Along the mighty Rio Grande lies Albuquerque's Barelas
neighborhood, about a mile west of downtown.
Many of the apartments, townhomes, and condos for rent stand at the northern end of the Barelas neighborhood along Hazeldine, Coal, and Iron Avenues. Prospective residents find an abundance of swimming pools and even a few warm-weather trees throughout the residential area.
An array of local businesses and eateries call Barelas home, but locals love to go less than a half mile west for the authentic Mexican food served at El Paisa, just across the river on Bridge Boulevard. For residents who like to stay active, the Albuquerque Country Club at West Park
borders Barelas' northwest end, offering golf, tennis, and other amenities to members.