A dog walker passes by a beautiful brick colonial, being pulled (dragged?) by a German Shepard and a toy poodle. A brightly colored jogger trots up the luxurious central median, taking advantage of the grassy padding and tree-lined boulevard’s cool shadow. Two moms—pushing strollers which may or may not even contain children—enjoy today’s power walk up Ridgecrest Blvd while prattling on about the latest current events. To the untrained eye this may seem like a made-up neighborhood straight out of a Hollywood movie, but in reality it’s a description of a typical five-minute period of time in Albuquerque’s lovely Ridgecrest neighborhood.
Located in Albuquerque’s South East Heights, Ridgecrest is a historic residential neighborhood–also containing the Parkland Hills area–that sits right smack-dab in the middle of town. Roughly, its Western-most boundary is Carlisle with Silver to the North, Gibson to the South and San Mateo to the East. And even though its gorgeous tree-lined streets, darling mid-century moderns, bungalows and Santa Fe style homes set it apart from both the busy rat race and sedate suburbia, it still finds itself conveniently close to Nob Hill and University of New Mexico to the North and Kirtland Air Force Base to the South.
What Ridgecrest doesn’t claim is to be a neighborhood with homes that are exorbitantly expensive. According to the GAAR Multiple Listing Service, as of June 6, 2013 for Ridgecrest the Median Sales Price for the year was $190,250; the Average Sales Price was $202,873; and the Average Number of Days on the Market was 61. And the highest sale for the entire year was only $451,000!!
This is why we at The Sugar Team absolutely love Ridgecrest! We love its affordable historic homes built in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s as well as the mature trees lining the streets. We proudly have two homes for sale–one at 1002 Parkland Cir SE and the other at 1124 Monroe SE–both of which exude the true Ridgecrest character. Check them out! You won’t be disappointed: