Las Alturas means “the heights” in Spanish. This lovely neighborhood is named for the beautiful rolling desert hills that lead up to the Organ Mountains. Homes in Las Alturas are situated on larger lots, many on one acre or more, taking advantage of fabulous Organ Mountain Views and native desert surroundings. Smaller homes and even townhomes are available as well. You will find a variety of custom built homes in Las Alturas, including sprawling Southwestern territorial homes, “Santa Fe” style homes as well as unique Contemporary Pueblo style homes.
Residents of Las Alturas enjoy an active and varied lifestyle flavored with outdoor activities, sports, and cultural activities. Many people choose this neighborhood because of its proximity to the New Mexico State University campus, with all its many entertainment options, including world class concerts, plays, exhibits, college sports.
The University features concerts and plays at the NMSU Theater for the Performing Arts, exhibits at the University Art Gallery, and of course, regular educational classes and continuing education. Also on the NMSU campus is the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Arrowhead Center. Las Alturas is near a variety of local businesses including locally owned Toucan Market Grocery, and Milagro’s Coffee Y Espresso. This neighborhood also offers easy access to I-10 for a quick commute or shopping trip to El Paso.
For golfers, there is also New Mexico State University Golf Course, which is open to the public. Residents of Las Alturas find plenty of walking trails throughout the rolling desert, including neighborhood Tellbrook Park which features improved trails and fitness equipment.