In the last 50 years, Albuquerque exploded outward from its humble beginnings, buoyed by tourism, commerce, and vibrant outlying communities. From the 1970s through the very end of the 1990s, the city experienced an especially big boom; from subdivisions and master-planned communities to dynamic new commercial blocks, the city we know today grew up in that quarter century.
A century-long love of baseball, legendary players, “The Simpsons,” loyal fans, and of course Orbit, have helped make the Albuquerque Isotopes a staple in the city as the team enters its 15th season.
When you think “backyard,” you probably envision grass, a garden, perhaps a pond, or a pool. But for some homes in Albuquerque, the creativity goes far beyond that. We went looking for some of ABQ’s most unique outdoor living spaces and came up with everything from old-world beauty to modern luxury.