyons, this small desert community was first inhabited by Pueblo Indians. Today, Tijeras is still a quiet place with a population just over 540 residents. It is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still enjoying great hiking and a convenient location nearby to larger cities.
Tijeras real estate has plenty to offer. Homes with acreage are great for families and those who enjoy the outdoors. Further from the city, Tijeras also offers a range of more affordable homes that are great for new families in the area. There are also a number of still empty mountain lots available, which are just waiting for you to design your perfect home.
Tijeras serves as a gateway to the incredibly scenic Turquoise Trail. The
Scenic and Historic Area associated with the trail covers 15,000 square miles of breathtaking views, cultural spots, and friendly mountain communities. The community is also home to some unique attractions. The famous ‘Singing Road’ is a stretch of road that, when driven over at the speed limit, plays “America the Beautiful.”
This small, but friendly, community is home to great resources residents of all ages can benefit from. The Los Vecinos Community Center, maintained by Bernalillo County, is a great spot for the whole family. They offer programs for all ages, from Parent’s Night Out to youth sports leagues to Senior Open Gym Basketball. Facilities that include gyms, a stage, and meeting rooms are also available for use. The East Mountain Library is also a local resource that hosts book clubs and children’s events.
Tijeras is still home to a few great, local shops and restaurants that are well loved by residents. The Roots Farm Cafe is a wonderful place to enjoy delicious fresh food, good coffee, and friendly staff. Trail Rider Pizza and Old Tyme Shop & Ice Cream Parlor are also fun spots for the whole family to enjoy a meal together. A local post office, banks, and other spots for day-to-day essentials add convenience and small-town charm to Tijeras.
Many residents of Tijeras also enjoy an easy commute to the city of Albuquerque, which is just a twenty-minute drive away. This convenient location allows for all the entertainment and business of the city to be nearby, while still allowing residents to enjoy the quiet of a smaller community. Residents of Tijeras are served by Albuquerque Public Schools. University of New Mexico West and Central New Mexico Community College are also both in the community, providing great local options for higher education.
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