High Desert

Albuquerque Real Estate
High Desert is a finely planned community with a focus on the preservation of the natural topography. Nighttime lighting is kept to a minimum, allowing stunning views of the city below and the starry skies above.


The High Desert Community is located in the Foothills of Albuquerque. It’s positioned east of Tramway and can be accessed via Spain or Academy. It backs to the Sandia Mountains and sits between Arroyo del Oso to its south and Elena Gallegos open space to its North.


Tramway provides easy access to 1-40 and I-25 and Paseo Del Norte makes getting to the west side fast and convenient. The City’s Park and Ride serves the neighborhood with a location at Montgomery and Tramway.


High Desert has a diverse mix of housing including single family homes, townhomes, and luxury homes. High Desert features custom homes on large lots, gated communities, and apartment homes. Each village in High Desert has a unique architectural style. You’ll find attached, detached, single story, two story, 2-6 bedrooms, 2-7 bathrooms, and 2-5 garage spaces. Numerous homes have casitas which makes great guest rooms, home offices, or inlaw quarters.

Housing Stats

In 2013, 86 homes sold in High Desert ranging in price from $229,000 – $1,500,000. The average price was $608,978. The price per sq. ft. ran from a low of $138.25 to an average of $191.02 to a high of $267.38. The average days on the market was 93 with a low of 0 and a high of 684.

Home Owners Assocation

There are 24 communities that comprise the High Desert neighborhood. Each community has a vote in the HOA.


High Desert is part of the Albuquerque Public School system.

  • Albuquerque Public School District
  • Georgia O’Keefe
  • Eisenhower Middle
  • Eldorado High
  • Restaurants & Shopping

    This area of Albuquerque contains a plethora of fine neighborhood shopping and small businesses, such as Albertsons, Snap Fitness, and Trader Joe’s. Nearby restaurants include Flying Star, Vintage 423, Jinja Bar & Bistro. The Paseo corridor offers even more shopping opportunitieswith Bed, Bath & Beyond, Lilly Barrack, Nambe, and the Mark Pardo SalonSpa.

    Recreation & Parks

    Recreational opportunities abount with easy access to the Sandia Foothills open space which offers hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails. This provides further access to the Embudito Trailhead. Dogs are allowed on leash. On-site parking is available. City tennis courts are available at the High Desert Park with two courts. Many of the communities have their own parks. The High Desert Neighborhood has an intricate system of walking trails.

    The nearby community of Tanoan offers a golf course and country club with membership available to non-Tanoan residents.