One of the most popular sayings in real estate is “location, location, location,” and our Albuquerque apartments are near major roads and highways, which can reduce your commute to work or school. Our beautiful Albuquerque apartment complex is also near just about everything you need for food, entertainment, and the routine errands you must complete each week. One of the signs of an ideally situated apartment community is one that offers you views of the beautiful, surrounding mountains but which is also near all the conveniences of everyday life. Our apartments in Albuquerque offer the best of everything: an excellent location, ample local conveniences, and beautiful views.

Westside Albuquerque Apartments

In the immediate vicinity, you’ll find many different types of shops and businesses that can help you accomplish your errands whether that’s a trip to get food or some entertainment. Your apartment is steps away from Planet Fitness for days when you want to visit the gym, and it’s also just a few blocks away from Wingstop when you need some delicious comfort food. If you’re interested in spending a morning on the fairway, you’ll find the Desert Greens Golf Course in the immediate vicinity, with a variety of restaurants and places to eat just beyond and around the bend.

Neighborhood Attractions & Places of Interest in Paradise Hills Albuquerque

A few miles away, you’ll find the Cottonwood Mall where you can do all kinds of shopping. Or swing by Ross Dress for Less for some clothes shopping, or get your home goods at Target. When you choose to live with us at Arroyo Villas, you’re also not far from Starbucks for your morning coffee, and you’re also just a steps away from groceries at the Smith’s Grocery Store. We’d love to welcome you on a tour of our beautiful Albuquerque apartments, as well as show you why our neighborhood is a terrific place to live, play and grow. Expand the section below to learn more about the neighborhood surrounding Arroyo Villas Apartments and scroll down to view our map of nearby attractions.

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Entertainment & Interest

  • Desert Greens Golf Course – Desert Greens sports a golf course, pro-shop, and a lively sports bar and grill. With a full-service menu and fully stocked bar, you can enjoy a meal or drink while watching your favorite sporting event.
  • Albuquerque Biological Park – Park complex offering: Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden, and Rio Grande Zoo. Bring your family for something everyone can enjoy.
  • ABQ BioPark Zoo – This park’s lush Japanese garden is the perfect spot to visit in the spring and summertime. There is a small train for children that travels for miles, a beautiful rose garden, and a farm with sheep and other animals to enjoy.
  • United Artists Cottonwood 16 – Watch discounted matinees and new releases at this theater with full concessions and stadium-style seating.
  • Explora Science Center & Children’s Museum – This innovative learning center is part science center, part children’s museum. It provides fun, truly hands-on activities in science, technology, and art for all-age enjoyment.
  • Unser Racing Museum – This museum chronicles the family of drivers, highlighting Jerry, Bobby, Al, Little Al and several upcoming Unsers. Proudly displays racing cars from Pikes Peak to dirt tracks, to Indianapolis are on display.
  • A Park Above – Perfect for climbing, exercising, riding options that fit everyone from toddlers through pre-teens, this park has everything. Easy parking is available as well as lots of room to walk, talk and play.
  • Central Avenue and Nob Hill – A Street with a full range of nightlife from restaurants to bars to a comedy club and a musical theater. Everything is available within this 20-minute drive away from one of Albuquerque’s main commercial districts.

Dining

  • Pelican’s West – Pelican’s is known for fresh, flown-in seafood, Certified Angus Beef, and a chef eager to please guests with nightly specials.  Nautical character and amazing, fresh seafood all come together to make you feel close to the water.
  • Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza – Featuring wood-fired pizzas that vary from the conventional Margherita to gourmet-inspired toppings like goat cheese or roasted chicken. Other menu options are calzones, Panini and Piadine flatbread sandwiches, fresh signature salads, and baked lasagnas and pastas.
  • Ironwood Kitchen – Ironwood Kitchen offers comfort food standbys like hamburgers, as well as New Mexican favorites like burritos, tacos and enchiladas. Located just northwest of the dividing line between West Side Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.
  • Jinja Bar & Bistro Westside -Known as the best place in New Mexico for delicious, authentic Pacific Rim Cooking. Jinja’s menu features a fresh, inventive Asian menu and a bar that serves as a time machine with vintage drinks of the 1930’s and 40’s.
  • Rebel Doughnut – Serving handcrafted donuts, kolaches, and great locally roasted coffee made fresh every morning, this place is for locals and visitors alike. Their Usual Suspect donuts make up the core of the menu. They include an element of surprise daily with additional spontaneous flavor selections.
  • Urban Hotdog Company – Traditional and Gourmet Hot Dogs live up to their name with quality ingredients. This eatery also offers great service and a modern setting make for Albuquerque’s best place for a hot dog.
  • Café Bella Coffee Drive Thru – Stop in and enjoy organic, fair trade, single origin, local Micro-Roasted Coffee & Espresso Beverages to go! Open early, fast, friendly.
  • Marble Brewery Tap Room – From the IPA to the stouts, there are choices for all tastes. Not to mention the constant stream of food trucks and Ohana Hut. Enjoy your experience in a large, open, inviting and kid-friendly space.  They also have a beautiful patio with a view of the Sandia’s.

Shopping

  • Cottonwood Mall – This premier Albuquerque, New Mexico, shopping mall is the perfect destination for shopping, dining, entertainment and more! Along with shopping, enjoy kids-focused community events, a children’s play area, a movie theater and  delicious dining choices from our food court.
  • Target – Retail chain offering electronics, exclusive designer collections, groceries, and more.
  • Boot Barn – Retail chain with a variety of Western & work-related apparel, shoes, gifts, and more.
  • Costco Wholesale – Enjoy members-only shopping in a warehouse setting that sells a huge variety of items including bulk groceries, electronics & more.
  • Cottonwood Commons – Conveniently located near the intersection of 528 and 448, this center offers an exciting lineup of shopping, dining and service options. Everything you need for a day on the town is here.

Schools

  • Seven Bar Elementary School – This School is an above average, public school located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 794 students in grades K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. It is rated about average in school quality, compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform above average on state tests, are making about average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has about average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.
  • James Monroe Middle School – James Monroe Middle School is a public school located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 1,015 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. It is rated above average in school quality, by GreatSchools.org, compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform above average on state tests, are making above average year-over-year academic improvement. This school has above average results in how well it serves disadvantaged students.
  • Petroglyph Elementary School – Petroglyph Elementary School is an above average, public school located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 669 students in grades PK, K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. It is rated above average in school quality, by GreatSchools.org, compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform above average on state tests, are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has above average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.
  • Cibola High School – Cibola High School is an above average, public school located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 1,875 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. This school is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform above average on state tests, have above average college readiness measures, are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has above average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.
  • Central New Mexico Community College – Central New Mexico Community College is the largest community college in New Mexico, serving over 30,000 students. CNM provides affordable higher education throughout Albuquerque and its surrounding areas.

Convenience

  • Planet Fitness – 24-hour access gym that is available to both novice and experienced workout enthusiasts.
  • Lovelace Westside Hospital – This hospital offers Rio Rancho and Westside residents the latest quality care, with a 24-hour emergency department, surgical suites, and OB services. It is ranked as a Top Hospital for Patient Safety by Consumer Reports.
  • Presbyterian Rust Medical Center – This medical center offers a 24-hour emergency department, lab services, and intensive care unit. Get the best care from patient-centered rooms to advanced technology.
  • Smith’s Food & Drug – Offering up fresh produce, deli meats, and an on-site bakery, this grocery store has everything you need. Now offering prepared foods for our on-the-go crowd.
  • Sprouts Farmers Market – Specialty chain offering the best of natural & organic grocery items (most carry beer & wine).

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