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169 Apartments for rent in Albuquerque, NM

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35 Units Available
Reserve by Markana
6301 Alameda Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM | Nor Este
Studio
$1,174
587 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,525
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,674
1196 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
Experience Reserve by Markana: an inviting collection of studio, one, and two bedroom apartment residences located in the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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15 Units Available
Mirabella Heights
701 Stephen Moody St SE
Albuquerque, NM | Manzano Mesa
1 Bedroom
$879
657 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,236
971 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
Near I-40, Kirtland Air Force Base and area dining. Apartments feature a private balcony or patio, beautiful views of the city or mountains, and lots of storage. On-site spa, single car garages and fitness center.
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7 Units Available
Villa Hermosa
2600 Americare Ct NW
Albuquerque, NM | S.r. Marmon
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$853
904 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
Welcome home to Villa Hermosa! With one of the best locations on Albuquerque's west side, Villa Hermosa offers spacious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes with great features such as full size washer and dryer connections, modern kitchens with
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14 Units Available
Olympus Northpoint
9100 San Mateo Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM | Wildflower Area
1 Bedroom
$1,305
921 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,811
1278 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,779
1546 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
Minutes away from I-25, these homes feature gourmet kitchens, walk-in closets, and plush carpeting. Residents of this pet-friendly community have access to outdoor grilling stations, a fitness center, and a resort-inspired pool.
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4 Units Available
Circ
10300 Golf Course Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM | Cottonwood Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,143
796 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,078
1106 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
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8 Units Available
Ottavo
6350 Eubank Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,234
1032 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,706
1260 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
Luxury apartment community near two local bus lines and Academy Hills Park. Units have open floor plans with a gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets and granite counters. Pet-friendly community with 24-hour maintenance, pool, gym.
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20 Units Available
Olympus Solaire
3550 Old Airport Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM | Seven Bar Ranch
1 Bedroom
$1,046
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,158
1087 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
Modern, pet-friendly community with dog park and heated outdoor pool, located just minutes from I-25. One- and two-bedroom units have nine-foot ceiling, washer/dryer, central A/C and patio/balcony. Landscaped grounds.
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16 Units Available
Markana Apartments
6115 Alameda Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM | Nor Este
1 Bedroom
$1,321
797 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,602
1031 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,947
1220 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
Large one-, two- and three-bedroom homes with spacious floor plans, high-end finishes and high ceilings. Located close to I-25 and the rail runner for easy commuting.
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4 Units Available
Villa Serena Apts
12700 Indian School Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM | Panorama Heights
1 Bedroom
$783
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$872
767 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
Villa Serena offers a spectacular foothills location with stunning mountain and city views. Featuring a collection of well designed 1 and 2 bedroom floor plans. Spectacular mountain and city views from your oversized patio.
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24 Units Available
San Miguel Del Bosque
9180 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM | Taylor Ranch
1 Bedroom
$1,002
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,260
1066 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,360
1110 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
You will find yourself within minutes of the Rio Grand Nature Preserve, which offers beautiful walking and biking trails, San Miguels prime location allows for quick access to major retail, entertainment and main transportation thoroughfares.
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33 Units Available
Olympus Encantada
7400 San Pedro Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM | Fair West
1 Bedroom
$1,261
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,426
1252 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,669
1500 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
Olympus Encantada is located in Northeast Albuquerque and offers one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Each of these pet-friendly apartments features stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, ranges and extra storage for your convenience.
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14 Units Available
Whispering Sands
220 Western Skies Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM | Singing Arrow
1 Bedroom
$700
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$765
950 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:43 PM
Whispering Sands Apartments offers a quiet community with plenty of amenities. Apartments here offer luxurious features including refrigerators, walk-in closets and ceiling fans. The community is pet friendly and features a pool and basketball court.
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8 Units Available
La Paloma
6001 Moon St NE
Albuquerque, NM
1 Bedroom
$970
814 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1063 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,425
1248 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:43 PM
Just minutes from Walmart, Whole Foods and the Academy recreation area. Community features include a modern fitness room, volleyball court and walking/biking trails. In-unit washers/dryers.
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15 Units Available
