Category Archives: New Mexico

Rio Grande NM

Discover The Spirit of the Rio Grande

Albuquerque, or as locals like to call it ABQ, has a free-spirited character, a vibrant artsy persona, and a centuries-old past. Named one of Sunset Magazine’s best cities to live, boasting more than 310 days of sun, and endless opportunities for recreation and entertainment, stopping to take a raincheck isn’t really on the radar. This multi-cultural destination is home to the picturesque Sandia Mountains, and mighty Rio Grand River, along with iconic historic landmarks that celebrate the city’s Native American, and Spanish heritage. For active adults with a passion for warm desert climates, outdoor fun, and adding green chili to just about everything, Albuquerque is guaranteed to be their soulmate.

Founded in 1706, Albuquerque captures the essence of the Southwest with its showcase of natural beauty and artistic expression. Spanish and Native American cultures converge to create a city steeped in tradition from the historic exhibits found at the Indian Pueblo, and National Hispanic Cultural Centers, to the volcanic rock carvings of Petroglyph National Monument. The true heart of Albuquerque is in Old Town where the streets are lined with Pueblo-Spanish style adobe architecture, and vivid splashes of color adorning storefronts, and museums. Home to more than 100 galleries, stores, and eateries, history buffs, and art lovers will love getting lost in the authenticity of this Albuquerque landmark. Visitors to Old Town can get in the spirit on a ghost tour, explore native horticulture at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, but the food scene is the main attraction. From swanky French cuisine to the kind of authentic Mexican food people write home about, this town has an eclectic mix of palate-pleasing options.

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Cities For Art Lovers

Whether you’re an aspiring artist, or love getting lost in a gallery, there’s no need to go across the pond to experience spectacular museums, grand architecture, and awe-inspiring exhibits. There is no denying the mental, and visual benefits of being surrounded by art, and having the tangible experience of seeing it face to face. From the grandeur of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to the iconic Smithsonian in D.C, some of the best destinations to channel your inner impressionist don’t require a passport.

Philadelphia
Rated one of the nation’s most cultural cities by Travel & Leisure, Philadelphia is a creative immersion, home to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Avenue of the Arts is the epicenter of the city boasting five art venues including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Millennium Art Gallery. Listen to live music performances, or watch a dance show, savor the culinary arts, as well as enjoy Philly’s abundance of shops. This city is steeped in rich history and renown landmarks where a glimpse into the past is truly a work of art.

The Enchanting Spirit of New Mexico

There is more to New Mexico than arid desert terrain, and Tex-Mex cuisine especially for boomers, and retirees who may find the Land of Enchantment the ideal destination to spend their golden years. New Mexico doesn’t get as much press as it should for its picture perfect scenery, affordable cost of living, and a climate that’s made for snowbirds. The diverse landscape is a year round adventure for outdoor enthusiasts offering everything from rock climbing, and biking, to challenging cross country skiing. Steeped in Native American culture, and boasting iconic landmarks, it certainly doesn’t miss the mark for livability.

New Mexico is part of the four corner region of the U.S along with Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. Native American culture runs deep with twenty two tribes that to this day inhabit pueblos that have been in existence for centuries. What attracts active adults more than culture, and history alone, is the weather. New Mexico has a reputation for an abundance of warm sunshine, low humidity, and annual rainfall lower than the rest of the country. Tranquil, desert regions are what most people associate with New Mexico, but this Southwest gem also features dense tree studded mountains, towering mesas, and is home to the Rio Grande, one the longest rivers in the U.S.

Del Webb at Alegria

Alegria by Del Webb is located in Bernalillo, New Mexico, just 20 minutes north of downtown Albuquerque and 40 minutes south of Santa Fe. This lovely Del Webb gated community was developed in 2006 and has 376 Del Webb homes. Del Webb at Alegria is nestled along the Rio Grande Bosque and boasts stunning views of the Sandia Mountain Range.There are nine-floor plans, which range in size from 1,400 to almost 2,400 sq. ft. All floor plans offer at least two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

These Del Webb Communities include amenities such as a gated entry, a 9,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with fitness center, indoor pool, a grand hall, full service kitchen, craft and card rooms, a computer area and lending library. The full time on site lifestyle director keeps residents of this Del Webb community busy with a huge variety of social, academic and physical activities. There is also an outdoor pool, jaccuzi spa, bocce ball courts, a putting green and a mile and a half lit and paved walking trail.

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