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The Albuquerque Life

Albuquerque, hidden gem of the Southwest

Discover a culturally rich city that dates back to the Spanish colonies.

Located directly on the Rio Grande, Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico. It has a vibrant culture influenced by the Old World. It is in the top 30 most walking-friendly cities, with a great public transportation network. Independent living has never been as easy.

Based in Albuquerque, the New Mexico Philharmonic offers stunning concerts, and the world-class Santa Fe Opera is just a short drive away. Museums, from science to art and history, abound, featuring international exhibits and enchanting events.

Discover both the Fun & Leisure of Albuquerque as well as the many Arts & Cultural sites.

Native American Dancing
Collage of Landscapes in New Mexico

Experience the four seasons

Located on a high desert plateau, Albuquerque has nearly 300 days of brilliant sunshine. Cold winters and hot summers are very low humidity, meaning beautiful summer evenings and crisp winter days. Albuquerque is one of the highest cities in the United States, ranging from 4,900 feet at the Rio Grande to 6,700 feet in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains.

Out on the town

Lively living: What makes Albuquerque unique.

There’s a lot going on both on and off the campus of La Vida Llena. Learn more about favorite local possibilities for fun & leisure, arts & culture in the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area on our residents excursion page.