Though Del Webb is most often associated with its sprawling resort-style communities, the renowned builder also has a flair for creating more intimate developments. With less than 400 homes, Alegria in Bernalillo, New Mexico may be smaller than many Del Webb communities, but it offers homeowners a wide range of amenities and social activities. Plus, its fabulous location, just minutes from downtown Albuquerque, further enhances its active adult appeal.
Situated at the base of the Sandia Mountain Range, just west of the Rio Grande River, Alegria enjoys a prime New Mexico location in the town of Bernalillo. Downtown Albuquerque is 20 minutes from the community gates and Santa Fe is only 40 minutes away. In each of these nearby cities, residents can find many entertainment venues, including cultural attractions such as art galleries, theatre and musical performances.
Torie Robinson, a local real estate professional, feels that Alegria’s smaller size is a large part of its charm.
“Unlike most Del Webb communities, Alegria is a small and quaint 376 private single story home community,” she says. “Residents have the luxury of a full-time on-site activities director, who works very closely with the social committee, to offer a wide range of social, physical and community activities.”
At the heart of Alegria, the 9,000-square-foot clubhouse brings neighbors together for many social events and activities. Some of the popular amenities available at the clubhouse include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, an arts and crafts studio, a computer center, and a library. The amenities also continue outside of the clubhouse with bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, and walking trails that wind through natural, open space.
With its magnificent mountain views and temperate climate, Bernalillo offers much more than the amenities found within its spacious clubhouse. As Robinson explains, “New Mexico boasts over 300 days of sunshine annually, so there are also a large number of outdoor activities to enjoy as well, including tennis, biking, golf and skiing.” Clearly, the area is an ideal setting for active adults who love exploring the great outdoors.
Alegria Homes & Real Estate
At Alegria, homebuyers can select from nine floor plans. The single-family floor plans offered range from 1,403 to 2,325 square feet. These two bedroom homes are all single-level and each is designed with an attached two-car garage. Some of the floor plans also include an additional den, a front porch, and a covered patio.
This Del Webb property may be smaller than most, but it certainly has plenty to offer. When discussing the community, Robinson summed it up best when she said, “Albuquerque continues to be a retirement destination of choice due to the fabulous weather, low cost of living, access to medical care and outdoor activities.” For those considering retiring in Albuquerque, Alegria is well worth a visit.
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