About Edgewood, New Mexico
Originally known as Venus, the Town of Edgewood is one of New Mexico's newest incorporated communities; it has only officially been in existence since 1999. Located 20 miles east of Albuquerque along Interstate 40, the Town sits at the intersections of I-40, New Mexico State Road 66 (part of the original Route 66, and formerly known as NM 333), and New Mexico State Road 344. The town encompasses approximately 44 square miles of property located in southern Santa Fe and eastern Bernalillo Counties. The Town's commercial district includes five service stations, two supermarkets, three pharmacies/drug stores, several restaurants, and a variety of retail, video rental, and professional services operations. A new Walmart Supercenter opened in 2008. The Town's sewer system, serving the commercial district, became operatoinal in 2010. For more information on many of Edgewood's businesses and organizations, see our Area Links page .
Edgewood provides an exciting environment in which to live, work, or own a business. With a robust economy, rapidly growing regional population, and excellent transportation infrastructure, Edgewood provides convenient access to the Albuquerque market as well as those of Santa Fe, Moriarty, Estancia, and Mountainair. Much of the regional population east of Albuquerque comes to Edgewood for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Attractions and Events
Area attractions include Wildlife West Nature Park, a wildlife refuge, state-of-the-art native wildlife zoo, and entertainment venue, and the Single Action Shooting Society's Founders' Ranch, at which several major events are held every year to celebrate the heyday of the Old West. A number of events are held annually at Wildlife West, including the Annual Wind Festival; a major summer music festival; a mid-summer Bear Fair; a community melodrama; a series of Chuckwagon Dinners; and the Fall Harvest Festival. The SASS Founder's Ranch presents a number of festivals, perhaps most notable of which is their annual End of the Trail event, which brings together the SASS national membership and is open to the public. Each year the Town celebrates its incorporation with the Run, Rally, and Rock event, held primarily at Wildlife West.
Conveniently located to the west of Edgewood, the Sandia Mountain Wilderness, which includes the Sandia Peak Tramway and Sandia Peak Ski Area, boast miles of hiking trails and numerous picnic areas. The equestrian community has worked (and continues to work) long and hard to help establish a series of outstanding trails for horseback riding in the Edgewood area. Cross country skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts find plenty to do in the wide open spaces in and around Edgewood. Edgewood and the surrounding area provide plenty of fun for geocaching enthusiasts, as well as cyclists and mountain bikers, and golfers will enjoy the course at nearby Paako Ridge.
Edgewood is located within the Moriarty-Edgewood School District, which is well known for its excellence. There are currently three elementary schools and one middle school in Edgewood, with the area high school located in nearby Moriarty, New Mexico. Many Edgewood high school students attend East Mountain High School, located nearby Sandia Park. The school system works with Mesalands Community College to provide opportunities for students to receive college-level course credits while still enrolled in high school.
The Town Government consists of a Mayor, four Town Councilors, a Town Administrator, and associated staff. Elected and senior officials are currently as follows:
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