Albuquerque, New Mexico 

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I love Albuquerque warts and all - 10/16/2019
These reviews on here for cities, almost any city, are fairly predictable. Nobody writes unless they have something to complain about.
Is Albuquerque the Paris of the Southwest? No. Is it a sh*thole? Absolutely not. In fact, it's one of the prettiest cities I've ever lived in. You just have to get to know it, know it well, and be on guard of where you are and what you're doing. Albuquerque natives really want nothing so much as they want to mind their own business and let you mind yours. Keep that in mind in your day-to-day dealings with folks and you'll be just fine.
Albuquerque has definite problems. Crime and poverty are near the top. Sure, they need to be discussed in order to try and come to a solution, and merely discussing them because they do exist is not an unfair slam on Albuquerque. On the other hand, it's certainly not the only place that this is happening.
It's a beautiful city in a beautiful state. With a little luck and a lot of common Read More

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I was bamboozled into moving to Albuquerque NM! - 10/13/2019
I call this place I have been living for 3 years, Albuquerque New Mexico, an Un-Enchanting Wasteland. They are building so many huge homes in the high desert that it is giving me all types of health ailments. It's not the crime it's not the people it's not the land it's not the sun it is the weather conditions that have destroyed me here. Constant dust is scratching my gastric and I have many ailments including tinnitus and other not so pleasant things due to the conditions of the weather and elevation and how it is and that is the only thing that is killing me Read More

Thinking of Moving to ABQ? Read This First. - 8/25/2019
If you are a Californian, Texan or New Yorker looking to move to Albuquerque for the cheap housing, listen closely: YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! High crime, high unemployment, low growth in house equity and poverty.

My 30+ years in Albuquerque were filled with crime and hassle. I lived in a nice NE heights neighborhood and had cars broken into (one was even taken on a high speed chase) and stuff constantly stolen like bikes and lawn equipment. My father-in-law got a neat steel buffalo ornament for his lawn and it was gone in one week. I once left my bike in the rack outside a gas station and came out and it was gone in less than 2 minutes! My wife had her car broken into twice and her basement broken into once before moving in with me.

Look at the news stories from the past few years! An elderly woman got stabbed as she walked home with her groceries near the ABQ Academy (a NICE part of town). A man was found crucified to a tree in the valley. A guy was Read More

Disgusting place that has so much potential - 8/16/2019
This town is disgusting! I had no idea there were so many panhandlers, sometimes four per corner. The drivers will give you anxiety by doing 25mph under or 40 mph over. Albuquerque has such potential since it's such a beautiful area but so many of the people that live here are lazy, entitled, and rude. I am relocating after 3 1/2 yrs of living here. Rent is overpriced and buying a house is tough for anyone that doesn't make $60,000. Even the gated communities have people sneaking in and attempting car and house break-ins. The dating pool is very shallow for working professionals that are any sort of quality Read More

The Land of Entrapment - 6/25/2019
I was born in abq and I've lived here since (22 years), and am leaving next year. Most of these reviews are dead accurate about the crime, poverty, and corruption. Maybe I'm just used to it by now and I haven't had the experience of living in another city, but I'm still able to see how incredibly shitty this place is. It really is the Land of Entrapment for a reason. I'll start with the pros.

1. Amazing weather. Even though it's bipolar, you get all four seasons and it's almost never hotter than 95º in the summer. (It's even better in the east mountains)
2. Green Chile. That's all. Nothing compares to real New Mexico green chile.
That's all for pros

CONS
1. Horrible crime... particularly in the hispanic community, and anywhere you go in the city, you'll find shady shit going on, yes even in the nice neighborhoods. I literally never go anywhere without my knife, mace, and cat keys in my hands. Car theft is also HUGE here, #1 in the U.S but Read More

Not for me. - 6/19/2019
Having visited ABQ for many, many years, I have to agree with the line from one of my favorite shows, Breaking Bad. Skyler asks Marie if she is going to visit Hank while he’s in El Paso? Marie replies “ El Paso, are you kidding? This place is Third World enough!” Couldn’t agree Read More

Old Albuquerqueans do not want you here - 4/25/2019
PLEASE DO NOT move to Albuquerque. We DO NOT WANT more of you from California, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and many other states. You have ruined our city and have jacked up our cost of housing. You DO NOT really appreciate our culture and our beautiful, rich centuries old culture. Instead you appropriate our culture for monetary profit while displacing us to God knows where in the bad parts of town while looking down on us as colonizers when gentrification is a form of COLONIZATION. Hypocrites. Respect us or leave or better yet, don't come here in the first Read More
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Corrupt, miserable dump. - 3/7/2019
Been stuck here for over a decade. Miserable, corrupt, crime ridden S***hole. Terrible schools, unresponsive, openly corrupt government, not jobs outside of the limited federal sector, idiotic sprawl-encouraging housing developments (Mesa del Sol, Santolina) subsidized with taxpayer dollars to put in infrastructure for what have turned out to be boondoggles, while the center of the city rots. Large parts of the city (e.g. South Valley) are no go zones where M13 and other gangs are the law. Despite the racist tone taken by some commenters, at least 50% of the crooks in government are white, like our former mayor, Berry, who destroyed the economy of one of the few viable neighborhoods (Nob Hill) with a stupid bus project, using federal anti-poverty money, that is presently nonfunctional and does nothing but further snarl traffic, but he and his wife got paid, that's for sure. Present government seems to say the right things but is ineffective and has done nothing to fix much of Read More

One scary city. - 3/6/2019
This is the most dangerous city that I have ever lived in. Crime is everywhere, 24/7. 4th most violent city in the entire country, number one in auto thefts, lord only knows how many car jackings, robberies, assaults, murders etc. Things get swept under the rug, and many things just go unreported my our esteemed police dept (who are still under a federal oversight program resulting from past policies of shooting first and asking questions later). I first came to the city in 1985 and thought I knew where the bad areas were.....wrong! It's almost the entire city that is under assault. As if that wasn't enough, the population of tweakers, heroin addicts, crazies, dangerous felons, etc is uncountable because it's so high. I do love the light, and the Frontier restaurant is a state treasure, but that isn't enough to keep me here. People are uneducated and not very friendly either, and if you dare to mention the crime they look at you like they don't know what you're talking about. That Read More
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Good place to travel through, but don't stop - 1/26/2019
I've lived in the Albuquerque vicinity for 25 years and the city has really gone downhill. It's horrible now with rampant crime, both violent & property. People will steal anything and you really don't walk around town without being able to protect yourself. It's a shame because the city really has a lot to offer in the way of things to do (Bio Park, hiking trails, etc). However, knowing what I do now, I'd keep on driving through!  Read More


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