"Placitas, NM: Real Estate, Homes, and General Information"
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Placitas is an original Anasazi settlement that existed long before the Spanish
arrival in the 16th Century. With plenty of clean fresh air, and in the
shaddows of the Sandia Mountains, Placitas provides a safe and peaceful setting
to bring your family to. Located, geographically, between Santa Fe and
Albuquerque, Placitas provides a place away from the hustle and bustle of the
city yet still within an easy drive of either city. Driving to Placitas from
Albuquerque brings you into a new world of hills covered with pinon and juniper
trees, the quiet of country living with the sounds of nature not city din, and
the tradition of waving a friendly hello as you pass people in your car. The Placitas Real Estate
market continues to grow as more and more people discover the hidden beauty of Placitas.
Placitas Relocation is increasing as more carefully planned subdivisions open up for the person who
likes the best of two worlds, with Placitas having Albuquerque to the South and Sante Fe to the North.
Placitas Real Estate: Average Home Price- $464,349
Please feel free to contact me for Placitas Relocation Information.
Special Annual Events
Placitas Studio Tour
(since 1998) Visitors get a chance to go behind the scenes and visit Placitas
artists in their own studios. Held Mother's Day weekend in May. Maps in the
Signpost and at Homesteads Village.
Visit the web site http://www.ArtNewMexico.com
High Desert Farmers' Market
- Award-winning growers' market located at the old Convent on main street
Bernalillo. and operates July through October on Friday afternoons
El Zocalo, 282 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, Sandoval County Co-operative
Extension, 505-867-2582Market: July through October.
Flowering Desert Garden Tour
(since 1997) Several homes are selected each year to be on the June tour,
which benefits the Las Placitas Association. Here residents can get great ideas
about low water-use gardening.
Placitas Fourth of July Parade
The Village of Placitas is the location of this festive parade, reputed to
include more participants than spectators! Everything from antique cars to
individual and community floats, horses, clowns, kids and anyone who just feels
like it can parade their stuff and indulge in the candy throwing.
Bernalillo Sheriff's Posse Parade
, Rodeo and Dance (since 1959) August is the month for this festive weekend
beginning with a parade on main street. Activities are held at the rodeo
grounds opposite Jackalope on Highway 550/44.
Spanish Heritage Day
A one-day celebration in August featuring entertainment, food and Spanish
Market artisans. The traditional Bernalillo Matachines Dancers usually perform
the finale. Held at the Coronado State Monument next door to Jackalope.
Fiesta de San Lorenzo
This traditional event has been celebrated since 1693 to honor the patron
saint of the poor and the sick, the martyr San Lorenzo. It celebrates the
founding of Bernalillo in 1695 and the anniversary of the original settlement
by Coronado in 1540. Features processions and special songs in the Bernalillo
Dance of Los Matachines. It is the longest running Fiesta de San Lorenzo in
Placitas Home Tour
(since1998) New construction as well as builders' models are included in the
two-weekend tour usually scheduled in October around Balloon Fiesta time.
People's Choice Awards given for best kitchen, best floor plan, and so on. Map
and guide printed in the Signpost.
An autumn festival benefit held in Bernalillo which features the burning of La
Jorrupa, a 20-foot figure, to celebrate a new season free of worries and
fears.Costume and carved pumpkin contests. 867-3311 ext. 117
Placitas Star Party
Conducted by the Albuquerque Astronomical Society, whose members bring the
hi-tech telescopes to view the galaxies. Usually held in October to benefit Las
Placitas Association, which promotes the preservation of open space and the
resulting star-lit night skies of Placitas.
Placitas Holiday Sale
(since 1981) As many as 70 artists and artisans take part in the sale, held at
four different locations around Placitas Village.
The New Mexico Wine Festival
in Bernalillo Held during Labor Day Weekend, this festival is listed among the
Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association and attracts
over 16,000 attendees from all over the world.
A Placitas Real Estate Bonus: BLM Mustangs roam the area.
New Mexico Department of Tourism
Phone: 800-733-6396 ext 0643
Friends of Placitas, Inc.
Dedicated to supporting the human community character of Placitas and to
protecting the fragile water and ecosystem qualities of the area.
Monthly Community Center meetings, all are invited; see SignPost for dates.
