Sandia is within easy commuting distance of neighborhoods in the Albuquerque metropolitan area and nearby communities. Residents have a broad choice of housing — from lofts and nightlife in the city's successfully redeveloped downtown to upscale homes in the Sandia Mountain foothills just minutes from hiking and biking trails. Albuquerque also has family neighborhoods and rural settings with room for horses. Apartments are available throughout the city, many in close proximity to Sandia.
There is an wide selection of starter homes; condominiums; and high-end, custom homes in the area. While there are a number of historic neighborhoods in Albuquerque, half of the homes were built after 1970. Homes are affordable and have an average price of about $208,000.