5 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Albuquerque, New Mexico
Photo by Laura H. Clugston.
It’s easy to fall in love with old town Albuquerque. The city is rich with both modern and older arts from the murals downtown to the rock art you’ll find at the Petroglyph National Monument. If you’re the adventurous type, you can go explore the remains of dormant volcanoes or simply enjoy the scenery and expansive landscapes. With a total population of about half a million residents, the city offers lots of attractions from Latin dance halls to microbreweries.
Here are 5 reasons you will fall in love with Albuquerque:
1. Enjoy amazing scenery every day
Without a doubt, the Sandias is one of the most captivating mountain ranges in the country. The colors are constantly changing from gray to blue to pink to purple as sunlight bounces off from different angles. It’s an expansive mountain range that serves as a backdrop to the entire city. It’s certainly a nice sight to see every morning as you go about your day.
2. Offers the best of big city and small town life
Albuquerque might be officially considered a big city, but it has the heart of a small town. It has all the fun venues you expect to find in any big city like large malls, bustling nightlife, and museums. What it doesn’t have is the congested traffic that is associated with most big cities especially during rush hour. It also has the friendliness associated with small towns as residents frequently interact with one another and tourists.
3. It’s cheap
New Mexico is one of the cheapest states to live in the U.S. due in part to its low median household income. That means you get to enjoy many perks like lower gas prices, lower taxes, lower food prices, and lower property prices. That makes it a lot easier for you to get one of those Homes for sale in Albuquerque NM.
You won’t have to spend most of your paycheck on bills when you move here.
4. Say goodbye to natural disasters
People in California have to worry about earthquakes, those by the coast have to keep prepper supplies during hurricane season, while the mid-west might as well be renamed Tornado Land! When you move to Albuquerque, the only thing you need to worry about is the rare forest fires that occur in some parts of New Mexico.
5. Breathe clean air
Albuquerque is one of the least polluted cities in the U.S. Its pollution levels aren’t much higher than that of rural parts of the state. It’s currently ranked as the 16th least polluted city in the U.S. if you’re wondering. That means you get to enjoy fresh air all the time. Factor in the fact it gets over 300 days of sunshine each year, and you have the perfect environment for lots of outdoor fun.
It’s clear skies, open landscape, beautiful surrounding mountains, and great weather are all reasons that the annual hot air baloon festival gets more popular every year. Once people see what a wonderful place Albuquerque is, they are sure to return.
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