Thank you for your interest in properties ~ homes and/or building lots ~ in our beautiful Town of Cochiti Lake! The town is a community of approximately 450 people in 200 homes, and is built on a mesa (elevation 6000 ft) overlooking the Rio Grande and Cochití Lake. It is about half way between Albuquerque (45 minutes) and Santa Fe (30 minutes). Our properties include building lots that run from $6000 to over $30,000, and houses from $70,000. to $400,000. Similar properties cost about 30% to 50% more in Albuquerque and twice as much in Santa Fe!

A slogan to describe Cochití Lake might well be “away from it all, but close to everything. It is close to the “hustle and bustle” of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, yet close to all the advantages they offer!
We have the friendliest people you ever met!

Cochiti Lake sits on land that is leased by the Cochiti Pueblo. It is a 99-year lease that began in the early 1970's. Each sub-lessee pays a lease fee of around $1250 a year to CCDC, the management arm of the Pueblo. 

Cochití Lake streets are wide, paved and well maintained. All city utilities ~ electric, natural gas, phone lines and sewer lines are underground. Our city water comes from wells over 800 feet deep and draws from a good tasting, pure water aquifer. We have weekly collection of garbage. The homeowners are about half retirees and half professionals in their 30’s and 40’s and some families. A bus takes children the 5 miles to the excellent Cochití Elementary & Middle School. Employed residents drive the easy commute to either Santa Fe or Albuquerque, while some jobs are available in our town.

There are various clubs and special interest groups, such as an Arts and Crafts Guild, Rock and Mineral Club, etc. Free art classes are sometimes offered by local professionals. Four back roads from Cochití take you to popular sightseeing at
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, mountain trails, ghost towns like Bland and both Indian and Spanish ruins.

Cochití Lake, the golf course, and the town all have 360-degree views of the Jèmez, Ortiz, Sandia and San Pedro mountain ranges.

All residents are frequently invited to various town potlucks and Pueblo de Cochiti  feasts. Cochití Lake is a chartered town. We elect 5 assembly members who then elect the mayor. Crime is virtually NON-existent!


The Pueblo de Cochití Golf Course, just 2 minutes away, has been rated as one of the top 25 public courses in the U.S. by Golf Digest!  The course is open every day, except Christmas and Thanksgiving, or when the fairways are covered with snow, so it is closed only a dozen or so days per year.


Barker Realty
        Jeff Assad: www.BarkerRealty.net (505) 992-3587
David Rulon - www.BarkerRealty.net - (505) 992-3587

The Ave. Real Estate
        550R San Antonio St.
        Santa Fe, NM 87505
        Matthew Moody: The Ave. Real Estate (505) 515-1515
        Bernard Tibbetts: The Ave. Real Estate (505) 603-9120