The Mountains are Calling

Many people think of New Mexico as a desert, and they’re not wrong. But unless you live here, maybe you aren’t aware of how the Rocky Mountains run right alongside our city, and there are ample recreation opportunities. In Northeast Albuquerque, Cibola National Forest and the Sandia Mountains are just a short drive away. And for those who want to see the incredible scenery without having to hit the trails, you can always ride the Sandia Peak Tramway to the top of the Sandia Crest.

Home of the Lobos

Of course, Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico and the Lobos. The collegiate part of town is in the southeast section of the city. That includes the vibrant Nob Hill neighborhood with all of the neon and classic Route 66 signage you could dream of. And, of course, the Lobos experience isn’t complete without seeing a basketball game at The Pit—one of the country’s few subterranean arenas. It’s known as one of the loudest arenas, and the Lobos have an incredible winning record at home.

Heart of the City

Downtown Albuquerque and Old Town Albuquerque both lie in the southwest side of the city. The Old Town Plaza has unique shopping and some of the best dining. And the well-loved ABQ Bio-Parks are all in this area. Included are the Zoo, Botanic Gardens, Aquarium, and Tingley Beach. The Bio-Park is the best place in ABQ for family fun and a great place to bring out-of-town visitors too.

From Then Until Now—Albuquerque’s Rich History

It’s no secret that native life is intertwined with the culture in New Mexico. Many of the Pueblos of New Mexico surround Albuquerque. And there are historical artifacts in the region that date back thousands of years. You can find some of these at Petroglyph National Monument in Northwest Albuquerque. With so many indigenous people living in New Mexico, their cultures and lifestyles are celebrated in many ways, including the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

There is something for everyone in Albuquerque, from nightlife downtown to wide-open spaces in the Sandia Mountains. And the combination of cultures means more art, more festivals, more fantastic food, and more to celebrate. And for all these reasons, we love Albuquerque. 

Neighborhoods We Serve in Albuquerque

Academy Acres

Alamosa

Alta Monte

Arroyo Del Oso North

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Bear Canyon 

Clayton Heights - Lomas Del Cielo

Cottonwood Heights

Crestview Bluff

Del Norte

Del Rey R

Downtown

Eldorado Heights

Fair Heights

Fair West

Glenwood Hills

Greater Gardner

Holiday Park

Huning Castle

Huning Highland Historic District

Indian Moon

Inez

Jackson Area

Jeanne Bellamah East

Jerry Cline Park

Kirtland Community

La Mesa

Ladera West

Las Terrazas

Laurelwoods

Loma Del Rey

Los Volcanoes

Martineztown

Matheson Park

Monkbridge Gardens

Montgomery Heights

Mountainview

Near North Valley

Netherwood Park

Nob Hill

North Domingo Baca

North Eastern

Northeast Valley

Pat Hurley

Piedras Marcadas

Plaza Vieja

Raynolds

Rio Grande Blvd

Riverfronte

Sawmill

Silver Hill

Skies West

South Atrisco

SR Marmon

Stinson Tower

Taylor Ranch

Ventana Ranch