Alvarado Gardens

Oro Vista Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

A Nature Getaway Minutes from the City

Tucked along the banks of the Rio Grande in the northern pocket of Albuquerque, Alvarado Gardens is a uniquely serene neighborhood just minutes from the city. This quiet community is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, thanks to the adjacent river and the nearby Rio Grand Nature Center State Park. Looking for some big-city fun? Downtown Albuquerque is just ten to 15 minutes away.

Explore a few of the highlights that come with life in the Alvarado Gardens neighborhood, from its ideal location to the stunning homes, and find your perfect place here today.

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Key Features of Alvarado Gardens

Connected Community

The Alvarado Gardens Neighborhood Association is relatively active and hosts yard sales, block parties, and other festivities throughout the year—which make it easy to get to know your neighbors. Since the neighborhood is close to Downtown Albuquerque, residents also enjoy all that the city has to offer, including popular events like the Downtown Growers' Market, the New Mexico State Fair, and the International Balloon Festival.

An Excellent Location

Thanks to major roads like I-25 and I-40 just outside of the neighborhood, it's easy to get around the area. The excitement and big-city energy of Albuquerque is just over ten minutes away, the green space and beautiful landscape of Cibola National Forest is just under a half-hour away, and the historic streets of Santa Fe are a little over an hour to the north.

Alvarado Gardens at a Glance


  • Southwestern-style homes
  • Huge diversity of sizes & styles


  • Rio Grande Nature Center
  • Bosque trails
  • Desert landscaping

Alvarado Gardens Attractions

Key Features of Alvarado Gardens

Nearby parks and trails

Nestled along the banks of the Rio Grande, Alvarado Gardens offers plenty of ways to get outside and get active without straying far from home. Along the river, you can launch boats, canoes, and kayaks, cool off in the water, or hike around the scenic banks. The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is also quite close by; here you'll find over 270 acres of open space, as well as hiking, bird-watching, and self-guided tours.

Nearby shopping & conveniences

For your retail needs, you'll find options on both sides of the Rio Grande. Across the river, there's the Ladera Shopping Center, which has stores like Westside Pets, Play It Again Sports, and Home Depot. Further into the city, there's Old Town Albuquerque, which offers mostly local stores and art galleries. Other options in the city include Far North Shopping Center, Montgomery Plaza, and Coronado Center.

Local restaurants

Whether you're looking for a quick bite on your way home from work or a spot to enjoy an upscale dinner, there are plenty of diverse local flavors just minutes away from Alvarado Gardens. We recommend trying out local favorites like the huevos rancheros at Range Cafe, the spring omelette from Los Poblanos, the famous tacos at Garcia's Kitchen, or a local beer from Ponderosa Brewing.

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