7. Business is booming in Albuquerque and employment opportunities are abundant. Netflix, Intel, Amazon, Facebook, Sandia National Labs, and General Mills are just a few of the major employers who call Albuquerque home. Science, technology, healthcare, education, and even the film industries are all thriving in New Mexico.
8. New Mexico’s dramatic southwest landscape is the stunning backdrop to a land steeped in centuries of history and culture. Taos Pueblo, Bandelier National Monument, Chaco Canyon, White Sands National Park, the Gila Cliff Dwellings, and many other historical sites are all within driving distance from Albuquerque, making a historical adventure as easy as getting in your car.
For nine days in October, Albuquerque’s huge, blue skies are filled with a rainbow of color as hundreds of hot air balloons
take flight during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
. The largest event of its kind, the annual Balloon Fiesta attracts tourists from all over the world, but those who call Albuquerque home are lucky enough to spot balloons in the sky all year round.
You’ll never be bored living in Albuquerque—there’s always something to do.
Cheer on our New Mexico United
soccer team, pick up some fresh produce from a neighborhood growers’ market
, check out our new food halls
, hit the 18 at one of our award-winning golf courses
, hop on the Rail Runner
to Santa Fe, catch an Albuquerque Isotopes
baseball game, get your adrenaline pumping at Cliff’s Amusement Park
, or view the entire city from 10, 378-feet high on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway