Small Community. Big Possibilities.
About The Community
The Village of Los Lunas is a small community with big possibilities. We are a safe community with rich history, culture and tradition, and we will never relinquish our cherished qualities. Our roots run deep and we cultivate our businesses with care. The Village of Los Lunas has exciting plans underway for our residents and businesses. Our comprehensive plan has been revised to provide strategic guidance for our community. We have launched a progressive branding and marketing campaign to promote and attract new businesses and residents to the village. There are plans to build a University of New Mexico (UNM) Valencia campus on the west side of town. We are in Phase 2 of the Transportation Center near the Rail Runner, which is our commuter rail system. We also have Live Work Los Lunas, our program that provides practical business support services to our home-based workers. Our community is situated near major universities and community colleges. A substantial, well-trained workforce is available. UNM Valencia has 1,901 students. The UNM main campus in Albuquerque has 29,056 students. New Mexico Tech has 1,921 students. Central New Mexico, also located in Albuquerque, has 2,698 students. Valencia County is also home to Los Lunas High School, Valencia High School, Belen High School, and the School of Dreams Academy. This student population exceeds 3,900.
The Village of Los Lunas community is comprised of 994 businesses with annual retail sales of $381 million. Our largest employers are the Walmart Distribution Center, ACIM/Party City Manufacturing and Home Depot, and employ over 3,500 people.
Los Lunas has 1,170 acres of available commercial land complete with new infrastructure.
Community Profile and Demographics
The Village of Los Lunas, New Mexico was established in 1716 and incorporated in 1928. Los Lunas was New Mexico’s fastest growing community between 1960 and 2010. Los Lunas has been a magnet to industries needing room to expand. The attractions are low-cost industrial sites, easy transportation access, available work force, affordable housing and a business-friendly climate. Below is a brief community profile:
About New Mexico
Home to the Rail Runner, our commuter rail system, Los Lunas provides easy access to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. New Mexico’s major travel destinations are nearby as well. Whether heading to Taos, the International Balloon Fiesta, the Very Large Array, Indian Market, the Blue Hole, and Acoma Sky City, Los Lunas is a gateway to the Land of Enchantment.
Few places on earth offer the rich history and cultural diversity found in New Mexico. Visitors are drawn to the State’s many historical sites, museums, and celebrations every year. The State of New Mexico operates nine museums covering a range of interests, from Space History to Folk Art. There are approximately 60 total museums throughout the State.
New Mexico is home to 22 Native American tribes. Their rich history is celebrated today in museums, ceremonial dances, arts and crafts, language, and traditional villages. The annual Santa Fe Indian Market is held the third weekend in August and features more than 1,000 Native artists.
Every summer thousands come to New Mexico for the Santa Fe Opera season in the world-renown venue that is like no other. The annual Blues Festival held Memorial Day weekend each year draws hundreds of blues enthusiasts to Silver City, a beautiful town in the Gila Wilderness with its own rich history and, today, home to many art galleries.
From the stark, arid beauty of southern New Mexico’s deserts to some of the country’s finest ski slopes (there are over 20 mountain ranges), this land of breathtaking contrasts offers a myriad of outdoor activities year-round. The quality trout waters of the San Juan River are well known to fly fishermen everywhere. White Sands National Monument is 275 square miles of pure white sand. This variety is just part of what makes New Mexico unique.
The state operates 35 parks and there are three national parks and ten national monuments here. The most famous of these is Carlsbad Caverns National Park, with some of the largest underground caves and chambers in the world. The Gila Wilderness, an area of mountainous beauty and ancient cliff dwellings, was the first wilderness area to be so designated by Congress.
The New Mexico Tourism Department offers complete information for visitors and those who wish to enjoy this lifestyle every day.
Where is Los Lunas?
We are situated on Interstate 25, the major north/south freeway artery in New Mexico. Average daily northbound traffic is 30,500 vehicles; southbound traffic is 10,000 vehicles. In addition, Highway 6 passes east/west through our community with average daily traffic of 24,475 vehicles.