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Albuquerque, New Mexico   Add Favorite    220 Reviews | Review This Place




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 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Albuquerque jobs have Increased by 0.26 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Albuquerque's cost of living is 2.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Albuquerque's population is 559,121 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 45.33 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Albuquerque is $167,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 6.25 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Albuquerque public schools spend $10,228 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Albuquerque.

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  12/31/2016
Happy in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho after three ye

Technically I live in Rio Rancho -- across the river from Albuquerque but this is essentially one place. I've been here three years and I'm retired and happy. People...

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  11/12/2016
Safe-ish

Albuquerque voted for Hilary in the presidential 2016 election so it's not all bad. The majority of people are either Hispanic or non-white so we're pretty safe. The...

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  9/2/2016
So much wasted beauty

My wife and I came to Albuquerque to retire 3 years ago. We explored the city first to see if it seemed like a good fit. It is a very deceptive city because it's...

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