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Review of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Worst place I ever lived
Star Rating - 7/18/2018
We lived in Albuquerque from 2009-2017. Its a long story, but we ended up there through my husband's military career. Due to the cost of living and it's close proximity to my family in West TX, we thought it would be a great place to settle. We didn't completely love it at first but then it grew on us a little, however that didn't last. Never have I encountered more rude, hardened, clannish, classless people. That's not to say everyone in Albuquerque is like that. The arts and culture scene is pretty vibrant there. And it has tremendous potential to be a great city, but it just can't attract business or industry. Part of Albuquerque's problem is it's poverty and a corrupt govt. This contributed to a seedy culture of crime and high rates of drug & alcohol abuse. Finally, the straw that broke the camel's back for us was a murder (a random drive-by) in our middle to upper class NE Heights neighborhood. This could happen anywhere, but I'm afraid w/all our other complaints re: this city, that did it for us. We've left and hopefully won't be back.
Anessa | Coronado, CA
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We are glad your gone!! Believe me, it's one less imbecilic texan family we have to deal with. Good riddance!!
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