Enclave
9500 Osuna Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM | Northridge
1 Bedroom
$1,199
763 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1094 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:41 PM
Residential community close to Osuna Elementary and Sandia High School. Fireplaces, walk-in closets, private balconies/patios, eat-in kitchens, hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings. Fitness room with free weights.
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7 Units Available
Dorado Heights Apts
11800 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM | Eldorado Heights
Studio
$740
415 sqft
1 Bedroom
$785
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$930
750 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:29 PM
Welcome to Dorado Heights Apartments in Albuquerque Offering the ideal balance of location, amenities, and style, Dorado Heights Apartments in Albuquerque offer residents many luxuries and ways to enjoy living in a friendly and welcoming community.
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22 Units Available
Spain Gardens
8401 Spain Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$718
591 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$866
938 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:29 PM
Lush setting on over 37 well-maintained acres. Units with all-electric kitchens, pantries, swamp cooler A/C, and vinyl flooring. Basketball and tennis courts, billiards, and a resort-style pool.
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3 Units Available
Andalucia Villas
5300 Antequera Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM | Taylor Ranch
1 Bedroom
$1,650
903 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
1277 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:28 PM
At Andalucia Villas, we’ve designed our brand new community with everything you need to feel pampered and inspired.
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33 Units Available
Oak Tree Park Apartments
5800 Osuna Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM | Del Norte
1 Bedroom
$892
686 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
951 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:27 PM
Spacious floor plans, brand new kitchens and baths with granite-inspired countertops and Whirlpool appliances. Community features a gym, business center, sauna, hot tub, pool and tennis/racquetball courts.
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4 Units Available
Casa Del Rey Sur
112 Cardenas Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM | Fair West
1 Bedroom
$605
546 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:25 PM
White Oak Apartments Leasing Office is located just off of the historic Route 66 (Central Ave) and Cardenas Dr NE. Take a look at one of our many properties conveniently located close to University of New Mexico and Downtown Albuquerque.
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7 Units Available
The Courtyards
6001 Topke Pl NE
Albuquerque, NM | Bear Canyon
1 Bedroom
$745
457 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$865
861 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,120
1000 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:23 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Courtyards in Albuquerque. View photos, descriptions and more!
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16 Units Available
Arterra Apartments
8300 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM | Nor Este
1 Bedroom
$1,155
880 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,365
1130 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,570
1310 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:21 PM
Pet-friendly units with mahogany flooring, granite countertops, full-size in-unit laundry and fireplaces. Located a short distance away from Sandia Peak Tramway and 423 highway. Online portal for easy disbursal of payments.
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13 Units Available
Altezza High Desert
6000 Cortaderia St NE
Albuquerque, NM | High Desert
1 Bedroom
$1,170
801 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,605
1109 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,765
1250 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:21 PM
Spacious units with high ceilings, full size washers, gas fireplaces and oval tubs in modern bathrooms. Residents get access to swimming pool, business center and courtyard. Close to I-40.
Verified
19 Units Available
Sombra Del Oso Apartment Homes
6000 Montano Plaza Dr NW
Albuquerque, NM | Taylor Ranch
1 Bedroom
$842
630 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$931
850 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:20 PM
A tennis court, hot tub, pool and gym are just a few of the amenities offered at this property. Apartments include walk-in closets and in-unit laundry. Convenient to the shopping and dining along Montano Road.
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7 Units Available
Candlelight Square
7501 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
1 Bedroom
$713
558 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$975
890 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:19 PM
Convenient to Montgomery Plaza and the University of New Mexico. One- and two-bedroom apartments with modern kitchens and large private balconies or patios. On-site business center, swimming pool, fitness center, laundry and dog park.
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How much is rent in Albuquerque?
In Albuquerque, the median rent is $568 for a studio, $730 for a 1-bedroom, $895 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,303 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Albuquerque, check out our monthly Albuquerque Rent Report.
How much is rent in Albuquerque?
In Albuquerque, the median rent is $568 for a studio, $730 for a 1-bedroom, $895 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,303 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Albuquerque, check out our monthly Albuquerque Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Albuquerque?
You can find apartments in Albuquerque that match your maximum budget: under $800, under $700.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Albuquerque?
You can find apartments in Albuquerque that match your maximum budget: under $800, under $700.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Albuquerque apartments that allow pets.
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While some Albuquerque properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Albuquerque properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Albuquerque. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of New Mexico-Main Campus, and Central New Mexico Community College.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Albuquerque. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of New Mexico-Main Campus, and Central New Mexico Community College.

