School-aged children living in the village of Tijeras go to school in the Moriarty and Albuquerque public school systems. The Moriarty school system is made up of four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, and the Albuquerque school system is comprised of two elementary schools, one middle school, and one charter high school. Private and parochial schools are also available around Bernalillo County.
Albuquerque is home to many prestigious colleges, universities, trade and vocational schools. In addition 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, to name a few.
Economy & Job Market
Residents living in Tijeras have the advantage of living in an area that has a strong economy and employer base. The city of Albuquerque was even ranked by Forbes Magazine in 2006 as one of the best cities in America for business and careers since itís in the center of the New Mexico Technology Corridor. Major companies such as Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Intel, Northrop Grumman, and TempurPedic, among other private high technology companies are all headquartered here.
Parks & Recreation
Golfers will be pleased to know that there are a number of courses in the area for them to practice their swing for days on end. In addition to the Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club in the master-planned community of Paa-Ko, golfers can check out the Tanoan Country Club, Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course, Los Altos Golf Course, Sandia Golf Club, and Four Hills Country Club.
If youíre interested in skiing, snowboarding, or just making snow angels, the Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway is the way to go. Only nine miles away and just outside the Cibola National Forest, skiing on the Sandia Mountains is a popular pastime for snow bunnies of all ages. Summers bring in mountain bikers and hikers to the area, and visitors can check out the scenery of the mountains during the off season by riding the tramway.
Residents should also visit the Cibola National Forest, which features a diverse collection of environmental biomes, juniper and ponderosa trees, and desert and prairie landscapes. 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. Visitors can go camping, backpacking, or exploring on one of the many trails available here, and even observe the pronghorn antelope and prairie dog, bears, mountain lions, and the wild turkey that call the area home.
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