New Mexico is known as the “Land of Enchantment” and the Village of Corrales gives credence to that nickname. Dramatic mountains, high desert vistas and riverbanks lush with indigenous foliage define the beauty found here. Combine the village’s dynamic surroundings with the spice for life that locals share and it’s easy to see why Corrales is such a popular place to live.
The sense of pride this community exudes is apparent from the moment you arrive here. There is a quaint village main street, lush greenery, safe parks and schools, amazing homes and the family-friendly atmosphere created by the village setting are traits that will win you over immediately.
Economy & Job Market
Over 1,000 people are employed in Corrales with a majority of the jobs falling in the service and retail sectors. While many residents work within the Village, a majority seek employment in larger, neighboring cities such as Rio Rancho and Albuquerque. The population throughout the metropolitan area is nearly 500,000, which speaks to the success of Corrales’ desire to remain a quiet village in the heart of New Mexico’s social scene.
Attractions & Points of Interest
Corrales is steeped in history and rich in tradition. Casa San Ysidro is a restored Spanish Colonial hacienda that was built in the 1870s. Today the site is home to a collection of rare New Mexican artifacts. Other historic sites in the area include the Coronado State Monument, Bandelier National Monument, Jemez State Monument, and the J&R Vintage Auto Museum. Many of these historic sites feature trails for visitors to explore. The Coronado State Monument offers a guided trail that navigates its way through the ruins of the Pueblo of Kuaua while recommended day hikes at the Bandelier National Monument include the Ruins Trail, the Falls Trail and the Ceremonial Caves trail that offers a 140-foot climb on ladders for those up to the challenge. Several Pueblo reservations are within an easy drive of Corrales and they offer festivals and native dances throughout the year.
Many special events take place each year along Corrales Mainstreet and in public spaces and parks such as La Entrada Park. From Heritage Day in May and the 4th of July Parade to a host of arts and crafts shows sponsored by the many art galleries located in the Village, the community comes alive in support of the many reasons why living here is such a joy for people of all ages.
For those who do want the bright lights of a big city, the commute out of Corrales is an easy one. The short drive to Albuquerque unites Corrales residents with a host of social, recreational and employment opportunities typically found in a thriving city. The University of New Mexico is centrally located within the metropolitan area and is surrounded by many hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs that make a night in the city worth while. Many resorts, casinos, golf courses, spas and other retreats are also located within close proximity to Corrales, which again delivers fun and excitement within minutes from home.
Corrales itself is also a popular destination for night dwellers and weekenders looking to experience something new and trendy. The Milagro Vineyards and Winery, located just on the edge of the village is recognized as one of the best wineries in the state. The Village Pizza, Indigo Crow, and Corrales Bistro are three popular restaurants in Corrales and if you’re ever wondering what’s new or what’s hot to do in the village, all you have to do is look for the “Discover Corrales” banners located throughout the area for ideas of what to do on any given day.
For those looking to buy a home in an upscale community with amenities and attractions geared to a more rewarding lifestyle, Corrales is the place of choice with many real estate listings of houses, homes for sale, foreclosure properties, new homes, custom homes, short sales, waterfront homes for sale, and more. Ask Thomas Chaves, your Corrales REALTOR® for more free information on finding homes, condos and townhomes for sale in Corrales.
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