Alegria in Bernalillo, New Mexico is perched on the banks of the Rio Grande just north of Albuquerque and less than 40 miles from Santa Fe. Boundless recreational opportunities, proximity to culture and a pleasant climate have been drawing retirees to the region for years. At Alegria, a limitless array of lifestyle opportunities await.
Alegria is ideally situated near the base of the Sandia Mountains and centrally located to many notable attractions in northern New Mexico. It is located in Bernalillo, which is the historical center of New Mexico and one of the oldest continually established settlements in North America. Fifteen minutes south, Albuquerque is rich with culture and heritage, breathtaking terrain and a vibrant social scene. Whether your passions are museums, skiing, art, ballooning, or hiking, the region has something for everyone.
Alegria was started in 2006 by Centex Homes. In 2009, Centex was acquired by Pulte Homes and Del Webb. All remaining homes will be built under the popular Del Webb active adult brand. Del Webb has built numerous 55+ active adult communities across the country and they are well known for building quality ranch homes in communities rich with amenities and active lifestyles. The merger of Del Webb with Alegria is sure to bring great things to this already thriving active adult community near Albuquerque, NM.
At Alegria, residents have the perfect blend of a community that caters to both socially minded and physically active residents. A 9,000 square-foot clubhouse is the centerpiece of all activity at Alegria in Bernalillo. Here, residents gather with new neighbors, mingle with old friends and workout in a fun and relaxing environment. The beautiful facility boasts an indoor and outdoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, hobby and game rooms and a library. Outside, residents of Alegria can unwind in any of the neighborhood parks or stroll through the community on the miles of walking and biking trails.
Alegria Homes & Real Estate
Home buyers in Alegria can select from nine new construction single-family floor plans that range in size from 1,403 to 2,325 square feet. These single-level homes feature 2-car garages and 2 bedrooms. Plus, some of the homes feature an additional den or office, front porch and covered patio. Additionally, there are several pre-owned resale homes for sale in Alegria.
Centex, the original builder of Alegria, designed the homes with open layouts and minimal walls to maximize space and create bright, spacious interiors. After Centex was acquired by Pulte Homes in 2009, Del Webb (the 55+ active adult division of Pulte Homes) will complete the remainder of Alegria.
Life in Alegria is designed to help you enjoy new experiences while pursuing old hobbies. Dozens of clubs and interest groups include everything from cards and crafts to tennis and hiking. Or, perhaps you would rather challenge yourself at one of the fitness or continuing education classes. Dance lessons, yoga and aerobics are perfectly suited for the fitness-minded residents. Other residents prefer to discover the history of the area by exploring archeological sites or hiking the deep valleys and ridges in the surrounding national parks.
Natural beauty surrounds Alegria. The diverse landscape ranging from high mountains to the nearby Carlsbad Caverns provides a great environment for active adults to explore, learn and enjoy everything the area has to offer. Plus, the region's temperate climate, abundant sunshine and limited snowfall make Alegria and the surrounding area ideal for outdoor activity most of the year.
Santa Fe, acclaimed as one of the most charming retirement destinations in the country, is forty minutes northeast of Alegria. Santa Fe provides an unparalleled quality of life in a city filled with culture. Art galleries, museums and historical sites adorn the region, stretching from Albuquerque all the way to Santa Fe.
- Clubhouse - 9,000 Sq. Ft.
- Fitness Center
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Card Room
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Demonstration Kitchen
- Walking & Biking Trails
- Bocce Ball Courts
- Horseshoe Pits
- Parks & Natural Space
There are plenty of activities available in Alegria. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
- Tuesday Morning Coffee
- Book Club
- Women's Bible Study
- Chicken Foot Dominoes
- Mah Jongg
- Mexican Train Dominoes
- Sunset Wine Time
- Restaurant of the Month
- Movie Nights
- Yoga & Stretch Classes
- Wii Bowling
- Dance Lessons
I know some residents who live there and have talked to others when I visited and overall, I get positive feedback. Many nice social activities to choose from but there have been complaints that the clubhouse is too small for a community of this size. There has been talk of possibly expanding it someday but DW is not interested in doing that. Homes are built really close together and lots are not that big with small backyards. Great mountain views command premium prices on select lots.
Last time I checked, the HOA fees were $112 a month but that is bound to go up as time passes. No golf course but there are bocce ball courts and other recreational amenities.
Nine models to choose from at reasonable BASE prices but those prices go up with all the added expenses like upgrades, building options of homes, and possible premium lot fees.
There are stores nearby like Wal-Mart and the town of Bernalillo is a couple of miles away. For even more shopping and businesses, Rio Rancho is not that far away and Albuquerque is about 17 miles away.
I hope this info helps any person or couple considering a move to Alegria. Go there in person and check it out to see if this is the kind of place where you want to move to. Good luck to one and all!
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