La Casa Turquesa is an historic adobe neighborhood nestled in the North Valley an easy 1 mile walk from Old Town. It is known as the Los Duranes Neighborhood. Casa Turquesa is close to the Albuquerque zoo, botanical gardens and aquarium , and the Rio Grande Nature Center. A bike path following the Rio Grande is one block west. There is convenient access to the freeways. Casa Turquesa has recently been lovingly remodeled and accommodates 6.