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


-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.


Quick Facts About Rio Rancho

    The unemployment rate in Rio Rancho is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Rio Rancho jobs have Decreased by 0.51 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Rio Rancho's cost of living is 1.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Rio Rancho's population is 87,068 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 66.81 percent.
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Rio Rancho is $171,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.70 percent.
    Rio Rancho public schools spend $10,272 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Rio Rancho.

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re: re: - 4/2/2009
Hi NC, I'm looking to move to a dry sunny place where "the weather suits my clothes". I'm living in Northern Canada and while the air and water is clean and it is very... (read more)
re: re: - 11/28/2009
Hello Jill, Your note was posted in 2009 and now its almost 5 years later. You probably already know its Bloomfield and not Broomfield...It always struck me as a... (read more)
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re: Love it here - 2/25/2015
Hi Kaylee, I'm looking to move to a dry sunny place where "the weather suits my clothes". I'm living in Northern Canada and while the air and water is clean and it is... (read more)
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