Information About the Village of Corrales

Prior to the Spanish explorers arriving in the mid 1500's Corrales was inhabited by the Tiguex Indians.  To this day village residents still find artifacts from the ancient Tiguex inhabitants.  Corrales is the Spanish world for corrals reflecting the agricultural roots of the area.  Corrales continues to be an area used for agriculture and the village strives to maintain its simple, agricultural roots.  Driving through Corrales you would be hard pressed not to see someone riding a horse along the ditch bank or on the many winding trails throughout the village.  The village is very animal friendly.  Here are some quick facts about Corrales:

  • The village of Corrales was incorporated September 17, 1971
  • Elevation of the village is 5,023 feet
  • The village is located in Sandoval County New Mexico approximately 4.3 miles from I-25

Rated one of the Best Places to Live in 2007 by CNN Money, the rural village of Corrales located between Albuquerque and Rio Rancho is perfect for those who want to work in the city but not live in it.

Speed limits do not exceed 35 mph and horseback riders are a common sight. Residents have access to the village trail (irrigation ditch) where they can enjoy a leisurely walk or ride their horses. Many homes offer a brilliant view of the Sandia Mountains.

Most homes follow the southwest theme of stucco or adobe. The houses are nicely spaced for privacy and with enough room for horses, chickens, lambs or other animals. Villagers stroll down to Corrales Road to eat, shop or participate in a local event.

Several elementary schools are located within the village: Corrales elementary, Corrales International School (multi-language: English, Spanish, Mandarin, charter school), Cottonwood School (Montessori) and Sandia View. The nearest middle school, Taylor, is located a few miles outside of Corrales near Rio Grande Blvd. The nearest high school, Cibola, is just minutes away on Ellison Rd.

Corrales has its own post office, police department, fire department, court house and library. The library is right next to a park where children can play after reading.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the population is 8,501 (2011), the median household income is 96,604 (2007-2011) and it is 10.53 square miles.  

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For more information on the history of Corrales you can contact the Corrales Historical Society.

Corrales Historical Society  -   PO Box 1057, Corrales, NM 87048                                                           

Homes in Corrales vary widely from 100+ year old adobes to brand new modern homes with the latest features.  In 2012 there were 98 homes sold with an average sales price of $420,290*                      

Annual Events in Corrales

Corrales Art Studio Tour
             First weekend of May   -    find more information at
July 4th Parade                                     
             Fourth of July weekend
Corrales Harvest Festival                                       
             Last weekend of September    -    find more information at
Corrales Holiday Art Fest
             See website for dates, free admission and parking    -
Starlight Parade                           
             Kicks off the holiday season

Village of Corrales Contact Information

4324 Corrales Road, Corrales, New Mexico 87048
(505)897-0502     fax (505)897-7217

*based on data from the Southwest Multiple Listing service


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