I would not consider Santa Fe a ‘better’ city than Albuquerque… each city has its virtues. Santa Fe is a more beautiful city in the southwestern tradition. Albuquerque is a more affordable option both for residents and travelers (Check out my post on things to do in Historic Old Town Albuquerque).
The 10 Most Beautiful Towns In New Mexico, USA Silver City. Cloudcroft. Ruidoso. Truth or Consequences. Madrid. Aztec. Las Vegas. Mesilla. Situated to the west of Las Cruces, the lovely town of Mesilla has managed to retain its historic character and small town charm despite its proximity to New Mexico’s second biggest city.
A record number of people are fleeing California, and a growing number are coming to New Mexico. From January to June 2020, our state ranked second behind Idaho as the state where significantly more people — 44 percent — are moving in than out, a Hire A Helper survey found.Jan 9, 2021
Our water meets all federal and state standards for drinking water quality, and has also been recognized for its good taste. It is important to note that the Water Authority provides water that meets all state and federal legal standards for safe drinking water. Your drinking water from the source to the tap.May 13, 2021
OVERALL RISK : HIGH. When compared to nearly all other American cities, Albuquerque has an extremely high crime rate, so no – it cannot be considered a safe city. Use caution on the streets of this city both when it comes to petty crime and violent crime.Dec 9, 2019
Albuquerque has been named one of America’s top ten ‘poorest’ suburban areas in a “24/7 Wall St.” report by Daily Finance, an AOL money and finance site. Albuquerque was ranked No. 10 in the report for a suburban poverty rate of 13.6 percent; a city poverty rate of 15 percent; and the number of suburban…
If you want to stay in a place and just walk around and visit, then stay in Santa Fe. It is more expensive, but the touristy areas are closer together. If you want to use one place as a center location for day trips, stay in Albuquerque. Albuquerque is cheaper and there is a lot…
Violent crime, too, is more common in Albuquerque than elsewhere. Sadly, the city is ranked fifth in the nation for violent crime, according to the federal government. And the numbers of violent crime continue to increase. It doesn’t help that ABQ has a serious police shortage, which is worsening.Nov 17, 2017
According to the City of Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau, the word Albuquerque comes from the Latin words “albus” and “quercus,” meaning “white oak.” Today, Albuquerque, has a metro population of 907,000 according to a 2014 Albuquerque Economic Development report.May 7, 2015
Albuquerque is known throughout the nation for its Christmas decorations. There are many museums to visit, including the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, National Atomic Museum, Albuquerque Museum, University of New Mexico Fine Art Museum, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History.