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Unread 06-29-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Originally Posted by karmathecat View Post
I'm aware of Ventana West, we live around Unser/Irving so we're practically neighbors. You did not buy in the S Valley...you went north like we did.
I was referring to the question about nice areas in the South Valley. Most of the new developments S of I-40 are already full of grafitti, weeds, for sale/rent signs etc. We looked at our builder's development down there and it was priced about 20% lower. They were closing out that development as well as ours at the same time. Their model home was already trashed and that development looks really bad there, compared to ours which is still nicely landscaped, not as much of a weed problem, no grafitti. It will be interesting to see how those S of I-40 areas look in 5 years.
Yea, Its really odd to see how that area got like that. For how new the area is you think that the people/neighborhood associations would take care of the place. I like in my area how they keep the medians and the yards maintained. I'm always concerned about my front yard, same with my house in Las Vegas those subdivsions are getting pretty trashy.

I have family on southern Unser near that area, Mostly Mexicans are their neighbors and the weeds rule their yards.

Word into my department, Housing construction has begun there again, I wouldnt doubt it if they make it all the way Dennis Chavez road in three or four years. That southwest mesa area was nothing back in the day.. No one even knew that land would be ever used.

And yea, Neighbors!! Wooo
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Unread 06-29-2009, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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OK, serious, no bull question...

Where ARE those neighborhoods? I lived in the South Valley 40 years ago off Isletta
and thought that (at that time) it was a nice, lower middle income, working class,
blue collar neighborhood where guys mowed the lawn, washed their cars on Saturday,
dressed neatly, worried about their kids' homework, etc., etc., in short, Pleasantville
with a Spanish flavor.

I haven't seen that in the drives I've taken through the valley since we returned.
Could you describe where these nice areas are?
Who said anything about the South Valley? There are $1000000+ homes in the valley. Think Rio Grande/Bosque trail homes.
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Unread 06-29-2009, 10:47 PM
 
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Who said anything about the South Valley? There are $1000000+ homes in the valley. Think Rio Grande/Bosque trail homes.
Ahhhhhh... I misread.

Yes, I completely agree with you, now.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA --> ABQ, NM
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Default News flash

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Unread 01-21-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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Sh-h-h-h-h-s-s-s-s-h!! Don't tell Rybert....
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Unread 01-21-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
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I was driving around Enchanted Hills the other day, noticing all the police cars parked in driveways here. Represented were Bernalillo County (Enchanted hills is in Sandoval), Santa Ana, Sandia, and Albuquerque police.

Does it say something that they don't live in their own jurisdiction, but choose Sandoval/Rio Rancho rural instead?

-Z
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Unread 01-21-2010, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA --> ABQ, NM
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Unread 01-22-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I was driving around Enchanted Hills the other day, noticing all the police cars parked in driveways here. Represented were Bernalillo County (Enchanted hills is in Sandoval), Santa Ana, Sandia, and Albuquerque police.

Does it say something that they don't live in their own jurisdiction, but choose Sandoval/Rio Rancho rural instead?

-Z
It says that Albuquerque cop salaries are low. It's the same thing in New York City; Copland (the neighborhoods that cops live in) is in the considerably more affordable New Jersey suburbs.


ABQConvict
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Unread 01-22-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA --> ABQ, NM
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It says that Albuquerque cop salaries are low. It's the same thing in New York City; Copland (the neighborhoods that cops live in) is in the considerably more affordable New Jersey suburbs.


ABQConvict

Really? I thought their pay was pretty decent considering the cost of living isn't relatively high.
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Unread 01-22-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Someone I know recently tried out for the APD academy. He told me there were 1300 applicants for 30 training slots. Of course, the economy must have a lot to do with that...I don't know what a typical response would be for training slots at APD's academy in a better economy. Based on comments from the guy who tried to get into the academy, he thinks APD pays pretty well compared to a number of other cities. But...I kind of think the pay may not be in line with typical housing costs in Albuquerque, and you can sure get a lot more house for the buck in places like Rio Rancho.
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