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Location: Situated on the Rio Grande edge of the West Mesa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America.

Mailing Address: La Luz Landowners Association, 1A Loop One NW, Albuquerque, NM  87120

Contact Information: click HERE

Driving Directions: Enter off Coors Road NW.  From the south and I-40, past Sevilla Avenue turn right into La Luz.  From the north, past Montano Road, turn left on Learning Road and right into La Luz.


setting

Terrain: Desert steppes forming a gradual descent from the Coors Road ridge to the bosque flats and channeled ditch by the Rio Grande River.

Flora: Native plants.

Fauna: Roadrunners, Rabbits, Coyotes, Quail, Cooper's Hawks.

View: Natural mesa, Bosque, Rio Grande River and the expanse of the City of Albuquerque. Also seen is the complete length of the Sandia and Manzano Mountains.

Developer: Ray Graham of OvenWest. Construction started in 1968. The master plan was completed in 1973.


architecture

ArchitectAntoine Predock. Predock was the winner in 2005 of the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal and many international awards.

Homes: Consisting of 96 individual homes, private walled gardens, and interior patios are as unique as the individual resident. Set in clusters (mostly of 4 units), each home takes advantage of the expansive open space vistas.

Landscape: Fountains, plazas, meditation areas. Flower, herb and vegetable gardens unite the lawns and mesa land together.

Recreational Facilities: Swimming pool, tennis courts, bocce ball court. Playground facilities, walking paths and bosque trails.


people

Owners: Residents range from all ages, and professions. They come from all across the country, have a variety of interests, and educational backgrounds.

Governance: Community elects nine person Board and Committees of owner/residents form the La Luz Landowners Association. 

Community Events: Picnics, Cook-Outs, Street Brunches, Concerts, Plaza Parties, Sports Tournaments, Pot-Lucks and Home Tours.