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The Orchards @ Anderson Heights Homeowners' Blog

The Official blog of The Orchards @ Anderson Heights – made by homeowners, for homeowners

Lost Dog Found :: Grey with Black Sweater with Snowflakes

Around 4pm we found small dog running around McKinnon Way and Fencik. Dog is safe and contact Tony at 241-9400 to schedule pickup. Continue Reading

Vehicles broken into on Humphries

In the past month several vehicles have been broken into a few times. One house had both their vehicles broken into three times. Across the street one vehicle two weeks later, and just a week ago Continue Reading

Re: Annual Meeting

Thank you board for organizing the meeting. As I mentioned, I am anxious (as well as my neighbors) to get the wall issue resolved. Please let me know when and how I can be of assistance. I am Continue Reading

Break in Last night on Cabral Trl

There was a break- in last nigh (Halloween) on Cabral Trl. Since my husband works with security, we track the reported break-ins in the city and this is the first we have seen in our neighborhood in Continue Reading

Survey Results – Topic: Final Thoughts for the BoD and Property Management

Neighbors, Here are your responses for the last question of the survey: What are your final thoughts? Comment below with your thoughts on the final thoughts! Chris President, Orchards Continue Reading

Orchards HOA Annual Meeting – November 17th, 1pm @ the Orchards Park!

The Annual Meeting for the Orchards HOA will be held at our own park this year. The BoD's goal is to get as many people as possible to show up so we decided to make a few changes... location, day Continue Reading

Survey Results – Topic: Safety and Security

Hello, Here's the post where we can discuss safety and security issues here in the Orchards. The images above shows the responses for whether or not you would pay additional assessments for Continue Reading

Survey Results – Topic: Pool

Hello, It seems that the pool season went well this year.  Hopefully we can learn from some of the comments that came in and make the pool season more enjoyable for 2013. Remember, new shade, Continue Reading

Survey Results – Topic: Committees

Hello, Here are more results from the survey. As you probably already know, those committees currently do not exist... so, if you were one of the respondents who said they would like to Continue Reading

Prowler in the neighborhood

Don't know about any other vacant properties, but there is evidence a prowler has been trying to enter 10700 Gentry Lane at least a half a dozen times. I think this time the person may have actually Continue Reading

Orchards 2013 Budget

Neighbors, The Board of Directors has unanimously approved the budget for 2013.  There will be an important announcement regarding our 2013 assessments at the Annual Meeting. We encourage Continue Reading

Survey Results – Topic: HOA Role, Responsibility & Value

Neighbors, Here's a Post to start the discussion on the Orchards Homeowners Association role and responsibility it has with regards to our community - this is also a place where we can discuss why Continue Reading

Orchards 2012 Survey Results – Download Available!

Orchards 2012 Survey Results – Download Available!

Hello Neighbors, The 1st ever Orchards survey has come to an end. Thank you to all those who took the time to respond - you are now entered to win one of five $20 Visa gift cards. The winners will Continue Reading

The Orchards @ Anderson Heights 2012 Survey – Now Closed!

Thank you to all who have responded to the 1st ever, Orchards Survey.  Stay tuned for the results and discussion threads in the next couple of days. Those of you who filled out the survey are Continue Reading

Halloween Potluck 2012! Saturday, October 27th, 2012!

Hello, It's that time to begin planning for the 3rd Annual Orchards Halloween Potluck! If you would like to help, please comment on the Halloween 2012 page and let us know how.  If you plan Continue Reading

Walmart Action Alert! Two important events: Rally Oct. 15th, 4:00 pm and EPC Hearing Oct.18th, 1:00 pm

FYI: Subject: Walmart Action Alert! Two important events: Rally Oct. 15th, 4:00 pm and EPC Hearing Oct.18th, 1:00 pm We need your participation at two important events that will take place next Continue Reading

The Orchards Newsletter – Issue 1

Hello, You should have received the first ever Orchards newsletter.  Please check your mailbox or if you want, you can download it here: Many thanks to Mark for putting it Continue Reading

Dogs Barking

If you have a dog, I am begging you from one neighbor to another--please please please control its barking when the sun is down. I am a mom of three very young kids, and nothing upsets me more than Continue Reading

The Orchards @ Anderson Heights 2012 Survey – Win a $20 gift card!!

