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(Sandoval County)

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Around Placitas ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Albuquerque. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the southwest of Placitas. Albuquerque has a population of 563,000 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Rio Rancho. It is located about 16 miles [ km] to the west of Placitas and has a population of 99,900 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Placitas.<2>

  • Alameda [Bernalillo County]
  • Algodones [Sandoval County]
  • Bernalillo [Sandoval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernalillo
    • Bernalillo [Sandoval County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Placitas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,865 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernalillo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernalillo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bernalillo<3>
  • Canoncito [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canoncito
    • Canoncito [Bernalillo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Placitas
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canoncito
  • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Crest
    • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Placitas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Crest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Crest<3>
  • Corrales [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corrales
    • Corrales [Bernalillo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Placitas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,701 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corrales
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corrales<3>
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Diamond Tail Ranch [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Tail Ranch
      • Diamond Tail Ranch [Sandoval County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Placitas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Tail Ranch
    • Hoffmantown [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffmantown
      • Hoffmantown [Bernalillo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Placitas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffmantown
    • Pueblo of Sandia Village [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pueblo of Sandia Village
      • Pueblo of Sandia Village [Sandoval County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Placitas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pueblo of Sandia Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pueblo of Sandia Village
    • San Felipe Pueblo [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Felipe Pueblo
      • San Felipe Pueblo [Sandoval County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Placitas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Felipe Pueblo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Felipe Pueblo
    • San Pedro [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Pedro
      • San Pedro [Santa Fe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Placitas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Pedro have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Pedro
    • Sandia Heights [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandia Heights
      • Sandia Heights [Bernalillo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Placitas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandia Heights
    • Sandia Knolls [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandia Knolls
      • Sandia Knolls [Bernalillo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Placitas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandia Knolls
    • Sandia Park [Bernalillo County]
    • Santa Ana Pueblo [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Ana Pueblo
      • Santa Ana Pueblo [Sandoval County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Placitas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Ana Pueblo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Ana Pueblo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Ana Pueblo<3>

For more communities neighboring Placitas, please visit our County-by-County Page for Placitas.

Sandoval County ...

Placitas is located in Sandoval County<5>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sandoval County: Bernalillo, Cibola, Los Alamos, McKinley, Rio Arriba & Santa Fe.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Placitas ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Placitas.

Airports Near Placitas ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Placitas and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Placitas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Placitas ...

Looking for more information about Placitas? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor page for Placitas. Their page will give you an overview and then additional links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the TripAdvisor page for Placitas, there are neighboring communities that also have TripAdvisor pages. A list of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Placitas.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New Mexico

About Sandoval County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Placitas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sandoval County: www.sandovalcounty.com/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Placitas.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Placitas) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Placitas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PlacitasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Placitas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3070, Longitude: -106.4247       In this case, the coordinates for Placitas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Sandoval, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Placitas), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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