Bob Wessely (505) 867-3889 email@example.com -
SciSo, Inc. P.O. Box 490, Placitas, NM 87043
A nonprofit community service for lost and found pets.
PO Box 812, Placitas NM 87043.
867-6135 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Jardinieros de Placitas
The Garden Club of Placitas hold monthly meetings in members' homes, and their
programs include speakers, field trips and an annual Bridge Luncheon which
attracts women from Albuquerque and surrounding areas.
Las Placitas Association
Its main mission is to preserve the rural quality of life in Placitas,
especially focusing on open space, recreational, educational and cultural
preservation of the area, and riparian restoration of Las Huertas Creek. It
sponsors the annual Flowering Desert Garden Tour in June, the Star Gazing Party
in the fall, and group hikes throughout the year.
P.O. Box 888, Placitas, NM 87043. Web site http://www.lasplacitas.org
Citizens for Safe Pipelines
A New Mexico nonprofit corporation which was created to protect the
environment, property and the public safety from releases from hazardous liquid
and natural gas pipelines through education, technical assistance and advocacy.
P.O. Box 124, Placitas, New Mexico 87043, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
High Desert Conservancy
A not-for-profit organization protective of the environment and sites of
cultural significance. Projects include community gardens, clean-up of Rt. 66
in Bernalillo, water testing of private wells, and workshops in organic
PO Box 520, Placitas, NM 87043
Placitas Recycling Center
Operating successfully since 1991, the Placitas recycling project has over 135
2nd and 4th Saturday each month, Hwy. 165, across from Comcast Cable, ph.
Placitas Artists Series
High quality chamber music concerts performed in the acoustically perfect
sanctuary at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Shows of local visual artists
are also featured each month during the season, which runs from September to
Placitas Volunteer Fire Brigade
Entry-level recruit classes held twice a year, with opportunity to move onto
higher levels of medical and firefighting certification. wildlife Fire Classes,
and free training in emergency services are also offered. 505-867-5080. Burn
The site of the Kuaua Pueblo, off NM 44 (US 550), occupied from 1300 to 1600.
Encampment site of Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez and his expeditionary
forces during winter of 1540-1541. Program for docents and other volunteers to
lead guided tours at the Bernalillo site and provide outreach programs for area
schools and public groups. 505-867-5351
Sandoval Historical Society
DeLavy House Edmonds Road (west of the Coronado Monument). 867-535
The Sandia Mountains from Placitas
The local Independent Monthly Newsmagazine serving Placitas, Bernalillo,
Algodones, Northern Rio Rancho and The Native American Pueblos of Santa Ana and
P.O. Box 889 Placitas, NM 87043, 867-3810, e-mail: email@example.com,
Las Placitas - Historical Facts and Legends
by Lou Sage Batchen
Originally published in 1972, the 2000 edition is an expanded publication of
the stories first compiled by Mrs. Batchen which recorded stories and legends
of the rural New Mexican village of Placitas for a WPA Writer's Project during
the 1930's. It now includes illustrations and photos.
The Friends of Placitas, Inc., PO Box 234, Placitas, NM 87043, 505-867-4592
New Mexico Magazine
, 495 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2750
A complete guide to adventures, quiet getaways, great dining, shopping, and the
history and cultures of Sandoval county. Available at the Visitor's Center in
Bernalillo, or call 867-TOUR.
Las Placitas Presbyterian Church
San Antonio de las Huertas Catholic Mission
Placitas Community Center
The center sponsors trips, picnics, socials, classes, health- related events
and various presentations of interest to seniors. Free to seniors (over 60 yrs.
University of New Mexico
, Los Alamos in Bernalillo offers credit and non-credit courses.
237 Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM, 505-771-4071
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY
Electric and Gas Services, 385 W. Hwy 44 (US 55), Bernalillo, NM, 246-5911
NEW MEXICO ONE CALL SYSTEM, INC.
Call two days before you are planning to excavate, and the service will notify
anyone with underground facilities that might be affected. This is a free
service. They come to the property and mark the lines where other services are
buried (such as phone, electric. This prevents disruptions in utility service.
You an request a brochure provided by New Mexico One Call System, Inc., giving
more information. Phone 1-800-321-ALERT
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