Albuquerque

123 reviews
  1. City in New Mexico
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$185,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$798
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      558
      264
    • Murder
      5
      5
    • Rape
      72
      37
    • Robbery
      247
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      1,096
      575
    • Theft
      3,714
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      637
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $47,413
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    20%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      15%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      19%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      33%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      23%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      11%
      14%

    Reviews

    123 reviews
    • Excellent
      22
    • Very Good
      56
    • Average
      38
    • Poor
      4
    • Terrible
      3
    Albuquerque is a diverse city! It has many beautiful natural beauties that are great for families to go and picnic at like the Rio Grande River, or the Petroglyph National Park. It is a very culturally rich area. There is the National Hispanic Cultural Center and The Indian Cultural Center. There is a brand new park that was built to accommodate children and people of all abilities. There are a number of diverse educational institutions to accommodate youth of all ages in their education that helps aide them in their individual learning styles. Lastly, but certainly not least, the night life is roaring! There is a place in downtown Albuquerque called the Launch Pad that regularly features Native Artist from here within town.
    • Current Resident
    • 3 months ago
    Albuquerque is a GREAT place to visit! Not only is the weather absolutely beautiful with four actual seasons, the people are quite wonderful! Being that Albuquerque's population has grown throughout the last few years, they've also been a hot spot for new popular franchises! Albuquerque recently got a Dave & Busters, Main Event, Claim Jumper, Cheddar's, and soon a Flix Brewhouse will be opening up within the next week or so. You can't forget the world wide popular Balloon Fiesta they have annually. It's an experience you must have at least once! You'll want to return, I guarantee it.
    • Current Resident
    • 2 months ago
    Upon first arrival, everything was amazing! The view of the mountains breathtaking and awe inspiring. The people seemed to be the most friendly to ever be encountered. After one year though, we began to understand how the "Land of Enchantment" is known to the locals as the "Land of Entrapment". The economy has not recovered, AT ALL. Jobs are few and far between and when you do find a decent job the lack of motivation from your coworkers and superiors is almost unbearable. You will find it hard to tolerate co- workers who consistently do lesser quality and lesser quantity than you but will be compensated just the same as you. Your work ethic will go unnoticed, or even worse be pointed out as a weakness or area of improvement. If you are a hardworking person who is looking to find a nice place to settle, keep going on Rte 66 and do not stop in the Land of Entrapment.
    • Current Resident
    • 2 months ago