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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Albuquerque

I like mine because there is a lot of restaurants around us there is places to go with the family to

The neighborhood is older people so we all look out for each other. The homes have yards so it's safe for pets to run around in the yard.

It's close to Walmart, Walgreens, subway,and a verity of convenience stores.most of the people who are living in the neighborhood are from this area, they take the time to clean the streets on their own time and the balloon festival comes every year.i like going to the mall and going shopping or Play video games and every once in a while it's cool to see a movie.

It's a very quiet neighborhood. Most of our neighbors seemed very friendly. Glee coexist with coyotes

Older neighborhood with larger lots, houses not so close together. Close to schools, parks, dog parks.

It okay alot place near buy yo shop and eat at enjoy shopping and place but gas and go store shopping and eat same time

Who Lives Here

Albuquerque Demographics

Education

High School

22%

Associate's

22%

Bachelor's

13%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

36%

Family Size

2 people

48%

3 people

23%

4 people

18%

5 people

8%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

48%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

5%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

13%

20-45

36%

45-65

25%

65+

15%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Albuquerque?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Dec '23-$1140$1445$1847
Nov '23-$1137$1462$1931
Oct '23-$1193$1462$1951
Sep '23-$1193$1527$2005
Aug '23-$1180$1575$2002
Jul '23-$1172$1576$2002
Jun '23-$1152$1547$2003
May '23-$1175$1567$1798
Apr '23-$1102$1550$1910
Mar '23-$1098$1607$1834
Feb '23-$1107$1617$1863
Jan '23-$1137$1620$1927
Dec '22-$1139$1512$1919

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Albuquerque

Albuquerque Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

26%

15-30 Mins

49%

30-40 Mins

15%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5353

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 67 of 97 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 58 of 97 renters

Percentage: 6868

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 52 of 97 renters

Percentage: 2828

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 55 of 97 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 77 of 97 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Albuquerque

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 34% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 10% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Albuquerque's coffee shop scene.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 15% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Albuquerque looks good for nightlife.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 71% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Albuquerque is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 53% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Albuquerque has a lot of style.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 86% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Albuquerque is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 11% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 8% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 56% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Albuquerque is a masterpiece for fine art lovers.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 7% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Albuquerque Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 84 of 97 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 75 of 97 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 75 of 97 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 72 of 97 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 71 of 97 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 67 of 97 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 61 of 97 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 60 of 97 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 57 of 97 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 52 of 97 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 51 of 97 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 51 of 97 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 50 of 97 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 63 of 97 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 63 of 97 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 68 of 97 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 68 of 97 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 71 of 97 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 79 of 97 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 79 of 97 renters

Albuquerque Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Albuquerque

9/10

S. Y. Jackson Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

9/10

Hubert Humphrey Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

9/10
8/10

Vista Grande Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

8/10

Sandia Vista Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

8/10
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What You Need to Know

Renter Articles

All About

Living in Albuquerque, NM

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT 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.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN ALBUQUERQUE

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.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN ALBUQUERQUE

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.

GETAWAYS FROM ALBUQUERQUE

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.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM

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