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Albuquerque

A desert jewel merging a rich heritage with a vision for the future.

  • Military
  • Airport
  • Parks
  • Nature
  • Outdoors
  • Mountains
  • Desert
  • Schools
  • Zoo
  • Aquarium
  • Historic
  • Arts
  • Golf
  • Bike-Friendly
  • Walkable

If you’re looking for apartments for rent in Albuquerque, you’re in good company; more and more people are discovering the many perks of this historic city and packing up for a move to the Southwest. From scenic views and comfortable weather to diverse, friendly communities and fantastic cuisine, word of the city’s charms are definitely out. But Albuquerque’s inexpensive housing market is perhaps its best-kept secret; new residents can choose from a variety of affordable apartments in Albuquerque. Families will appreciate the abundance of terrific schools and the quiet neighborhood streets. If you’re attending college in Albuquerque, there are plenty of apartments within walking distance from both the University of New Mexico in the center of the city and Central New Mexico Community College just a few blocks to the south.

If you love to explore the great outdoors, step back in time to relive historic moments, or enjoy unique art, you’re in luck! Albuquerque’s long, storied history and gorgeous landscapes have contributed to its one-of-a-kind culture, and no matter where you live, there’s a good chance your apartment will be close to one of Albuquerque’s many cultural attractions.

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Albuquerque's mountain views are spectacular

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Albuquerque, NM is $564 for a studio, $724 for one bedroom, $890 for two bedrooms, and $1,150 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Albuquerque has increased by 2.3% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 402 $564
1 BR 666 $724
2 BR 953 $890
3 BR 1,240 $1,150

Ratings

52 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable
34 Transit Score® Some Transit
66 Bike Score® Bikeable

Top 10 Apartments in Albuquerque

  1. Telegraph Hill, 1-2 Bed, $705 - 1,200
  2. Villa Serena Apartments, 1-2 Bed, $690 - 829
  3. Olympus Solaire, 1-2 Bed, $771 - 1,380
  4. Markana, 1-3 Bed, $1,172 - 1,955
  5. Northpointe Village, 1-2 Bed, $679 - 954
  6. Olympus Encantada, 1-3 Bed, $1,135 - 2,037
  7. Desert Creek, Studio - 3 Bed, $615 - 1,150
  8. Eagle Point Apartments, Studio - 2 Bed, $672 - 972
  9. Diamond Mesa Townhomes, 1-4 Bed, $876 - 1,366
  10. Cantata at the Trails, 1-3 Bed, $1,019 - 1,359

Living in Albuquerque

  • Restaurants

    Anywhere you go in Albuquerque, you’re bound to run into an award-winning restaurant or café with completely authentic local cuisine. If you want to pass as a local while dining out, ask your server for “Christmas”; that means you want to try both green and red chile with your meal. Chile is a New Mexico staple, and no one does it better than Albuquerque.

    Just like the city itself, Albuquerque’s cuisine is a medley of hundreds of years of Mexican, European, and Native American influences. There’s even a fusion café, the Pueblo Harvest Café, within the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Old Town. Don’t be intimidated by the local cuisine if you don’t eat animal products; Albuquerque is so agriculturally rich that it’s very easy to find fresh and unique vegetarian and vegan options.

  • Transportation

    Albuquerque is served by two major interstate highways (I-40 and I-25), making it easy for drivers to get around town and around the region quickly. Don’t have a car? There are plenty of apartments near public transportation services in Albuquerque (ABQ RIDE), and depending where you’ll be working or studying, its mild temperatures and sunny skies will have you walking or biking everywhere in no time (the city has earned significant recognition for being very friendly to both pedestrians and cyclists). Downtown Albuquerque apartments are especially convenient: Many residents choose to walk to work, and if you need to go someplace farther, the speedy Rail Runner Express takes you to universities, hospitals, concert venues, and more. For those particularly long-distance trips, the local airport (Albuquerque International Sunport) sits on the south end of the city.

  • Shopping

    The most popular shopping malls in Albuquerque are the Coronado Center in Quigley Park and the Cottonwood Mall on the west bank of the Rio Grande. The high-end ABQ Uptown offers an open-air shopping experience that takes full advantage of New Mexico’s dry, sunny climate. For a more specialized shopping experience, many small vendors and storefronts offer unique products from the large community of artists, designers, and crafters in the city; you’ll find the most galleries and boutiques in Old Town, Nob Hill, and Downtown.

  • Cost

    The cost of living in Albuquerque is exceptionally low, and this is reflected in the extremely competitive rental market. Apartments under $500 per month are surprisingly abundant, including many options near the local college campuses that are ideal for students as well as faculty and staff members on tight budgets. Many high-end condos and houses are available to rent as well, though rarely exceeding the $2,000-$3,000 per month range.

    In general, the farther you get from the Rio Grande, the lower your rent will likely be. Every income level and age group is well-represented in Albuquerque, but its wealthier residents tend to gravitate toward the river, which has tends to provide a greener environment than the rest of the city.

