Albuquerque, New Mexico 

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Not so bad - 7/12/2018
I lived in Abq,NM in 1998-2005. Since then I've visited regularly while moving to many parts of the country for work, family relocations, etc. Abq and the surrounding areas have a different vibe. There's definitely a good deal of poverty, but the arts and culture is like no other place I've been to. I think it all depends on what you like. If you want big city life and the feel of a high income area, this isn't really the place. If you want hiking and exploring nature outdoors, NM is incredible. I've considered places to retire in the Carolinas, but try exploring on a trail outside the big cities and you'll find some of the worst poverty I've ever seen.  Read More

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Love the View Here. - 6/29/2018
Albuquerque has a lot to offer and a lot that goes unnoticed. It is located in a beautiful part of the country with a mild climate, some of the bluest skies and most colorful sunsets you can find. It is enriched by the history and culture of Mexico, Spain, several Native American tribes, Central America and Europe, and that culture spills over into some of the best restaurants with unique flavors, and arts & entertainment. There is access to affordable higher education. A 20 minute drive will take you from Technology Park & Sandia Labs to working farms and quaint rural communities. The city has invested a lot in recent years so that there are things to do as an individual or family. and within 1-2 hours of Albuquerque are historic towns, the state capital, wildlife preserves, world class skiing, fine dining, spas, ancient ruins, art galleries, museums, lake recreation, camping, hunting, fishing, gambling, horse racing, farmers markets, folk art shows, outdoor concerts and the list Read More

Love the View Here. - 6/29/2018
Albuquerque has a lot to offer and a lot that goes unnoticed. It is located in a beautiful part of the country with a mild climate, some of the bluest skies and most colorful sunsets you can find. It is enriched by the history and culture of Mexico, Spain, several Native American tribes, Central America and Europe, and that culture spills over into some of the best restaurants with unique flavors, and arts & entertainment. There is access to affordable higher education. A 20 minute drive will take you from Technology Park & Sandia Labs to working farms and quaint rural communities. The city has invested a lot in recent years so that there are things to do as an individual or family. and within 1-2 hours of Albuquerque are historic towns, the state capital, wildlife preserves, world class skiing, fine dining, spas, ancient ruins, art galleries, museums, lake recreation, camping, hunting, fishing, gambling, horse racing, farmers markets, folk art shows, outdoor concerts and the list Read More

A lawless 3rd world wasteland - 5/18/2018
This has to be one of the worst cities in America, and it's 100% because of the reprehensible people (if you can call them that) that live here. There's not a single day that will pass without getting in some sort of conflict with people. half or more of the people are functionally illiterate (FACT) Half of the people here are in the penal system in some way (FACT), and 3/4 of the people here are 100% dependant on the Fed Gov't in some way shape or form (FACT). They are rude, ill-mannered, selfish,, mean and violent. There are less than 100 uniformed cops in this 550K population city (FACT). If you want to see Detroit in the desert come to Albuquerque. As for the climate, it's getting worse too. The Sandia wilderness here is almost completely dead. The desert is all the way up to 8,000ft now and more than half of the trees in the forests in the high elevations have died completely. Albuquerque is a place of death and i'm so fired up about getting out of this hole and up to paradise Read More

Love it here! - 4/30/2018
Two years ago I moved to Albuquerque from Dallas, Texas and I love it here! The natural beauty and abundant history are wonderful: from hiking in the Sandia's on the weekends, to exploring the Petroglyphs, to natural monuments like Tent Rocks and the Caldera. There is something educational and/or outdoorsy to do here all the time. The integration of the Native and Spanish cultures affords so many cultural events throughout the year...not to mention the recent paleontology finds. It's funny, because the people who complain about ABQ are from here, but when I ask them about going to all of these wonderful places & events...none of them go! So like anywhere, it's what you make of Read More

I was going to be a new working Nurse - 4/18/2018
I would not move to any city that is a sanctuary city. All residents should have legal status. Illegal is Read More
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Life in Albuquerque - 1/6/2018
My wife and I lived in Albuquerque for seven years, leaving in June 2017.
Overall Albuquerque is not a bad place to live, just not a good one.
Truthfully it is beautiful with lots of sun and outdoor activity opportunity.
The culture is kinda melting pot and non status quo in a nutshell.
The pace of life is very slow. Certainly not crowded or traffic troubled.
Fairly affordable. Now for the downside, and be prepared.
A huge amount of crime with criminals that do not serve their time,
if you doubt this look it up.There are not 3 cities in America with higher
per capita crime rates, drug addiction, lack of enough policing for its size,
or criminal cases being dismissed. Ask anyone who lives there they know.
Some pretend otherwise, they don't watch the news either.
Your chances of being a victim of some sort of crime is so high there,
it is bottom of the barrel. Not a good family city. Many hard working
people Read More
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I wouldn't recommend moving to this city - 9/5/2017
I have lived here for over a year, and I would highly recommend for anyone considering moving here to stay away. The city is rampant with crime, and there are thugs roaming around everywhere carrying their belongings in garbage bags. The downtown area has a lot of vagrants, and it is creepy. I actually was walking down near the corner of Menaul and Wyoming, and I saw a woman in broad daylight pull down her shorts and expose her rear end. There are a lot of mentally ill people here.

The police departments in Albuquerque and Santa Fe are rife w/corruption. I have seen aggressors punch innocent people who weren't doing anything to provoke them, and the police arrived to do absolutely nothing to stop it or arrest anyone. It seems like the mentality of the Wild West where anything goes. A lot of people here come across as extremely rude, unfriendly and have bad attitudes. You can walk into a business w/a reception desk, and the receptionist won't even look up to Read More

Very beautiful land, but not much more - 3/27/2017
Lived in Albuquerque my whole life, it's very beautiful. Mesas to the west, Rio Grande/Bosque in the middle (super beautiful in the fall when the trees turn yellow and orange!) and then the mountains to the east. Our weather is just about perfect. Too hot for my taste, but being sandwiched between Texas and Arizona, summers of only mid-90s isn't too bad in comparison! Very beautiful spring/fall, and the winter is still cold with some snow. All four seasons are very fair, though bipolar. The city is very rich in culture and food as well, especially for fans of Native American culture. One of my favorite things about ABQ is how easy it is to navigate, all the roads are a big grid so all roads lead to each other eventually.

As for crime, well, it's there. I grew up in the northwest suburbs and still had vehicle break ins every month, even got shot at once for catching the guy. Avoid the south part of the town. Southeast and southwest are both very rough and full of crime, Read More

My hometown used to be awesome now it's a $#!+hole - 2/14/2017
Don't move here. I've lived here all my life and have adored my hometown. Now I'm looking to get out. First of all, if you don't like south of the border, this is not the place for you. This whole area is 3rd world basically. They have taken over many neighborhoods and whole sectors of business like road work, construction of all kinds, janitorial, they are now Kings of the used auto business. You cannot win against them because they undercut you. Car thieves thrive here. The judges let them out too quick. Home invasions sky high, home burglary, murder, same. The streets are full of vagrants, drunks, meth heads, mentally ill just wandering around like zombies. Home of Breaking Bad for real. My once beautiful home town is now Les Miserables. A real outhouse. It's so sad. The mayor sucks and does what he wants. He is tearing up the historic Route 66 bus line even though we citizens DO NOT want it. Businesses are shuttered along the construction line. The ART transit line Read More


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