Median Rent in Albuquerque

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Albuquerque is $730, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $895.
Studio
$568
1 Bed
$730
2 Beds
$895
3+ Beds
$1,303
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"Albuquerque where the skies are blue / Gonna take a bus take a train gonna' fly / Prayin' she's there after all this time / Albuquerque my heart aches for you." (-Sons of the Desert, "Albuquerque")
"Albuquerque where the skies are blue / Gonna take a bus take a train gonna' fly / Prayin' she's there after all this time / Albuquerque my heart aches for you." (-Sons of the Desert, "Albuquerque")

You know that dream you've always had, the one where you hike two hours up a mountain in the warm sunshine, go camping in the wilderness, and then ski right back down the mountain into your own yard? It's not virtual reality you're dreaming about, it's Albuquerque! With over 310 days of sunshine a year, and a very mild, dry winter, people of all ages love the place that the locals call “Burque.” Now we know you've already got your backpack on and you're raring to go camping, but if you ever want to rejoin the rest of us in polite society, you'll need a place to shower after you come back down that mountain and wherever else will you store all your gear? Let's find you that perfect Albuquerque apartment.

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Tingley Beach Park sculpture

Trees and picnic area at Roosevelt Park

Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque

Bumming Around in Burque

We've got some good news. It's totally easy to find a great place to live in Albuquerque. There are a lot of available apartments, houses, and houses that have been transformed into apartments and the prices are amazingly low. While location is important (more on that later), Albuquerque is small enough that wherever you rent, you'll always be right next to the great outdoors. In fact, if you drive forty minutes out of town from anywhere in the city, you'll be in the middle of the desert. Another plus? When we say 40 minutes, we mean it. Albuquerque traffic is virtually unheard of (commuters rejoice!)

Bumming Around in Burque
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We've got some good news. It's totally easy to find a great place to live in Albuquerque. There are a lot of available apartments, houses, and houses that have been transformed into apartments and the prices are amazingly low. While location is important (more on that later), Albuquerque is small enough that wherever you rent, you'll always be right next to the great outdoors. In fact, if you drive forty minutes out of town from anywhere in the city, you'll be in the middle of the desert. Another plus? When we say 40 minutes, we mean it. Albuquerque traffic is virtually unheard of (commuters rejoice!)

Discussing “Heights” and “Valleys” is No Longer Just Bedroom Conversation

Albuquerque is divided into quadrants, bisected vertically by the Rio Grande river, and horizontally by the BNSF Railroad. The city is bounded on the east by the Sandia Mountains, on the north by Sandia Pueblo, and on the south by Isleta Pueblo. Suburbs like Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, and Belen all spread out from the west side of the city. Because Albuquerque is contained on three sides, the urban sprawl factor is low, and the city maintains a charming, small-town feel. Albuquerque has a super laid-back vibe, so the town can be separated into four swinging '60s sections: “Raise Your Consciousness (and Altitude),” “Get Groovy, Baby,” “I Dig It,” and “Be There or Be Square.”

Raise Your Consciousness (and Altitude): The Northeast The Northeast quadrant stretches from the University of New Mexico's campus, through swanky Uptown and the Balloon Fiesta Park, and finally butts up against the Sandia Mountains (the foothills area is called “The Heights”, and as the elevation rises, so does the price). This area is perfect for studious intellectuals, active retirees, and hardcore outdoors-y types. If you're moving to Burque to get in touch with nature, this is the area for you. You can go hiking, trail-running, mountain biking, and camping . . . then come home from your exhilarating day and easily go grocery shopping or attend night school. Prices vary quite a bit in this area depending on if you're renting a 2BR apartment near Central Ave. in the quite charming “University Ghetto” ($600), or if you're renting a 3BR house in the Tanoan subdivision in the “Heights” ($1250).

