Sandia Park Community Information

Education

The Albuquerque school system serves the educational needs of children living in Sandia Park. This public district is made up of two elementary schools, one middle school, and one charter high school. Parents can also choose to send their children to a number of private or parochial schools located within the area. The closest college and university campuses are located in the city of Albuquerque, less than 25 miles away. These include the University of New Mexico, National American University, the Art Center Design College, College of Santa Fe-Albuquerque, Central New Mexico Community College, Trinity Southwest University, University of Phoenix, among others.

Economy & Job Market

In addition to Kirtland Air Force Base as one of the major employers in the Albuquerque area, other big companies headquartered here include Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Intel, Northrop Grumman, and TempurPedic, among other private high technology companies. Because Albuquerque is in the center of the New Mexico Technology Corridor, Forbes Magazine has ranked the city as one of the best cities in America for business and careers (2006).

Attractions & Points of Interest

Museums that are located within a 20 mile radius of Sandia Park include the Albuquerque Museum, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Moriarty Historical Museum, Rattlesnake Museum, National Atomic Museum, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. For families and teachers looking to take the kids out on a field trip, the Rio Grande Nature Center is a great place to spend the day. Featuring a nature center that allows visitors to observe wildlife such as Canadian geese, coyote, beaver and Sandhill Cranes, and explore a few nature trails, the Nature Center is a terrific place for kids of all ages to learn about the natural habitats of the native flora and fauna. The Coronado State Monument near the Santa Ana Pueblo is a historical site of interest not to be missed. Perfect for history buffs, this monument documents the time when explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and his team came to the region in 1540.

Parks & Recreation

Golfers will be pleased to know that there are a number of courses in the area for them to practice their swing for days on end. In addition to the Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club in the master-planned community of Paa-Ko, golfers can check out the Tanoan Country Club, Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course, Los Altos Golf Course, Sandia Golf Club, and Four Hills Country Club.

Residents should also visit the Cibola National Forest, which features a diverse collection of environmental biomes, juniper and ponderosa trees, and desert and prairie landscapes. Four National Grasslands are located in this forest, stretching from the northwestern portion of New Mexico and into Texas and the western part of Oklahoma.

Visitors can go camping, backpacking, or exploring on one of the many trails available here, and even observe the wildlife that calls this forest home. The pronghorn antelope and prairie dog, bears, mountain lions, and the wild turkey are just a few of the inhabitants that live here. Other unique activities include panning for gold, treasure hunting, and fossil collecting. Individual recreational sites are also available for visitors.

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