Kirtland AFB, NM - Nearby Cities

    Albuquerque, NM
    Albuquerque is situated on the Rio Grande and boasts a population of 528,000 people. It is the largest city in the state of New Mexico and ranks as the 34th-largest city in the United States. Roughly half the residents of New Mexico live in Albuquerque. Located just 13 miles from the Kirkland Air Force Base, the city is a prime location for military personnel looking to relocate to the area. Albuquerque offers a thriving community for new residents.

    Homes for sale in the area start at $255,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $499 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Albuquerque Marriott and the Embassy Suites offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $126 a night.

    Local attractions include the Rattlesnake Museum which offers educational displays and live exhibits highlighting the endangered species of rattlesnakes and what kind of preservation methods are currently being used. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science which offers extensive dinosaur displays and highlights of ocean creatures that live in the deep. The museum also offers a planetarium. Military personnel get in free during the summer months.

    Los Lunas, NM
    Los Lunas is a small town of 23,000 people and is the county seat of Valencia County in New Mexico. The name came from the Luna family who settled the area back in the 1700s. Civil War battles were fought near the village, and the town is located just 31 miles from the Kirkland Air Force Base. The town covers 10 square miles and has a median income level of $36,000 people. The town has three high schools available for those military personnel with families looking to relocate to the area.

    Homes for sale in the area start at $214,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $564 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Western Skies Inns and Suites and the Days Inn Los Lunas offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $66 a night.

    Local attractions include the Luna Air Space Museum which offers exhibits regarding early space travel from the first Wright brothers' flight to the current space exploration by NASA. Aircraft to spacecraft are on display for visitors to enjoy. The city has many parks including heritage Park which offers football, soccer, and volleyball facilities as well as walking and biking trails.

    Los Ranchos, NM
    Los Ranchos is a village that has a current population of 5,000 people. It is located in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area and is located on the Rio Grande. The area is rural but offers more affluent homes for residents in private settings. Located just 31 miles from the Kirkland Air Force Base, the town is an attractive location for those families seeking privacy without being too far from the base or larger metropolitan cities.

    Homes for sale in the area start at $295,000 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $652 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Western Executive Suites and the Drury Inn offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $76 a night.

    Local attractions include the Sandy Peak Tramway in nearby Albuquerque. The tram takes visitors up a picturesque mountainside at sunset offering one of the most spectacular views in the area. The tram takes visitors over a ridge that was caused by seismic activity in the area. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science offers extensive dinosaur displays, a planetarium, and exhibits highlighting deep sea ocean creatures. The museum has unique and interesting information about creatures that have been extinct for years and offers a family-friendly environment for learning.

    Bosque Farms, NM
    Bosque Farms is a small town of just under 4,000 people located in Valencia County, New Mexico. Dairy farming is the main agricultural industry in the early 1960s. Once the town incorporated in 1974, housing and commercial development became its main source of revenue. The Kirkland Air Force Base is located 31 miles from the city and offers a quaint, old-fashioned environment for those looking to relocate to the area.

    Homes for sale in the area start at $147,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $410 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Days Inn and the Western Skies Inn and Suites offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $66 a night.

    Local attractions include touring the Isleta Pueblo-Mission of San Agustin de Isleta which is the oldest mission church in New Mexico. The church was built in 1613 and is still standing. It offers a unique look back at the architecture of the past. The La Querencia Vineyards and Winery offer visitors a taste of wines that were made form locally grown grapes. The winery is open for daily tours and has a specialty gift shop.

    Rio Rancho, NM
    Rio Rancho is the third-largest and fastest-growing city in Mexico. Its current population is 84,000 people and it is an economic hub in Sandoval County. The city is home to a large Intel plant which was a major boost to the economy. The Kirkland Air Force Base is located 31 miles away and for those working on base; the city provides a thriving community in which to live. Located close to Albuquerque, the town gives residents a multitude of dining, shopping, and entertainment venues just a short drive away.

    Homes for sale in the area start at $190,000 for a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $554 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Days Inn and the Comfort Inn offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $90 a night.

    Local attractions include the J&R Vintage Auto Museum which offers 70 antique automobiles for visitors to peruse. Nine of the classic vehicles have participated in the Great American Race, and the museum is home to the 1995 race winner, a 1917 Marmon. The facility also offers car enthusiasts vintage autos for sale. The Rio Rancho Country Club offers golf enthusiasts a championship course as well as a pro shop, rental equipment, and lessons for all level of player.