Get Groovy, Baby: The Southeast The bustling Southeast quadrant of Burque is the place to live if you're a boutique shopper, an urban walker, an avid chef, or a sports and music fanatic. Southeast Albuquerque is the home to Nob Hill which is a park, restaurant, and boutique-filled area, and is perfect for young or retired couples, as well as anyone who doesn't want to own a vehicle, because the “Rapid Ride” commuter bus rocks this area! Nob Hill also has the strongest late night scene in the city, but if all-night partying is your thing, Albuquerque may not be your place. The Albuquerque Sunport (that's “airport” to the rest of us) is here, and so are the Asian restaurants and shops (including a fabulous international market named Talin). All of Albuquerque's big concerts also come here; The Pavilion, Burque's largest music venue, is in this quadrant. Although Albuquerque has no professional sports teams, the Southeast quadrant holds all of Burque's sports venues, including Isotopes Park (yes, they were named after the team on The Simpsons). Rates vary here as well; a 1BR apartment closer to the center of town, near Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) would cost very little ($500), but just like in the Northeast quadrant, as you get closer to the mountains the rent goes up. A 2BR near the mountains in the “Four Hills” area would be pricier ($1350).

I Dig It: The Southwest Southwest Albuquerque, also known as the “South Valley” is a great option for people who want to get their hands dirty. If you love farms, open space, and want to be really close to some awesome CSA's, this is the place for you. The South Valley is a seriously rural area that's still in the heart of the city, and is home to some of the most traditional families, events, and foods in town. Because this is such a rural area, it's easier to find houses than it is to find apartments, but the houses tend to be very affordable, just like everything else in Albuquerque. A 3BR town-home in the historic Barelas neighborhood will take some saving for ($1250), but in the farmland, a 3BR “horse friendly house” on one acre won't cost much at all ($900).

Be There or Be Square: The Northwest The “North Valley” is great for cultured history buffs. Downtown is known more for its historic buildings than it is for its night-time party scene, but after dark the exterior of the downtown buildings are lit to create a beautiful nighttime view, and the theaters here are great. Downtown has some small music venues, and some college bars, but the restaurants and businesses tend to close after lunch, and the vibe is pretty mellow. Downtown is a wonderful place to live without a car, because it's the central hub for Amtrak, Greyhound, ABQ Ride (the city's bus system), and the Rail Runner commuter train. If you plan to go without a car though, know that there aren't any grocery stores downtown, and you'll have to use that public transportation to buy food. History buffs will love Old Town, which is Albuquerque's original central square. Old Town oozes charm, with its wrought iron lampposts and old-fashioned feel. If you like showing off your Victorian jewelry and clothing, and you frequently go out for high tea, Old Town is where you should be. The North Valley also holds the Bosque park preserve, and opens up to Albuquerque's suburbs, such as Rio Rancho. A 2BR loft apartment in Downtown won't cost much ($900), but for a 2BR in Old Town, all that charm will raise the rates ($1600).

What About Those East Mountains? The East Mountains area is also technically a part of Albuquerque, but they're separated from the metro area by the Sandia Mountains, resulting in about a twenty minute drive to the city. The prices are pretty steep in many areas of the East Mountains, and the snowfall level is much higher than the rest of Albuquerque, but if rural is your thing and you're one of the ones with dreams of hiking in your own backyard, we recommend giving some serious thought to the East Mountains. Warning though, many areas still don't have DSL access (we're talking log cabins here!) and you'd have to either deal with dial-up, or fork out some extra cash to get satellite internet. Active retirees love the quiet of this area, and with the only five-star rated golf club in the Southwest (Paa-Ko Ridge), the East Mountains are definitely a sweet-spot for many. Note that it's hard to find a small place to live in the East Mountains, and a 4BR will come with a big ticket ($2500).

Discussing “Heights” and “Valleys” is No Longer Just Bedroom Conversation
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Albuquerque is divided into quadrants, bisected vertically by the Rio Grande river, and horizontally by the BNSF Railroad. The city is bounded on the east by the Sandia Mountains, on the north by Sandia Pueblo, and on the south by Isleta Pueblo. Suburbs like Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, and Belen all spread out from the west side of the city. Because Albuquerque is contained on three sides, the urban sprawl factor is low, and the city maintains a charming, small-town feel. Albuquerque has a super laid-back vibe, so the town can be separated into four swinging '60s sections: “Raise Your Consciousness (and Altitude),” “Get Groovy, Baby,” “I Dig It,” and “Be There or Be Square.”

