Founded in the early 1930′s, Edgewood was the homestead of a number of families that still maintain deep roots in the community.
The Town of Edgewood stretches out over a 16 mile area in the southwestern portion of Santa Fe County. It is 20 miles East of Albuquerque on Interstate 40. It is 51 miles South of the City of Santa Fe, which is the county seat.
Edgewood’s close proximity to technology-oriented assets such as the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Sandia Laboratories Corridor (Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Sandia Technology Park) make it an ideal location for technology and professional services enterprises.
Located on the Eastern side of the Sandia Mountains, Edgewood has a cooler temperature than both Albuquerque and Moriarty. While local activities like riding and hiking trails, historic Route 66, historical shooting society, wildlife park, music festival, and world class golf are available in Edgewood, many of the other cultural, historical, and scenic attractions featured in this video are within a short drive.
Edgewood’s Recent Past
“When residents and businesses in southern Santa Fe County banded together to incorporate the area in 1999, hopes were a lot more visible than the reality, for there was very little here — a clutch of mom-and-pop businesses around the intersection of N.M. 344 and Route 66, a strip mall 1.5 miles to the north, several large ranches and a handful of subdivisions with a few hundred families. That was it.
But the folks who lived here were dissatisfied with the status quo. They felt Santa Fe County was failing them, paying too little attention to them, refusing to invest in roads and parks and trails, stifling commercial and residential development and in general treating the southern county as an unloved stepchild of the city of Santa Fe and the traditional villages in the north.
The unity of residents of diverse backgrounds and interests explains why Edgewood succeeded in incorporation while other communities, such as El Dorado miles to the north and the Cedar Crest – Sandia Park area failed in similar efforts.”
– From Edgewood at 10, courtesy The Independent
- 35 major entertainment attractions.
- Over 130 restaurants.
- University of New Mexico’s Baseball, Basketball and Football
- Professional Baseball, Hockey, Soccer, Rodeo and Equestrian competition.
- Two nationally ranked boxing champions in Albuquerque.
- There are 9 major skiing areas in New Mexico
- Many mountain trails and campgrounds
- Excellent fishing lakes and streams
- Lakes throughout the state for the boating and water skiing enthusiasts.
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