My husband, daughter and I moved to Paradise Hills in 2013. We previously resided in Ventana Ranch. I lived in Ventana Ranch since 1997. Although these two subdivisions border each other they are very different.
Ventana Ranch is located in the City of Albuquerque and was well known for their nice bike trails, lit sidewalks, newer parks, shopping, dining, convenience stores within walking distance and a home owner association. The construction in this neighborhood started in 1996.
Paradise Hills is an older established neighborhood. This neighborhood was once called Mortgage Heights (back in the 70's). Here you find homes that border a public golf course called Paradise Greens. You find that the neighborhood backs up to main streets and a jogging trail. Although you do not see sidewalks or lit streets at night, you see wildlife roaming early in the morning from bunnies to scorpions and even coyote!
Paradise Hills is still a part of Bernalillo county surrounded but the City of Albuquerque and does have the Paradise Hills Civic Association, so there are restrictions, but you can bring your plans for updates and present them to the committee for approval.
If you love to see nature when you wake up, love your side yard and backyard access, have an RV that can fit on the side of your house ( Rv's cannot be parked in front) then Paradise Hills is for you.
I have lived in and sold homes in both neighborhoods. I would be happy to show you current inventory and give you more information. Latte Stone Realty, LLC 505-977-0786