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Located at the foot of the Sandia Mountains, Placitas boasts a lively community in an area of exceptional natural beauty covering a total area of 29.7 square miles.

With a population of around 5,000, mild seasons and some of the most beautiful homes in New Mexico, Placitas offers a peaceful setting and easy access to hiking trails.

Stunning views are available toward the hills and mesas, as far as the Jemez Range and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains north of Santa Fe. It's possible to own a home that also takes in the Sandia Mountains, which are covered in snow during the winter.

Despite the timeless nature of these impressive vistas, they are all subject to constant visual changes, due to sun orientation, throughout the day and especially at sunset/sunrise.

The selection of schools is very wide, including Placitas Elementary School and the Bernalillo schools. What surprises many people is that you can also access the Rio Rancho schools from here - what a great choice!

Placitas is within easy commuting reach of the Albuquerque-Rio Rancho metro area and Santa Fe.  For journeys further afield, you're exceptionally well positioned to take advantage of the airports in either of these great cities.

The area is also home to a wide range of annual arts events. The Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale takes place on the weekend before Thanksgiving. The Placitas Studio Tour sees local artists opening up their studios on Mother's Day weekend, while The Placitas Artists Series presents fine art and music throughout the year.

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Placitas Market Statistics

Average Days on Site: 205
Average Listing Price: $273,155
Most Expensive Home: $849,000
Least Expensive Home: $36,000
Short Sales Properties: 0
Foreclosure Listings: 3
Average Days on Market: 32
Average Listing Price: $1,830
Most Expensive Rental: $2,595
Least Expensive Rental: $1,295

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Placitas Schools and Rankings

Placitas Elementary School(K-5)

Placitas is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 4,977. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. Ask three Placitans what they like best about living in Placitas and you may get six different answers. One will say it is being so far from everything, another, being so close to everything — and both will be right.

For some it is the peacefulness, for others the proximity to hiking trails. Most will mention the perfect weather, four distinct seasons without harsh extremes. But almost everyone's answer will include something about the views. Many homes look north toward the hills and mesas, all the way to the Jemez range and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains north of Santa Fe.

Others face the mountain, that smooth yet imposing spine of the Sandias which covers with snow in the winter. Some homes get both views. In another pleasant paradox of Placitas life, these comforting views are always the same, and yet they change constantly thanks to the sun's evolving angles and the seasonal rebirth of high desert flowers and shrubs.

With it's convenient proximity to both the Albuquerque-Rio Rancho metro area and Santa Fe, Placitas is recognized as a unique – and a uniquely situated – bedroom community for these areas.

 

          

 

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History of Las Placitas


The Sandia Mountains have been occupied by human beings for thousands of years. This area was settled in 1767 when Governor Pedro Fermin de Mendinueta made the land grant known as La Merced de San Antonio de las Huertas. The area is called "Las Placitas" because it contains several villages, also known as "plazas". Descendents of the stockmen and farmers who first settled the grant still live in the vicinity.


Useful Placitas Links:

Placitas Elementary School

Placitas Chamber of Commerce

Placitas Hoiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale

Placitas Studio Tour

The Placitas Artists Series

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