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Placitas (zip 87043), New Mexico   Add Favorite    2 Reviews | Review This Place

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Albuquerque, located at the crossroads of the state’s travel routes, is the largest city in New Mexico. Clear, sunny, dry days; an attractive mountain landscape; and a mostly healthy economy attract new residents from around the country. Not only is the physical climate excellent, but the area also has a favorable tax climate, and the state’s fiscal health is among the best in the country. The area is a center for the high-tech industry and especially research-oriented activities, centered on the giant Sandia Laboratories nuclear research facility south of town. There are over 100 mostly small- and medium-size tech related companies, and the area has experienced some vulnerability to tech industry economic cycles.

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  • Profile: Mid-sized city/College town
  • Time zone: Mountain Standard Time
  • Elevation: 5314
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: Placitas
  • Zip Codes: Placitas (zip 87043)

Quick Facts About Placitas

    The unemployment rate in Placitas (zip 87043) is 7.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Placitas (zip 87043) jobs have Increased by 0.23 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Placitas (zip 87043)'s cost of living is 26.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Placitas (zip 87043)'s population is 5,202 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 127.96 percent.
    Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Placitas (zip 87043) is $345,562. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -7.22%.
    Placitas (zip 87043) public schools spend $12,723 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.4 students per teacher in Placitas (zip 87043).

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Placitas Housing Market

It's not a good time to buy in Placitas. Home Appreciation is down -3.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Placitas Real Estate.
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Placitas Reflections

Placitas, which is perfectly situated between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, offers serenity in a rural setting that is reasonably close to conveniences and necessities.... (Read More)



Life in Placitas in north central New Mexico

Placitas in north central New Mexico is a fine suburban/village-type community for moderately affluent retirees or professionals who can manage the commute (half hour or... (Read More)



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