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I have dreamed of living in New Mexico for over 20 years. And now I’m here! Instead of building on my land in Taos that my dad gave to me many years ago I bought a home in Rio Rancho, a sister city to Albuquerque. My home is about 15 years old located in a very quiet neighborhood about a block from the Rio Grande River. I can walk across the street to a plethora of paths to walk in nature, some of which actually go all the way down to the river. We hear coyotes at night and all sorts of birds during the day. The neighborhood is extremely quiet but still close to all the major shopping that I need. People here are very nice and the traffic is almost nonexistent compared to Denver. I can get all the way to the other side of Albuquerque in around thirty minutes without going on a freeway.
My knees no longer hurt since I have no stairs in my one story home. There are no HOA rules that I have to follow or neighborhood politics I have to hear about. I no longer get to see the dogs walking on the path behind my house, but my neighbors are also not right next door. There is a large arroyo (run off ditch) behind the house so my closest neighbors behind me are almost a block away. There are cinder block walls instead of fences so I really don’t see the next door neighbors either.
I love the layout of the new home. Take a look at the pictures and see what I mean. We have a quiet guest bedroom for visitors traveling by car and a nice relatively flat driveway for our RV friends. Can you ask for more from a bed and breakfast? The Casa de Caterina provides wonderful breakfasts, happy hour treats and tour guide services for very low prices (can you say free?).
I hope you will come visit soon. Just be sure to book far in advance as we plan to do a lot of traveling and may not be home if you show up without a reservation.
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