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Welcome to Placitas and Placitas NM Homes For Sale. There is no place like Placitas New Mexico and that is a very good thing!  The Village of Placitas is a small and very old community providing only the very basic necessities, however the surrounding vastness of land, incredible views and sprawling Placitas NM homes for sale is unsurpassed.

The community of Placitas NM is quintessential New Mexico.  The peace and serenity of Placitas is evident just on the casual drive east on NM65 from I-25 as you leave the fast pace of Albuquerque far behind.  The gently winding road, the exceptional close up views of thePlacitas, New Mexico, Views to the North West, nm, john mccormack, realtor, albuquerque homes realty, placitas realtor Northern Sandia Mountains and classic Plactias NM homes for sale perched high upon the tops of the rolling hills and defined bluffs.

Did I mention views?  Looking to the west towards the town of Bernalillo and Rio Rancho and beyond to the western skyline and sunset is perfection.  The Sante Fe mountains lie to the North and to the East the rugged Sandia Mountains.  Not every Placitas NM Homes For Sale will have a great view but the vast majority are perfectly situated to do just that for example this Placitas NM masterpiece Home for sale.

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The land mass of Placitas NM  is roughly 12 square miles and has its own zip code, 87043Placitas, New Mexico ,Homes For Sale, nm,  Gringo Gulch, john mccormack, mccormick, realtor, placitas, albuquerque homes realty. Placitas is bordered by the Sandia reservation to the South, San Felipe Reservation to the North, interstate 25 to her West and The Sandia Mountains to the East.  State Rd 65 continues from Placitas NE to near the top of the Sandia Crest just north of the Sandia Ski area.  This is a rough dirt road and is closed in winter months! Here is a Placitas NM area map.

Lot sizes vary considerably but lots under 1 acre are rare but 1.5 acres seems the average.  At the time of this publication over 90 Placitas NM Homes For Sale were listed at an average asking price of $492,000 for on averagPlacitas, New Mexico, Home Styles, nm, custom, Placitas homes for sale, homes, john mccormack, realtor, albuquerque homes realty, placitas realtore 3,000 sq.ft.  

To really appreciate classic Southwest and New Mexico architecture you will enjoy browsing through these Placitas NM homes For Sale priced between $550,000 to $1,190.000.  

Major shopping for the Placitas NM will be found in the towns of Bernalillo, Rio Rancho or Albuquerque.  Many Placitas homeowners commute to Santa Fe about 50 miles north or to Albuquerque approximately 25 miles east.  

If your looking looking for a unique piece of New Mexico and still enjoy privacy, peace and tranquility consider Placitas New Mexico and Placitas NM Homes For Sale.  Contact me, John McCormack I am ready to exceed your NM real estate expectations.

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Comment balloon 29 commentsJohn McCormack, CRS • July 02 2012 07:48AM


You have some spectacular photos of the New Mexico area here John.  The Sandia Mountain View is my favorite. What a wonderful place you live in.  Thanks for posting this as it made my evening. 

Posted by Doug Bullwinkel, Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609 (Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666) about 8 years ago

Excellent community report and wonderful photographs.

Have an outstanding week as we celebrate Independence Day.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 8 years ago

Good morning John.  Wow, those are some amazing views in Placitas NM and very cool architecture.  Looks like a wonderful place to live.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 8 years ago

John: Close to amenities and with fantastic views, Placitas looks to be a wonderful place to raise a family. 

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) about 8 years ago

Wonderful scenery to showcase John of Placitas and what it has to offer to anyone thinking of moving certainly will draw the consumer to you!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) about 8 years ago

John, Enjoyed reading all about Placitas NM, and buyers if your looking looking for a unique piece of New Mexico and still enjoy privacy, peace and tranquility consider Placitas New Mexico. Call John Mccormack today!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 8 years ago

John, sounds like a great tranquil place, but, how are the views? Just kidding! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 8 years ago

I'll never forget, taking my Grandmother home to Deer Isle Maine after she had wintered with us.  She was slouching in the seat and she looked out over the bay as we came to Caterpillar Hill, perked up and said "wellsa, now we're in God's Country."  That is exactly what I thought of when I saw these photos of Placitas NM, what a wonderful place to call home.

