Bosque Farms
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Village of Bosque Farms

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

Bosque Farms Park
Bosque Farms Park

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.

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

Bosque Farms 2010-2015 Population Graph

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Government

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

Utilities

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

Transportation

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

Education

K-12: Los Lunas School District
Higher education: University of New Mexico, Valencia campus

Amenities

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.

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.

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.

Golf: The 27-hole Isleta Eagle Golf Course is designed around three lakes and overlooks the Rio Grande.

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.

Rodeo: The Bosque Farms Rodeo Association owns an arena and Cowboy Hall Events Building for its members.

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