Neighbors, The Orchards at Anderson Heights HOA Board is conducting a survey in order to help us make decisions regarding future expenditures.   This survey will serve a two-fold purpose: a) We Continue Reading

wall issues AGAIN

My neighbors and I have had a few incidents this week with kids jumping over the wall and into our yards. We are TIRED of dealing with this! Has the board made any decisions regarding our wall Continue Reading

Appealing the ARC

I received the third rejection in the mail today from the ARC since I moved here, and I'm losing my patience with that in a hurry.  I'm tired of playing games so I'm going to lay it all out on the Continue Reading

Halloween decorations

Hello! We are sort of new to The Orchards, and we really enjoy decorating our home for Halloween and Christmas. I am just trying to find out if there are any special rules or anything that we would Continue Reading



The blog will reach over 1000 comments today!!! Since August 16, 2009 the site has been up and running - enabling homeowners, renters, The Board and our property management company to communicate Continue Reading

Kids ringing doorbells

Our family is new to the community and have already experienced kids that are doing things that are inappropriate. Back in July was our first experience, at about 11:30pm we heard the doorbell ring Continue Reading

Bernalillo County Neighborhood Newsletter

Bernalillo County Neighborhood Newsletter Volume III, Issue 9, September 2012 Note: In-Post viewer may not work on all browsers. Continue Reading

Use Of BB Guns

I do not find an adult male and teenager firing BB Guns on a lot that has new construction started, appropriate! Seriously are people that oblivious to what could happen? Do they lack common sense? Continue Reading

Fruit Trees

Hello Neighbors, A fellow homeowner sent me an email asking me to post on the blog something about the fruit trees around our community - if you have fruit trees in your yard, please pick up any Continue Reading


CRIME ALERT WHEEL RIM & TIRE THEFTS Since the start of 2012 the city has been slammed with over 254 thefts of tires and wheels off of parked vehicles in home driveways. It has also extended Continue Reading

Stop Sign NE corner of Duerson and McMichael

About 3 weeks ago this stop sign was ran over, and is now gone. Whom do I need to contact to get this replaced? People rarely stop at this stop sign anyway (yes, even with speed bumps) but now nobody Continue Reading

New pool rules

I am a mom of three kids 3 and under... and it seems everytime we use the pool the guard informs us of a new rule. Last week it was that strollers weren't allowed into the pool area. Today, I was Continue Reading

Missing gray cat

Hello, We are missing our gray cat that got out last night, Friday May 25th or perhaps very early this morning, Saturday May 26th. Please let us know if you see him, Thanks, John Continue Reading

Chocolate syrup “tagging”???

It disgusts me to know that some kid (or kids) in the community have nothing better to do than to cover one of our cars with chocolate syrup.  I, of course, am assuming "kids" did this Saturday Continue Reading

Speed Bumps

Hi, Can you please list the locations where the speed bumps are going in?  Thank you! Brian Continue Reading

Vendor Fair and Pool Party on May 19th at the Orchards Park! Hamburgers & Hotdogs!

Orchards Residents: Food, Fun Jump, Landscaping Vendors of all kinds at the Orchards Pool opens! According to the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (aka the CC&Rs), all unlanscaped Continue Reading

Why are the gates open so much?

I know there was some gate damage recently but can we please get an update as to why they are open so much? Continue Reading

Pool Construction Complete!

Pool Construction Complete!

Neighbors, The re-decking and shade projects are complete - only clean up remains! Here's a shot I took yesterday during the final Continue Reading

Wind Damage At the Park

Wind Damage At the Park

Neighbors, Last week we had some very powerful winds that took down one of the trees at the park.  The landscaping folks are going to be removing it this week.   Chris President - Continue Reading

Progress on the pool decking

Progress on the pool decking

Neighbors, The pool is currently undergoing some maintanence - the tiles around the pool are getting replaced, all the concrete around the pool is being replace and the shade structures are Continue Reading

The High Co$t of Vandalism

Neighbors, The cost of vandalism is rising in the Orchards.  We aren't 4 months into 2012 and we have paid $13,359.00 in gate repairs, lock repairs and graffiti removal.  This is a serious Continue Reading

For sale: Bowflex Blaze with $150 in bonus accessories

Details are posted here. This machine is in perfect condition and with the extra accessories is a $950 value. Email me at melissainabq at gmail if you want to come see Continue Reading

Tree Planting

I have a question. Spring is around the corner and Im ready to continue my landscaping project. Im curious to know if I can plant some trees along the sidewalk. I figure that we are responsible for Continue Reading

Security Guards

Does anyone know why there has been a security guard at the gates the last couple of weekend? Continue Reading

Warning – Closing Gates

We just wanted to warn everyone of the uninsured gates at our community.   This morning (02/13/12) we were leaving to work and had to stop at the gate because the bus was picking up the kids.   Continue Reading

Vandalism Alert!

To the south end Neighborhood Associations: On 01/10/12 (Tuesday) and 01/11/12 (Wednesday) and this morning your area experienced a large number of vandalism cases. Numerous vehicle windows were Continue Reading

Getting more speedbumps?

We are growing increasingly more concerned about the speed at which people drive east on Humphries to where it turns north and becomes Vanhorne Way. People fly down that street and it's scary because Continue Reading


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