About Alto North
Alto North stretches northward along HWY 48 and eastward along HWY 220 from Ruidoso’s northern edge. The area extends approximately three miles until it essentially terminates where HWY 48 intersects HWY 37. Although somewhat out of the Ruidoso ‘town’ area, with the close proximity homes in this area have to HWY 48, the ride south into the Village is not more than 15 minutes for the most part.
The construction in the area is somewhat mixed as is typical in the unincorporated, rural zoned areas of Lincoln County, New Mexico. Manufactured homes can sometimes sit adjacent to larger site built homes. Ages of construction can run from the 1960s through the early 2000s. Along HWY 48, one will also find a smattering of one off commercial structures and businesses. Nonetheless, the area offers residents plenty of space, good and scenic views to both the east and west and abundant wildlife roaming through your driveway.
Although not universal, some of this area was badly burned during the Little Bear fire which occurred in 2012. In these spotty areas throughout Alto North, views along with property values have declined.