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Living In Albuquerque, NM


In Albuquerque (ABQ for short) you’ll find over 300 days of sunshine each year, a strong Southwestern culture and more than 70 different ethnicities gathered in one of the oldest U.S. cities. It’s also New Mexico’s largest city, located in the heart of the state along the Rio Grande, and 5,000 feet above sea level. Technology and military jobs are abundant here.

Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) is the largest school district in New Mexico, with several schools scoring high in school reviews. The University of New Mexico is also located in ABQ.


As New Mexico’s largest city, Albuquerque aka ABQ provides an abundance of great places to rent. Here is a glimpse of Albuquerque’s top neighborhoods, from the bustling Route 66 of Downtown to the pastoral beauty of Westside.

  • Downtown: Downtown Albuquerque attracts residents who want to be where the action is. You’ll find the Albuquerque Convention Center and a vibrant assortment of restaurants, shops and nightclubs.
  • Four Hills Mobile Home Park: Located east of the Albuquerque International Sunport (airport), this mobile home park has amenities such as a clubhouse, multiple swimming pools, shuffleboard and basketball courts.
  • Nob Hill: One of Albuquerque’s most walkable areas, Nob Hill has an upscale vibe with great local shops and galleries.
  • Northeast Albuquerque: Located by the lovely Sandia Mountains, the northeastern side of Albuquerque offers gorgeous views and outdoor adventures.
  • Northwest Albuquerque: Next to dormant volcanoes and Petroglyph National Monument, Westside appeals to young families who prefer a more rural setting and don’t mind a commute to town.
  • Sawmill Area: The Sawmill District, located north of Historic Old Town, features the Sawhill Market artisanal food hall located in an old sawmill.
  • Southeast Albuquerque: The location of Kirtland Air Force Base and the airport, Southeast ABQ has many affordable homes and apartments with access to Interstate 25.
  • Southwest Albuquerque: Southwest ABQ spans an area that includes Tingley Beach and ABQ BioPark Zoo along with a portion of the Rio Grande and suburbs to the west.
  • Uptown: Uptown is ideal for professionals seeking a location near the business district and modern shops.
  • Ventana Ranch: A relaxing area on the northwest side of ABQ near the Rio Grande, this master-planned community offers apartments for rent in Albuquerque.

Other areas include:

  • College students make up a large portion of apartment renters in the Midtown/University Area, home to the state’s largest university, the University of New Mexico.
  • Situated on the Rio Grande, the lush North Valley area is another great spot for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Barelas/South Valley includes a beautiful farming community, a strong Hispanic presence and the nearby ABQ BioPark Zoo.


Albuquerque has many fun things to do. When you want to take a break from researching apartments in Albuquerque, you have a lot of options and amusements for all ages.

  • Famous Route 66 runs through Albuquerque — in town you’ll find vintage signs for this iconic American highway.
  • In keeping with the Route 66 theme, make sure you take a stop at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, located along, you guessed it, Route 66.
  • Historic Old Town is the city’s cultural center, featuring Pueblo-Spanish adobe architecture, museums and plenty of shops and restaurants.
  • Make sure you see Petroglyph National Monument, one of the biggest petroglyph sites in North America featuring volcanic carvings from Native Americans and Spanish settlers.
  • While at Petroglyph National Monument, check out the JA volcano. (You can also find apartments nearby in Los Volcanes!
  • If you like football, check out New Mexico Lobos football at the Dreamstyle Stadium.
  • ABQ has a lot of museums, many offer free admission for kids. Check out the Albuquerque Museum, focusing on Southwest art and history, which is near the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
  • Fill your calendar with fun activities like a trip to the ABQ BioPark Zoo or a hot air balloon ride.
  • The National Hispanic Cultural Center sits on a 20-acre campus and offers 700+ events per year, including art, dance, theater and film.
  • If you like to walk, run or bike, you’ll love the Paseo del Bosque Trail, which is a paved 16-mile multi-use trail going from north to south in the cottonwood bosque (forest) of the Rio Grande in ABQ.


Take in panoramic views of the Sandia Mountains from the Sandia Peak Tramway, located just outside the city. Guests can also ski and snowboard in the Sandia Mountains or take an hour drive to ski in Santa Fe. In a drive of less than 3.5 hours, you can also visit El Paso on the border of Texas and Mexico.


Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Albuquerque that match your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Albuquerque

What is the average rent in Albuquerque?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Albuquerque is $837 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $1,080 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $1,546 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Albuquerque?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Albuquerque is $1,080

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