Welcome to Albuquerque. Located deep in the Chihuahuan Desert, Albuquerque is the jewel of the Rio Grande - offering all the perks of city life, and easy access to the stark natural beauty of America’s Southwest. When you’re sitting outside on a cool New Mexico evening, sipping Albuquerque’s best Mexican hot chocolate and watching the sun set over the Sandia mountains, you’ll see why they call it the Land of Enchantment.
|Number Of Employees||271,351|
|Median Property Value||$207,300|
The first thing everyone notices about Albuquerque is the landscape. Crowned by the Sandia mountains and straddling the Rio Grande, Albuquerque is a metropolis on the set of a Western. Of course, there’s more to the Land of Enchantment than just good looks.
Albuquerque has strong Tech and Defense sectors. Intel and Honeywell Defense and Space Systems operate here. Kirtland air force base provides employment to military personnel as well as civilians in the support infrastructure. In recent years, the city has become a miniature Hollywood. Hits such as The Avengers, Little Miss Sunshine, Brothers, and of course Breaking Bad were all shot in Albuquerque. In 2015, Albuquerque made MovieMaker magazine's "Top Ten Cities To Be A Movie Maker" list. Directors and crew are choosing long-term apartments for rent in Albuquerque due to the city's industry-friendly environment - not to mention that it's more family friendly than Hollywood. Other major employers include General Mills, The University of New Mexico and the Albuquerque public school system.
Albuquerque weather is amazing. Blue skies and sunshine 278 days a year. Winter is noticeable, but mild, with only a few days of snow. The summers are hot, but not humid.
Albuquerque cuisine is among America’s finest. Chili, Menudo, and posole are local favorites. If you’re feeling adventurous, try “Christmas” – a mix of red and green Chili. For a treat, bite down on some biscochitos cookies (great with cinnamon-dusted coffee). There’s also great dining along Route 66. Stop by the 66 Diner for shakes and burger, with nostalgia on the side. Then, burn off the calories with a trip to the mountains or the forest. Albuquerque cuisine will make sure you always have fuel for adventure.
Albuquerque is an isolated desert town, the nearest big city is in 4-hour drive. The city has rich and vibrant Hispanic community. Around 40 % of the city's population is bilingual, fluently speaking both English and Spanish.
There’s tons of family fun to be had in Albuquerque, like the Tingley Coliseum (think “Monster Trucks!”). If you’re in the mood for a movie, check out the KiMo theater, screening classics, and new releases. And don’t forget to visit the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – the largest hot air balloon festival in the world! Every October, hundreds of balloons take over Albuquerque’s skies. You can even ride one – if you’re brave enough.
The Petroglyph Monument showcases ancient Pueblo rock carvings. The Albuquerque Museum and Old Town Albuquerque provide a taste of historical Albuquerque. Choose apartments for rent here for a little old time flavor.
There’s a lot to see and even more to do. Albuquerque is full of historical geographical, and cultural wonders.
The Rio Grande River offers great kayaking rafting, and even a chance to see bald eagles in the wild. The Sandia Mountains are great for hiking and the views are stunning. When you choose an apartment for rent in Sandia heights, you’ll only be minutes away from these beautiful mountains. The Chihuahuan Desert is host to all sorts of New Mexico wildlife.
Albuquerque is a commuter’s dream. Traffic is virtually unheard of, barring the occasional festival or event. Weather can be an issue. Because there is so little rain, Albuquerque drivers can lose their cool driving through it, and snow can be a problem for 2WD vehicles. Albuquerque is a bike friendly city, and the sport has really taken off in recent years. The Bicycle Boulevard on Silver Avenue is specially designated for bike traffic, and the Paseo del Bosque offers sixteen miles of paved biking bliss. Luckily for bikers, there are plenty of great apartments for rent here. There are pedestrian friendly areas as well, near Central Avenue. Public transportation is another option. ABQ ride, Albuquerque’s city bus system, runs several routes throughout the city, including the Rapid Ride express line. Inter-City commuter rail service is provided by the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Trains between Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Sandoval, Bernalillo, and Valencia counties run every day.
|May||vs Last Month|
|4+ bed apartments||$8,126||-21.5%|
Over the May 2023, the average rent for an apartment in/near Albuquerque, NM decreased by 37.7% to $3,593.
Compared to the last month, the average price for a rental studio in Albuquerque, NM has decreased by 87%. You can expect to rent the studio for $994 on average this month. Breaking it down in details, we now see that the average price for 1-bed apartment decreased by 37.4% to $1,946. Pricing for 2-bed apartment also decreased by 32.8% and a place of this size will now cost you $2,788. 3-bed apartment rent pricing starts at $4,730, it decreased by 23.9% lately. We tend to note the rise of 4- and more bed apartment pricing. It decreased by 21.5% and made it down to $8,126.
