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Old 08-14-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque has quite a few areas that are green. The neighborhoods that ring Downtown like the Country Club area and Fourth Ward, the North Valley, the South Valley, the Tanoan area, Heritage Hills, and other areas in the Far Northeast Heights, some of the Foothills neighborhoods like Glenwood Hills, the East Mountain areas, Ridgecrest and Hyder Park areas in the Southeast Heights, there are lots of areas.

Grass is increasingly rare in Albuquerque and especially rare in large amounts. The city really has switched away from having lawns to a more appropriate landscaping for our environment. For the most part, If people have grass it is just a patch in the back and/or front yard. I remember Albuquerque when it had lots of grass. That lasted until the mid-90s when conservation efforts began. New subdivisions were still being built having front and back lawns until that time.

After the conservation measures and rules kicked in, the new subdivisions led the way in switching over to a xeric landscaping style. Gradually, most of the city has switched to that mindset. The areas that are left with a lot of grass are areas in the valley that are irrigated and get more rain, or the richer areas that can afford to pay the premium for using a lot of water.

I love grass and trees and my favorite areas in the metro for this are the North Valley neighborhoods along Rio Grande Boulevard, the South Valley along Rio Bravo Boulevard, the Country Club area near Downtown, the Journal Center area, and the areas around Academy Road in the Heights. Academy Road still had grassy medians until just a few years ago when most of the grass was taken out. The valley areas have a more natural green and grass, rather than a manicured look like Journal Center and the Country Club area.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:25 AM
 
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Flagstaff.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:01 PM
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Prescott, Prescott Valley or Flagstaff.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:12 PM
 
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East Dallas White Rock Lake. Texas is more Western South than Southwestern.
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