Cedar Crest Community Information


Prince of Peace Lutheran School and Cedar Crest Christian School are the two main private schools in the Cedar Crest area. However, parents may also choose to send their school-aged children to any of the schools in the Albuquerque or Moriarty School Systems. For residents and high school graduates ready to make the jump into a collegiate learning environment, the city of Albuquerque is home to many prestigious higher learning institutions, all within driving distance to Cedar Crest. In addition to being home to the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque is also home to The Art Center Design College, National American University, College of Santa Fe-Albuquerque, Central New Mexico Community College, Trinity Southwest University, University of Phoenix, among countless others.

Economy & Job Market

Those who live in Cedar Crest enjoy the fact that they live in an area that has a strong labor force and economy. Ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of “The Nation's Best City for Business and Careers,” in 2006, Albuquerque is home to a number of manufacturing companies including GE, General Mills, Intel, and Tempur-Pedic, in addition to housing many financial, healthcare and insurance offices. Kirtland Air Force Base is located nearby, making it one of the area’s largest employers.

Parks & Recreation

Characterized by its landscape dotted with ponderosa, juniper and pinon trees, high desert rock, and cacti, Cedar Crest residents have it all. The outdoors plays a pivotal role to the lifestyle that the area provides and one of the most monumental places in the area is Cibola National Forest. Four National Grasslands are located in this forest, stretching from the northwestern portion of New Mexico and into Texas and the western part of Oklahoma.

Biodiversity exists in the Cibola National Forest, ranging from Chihuahuan desert to short grass prairie, making it home to a number of wildlife such as the pronghorn antelope and prairie dog, bear, mountain lion, and the wild turkey. In addition to observing the wildlife, visitors can go backpacking or make use of the forest’s camping grounds, mountain bike, Jeep, and motorcycle trails, and other picnic facilities. Other unique activities include panning for gold, treasure hunting, and fossil collecting. Individual recreational sites are also available for visitors.

For residents living in the trendy master-planned community of Paa-Ko, outdoor recreation is literally right outside their doorstep. Residents have access to the Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, a 27-hole course set amongst the native flora and rock formations of the area, tennis courts, softball and soccer fields, equestrian trails, and even skiing.

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