Albuquerque, New Mexico 

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+4.8% since 2020

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8.2 / 6.4

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Best Places to Live in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mid-sized city/College town - Near the center of New Mexico. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Albuquerque, while December and January are the least comfortable months.
State: New Mexico
County: Bernalillo County
Metro Area: Albuquerque Metro Area
City: Albuquerque
Zip Codes: 87121, 87114, 87120, 87111, 87123, 87112, 87109, 87110, 87108, 87107, 17 total
Cost of Living: -9.2% lower
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 5314 ft above sea level

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Albuquerque, Nm Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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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.


The unemployment rate in Albuquerque is 7.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Albuquerque jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Albuquerque's cost of living is 9.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Albuquerque's Cost of Living

September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Albuquerque, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Bernalillo county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 61.0% to 36.6%. More Voting Stats

Albuquerque's population is 562,540 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 21.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Albuquerque is Real Estate: $257,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Albuquerque

It's a good time to buy in Albuquerque. Home Appreciation is up 17.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Albuquerque is $257,400.
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Reviews for Albuquerque   250 Reviews
Albuquerque's cool, but really dangerous. - 11/23/2022
it has really good culture, it's fun, the people are friendly, the weather's decent, the art scene is amazing, it's very LGBTQ-accepting, the mexican food is great, and... Read More

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Piece of dog chit - 11/6/2021
Crime,criminals, cuription, gangs,drugs,murders,crack head thieves, cold at night hotter than hell during day,no nightlife, worst town I have ever been in the world... Read More

Deplorable at BEST - 10/5/2021
I wish there were negative stars. I lived here for 2 years. HORRIBLE! Most nasty unwelcoming breed of people on the planet. and the CRIME. EVERY day shootings, murders... Read More

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87121, 87114, 87120, 87111, 87123, 87112, 87109, 87110, 87108, 87107, 17 total


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