Edgewood

Statistics

  • Area: 53.26 square miles
  • Incorporated: 1999
  • Location: 20 miles east of Albuquerque in southern Santa Fe County
  • Population, 2015: 3,805

About

Edgewood, where mountains meet plains, is one of the state's newest communities and one of the fastest growing. The population and housing has more than doubled since its founding, and after a series of annexations, Edgewood has one of the largest land bases of any city in New Mexico.

Edgewood Homes

Workers

Most residents commute approximately 20 minutes to Albuquerque for employment. Nine percent of employees at Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base and related facilities live in Edgewood, where they also have quick access to the Sandia Mountains for hiking and skiing.

Commercial Zoning

Edgewood offers commercial zoning along the longest remaining stretch of historic Route 66, and business has grown briskly since completion of a new interchange at I-40 and NM 344. The town has gained a Wal-Mart and a number of familiar chains.

History

Before becoming Edgewood, the community held a series of different names, including Venus, Mountain View and New Barton, to name a few. The Edgewood Post Office dates from 1908. As homesteaders moved to the area during the 1930's, Edgewood grew to serve surrounding farms and ranches.

Demographics

Population

Edgewood Population Graph

More Information

Government

  • Four councilors, elected to four-year, staggered terms
  • Mayor, elected every four years

Utilities

  • Electric: Central New Mexico Co-op
  • Gas: EMW Association
  • Sewer: Town of Edgewood and private septic systems
  • Telephone: CenturyLink
  • Water: Entranosa, Thunder Mountain and New Mexico-American Water

Transportation

  • Air: Sandia Air Park, Albuquerque International Sunport, Moriarty Municipal Airport
  • Highways: I-40 and New Mexico State Road 344
  • Train: In Albuquerque

Education

  • Kindergarten to 12th grade: Moriarty-Edgewood School District

Amenities

  • Attractions: Wildlife West is an educational wildlife park on 122 acres near Edgewood.
  • Golf: Paako Ridge Golf Club, north of I-40 on New Mexico State Road 14, is one of the top-rated courses in New Mexico.
  • Recreation: The Sandia Mountains to the north offer skiing, hiking, biking and picnic spots. The Manzano Mountains to the south, with six developed campgrounds, offer hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing opportunities.