Raise Your Consciousness (and Altitude): The Northeast The Northeast quadrant stretches from the University of New Mexico's campus, through swanky Uptown and the Balloon Fiesta Park, and finally butts up against the Sandia Mountains (the foothills area is called “The Heights”, and as the elevation rises, so does the price). This area is perfect for studious intellectuals, active retirees, and hardcore outdoors-y types. If you're moving to Burque to get in touch with nature, this is the area for you. You can go hiking, trail-running, mountain biking, and camping . . . then come home from your exhilarating day and easily go grocery shopping or attend night school. Prices vary quite a bit in this area depending on if you're renting a 2BR apartment near Central Ave. in the quite charming “University Ghetto” ($600), or if you're renting a 3BR house in the Tanoan subdivision in the “Heights” ($1250).

Get Groovy, Baby: The Southeast The bustling Southeast quadrant of Burque is the place to live if you're a boutique shopper, an urban walker, an avid chef, or a sports and music fanatic. Southeast Albuquerque is the home to Nob Hill which is a park, restaurant, and boutique-filled area, and is perfect for young or retired couples, as well as anyone who doesn't want to own a vehicle, because the “Rapid Ride” commuter bus rocks this area! Nob Hill also has the strongest late night scene in the city, but if all-night partying is your thing, Albuquerque may not be your place. The Albuquerque Sunport (that's “airport” to the rest of us) is here, and so are the Asian restaurants and shops (including a fabulous international market named Talin). All of Albuquerque's big concerts also come here; The Pavilion, Burque's largest music venue, is in this quadrant. Although Albuquerque has no professional sports teams, the Southeast quadrant holds all of Burque's sports venues, including Isotopes Park (yes, they were named after the team on The Simpsons). Rates vary here as well; a 1BR apartment closer to the center of town, near Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) would cost very little ($500), but just like in the Northeast quadrant, as you get closer to the mountains the rent goes up. A 2BR near the mountains in the “Four Hills” area would be pricier ($1350).

I Dig It: The Southwest Southwest Albuquerque, also known as the “South Valley” is a great option for people who want to get their hands dirty. If you love farms, open space, and want to be really close to some awesome CSA's, this is the place for you. The South Valley is a seriously rural area that's still in the heart of the city, and is home to some of the most traditional families, events, and foods in town. Because this is such a rural area, it's easier to find houses than it is to find apartments, but the houses tend to be very affordable, just like everything else in Albuquerque. A 3BR town-home in the historic Barelas neighborhood will take some saving for ($1250), but in the farmland, a 3BR “horse friendly house” on one acre won't cost much at all ($900).

Be There or Be Square: The Northwest The “North Valley” is great for cultured history buffs. Downtown is known more for its historic buildings than it is for its night-time party scene, but after dark the exterior of the downtown buildings are lit to create a beautiful nighttime view, and the theaters here are great. Downtown has some small music venues, and some college bars, but the restaurants and businesses tend to close after lunch, and the vibe is pretty mellow. Downtown is a wonderful place to live without a car, because it's the central hub for Amtrak, Greyhound, ABQ Ride (the city's bus system), and the Rail Runner commuter train. If you plan to go without a car though, know that there aren't any grocery stores downtown, and you'll have to use that public transportation to buy food. History buffs will love Old Town, which is Albuquerque's original central square. Old Town oozes charm, with its wrought iron lampposts and old-fashioned feel. If you like showing off your Victorian jewelry and clothing, and you frequently go out for high tea, Old Town is where you should be. The North Valley also holds the Bosque park preserve, and opens up to Albuquerque's suburbs, such as Rio Rancho. A 2BR loft apartment in Downtown won't cost much ($900), but for a 2BR in Old Town, all that charm will raise the rates ($1600).

