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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Tijeras is a town in New Mexico with a population of 655. Tijeras is in Bernalillo County and is one of the best places to live in New Mexico. Living in Tijeras offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Tijeras there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Tijeras and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Tijeras are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Tijeras

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,250
National
$55,322
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Tijeras Reviews

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Neighbors are friendly but respect and enjoy privacy. Wildlife includes chirping birds, squirrels, lizards and the rare but occasional black bear and housecat lynx. About ten minutes from the edge of town, for gas stations, movie theaters, grocery stores, etc and 20 minutes from Uptown area with malls, culture, restaurants, etc. Or head into the hills for a more rural experience including skiing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, etc. Also smaller restaurants, grocery stores, hardware, churches etc.
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I have lived here all my life and it is very nice to look at but it's very difficult to move around and be close to anything depending on where you live, and the weather is very weird but still good.
This morning, I walked to the post office. There are hills so it is a nice workout. Yesterday I hopped on the freeway to get to work in less time than it takes from the hilly part of town. The library here is very friendly. Unlike the county libraries in town, the county library here was willing to proctor my online college exams. This year we hope to have a new mayor. We found a qualified person in hopes of regaining State funding to complete a sewer project. Our neighborhood is private but one very happy dog likes to run around to say "Hi" to everybody. He comes over to take me for walks in the morning. Tonight my husband and I will drive around the mountain to one of our favorite restaurants. I could picture a healthy restaurant doing well here in the future. Each year, we try to do a block party, including picking up trash that blows over in the wind. We have a nice house so I could picture living here for awhile. We get the four seasons and it is lovely here, during all of them, with awesome views and mountain biking. I see great potential for solar energy here. Some of our neighbors have already set up. We have amazing wildlife sightings here.