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) about 8 years ago

Good mornign John, that photo of the rocks with those clouds is so mysterious and gorgeous-you have a great eye and a good camera!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) about 8 years ago

 Placitas New Mexico ~ buyers and sellers should know to contact John McCormack when they are ready to make a move!

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) about 8 years ago

Good Morning John, What a beautiful area. You have captured some real beauty of the Sothwest. I have loved your blogs on the different areas in Albuquerque.

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 8 years ago

Good morning, John! Very nice presentation of real estate and homes for sale in  Placitas, New Mexico. Wishing you a great day in real estate and more!

Posted by William True, Sarasota Real Estate (True Sarasota Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Wow John! The Rancho de Placitas are in a stunning location! So close to Santa FE and Alburquerque! I love Southwestern architecture and home decor. What a lovely place to live!

Folks moving to New Mexico??? John McCormack is THE MAN for every move you make! He'll provide service that is second to none. Give John a call today!

Posted by Cheryl Dickson, Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector (Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector) about 8 years ago

Who wouldn't want to live on Gringo Gulch Road in Placitas, New Mexico?  Beautiful photos and beautiful description of a beautiful place to live.  Nice.

Posted by Carie Shapiro (North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Good morning, John -- I really like the way you describe the road to and the surrounding areas of Placitas New Mexico ---- a lot of land, custom homes, spectacular views  --- Placitas certainly sounds quintessential New Mexico.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 8 years ago

Hi John - Great write-up for Placitas, NM, which looks like a very nice place to call home. Buyers and seller with an interest in Placitas should contact you for expert assistance.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) about 8 years ago

John, Very nice and the photos are incredible. Have a great week.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 8 years ago

Hi John, I'm going to have to spend some time in New Mexico. The pictures you post make it look like such an inviting place. I have an Aunt & Uncle there moved to NM a couple of years ago

Posted by Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA) about 8 years ago

John, excellent post on Placitas NM, suggested.  You bring out the best with your photos.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 8 years ago

John, Placitas looks like a great place to live in New Mexico. Have a nice week

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) about 8 years ago

John: Nice community report and I love the photos... and, Gringo Gulch Rd! And, I really like the map application. That's pretty slick!

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) about 8 years ago

John, your mountain photos are breathtaking. Through your photos and vivid descriptions, it is clear that "the community of Placitas is quintessential new Mexico!" 

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) about 8 years ago

Placitas sounds like a quaint place and that's alway a great thing for home sales.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 8 years ago

John, you always have such inspiring pictures of the area and I liked the intuitive map too! You are rocking the localism posts which is a great benefit for the consumers.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) about 8 years ago

Placitas New Mexico looks like a fabulous place to live.  Anyone who wants to buy or sell a home in Albuquerque NM needs to call John McCormack Albuquerque Homes Realty Today!!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) about 8 years ago

John - Placitas NM looks like a great neighborhood to live in.  I love the Southwest style homes that the Placitas area has to offer.  Great photos!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) about 8 years ago

Your comments are appreciated my friends.  

Placitas NM is really a special and beautiful area of New Mexico to live.  The amazing views it offers are not to be outdone.  When you’re in the area I would love to show you home for sale in Placitas NM!


Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) about 8 years ago

Hi John: Enjoyed your blog and description of properties in Placitas. Placitas is what we are looking for! My wife and I plan to retire to Placitas in about 5 years. However, we are looking for a home of about 1600 sq.ft, just enough for the two of us. Also much lower cost. Does anything exist that fits our needs? Thanks.

Posted by Munawar Karim almost 4 years ago

Good Morning, Munawar

Thank you for your inquiry for properties in the Placitas community.  I just did an open end search for all Placitas homes currently listed for sale.  They start at $151K for a 720 sq.ft to $899K for 4,197 sq.ft.  There are 6 listings priced at $300K and below.  Munwar, I am happy to provide you a link to homes that fit your criteria.  If you have a price cap I can send everything below that cap amount.  If that sounds like something you wish to do please respond here or better yet just email me at or call 505-980-4576.

Thank you,


John McCormack

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) almost 4 years ago