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Pros

-Arts and culture
-Attractive setting
-Year-round climate

Cons

-Crime rate
-Urban sprawl
-Economic cycles


What Bert Has To Say About Albuquerque Metro Area


Albuquerque, located at the crossroads of the state’s travel routes, is the largest city in New Mexico. Clear, sunny, dry days; an attractive mountain landscape; and a mostly healthy economy attract new residents from around the country. Not only is the physical climate excellent, but the area also has a favorable tax climate, and the state’s fiscal health is among the best in the country. The area is a center for the high-tech industry and especially research-oriented activities, centered on the giant Sandia Laboratories nuclear research facility south of town. There are over 100 mostly small- and medium-size tech related companies, and the area has experienced some vulnerability to tech industry economic cycles.


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Quick Facts About Albuquerque


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Albuquerque is 5.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Albuquerque jobs have Decreased by 0.51 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Albuquerque's cost of living is 1.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Albuquerque's population is 545,083 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 20.05 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Albuquerque is $179,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.70 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Albuquerque public schools spend $10,841 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16 students per teacher in Albuquerque.

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re: 39 year Native from ABQ NM - The Good, the bad
I am also from ABQ and agree with most of your points. My son & I moved away and it was a horrible mistake; we are in the process of moving back, but will live in Rio... (read more)
39 year Native from ABQ NM - The Good, the bad, an
I was born and raised in Albuquerque NM and lived there for nearly 39 years (minus 4 years in the military). I will never dispute the fact that Albuquerque is my... (read more)
Abq is just ok
I agree that doing business here you will deal with a lot of unprofessional types and much depends on your standards and what you will tolerate. I cannot say more how... (read more)
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