Apartments for rent Albuquerque, NM
The biggest city in the beautiful state of New Mexico, Albuquerque has been attracting pioneers and mystics since the early 1700s. Straddling the Rio Grande (Big River), the city has been an agricultural center and a bastion of Spanish culture (it was first settled by Spanish and then Mexican soldiers as an important military garrison), as well as a traditional homeland for Native Americans. Today it is a cosmopolitan city that maintains its Southwest flavor, even as its dry and sunny climate continues to attract an influx of retirees, professionals working within the New Mexico Technology Corridor, and students attending the University of New Mexico. With a population of about 500,000 and several distinct neighborhoods, Albuquerque has many options to choose from when it comes to apartment rentals.
Albuquerque and New Mexico offer stunning surroundings and profound cultural riches for those who choose to live in the region. Desert and mountain landscapes are never far and the Southwest attractions of Taos and Santa Fe are scant hours to the north. You can also visit many of the Native American pueblo villages in the region, as well as El Camino Real, the historic trail to Mexico City.
And consider this: In addition to its authentic historic glow, the Albuquerque area is also considered to be the ballooning capital of the world – it hosts the annual international Balloon Fiesta, the largest gathering in the world. It's no wonder – vistas like these are hard to come by. And yet apartment rentals are still abundant and the cost of living is reasonable. Why would anyone want to live anywhere else?
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Not as isolated as some of the more outlying and rural neighborhoods, South Valley and Barelas balance lower population density with quick access to all the fun and activity of downtown. You may see the occasional horse and rider in this not-quite-part-of-Albuquerque, south of the river. Living can be very affordable here, close by the National Hispanic Cultural Center and dozens of Spanish and Mexican cuisine restaurants.