Welcome to Albuquerque!
Welcome to Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico! Explore modern and Old Town Albuquerque as you visit the area museums, browse authentic handcrafted art, and savor the iconic restaurants. Let's explore the many attractions!
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You Won't Believe Your Eyes Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World
Colorful Balloon Festival The Whole Family Will Enjoy
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world, and you can experience it each October!
Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky at the festival as they delight visitors from near and far. You can even take a balloon ride! Imagine soaring over Albuquerque in a colorful hot air balloon and seeing the beautiful city and countryside. You'll create unforgettable memories!
If you want to learn more about ballooning, you'll want to visit the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Explore the history of hot air balloons and the art, culture, and science behind them.
Getting Around Albuquerque
Bike or Scooter Rental
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Birds-Eye View Sandia Peak Tramway
15-minute ride to the 10,378-foot crest of the Sandia Mountains
Take an exhilarating scenic tram ride from Albuquerque to the top of the Sandia Mountains and enjoy incredible panoramic views of the area. In 15 minutes, you'll travel the longest single span of an aerial tram in the world.
After you take in the stunning views, you can enjoy a scrumptious meal at TEN 3 Fine Dining (reservations required) or a relaxing drink and a more casual meal at the Lounge at the Bar.
You'll need to make sure you purchase tickets for the Sandia Peak Tramway online and in advance.
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in Albuquerque, let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options in Albuquerque, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses. Whether you want to live in a Hacienda, Southwestern-style home, or a highrise, Albuquerque offers a great way of life!
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Fun For The Whole Family Old Town Albuquerque
History, restaurants, world-class museums, and more!
Step back in time as you enter Old Town Albuquerque, which was founded in 1706. This national historic site was carved by the Rio Grande River and is one of the most unique areas in Albuquerque.
See the historic buildings made from mud brick, and visit over 150 businesses, including restaurants, boutiques, and museums.
You and your family can enjoy a guided tour of Old Town Albuquerque. Choose from a history tour, a ghost tour, a bike tour, or even a Breaking Bad RV tour!
If you want to stay in historic Old Town, you can enjoy the Bottger Mansion Bed and Breakfast, boutique hotels, or home rentals. Imagine waking up in the morning to the smell of local breakfast burritos and settling into the true authenticity of Albuquerque.
Culture & History Explore the History of Albuquerque
Learn About the Culture
The city of Albuquerque offers you a chance to learn and experience its history. A trip to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center will give you insights into the Indian culture, an opportunity to watch Traditional Native American dances, see pottery collections, and even try your hand at making a piece of pottery.
The Albuquerque Museum provides a glimpse into over 400 years of history. Visit the plazuela-style rancho on the property, world-class exhibits, art collections, and more.
Visit the Petroglyph National Monument and explore some of the 15,000 prehistoric petroglyphs. The images carved in the rocks give you insights into 12,000 years of history in the area. You can stop by the visitor center or temporary exhibits to learn more about the story of the petroglyphs.
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around Albuquerque
There are so many activities and sites to see in Albuquerque:
- Route 66
- ABQ Biopark
- Historic Old Town
- Casa Rondena Winery
- Sandia Peak Tramway
- Cliff's Amusement Park
- Wildlife West Nature Park
- International Balloon Fiesta
- Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
The average price of homes is approximately $205,892 (Jan. 2023)
Albuquerque offers a variety of home-buying options so you can make it your new abode. As you search for a home to buy, consider a detached home, semi-detached, townhouse, or condo.
You'll find the majority of homes in Albuquerque are Pueblo-style. The oldest homes were made from adobe, and many still stand today.
- Cost of living (without rent): $981.00/month
- Average home price: $205,892
- Residential property tax: 0.81%
Albuquerque is nicknamed The Duke City
Albuquerque's nickname is The Duke City and Burque. The city was named in honor of the Viceroy of New Spain, who was the 10th Duke of Alburquerque (yes, there was an "r" in the city's name).
Take a trip to Albuquerque between May to October, and you'll enjoy warm temperatures between 70° to 90° F.
- Elevation: 5,312 feet
- Land area: 189 mi2
- Approx. population: 955,000 (2022)
- Median resident age: 37.1 years old
$72, 265 is the average income in Albuquerque (but higher-paying jobs abound!)
Albuquerque is a favorable place to live, thanks to the low cost of living and pleasant weather.
Common jobs in the area include registered nurses, customer service reps, retail salespersons, and cashiers. Here are some other common jobs:
- Medical Assistants
- Fast Food Workers
- General & Operations Managers
- Home Health & Personal Care Aides
Moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque Offers Warm-Weather Living and Outdoor Recreation
If you would like to live in Albuquerque, consider working in one of the largest industries in the area: aerospace, bioscience, renewable energy, and digital media and film. The manufacturing industry thrives in the area thanks to the lowest effective tax rate in the Western U.S. Manufacturing includes the fields listed above as well as food production and agricultural products.
If you love outdoor recreation, you'll love the area around Albuquerque. Enjoy hiking, rock climbing, tennis, pickleball, hot air ballooning and more!
If you're interested in moving to Albuquerque, you can choose from a variety of home styles and neighborhoods, and you can even live in a traditional adobe home. Reach out to a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses
- Adobe-Style Houses