Edgewood
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Town of Edgewood

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Population, 2015: 3,805
Area
: 53.26 square miles
Incorporated
: 1999
Location
: 20 miles east of Albuquerque in southern Santa Fe County

About

Edgewood, where mountains meet plains, is one of the state's newest communities and one of the fastest growing. The population and housing has more than doubled since its founding, and after a series of annexations, Edgewood has one of the largest land bases of any city in New Mexico. 

Most residents commute approximately 20 minutes to Albuquerque for employment. Nine percent of employees at Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base and related facilities live in Edgewood, where they also have quick access to the Sandia Mountains for hiking and skiing.

Edgewood offers commercial zoning along the longest remaining stretch of historic Route 66, and business has grown briskly since completion of a new interchange at I-40 and NM 344. The town has gained a Wal-Mart and a number of familiar chains.

History

Before becoming Edgewood, the community held a series of different names, including Venus, Mountain View and New Barton, to name a few. The Edgewood Post Office dates from 1908. As homesteaders moved to the area during the 1930's, Edgewood grew to serve surrounding farms and ranches.

Demographics

Edgewood 2010-2015 Population Graph

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Government

Mayor, elected every four years
Four councilors, elected to four-year, staggered terms

Utilities

Water: Entranosa, Thunder Mountain and New Mexico-American Water
Sewer:
Town of Edgewood and private septic systems
Electric:
Central New Mexico Co-op
Gas:
EMW Association
Telephone:
CenturyLink

Transportation

Highways: I-40 and NM 344
Air:
Sandia Air Park, Albuquerque International Sunport, Moriarty Municipal Airport
Train:
In Albuquerque

Education

K-12: Moriarty-Edgewood School District

Amenities

Recreation: The Sandia Mountains to the north offer skiing, hiking, biking and picnic spots. The Manzano Mountains to the south, with six developed campgrounds, offer hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing opportunities.
Attractions
: Wildlife West is an educational wildlife park on 122 acres near Edgewood.
Golf
: Paako Ridge Golf Club, north of I-40 on NM 14, is one of the top-rated courses in New Mexico.

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