Under the glow of the Sandia Mountains, along the cottonwoods of the Rio Grande river valley - nearly one million residents call the Albuquerque metro area home. Albuquerque offers an ideal setting in which to live, work and thrive.
Albuquerque boasts a temperate climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year. Year-round recreational opportunities abound on over 28,000 acres of open space and miles of bike and walking trails throughout the city and metro area. Skiing, golfing, hiking, bicycling and many more outdoor activities await.
The area's low cost of living translates to a high quality of life with housing options in every price range. Albuquerque metro area's more than 907,000 residents have discovered there is something for everyone from urban lofts to horse ranches. Most residents commute to work within 29 minutes or less, allowing plenty of time to enjoy other pursuits.
Albuquerque's rich culture and 300 plus year history makes it a unique destination and home to many art galleries and museums. Heralded as a city with a rising "Creative Class," Albuquerque's vibrant diversity is embraced and regarded as a key element of its productive workforce.