Rent Type Price
|May||vs Last Month|
|Townhouses for rent||$1,885||-39.3%|
|Houses for rent||$5,438||-16.7%|
|Apartments for rent||$1,642||-34.5%|
|Rooms for rent||$737||-17.4%|
|Condos for rent||$2,530||-42.3%|
|Lofts for rent||$54||N/A|
The median rent for an apartment in Albuquerque, NM decreased by 34.5% to $1,642. Statistics show that house rent price decreased by 16.7% this month making it up to $5,438. Condos faced an upward trend these days. The median rent for a condo decreased by 42.3%, it’s now available for $2,530. The median rent for a loft did not face significant changes this time, it now still goes for $54. An average room will now go for $737, the median rent price for a room decreased by 17.4%. The median rent for a townhouse decreased by 39.3%, you’ll have to spend around $1,885 to get one.
From the beautiful nature in the northeast heights neighborhood to funky fresh Nob Hill there’s so much to choose to from in Albuquerque. Search thousands of apartments for rent with Rentberry. Whether you’re looking for a cheap studio apartment for rent, a luxury townhome, life in the suburbs, or a forest retreat, you’ll find it on Rentberry. Filter by price, neighborhood, and amenities. Casting a wide net? Check out thousands of apartments for rent all over New Mexico. Home is where the heart is, so when looking for apartments for rent on Rentberry, choose a neighborhood that makes yours sing. For nightlife and culture, Downtown Albuquerque is the place to be. East Mountain is for the adventurous, and affordable family residences can be found all over the city.
Search by property type. Like it cozy? Search for mission-style houses with fireplaces, or even an old-fashioned stove. There’s nothing quite like the warm glow of a fire on a cool desert evening.
Albuquerque is very affordable. Budget apartment hunters can find cheap apartments for rent, just north and south of the city center. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get a deal on a casita outside of town. Don’t limit yourself to just one area.
Affordable apartments for rent can be found in any district - if you know how to look. Just filter your search by price. And, if money is no object, check out the lovely options in the Sandia foothills, or the luxury apartments for rent in Downtown Albuquerque. Or stake your claim on a ranch house in the lush farmlands of the Rio Grande.
Pet-friendly Apartments: Humans aren’t the only ones who love Albuquerque. In fact, Albuquerque is one of the most pet-friendly cities in America. There are plenty of dog parks and thousands of pet-friendly apartments for rent. However, keep in mind that local laws require all pets to be spayed and neutered. Pet-friendly apartments prefer small-breed dogs, those with bigger dogs will need something with a little more room. Check out long-term townhome and house rentals in Albuquerque.
Are you a student? Browse hundreds of Albuquerque student apartments. With Rentberry, you and your roommates can apply together online.
Quaint and earthy with a small town feel, the Southwest is Albuquerque’s breadbasket. If you’re looking to be surrounded by nature’s bounty, build your field of dreams, or just put some space between you and the hustle of Downtown, then Southwest is the place for you. Find apartments for rent in established communities such as Atrisco, Los Padillas, Kinney, Westgate, Westside, Alamosa, Mountain View and Pajarito and newer subdivisions near West Mesa. If you want something a little closer to the action, check out apartments for rent in the Bosque (aka “woodlands”) and Barela's neighborhoods, just ten minutes from Downtown.
Northwest Albuquerque is the historic district. Charming Old Town Albuquerque is located here, perfect for a family outing. Downtown Albuquerque has great eating and an exhilarating nightlife. For the more laidback, Rio Rancho is a family friendly area. It’s even possible to find long-term apartments for rent near Petroglyph National Monument, or near Rio Grande Nature Center State Park.
Northeast Albuquerque has been booming since the 1950s. The largest quadrant of Albuquerque by both geography and population, this vast district includes the Central Avenue and the Sandia Peak Aerial Tram. Albuquerque’s Northeast side is home to the University of New Mexico campus, Uptown, and the iconic Balloon Fiesta Park. Not only that, but the awesome Sandia mountains right next door, you’ll never run out of things to do. Don’t forget: you get what you pay for. The Heights neighborhood is among Albuquerque’s priciest, and some of the cheapest rates can be found in University Ghetto (don’t be put off by the name - great place to find student apartments for rent).
Southeast Albuquerque is for all you cool cats. Nob Hill - Albuquerque's “funkiest” district, is here. With all the conveniently located apartments for rent here, you'll never have to go far to enjoy everything Southeast has to offer. Shop till you drop, recover at one of the numerous local eateries, and then hit the clubs. During baseball season, the Albuquerque Isotopes play here. Kirtland Air Force base is also located in Southeast.