  • Highlights

    Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque Botanical Gardens Gold Building Old Town Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheater Isotopes Park Coronbado Center Kirtland AFB Sandia Mountains ABQ Uptown San Felipe de Neri Church

  • Parks

    Albuquerque locals are renowned for being active and fit, and the city’s environment is highly conducive to that lifestyle. The east bank of the Rio Grande features a large network of popular parks and green spaces, incorporating trails, a zoo and aquarium, a country club, and lush greenery to enjoy. The fifty-two-acre ABQ BioPark and Botanic Garden is the most dominant landmark here; enjoy the blooming flowers and plants in its iconic glass conservatory, stroll through the relaxing Sasebo Japanese Garden, or get up close to the animals at the park’s Heritage Farm. Smaller parks are sprinkled throughout the city’s neighborhoods, giving everyone easy access to playgrounds, dog runs, and more.

    For more adventurous outings, massive nature preserves sit just outside the city limits. Albuquerque borders the Sandia Mountains to the east, with the Manzano range and Valles Caldera National preserve nearby offering endless opportunities to explore New Mexico’s rugged and beautiful natural landscape.

  • History

    Albuquerque was established in 1706 as a Spanish colonial outpost, with a village built up around a central plaza (an area now known as Old Town). It remained a military stronghold for Spanish and Mexican forces until the United States took over the New Mexico territory following the Mexican-American War. For a time, the city was occupied by the Confederate Army during the Civil War, culminating in a minor battle with Union forces during the Confederates’ retreat to Texas. The arrival of the railroad in 1880 began a period of steady growth, which only increased with the construction of Route 66 in the 1920s and modern military developments between 1939 and 1949.

    To truly appreciate your new hometown’s place in history, find an apartment near Albuquerque’s historic Old Town district, where many homes are on the National Register of Historic Places. There’s live weekend entertainment throughout the summer in Old Town Plaza, and some of the city’s best shopping too.

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  • Telegraph Hill
    7000 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    1 / 89
    New
    $705 - 1,200 1-2 Bed Available Now
    844-711-7899
  • Villa Serena Apartments
    12700 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
    1 / 75
    58 min
    $690 - 829 1-2 Bed Available Now
    505-933-8631
  • Olympus Solaire
    3550 Old Airport Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    1 / 5
    New
    $771 - 1,380 1-2 Bed Available Now
    844-834-1642
  • Markana
    6301 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
    1 / 32
    58 min
    $1,172 - 1,955 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-842-8013
  • Northpointe Village
    12801 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
    1 / 76
    1 hr
    $679 - 954 1-2 Bed Available Now
    505-515-0752
  • Olympus Encantada
    6401 Santa Monica Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    1 / 40
    1 hr
    $1,135 - 2,037 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-810-9173
  • Desert Creek
    4300 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
    1 / 51
    New
    $615 - 1,150 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    877-595-7128
  • Eagle Point Apartments
    4401-4501 Morris St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    1 / 31
    2 hrs
    $672 - 972 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-226-9791
  • Diamond Mesa Townhomes
    2300 Diamond Mesa Trl SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
    1 / 52
    New
    $876 - 1,366 1-4 Bed Available Now
    844-269-5135
  • Cantata at the Trails
    6700 Cantata St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    1 / 97
    New
    $1,019 - 1,359 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-312-5163
  • Tesoro on Spain
    9900 Spain Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    1 / 123
    New
    $750 - 972 1-2 Bed Available Now
    844-202-7618
  • Sedona Ridge
    3400 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    1 / 47
    New
    $600 - 970 1-3 Bed Available Now
    505-226-4134
  • Mountain Run
    5800 Eubank Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    1 / 25
    New
    $739 - 1,019 1-2 Bed Available Now
    855-280-5586
  • Mesa Verde
    4610 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    1 / 78
    New
    $550 - 975 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-212-7019
  • La Entrada
    8000 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    1 / 67
    New
    $662 - 1,060 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-228-7328
  • Monterra
    4217 Louisiana Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    1 / 43
    3 hrs
    $661 - 938 1-2 Bed Available Now
    844-664-5641
  • Las Mananitas
    6200 Montano Plaza Dr NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
    1 / 70
    New
    $915 - 1,560 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-254-4986
  • La Ventana
    12200 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    1 / 119
    3 hrs
    $1,000 - 1,875 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-258-4044
  • Broadstone Northpoint
    9100 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
    1 / 41
    New
    $1,100 - 1,650 1-3 Bed Available Now
    888-570-0396
  • Sun Village
    801 Locust Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    1 / 70
    1 day
    $585 - 895 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-813-9819
  • Whispering Sands - Free Rent
    12720 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
    1 / 45
    1 day
    $605 - 762 1-2 Bed Available Now
    844-224-1146
  • VILLA LA CHARLES
    12200 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    1 / 66
    4 days
    $700 - 955 1-2 Bed Available Now
    844-712-7037
  • Prairie Hills
    1001 Tramway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
    1 / 52
    1 wk
    $659 - 1,129 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-714-2105

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