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ABQ - after 18 months, we are ready to get out. Posted On: 9/1/2011 6:26:41 AM
We moved to ABQ from Richardson, TX (DFW) about 18 months ago as part of a promotion. I must say, that we are ready to move out. We have two young children, and this has been a terrible place for us to raise them. We have resorted to homeschooling and really see no opportunity for a quality higher education here. Bad examples for them everywhere we go, except uptown which is nice. Teens drinking beer in the beds of pickups; tatooed youth who stare at you while you fill up your car at a convenience stores; trash everywhere. My wife will not go out alone at night. Amazingly rude drivers. We live in the East Mountains, and the water quality is terrible. Forget having a garden or horses. You have to use special gardening technqies to get anything to survive. Hay prices are astronomical. Houses are not selling in the East, so we're not even sure that we can move out when we need to. Only good thing is that Colorado and the mountains are nearby. Not sure this makes up for the depressed state of this area. Just not worth the move.