is there life in the East Mountains? We just returned from what we thought was a very preliminary retirement home search of Albuquerque area (spent most of in Galisteo). We were not looking to buy this soon, but we did find a 10-acre parcel in the San Pedro Creek sub that we are actually thinking of buying. I would love to hear from anyone who knows this area, about 15 mins. north of 40 on the Turquoise Trail (route 14). Obviously, there's not much there right now, but is this on the verge of changing? We would probably be living there in 5-10 years. The only thing that really cooled us off was the drive into Albuquerque, which couldn't be uglier on Hwy. 40. What are they doing on that road? Other questions about East Mountains area: Where do you go for dinner? Where can you get a latte? We have no children and don't golf, but love to hike and travel. It seems to me that with all those very upscale homes going in and the gorgeous views, there is bound to be growth in this area in the not-TOO-distant future. Stefraffel, I'd love to correspond with you - it sounds like you bought here as well. We are currently in the SF Bay Area where life is pretty good, but want more country when we leave here. Thanks for any intelligence!