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Bedrooms Average Rent Cheapest Rent Highest Rent
Studio Apartments $674 $405 $2,200
1 Bedroom Apartments $760 $304 $2,724
2 Bedroom Apartments $928 $364 $3,724
3 Bedroom Apartments $1,178 $740 $2,022

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Boasting its status as the most populous city in all of New Mexico, Albuquerque is a historic city known for its universities, beautiful mountains, and for the gorgeous Rio Grande, which it straddles. This city has decades of growth under its belt, and only continues to draw in more settlers as time goes on. This metropolis is also incredibly diverse and continues to make its case as to why finding apartments in Albuquerque are such a great place to settle down.


Originally founded in 1706 as part of the Spanish outpost known as Villa de Albuquerque, Albuquerque today still holds onto much of its original Spanish heritage. The city was originally a farming community, as well as an outpost for the military. Back in its day, Albuquerque was considered the center of the sheep-herding industry in the West. The city later featured in the Civil War in the Battle of Albuquerque. The city was officially incorporated in 1891, and has since climbed in population to a little over 500,000.


Albuquerque has what's known as a cold semi-arid climate, and is right at the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert. In a year, precipitation is less than half of what's evaporated, and it never averages below a freezing temperature. You can count on it being dry and sunny most of the time in Albuquerque, and the city actually averages 278 sunny days a year. Cloudiness for an extended period is pretty rare, and while there are four seasons, the heat and cold are fairly mild in Albuquerque, compared to other regions in the country.

Getting Around

When it comes to transit in Albuquerque, the city has a very well-integrated system of highways in its metro area, as well as six bridges that cross the Rio Grande and provide a high level of access. In terms of rail, the city has a great commuter rail system, as well as options for long distance travelers. There's also an inter-city rail system from Chicago to Los Angeles that serves the Albuquerque community. The city boasts an integrates bus system called ABQ ride, and also has a very well made bicycle transit system. Served by two separate airports, the city of Albuquerque has also been named one of the most walkable of the fifty major US cities.


Albuquerque has a large number of highways that serve the city. Among these is I-25, the major north to south highway that rests to the east of the Rio Grande. This connects Albuquerque with Santa Fe and Las Cruces. The city also has I-40, which serves as the east to west artery for traffic. Due to the high number of accessible roads and highways, traffic tends to be decently light in Albuquerque.


You can expect to get your news from places like ABQ Free Press, Albuquerque Business First, TV channels like KASA, and radio stations like KANW and KUNM. A number of high quality magazines also serve the Albuquerque area, giving the city a well established media presence.

Why Here

What makes Albuquerque special is the fact that it's situated right next to the Rio Grande and contains the Sandia Mountains. The city also boasts a large number of museums, galleries, as well as shops and other points of interest. The city has a very diverse population and puts on an annual major art event known as the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair. Foodies take heed: Albuquerque has a thriving restaurant scene, with many of its eats featuring in statewide lists of note. And those who love to exercise will be happy to hear that Albuquerque came out as the number one fittest city in the US. Living here is a breeze with many top options for Albuquerque apartments available to residents who move here.


The city of Albuquerque actually has twenty buildings which have been designated as historic landmarks, including the Jones Motor Company, KiMo Theater, and the Occidental Life Building. Along with its extensive list of landmarks, both historic and not, the city of Albuquerque is known for its educational institutions. Among them is the well known University of New Mexico.

Things to do

If you're looking to check out Albuquerque, you're definitely going to want to check out the Sandia Peak Tramway, which will give you a bird's eye view of some of the amazing sights in Albuquerque and the surrounding area. You'll also want to check out the Albuquerque Biological Park, as well as the ABQ BioPark Zoo. For those who are into history, the city also has The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, or you can even check out the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to get a feel for the area's native history.


Albuquerque hosts the annual New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair. The city also has the super fun Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, where hundreds of hot air balloons are launched majestically into the sky. You can also check out the always fun Downtown Summerfest, where you can be sure to get your hands on some tasty food and have your ears soothes by awesome music.

Vacation spots

If you're looking for excellent vacation opportunities, look no further than Albuquerque. Along with the tramway and biological park, you can always check out the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, the Valles Caldera National Preserve, or even the Sandia Mountain foothills.

Where to move

Whether you're into hot air balloons, beautiful views of the city via tramway, or an excellent foray into Southeastern cuisine, there are plenty of reasons to move to the most populous city in New Mexico, Albuquerque. The city is incredibly diverse, has a number of museums and cultural institutions that would please any budding historian, and is a growing community of the arts. With a thriving downtown and a capable transportation to service it, Albuquerque apartments are a great choice for those looking to plant their roots in a promising new locale.


Standing tall over the beautiful Rio Grande and spanning larger than any other city in the state of New Mexico, Albuquerque is a fantastic place to live. The vast expanse of scenic views and exciting experiences in this city make finding a place to call home seemly simple among the wide variety of options in top Albuquerque apartments.

To help with your apartment search, our team has assembled an epic collection of apartments in Albuquerque for you to search through. Each listing features high-res photos, floorplan details, amenities, prices, contact information and so much more to help you make an informed decision on your next place. From the listings out in Rio Rancho and the North Valley area to Downtown studios or apartments on the South side of town and South Valley, our Apartment Living Guide can help you find the perfect place no matter where you'd like to live in the city.

Living in ABQ is truly fantastic. The attractions available to get out of your apartment and enjoy are seemingly endless from nightlife hot spots, shopping and culture, dining, and family fun entertainment. Not only are there plenty of beautiful nature sights to see, places like Cliff's Amusement Park, Albuquerque Rio Grande Zoo, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History,and the Petroglyph National Monument are also just a few examples of the enriching, must-see, spots around town.

Sitting only about an hour away from Albuquerque, Santa Fe is close enough yet far enough away to make for a great getaway destination for residents as well.

Local students can easily catch a few classes at the outstanding nearby universities like The University of New Mexico, National American University, Trinity Southwest University, or the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. There are a number of perfect student apartments in the Albuquerque area that can fit the needs of those enrolled at any of the great schools around town.

So don't let another day go by without finding a new home to call your own among the wide variety of options in Albuquerque apartments at! Start your search today!

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Desert Creek Apartments

4300 Pan American Fwy NE Albuquerque, NM 87107

Studio to 3 bedrooms $405 to $1,150

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