Bosque Farms

Statistics

  • Area: 3.9 square miles
  • Incorporated: 1974
  • Location: Rio Grande valley between Isleta Pueblo and Los Lunas
  • Population, 2015: 3,8038

About

Bosque Farms is 20 minutes from Albuquerque, and about three-fourths of the local labor force works in the Albuquerque area. Area farms, subdivided in the 1960's, drew city people who liked the rural setting. The community has continued to grow but maintains its rural atmosphere.

Businesses in Bosque Farms are primarily retail and service, with some professional services and light manufacturing. The village has about 120-businesses in the commercial district along NM 47. More than half of the total business base consists of home businesses.

Bosque Farms Park

History

The area was part of a Spanish land grant issued in 1716, which changed hands several times. In 1739, after a flood caused the river to change course, the Bosque Farms became known as Bosque de Los Pinos. In 1935, during the Depression, Bosque Farms was a government resettlement project for displaced farmers. During the 1950's, it was a district of dairy farms. In the 1960's, the area began to change as Albuquerque grew and urban dwellers looked for homes in rural settings. The 1960's saw the first major subdivision of lands.

Demographics

Population

Bosque Farms Population Graph

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Government

  • Four councilors, elected at large for four-year staggered terms
  • Mayor, elected every four years

Utilities

  • Electric: Public Service Company of New Mexico
  • Natural Gas: New Mexico Gas Company
  • Sewer: Village of Bosque Farms
  • Solid Waste: Collection is by a private contractor
  • Source of Water: Ground water
  • Telephone: CenturyLink
  • Water: Village of Bosque Farms

Transportation

  • Air: Albuquerque International Sunport
  • Bus: On-call service from Los Lunas
  • Freight: Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (from Belen)
  • Highways: I-25 and New Mexico State Road 47
  • Rail, commuter: New Mexico Rail Runner (stops at Isleta Pueblo and Los Lunas)

Education

  • Higher education: University of New Mexico, Valencia campus
  • Kindergarten to 12th grade: Los Lunas School District

Amenities

  • Fishing: Isleta Lakes fishing area features two lakes stocked with channel catfish during the spring and summer and rainbow trout in the fall and winter. There is also an RV park at the lakes.
  • Golf: The 27-hole Isleta Eagle Golf Course is designed around three lakes and overlooks the Rio Grande.
  • Recreation: The Manzano Mountains, with elevations from 6,000 to 10,098 feet, offer trails and picnic areas. Along the Rio Grande are miles of wooded trails.
  • Recreation: The Village Sports Complex includes playgrounds, basketball courts, and Little League baseball fields that are also used for soccer. The Village maintains a four-mile multi-use path for hikers and bicyclists. The Isleta Fun Connection offers bowling, laser tag, arcade, and billiards.
  • Resort: Isleta Casino and Resort features a Las Vegas-style casino and hotel complex with 200 rooms and suites, restaurants, spa, pool, fitness center, ballroom, 2,500-seat venue, and golf course.
  • Rodeo: The Bosque Farms Rodeo Association owns an arena and Cowboy Hall Events Building for its members.