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MARKET SUMMARY

Albuquerque, New Mexico
By Carla Anaya, CRP

N

estled in the heart of the "Land of
Enchantment"-New Mexico's state
motto-beats the pulse of the diverse
city of Albuquerque, proud of its
multicultural history and scenic surroundings, just a
day trip away from Tent Rocks, 19 Native American
pueblos, and the Jemez Mountains.
Founded in 1706 as a Spanish colony, the city has
a blended culture that includes a strong Hispanic
influence knitted with centuries of Native American
traditions. Its nickname, The Duke City, refers to its
founding, since the city was named after the Duke of
Alburquerque-the first "r" was later dropped.
Albuquerque sits in the high desert between the
Sandia Mountains on the east side of the city and
ancient volcanic fields to the West. The Sandia Peak
Tramway is the longest aerial tram in the Americas

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and sits at the base of the Sandia Mountains, ascending to its peak elevation of 10,378 feet and allowing
visitors to hike, bike, or ski the slopes of Sandia Peak.
Sandía means watermelon in Spanish, a reference to
the vibrant reddish color of the mountains at sunset.
Petroglyphs carved into the volcanic rocks are
a reminder of the early Native American presence
and are now preserved in the Petroglyph National
Monument. Both the Sandia Mountains and volcanoes provide a natural compass to all who live here.
In the center of the city, the Rio Grande flows south
into the Albuquerque basin and is surrounded by the
largest continuous cottonwood gallery forest in the
world. This landscape is referred to as the "bosque,"
which means forest in Spanish.
Albuquerque is known as the "Balloon Capital
of the World" and is host to the Albuquerque


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