Valencia County is a place of sharp contrasts. The rich green of the river valley where the 3 main communities-Los Lunas, Belen & Bosque Farms-are situated is fed by a huge system of irrigation acequias. The mesas on either side are the stuff of western movies-the high lonesome. The arid countryside is rich in the grass & wildflowers of the Southwest. It all sits spread out beneath the Manzano Mountains, which turn from the day's blue to the evening's violet as you watch.
The people of the county enjoy the best of both worlds-the rural lifestyle that allows for horseback riding & fresh eggs as well as the suburban world that gets you to the airport in 20 minutes & to the symphony in 25. But you don't have to look far for the wonderful cultural experience, because it's all right here.