The Southwest area of Albuquerque boasts the large employers of the city. Here lies the Kirtland Air Force Base, the Albuquerque Internationa Sunport, and Sandia National Labs. The base claims its spot as the third largest Air Force Material Command installation employing over 23,000 people. Sandia National Labs stands for innovation within the science world, hiring the best scientists for the governmental jobs they take on.
The housing market in this area holds a wide range of community types from the country club atmosphere in Four Hills to the large, eco-friendly subdivision of Mesa del Sol. Along with the new subdivision of Mesa del Sol, 23,000 new jobs were brought in. This area of Albuquerque can surely be called exciting as it grows daily in industry and housing. Not only does Mesa del Sol provide room for growth in Albuquerque, but the whole subdivision is composed of homes that are Energy Star-Rated for optimal energy efficiency. This is the first large movement of green homes in Albuquerque built to suit many different sized families, in a large range of prices.
The Albuquerque International Sunport is close by along with the Four Hills Countryclub which houses a nice golf course. The largest venue nearby is the Journal Pavilion Amphitheater which brings in many world renowned muscians and bands.
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