87121 is one of the fastest growing zip codes in Albuquerque. Located in far Southwest Albuquerque, 87121 covers a large area south of I40 and west of the Rio Grande.
Neighborhoods in the area include Longford at Arrowwood, Arrowwood Hills, Anderson Heights, Sungate (gated community), El Rancho Grande, Anderson Hills, Blossom Ridge Estates (gated community) plus others. A six-acre park is slated to begin construction soon near Westgate Heights
Many of the homes in zip code 87121 were built in the early 2000's, especially the homes in the southwest heights area (MLS area 92. See a map of the Albuquerque MLS areas), the Southwest Heights. Builders include Longford, Pulte, Centex, KB Homes and more. There are sections that have older, more established homes and neighborhoods.
As this area continues to grow, there are some retail developments that are still being considered or are in the building stages. A movie theater is slated for the intersection of Coors and Rio Bravo and the development broke ground behind the Walmart Supercenter in March 2013. Within a few miles of 87121 you'll find all the regular fast food eateries in addition to Albuquerque City Limits Restaurant, Amadeo's Pizza, Panda Express, Dion's Pizza and several uniquely South Valley restaurants serving authentic New Mexican food.
The 87121 zip code includes the newest Albuquerque High School, Atrisco Heritage Academy and also West Mesa High School. There are also several great middle and elementary schools in 87121. There are a wide variety of churches in 87121 from the small family churches to Legacy church and private school.
Homes in 87121 are affordably priced with sales ranging from $41,000 to $259,000. 765 homes sold in the zip code during 2013. The average sales price was $111,884. Short sales made up 18% of the sales; foreclosures or REO sales made up 35%. In all, over half the home sales for the year (51%) were distressed property sales.
Affordable home prices combined with open space, new construction and growing opportunities for jobs and retail make 87121 a great place to call home in Albuquerque.
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