About Our Neighborhood

La Vida Buena Apartments features large 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartment homes in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our beautiful community is located in the Northeast Heights and is easily accessible to I-40, shopping and dining. You will fall in love with our apartments near ABQ Uptown, Coronado Center, Trader Joe's, the only Super Target in Albuquerque, Dillards, Macy's, Kohl's, Total Wine and so much more! Not to mention, beautiful downtown Albuquerque and Balloon Fiesta Park are short 15-minute drives from our community.

Shopping & Restaurants: La Vida Buena Apartments is moments from the Wyoming Mall, Wal-Mart Supercenter, Jo-Ann Fabrics and Hoffmantown Shopping Center, all at Wyoming and Menaul. We're also within one mile of Walgreen's and over twenty casual dining options including Furr’s Buffet, Souper Salad, Black Angus Steakhouse, Los Cuates New Mexican Food and ABC Chinese (a local favorite - tip: order off the blue menu). We're near Albertsons Market, Keller's Farm Store, and just a short drive east from the Farmer’s Market. The new Regal Cinema IMAX Theater and Silva’s Bowling Center are just minutes away.

Parks & Recreation: Albuquerque has over 31,000 acres of city parks and recreational areas, placing it atop the nation with 28% of the city land mass designated as parks. At La Vida Buena Apartments our fantastic Northeast Heights neighborhood puts you within two minutes of five city parks, including Snow Park, Taylor Park, Inez Park, Cutler Park and Hoffman Park just north of Menaul. Your new apartment home is 5 minutes from the massive 34-acre Los Altos Park (located at Eubank Blvd. and Interstate 40), which has lighted tennis courts, softball fields, horseshoe pits, playground, barbecue grills, picnic tables, the popular Los Altos Dog Park and Albuquerque Garden Center - offering a reference library and educational courses. La Vida Buena Apartments is less than one minute from the Duke City Bridge Club, and two minutes from the Tony Hillerman Public Library and Albuquerque Rose Garden.

If your working on your golf game, just across I-40 from Los Altos Park is the Los Altos Golf Course, a public 9/18-hole course that also has a driving range, pro shop and grill.

Our desirable location in the Northeast Heights just off Menaul affords our residents with the ability to travel east 3 miles until Menaul Blvd. dead ends at the base of the Sandia Mountains, where you'll find plenty of parking, Foothills Open Space, picnic shelters and an access point for the "Foothills" and "Embudo" Trails. To download a map of Albuquerque's Open Space and Wilderness Trails click here.

Public Schools, Private Schools & Libraries: La Vida Buena Apartments is in the Albuquerque Public School (APS) districts listed below, which includes A Rated* Sandia High School - home of the nationally ranked (#176) Matadors, New Mexico 4A 2013 Baseball State Champions! We're also close to the Tony Hillerman Library (with free Wi-Fi).

  • APS - Eubank Elementary - 9717 Indian School Rd. NE - (505) 299-4483 - 3 minutes away
  • APS - Grant Middle School - 1111 Easterday Dr. NE - (505) 299-2113 - 5 minutes away
  • APS - Sandia High School (A Rated*) - 7801 Candelaria Blvd. NE - (505) 294-1511 - 6 minutes away
  • Southwest Intermediate Learning Center (A Rated*) - 10301 Candelaria NE - (505) 296-7677 - 3 minutes away
  • Sunset Mesa Schools - 3020 Morris St. NE - (505) 298-7626 - 3 minutes away
  • Tony Hillerman Library - 8205 Apache NE (at Menaul & Wyoming) - (505) 291-6264 - 2 minutes away

Colleges, Institutes & Continuing Education: Whether you're enrolled at CNM or UNM, you're never far from home. Based on results from Mapquest, La Vida Buena Apartments is only 4 minutes to the Ayurvedic Institute, 5 minutes from Brown Mackie and 8 quick minutes to the CNM Montoya Campus. If you're a Lobo attending the University of New Mexico you are only 8 miles or 17-20 minutes from campus (Wyoming south to Central and west to UNM). No less than eleven colleges, universities and institutes are within 15 minutes of our convenient Northeast Heights location and we're moments from bus stops on the Menaul and Wyoming bus lines.

abq ride  Bus Service: La Vida Buena Apartments is located less than two hundred yards from a bus stop on the Menaul Route of the busline serviced by ABQ Ride, part of the City of Albuquerque mass transit system. We're also just two blocks from a stop on the Wyoming Route accessible by heading east on Northeastern Blvd to Wyoming Blvd. UNM Students: Take the Wyoming bus south to Central and then hop on the Route 66 busline which stops right in front of the UNM main campus across the street from the famous Frontier Restaurant, with their scrumptious sweet rolls and delicious green chile stew. Visit ABQ Ride for schedules.

Paved Trails & Paths: According to Bicycling magazine, Albuquerque is the 20th best bike-friendly city in America. Our city boasts more than 400 miles of paved on-street bike paths and multi-purpose trails, and the Duke City track - the largest covered BMX facility in the world! La Vida Buena Apartments is just north of the Paseo de las Montanas trail, a main path that connects ABQ Uptown and the ABQ Ride Uptown Transit Center to the switchback trails in the foothills of the Sandias. Pretty cool don't you think? To download the full-color City of Albuquerque Bike/Walk/Hike Map click here.

We really love our location in Northeast Heights Albuquerque, and we know you will too! With 300 days of sunshine a year in Albuquerque you'll have plenty of time to explore your new Northeast Heights neighborhood.

You're already living in a great city, but when you move to La Vida Buena Apartments you'll upgrade your neighborhood. Admit it, you deserve it.

La Vida Buena Apartments has an awesome Northeast Heights Albuquerque location that puts everything within easy reach. Make your move today and start living the good life.

* - Reference: New Mexico Public Education Department 2013 Report

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