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Albuquerque, New Mexico 200 Reviews | Leave a Comment



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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Comments


What it's really like to live in Albuquerque
As a life-long (50 something) resident (left a few of times for college and adventure), an educated, law-abiding, non-drug using female, (oh and being caucasian), this... (read more)
re: An honest review - 6/18/2014
I have to say, Bryan, that possibly coming from St. Louis, you might have the view you have of Albuquerque. As a life-long (50 something) resident (left a few of times... (read more)
Albuquerque not what it used to be
I have lived in Albuquerque for the past 16 years plus a few years back in the early 90's. It has changed a lot - for the worse. It's a shame because you don't get any... (read more)
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