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Welcome to Placitas




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.



Placitas Market Statistics

Average Days on Site: 217
Average Listing Price: $264,485
Most Expensive Home: $6,600,000
Least Expensive Home: $18,000
Short Sales Properties: 0
Foreclosure Listings: 3

Map of Placitas

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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Explore Neighborhoods in Placitas

Anasazi Meadows
Anasazi Trails
Apache Mesa
Cano Estates 3A
Casas Montanes
Cedar Creek
Cuervo Heights
Desert Mountain
Diamond Tail Estates
Diamond Tail Ph 1
Diamond Tail Ph Ii
Diego Estates
Dusty Trails
El Cerro Negro De Placitas
Grevey Liberman
Ideal Acres 1
Ideal Acres 2
Ideal Acres 3
Ideal Acres Unit 1
Ideal Acres Unit 3
Ideal Acres Unit Iii
Indian Flats
Juniper Hills Sub
La Mesa
La Vina Vieja
Lands Jack Douglas Hastert
Lands Lau And Osler Tr B 3
Lands Of Antonio De Lara
Lands Of Galloway And Valdez Arm
Lands Of George And Nancy Schaffer
Lands Of Gonzales
Lands Of Harris David
Lands Of Hayward
Lands Of Hector And Ora Mae Corr
Lands Of James Durrett Jr
Lands Of John R And Jane M Flore
Lands Of John R And Jane M Flores
Lands Of Liberman Grevey
Lands Of Martin
Lands Of Nepomuceno And Odowd
Lands Of Norma
Lands Of Richard G Lawrence
Lands Of Thomas G Cornish
Lands Of Vigil
Lands Of William C And Dorothy M Colborne
Lands Of William Hoock
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Las Brisas
Lomas De Placitas
Los Pastores
Montana Del Sol
Mustang Mesa
Petroglyph Place
Petroglyph Trails Subdvision P
Placitas Homesteads
Placitas Ranchettes
Placitas Small Tracts
Placitas Trails South
Placitas Vista De La Mt Sur
Portion Small Holding Claim 02
Ranchos De Placitas
Ranchos De Placitas 1
Ranchos De Placitas 3
Ranchos De Placitas 4
Ranchos De Placitas 5
Ranchos De Placitas 7
Ranchos De Placitas Unit 7
Sky Mountain
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Sundance Mesa
Sunrise Ridge
Tierra Madre De Placitas
Tres Amigos
Tres Vidas
Valle Viejo
Vista Cabezon
Vista De Oro
Vista De Placitas
Vista Del Mundo
Wild Cherry Farms
Wild Horse Mesa

More...About Placitas, NM

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

Placitas, New Mexico

Placitas, New Mexico

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