Sandia Vista Senior Living Albuquerque

500 Paisano St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123, United States
4.8 out of 5.0 stars (Based on 92 Google reviews)
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Independent Living
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Making the choice to transition yourself or a loved one to a senior living community can be a significant decision, often accompanied by uncertainties and apprehension. It’s crucial to view this process in a different light. Sandia Vista Senior Living in Albuquerque welcomes seniors to an environment filled with optimism and encouragement, reminiscent of a resort-style lifestyle, ideal for those who wish to embrace life to the fullest.

Conveniently nestled in the heart of Albuquerque, this vibrant independent living community proudly serves esteemed veterans and seniors not just in the immediate vicinity but also from neighboring communities. With its charming private apartments, a bustling social calendar, a sense of extended family, and tailored support levels, our community members truly relish every moment, living life on their own terms.

What truly distinguishes the Sandia Vista community is its residents, who contribute to a unique and lively atmosphere. Each individual radiates vitality and a sense of mutual care, forming special bonds that define the community. The average age typically falls around the early ’80s, with residents ranging from 56 to 99. Our residents enthusiastically participate in morning exercise sessions, social hours, engaging games like bingo, and lively Friday music sessions, creating a vibrant tapestry of daily activities.

Conveniently located near I-40, Sandia Vista enjoys a picturesque setting at the base of the Sandia Mountains, providing access to beautiful walking trails and the Sandia Peak tramway. The community is just a short drive away from Kirtland Air Force Base, the University of New Mexico, historic Old Town, museums, and the renowned Balloon Fiesta Park. Chef Dave Newton, with a dedicated tenure of 8 years at Sandia Vista, crafts daily specials featuring local seasonal delights and comforting traditional dishes. Freshness and quality shine in everything, from freshly baked bread to delightful desserts, a true reflection of Dave’s culinary passion. Residents have a variety of dining options throughout the day, including seated, served meals and a selection of menu choices.

Sandia Vista features several communal areas designed for residents’ enjoyment. As you arrive, the welcoming Los Amigos Lounge greets you, serving as a second living room and a communal hub for various activities such as live music, exercise classes, and bingo. Adjacent to the front desk, the continued learning center provides a haven for residents seeking quiet moments with a book or utilizing one of the three available computers. It also houses the Dakim Brain Fitness machine. Further down the North Hallway, you’ll find the Fiesta Lounge, featuring ShapeMaster equipment, BikeAround, and a pool table for recreational pursuits. Outdoors on the Southside, a charming dog park and walking trail beckon, warmly welcoming the beloved furry friends of Sandia Vista.

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at Sandia Vista Senior Living Albuquerque.

Health Care Services

Medication Management
Staffing & Ancillary Services

Meals & Dining

Low / No Sodium
No Sugar
Professional Chef
Room Service
Anytime Dining
Guest Meals
Meals Provided
Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

Private patio, deck, or balcony
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Garden View
Cable or Satellite TV
Handicap Accessible
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Full kitchen
Ground Floor Units
Air Conditioned

Facility Amenities

Café or Bistro
Bar or Pub
Complimentary Transportation
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Pets Allowed
Housekeeping, Beautician, Grocery Shopping and Errands, Laundry Services
Common areas such as Private Bath, Barber Shop, Computer or Media Center, Library, TV Lounge, Central Fireplace, Outside Patio
Covered Parking
Resident Parking Available
Transportation at Cost
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Memory care, etc.
Recreational areas such as Fitness Center, Game Room, Billiards Lounge, Arts & Crafts Center, Piano or Organ, Raised Garden Beds, Movie or Theater Room


Devotional Activities Offsite
Day Trips and Outings
Happy Hour
Live Dance or Theater Performances
Trivia Games
Activities On-site
Birthday Parties
Holiday Parties
Cooking Classes
Wine Tasting
Live Musical Performances
Stretching Classes
Light Therapy Programs
BBQs or Picnics
Community Service Programs
Dances and more.. Call for more information.


for Sandia Vista Senior Living Albuquerque.
4.8 out of 5.0 stars (Based on 92 Google reviews)
We visited our brother and sister–in-law at Sandia Vista Senior Living. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and beauty of the apartments. We enjoyed the gardens and fountain outside. The roses, snapdragons and other plants were beautiful. The tomato plants are growing very well and should produce delicious tomatoes in about a month. The residents we met were all very friendly. Thanks for our visit. Tom and Glenda Davis
Thomas Davis

I come and visit Becky Beaudine every Sunday for lunch and painting and then grocery shopping. I have been very impressed with the staff and the facility and all the options that residents get very impressive. Thank you.
Holly Thomas

My mother-in-law was cared for at Sandia Vista for 8 years before she passed. Treatment was excellent. A personal relationship between staff, my mother-in-law, and our family developed as we shared the days together. Food was excellent, as was the service provided.

More recently, we have helped a family member become a resident at Sandia Vista who has early stages of Alzheimer’s. We were encouraged to discover that much of the original staff we knew from my mother-in-laws stay were still working at Sandia Vista. Once again, care has been excellent, food is better than ever, and the personal attention given to care for our family member is more than we could have expected. The staff, and the care teams that assist the staff are top notch. We recommend Sandia Vista highly.

Gem Blankenship

My grandma moved from Albuquerque to Hawaii for 50 years then back to Abq to spend her last year and half in Las Colinas. In my weekly visits I noticed that she was genuinely happy there, enjoyed the programming and that they were just nice people that worked there watching out for the elder folks. They were also very professional in making sure the end was comfortable for the family as she had passed peacefully and staff informed us immediately. She always had her independence there, but some kind soul had a feeling and checked on her that particular morning. Its a community atmosphere completely there, easy to find friends + conversations and people looking out for one another.
Adrian Nogales

What a pleasant surprise stepping into Sandia Vista Senior Living entry to see my name on a white board and meeting a resident waiting my arrival. She was well matched with similar yet quite different life experiences, hobbies and interests, even her pets! People in the main area were chatting away, preparing for some activity, yet took the time to look up and acknowledge my presence. In the hallways, others stopped and introduced themselves. I could tell they were genuinely pleased with their decision to move into Sandia Vista. I did arrive in the midst of renovations that included new flooring, painting walls, etc. that is updating the common areas. The apartments seem to be larger than other living places I visited. The size of kitchen, balconies, and closets provide a sense of spaciousness larger than ordinary. This is a lovely campus with delightful residents, attentive staff, and well, almost like home.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

about Sandia Vista Senior Living Albuquerque.
What room types does Sandia Vista Senior Living Albuquerque offer?
Sandia Vista Senior Living offers Studio, 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedrooms.
How does New Mexico Care Consultants score Sandia Vista Senior Living Albuquerque?

We gave score to a community based on Google Reviews. New Mexico Care Consultants has star reviews and scored Sandia Vista Senior Living Albuquerque 4.5 out of 5 based on 51 Google Reviews.

We assign star review and scores to give a more reliable view into senior living communities and home care agencies. Our review scores prioritize reviews that are recent — the past 24 months — because we know families need current information when choosing senior care.

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What is the phone number for Sandia Vista Senior Living Albuquerque?
To reach the Sandia Vista Senior Living Albuquerque, call 505-401-2868. This phone number connects you to a local advisor from New Mexico Care Consultants.

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