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Corrales, New Mexico Neighborhood Profile

The town of Corrales, New Mexico, lies between Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. The Rio Grande runs through the town and outlines its eastern border. In the west and north, it is bounded by Rio Rancho. Albuquerque is to the south.

Albuquerque’s rural bedroom community is accessible by car. It is located along the forest trails and is easily accessible by bike or on foot.

Summary and real estate

Corrales has its roots in agriculture and history. It maintains a vibrant cultural community, with ongoing festivals, art fairs, and the annual harvest fair. Its small size and quiet atmosphere make it a great place to raise a family.

Corrales real estate is a mix of older homes that have been passed down from family to generation to newer, more exclusive homes in developed enclaves. It is not unusual for a trailer to be next to an expensive home. Corrales is a mix of old and new.

Homes range in price from millions to the 250,000 range. Average prices are approximately 500,000.

Restaurants and shopping

Corrales has some very good restaurants and also has smaller bistros. Some of its more popular restaurants include Casa Vieja, Village Pizza, and Oasis. See a list of Corrales restaurants.

Corrales has a town center that has unique art galleries and gift shops. Every year in May, the Corrales Studio Tour takes shoppers directly to artist studios to get an up-close look at the products and how they are made.

Its agricultural center is centered on Wagner Farms, where seasonal activities take place, especially at harvest time.
A visit to Corrales would not be complete without a stop to visit Village Mercantile.

Essential elements and organizations

Corrales has around 7,000 residents and is considered an Albuquerque bedroom community. There is a post office, a community recreation center, and a summer pool. The Corrales Library has ongoing family programs. The zip code is 87048.

The town of Corrales is run by a municipal government. There is an elected mayor and six councilors who run on staggered terms of four years. The Corrales Commentary is a biannual community newspaper with local news and information. The Music in Corrales program brings outstanding musicians to the village for an annual series of events.

Corrales is served by the Albuquerque Public Schools. It has an elementary school, Corrales Elementary, which teaches students in grades K-5. Corrales students feed on James Monroe Middle School and Cibola High School.

Private schools include Sandia View Elementary and Cottonwood Montessori.


Corrales was incorporated in 1971, but the valley has been busy since about AD 500. Prehistoric sites indicate that the area was occupied, as it has been ever since, providing fertile farmland for growing seasonal grapes, fruits, and vegetables.

The agricultural roots of the village remain, and the area is dotted with small farms. The quiet town offers visitors the opportunity to relax and remember another place and time.

Corrales is a wonderful place to visit. Its many poplars and green pastures make for a relaxing day trip. People who move to Corrales tend to stay.

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