Why Cochiti Lake?
Much to Enjoy
The Pueblo maintains a beautiful Robert Trent Jones Jr 18 hole golf course just two miles away. The course has a clubhouse that includes a restaurant and meeting facilities.
Cochití Lake, a Corp of Engineers Rio Grande flood and irrigation management project is 1/2 mile away, providing boating, swimming, picnicking, camping and fishing.
Walking and hiking opportunities abound with Tent Rocks, the Jemez wilderness and outliers from Bandelier National Monument just a few miles away.
It's always a pleasure to participate in feast and celebration days at the nearby Pueblos or to visit the historic Tewa trading post 11 miles away.
We have our own volunteer fire and emergency management services here in town. Our fire insurance rates are the low due to the quality of our volunteer fire department and the town water system. The ambulance service is the only service in the surrounding 100 square miles certified to transport patients, and includes a defibrillator and other high-tech equipment to enhance patient care.
The local elementary school is just a few miles away. High school is in Bernalillo. Students are picked up for both schools by bus. Santa Fe has a very good community college about 35 miles away. We have a shuttle system that connects with the nearby towns and the Railrunner Express re3gional transit.
We have our own local library for locals and visitors. There is a small grocery store in Pena Blanca (6 miles), and the mall here in town has a convenience store, gas station and laundry facilities. Something about MoGro here. Shopping is in Santa Fe (30 minutes north),Bernalillo (30 minutes south) and Albuquerque (45 minutes south).
Beauty and Peacefulness
This is a quiet, peaceful, safe, and decidedly rural town. Coyotes walk through back yards, ospreys nest down by the Rio Grande and bald eagles occasionally shadow cars. Hummingbirds, chickadees and juncos swarm to the feeders.
We have fabulous sunsets and sunrises as well as grand sunsets and sunrises, lovely wildflowers, and dark night skies.
The views from town are spectacular in all directions - Sandia Mountains to the South East, Jemez to the North West, the Bajada escarpment to the North and East. The drive home is always stunningly beautiful, dramatic and soothing at the same time.