What About Those East Mountains? The East Mountains area is also technically a part of Albuquerque, but they're separated from the metro area by the Sandia Mountains, resulting in about a twenty minute drive to the city. The prices are pretty steep in many areas of the East Mountains, and the snowfall level is much higher than the rest of Albuquerque, but if rural is your thing and you're one of the ones with dreams of hiking in your own backyard, we recommend giving some serious thought to the East Mountains. Warning though, many areas still don't have DSL access (we're talking log cabins here!) and you'd have to either deal with dial-up, or fork out some extra cash to get satellite internet. Active retirees love the quiet of this area, and with the only five-star rated golf club in the Southwest (Paa-Ko Ridge), the East Mountains are definitely a sweet-spot for many. Note that it's hard to find a small place to live in the East Mountains, and a 4BR will come with a big ticket ($2500).

Other Tips: I Wanna Be Your Dog

If you're planning to move to Albuquerque with pets, you should know about the laws. Burque is a very “dog friendly” town, and there are a lot of dog parks and patios that welcome dogs. However, the city recently passed a law that requires pet-loving Burqeños (as the locals are called) to microchip and spay or neuter their dog or cat. If you don't wish to spay or neuter your pet, you need to obtain an “intact animal permit” from the city for a whopping $150 per year! If you're non-compliant with the law, and the pound picks up your pet, you're in for up to a $500 fine, or up to 90 days in jail! Albuquerque also limits the amount of pets you may own: you can have a total of six, with no more than four dogs. Most Albuquerque apartment complexes frown on tenants with larger dogs, so if you're looking to move with your beautiful Golden Retriever or your intelligent German Shepherd, you'll want to look for a house.

So, future Burqeños, you've already packed your backpack and strapped on your hiking boots. Now all you have to do is saddle up your Subaru Outback with those ski racks, grab your mountain bike, and start trekking toward your new campsite. We wish you the best. Just make sure to take full advantage of that shower!

Other Tips: I Wanna Be Your Dog
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If you're planning to move to Albuquerque with pets, you should know about the laws. Burque is a very “dog friendly” town, and there are a lot of dog parks and patios that welcome dogs. However, the city recently passed a law that requires pet-loving Burqeños (as the locals are called) to microchip and spay or neuter their dog or cat. If you don't wish to spay or neuter your pet, you need to obtain an “intact animal permit” from the city for a whopping $150 per year! If you're non-compliant with the law, and the pound picks up your pet, you're in for up to a $500 fine, or up to 90 days in jail! Albuquerque also limits the amount of pets you may own: you can have a total of six, with no more than four dogs. Most Albuquerque apartment complexes frown on tenants with larger dogs, so if you're looking to move with your beautiful Golden Retriever or your intelligent German Shepherd, you'll want to look for a house.

So, future Burqeños, you've already packed your backpack and strapped on your hiking boots. Now all you have to do is saddle up your Subaru Outback with those ski racks, grab your mountain bike, and start trekking toward your new campsite. We wish you the best. Just make sure to take full advantage of that shower!

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"Albuquerque where the skies are blue / Gonna take a bus take a train gonna' fly / Prayin' she's there after all this time / Albuquerque my heart aches for you." (-Sons of the Desert, "Albuquerque")
"Albuquerque where the skies are blue / Gonna take a bus take a train gonna' fly / Prayin' she's there after all this time / Albuquerque my heart aches for you." (-Sons of the Desert, "Albuquerque")

You know that dream you've always had, the one where you hike two hours up a mountain in the warm sunshine, go camping in the wilderness, and then ski right back down the mountain into your own yard? It's not virtual reality you're dreaming about, it's Albuquerque! With over 310 days of sunshine a year, and a very mild, dry winter, people of all ages love the place that the locals call “Burque.” Now we know you've already got your backpack on and you're raring to go camping, but if you ever want to rejoin the rest of us in polite society, you'll need a place to shower after you come back down that mountain and wherever else will you store all your gear? Let's find you that perfect Albuquerque apartment.

Having trouble with Craigslist Albuquerque? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Tingley Beach Park sculpture

Trees and picnic area at Roosevelt Park

Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque

Bumming Around in Burque

We've got some good news. It's totally easy to find a great place to live in Albuquerque. There are a lot of available apartments, houses, and houses that have been transformed into apartments and the prices are amazingly low. While location is important (more on that later), Albuquerque is small enough that wherever you rent, you'll always be right next to the great outdoors. In fact, if you drive forty minutes out of town from anywhere in the city, you'll be in the middle of the desert. Another plus? When we say 40 minutes, we mean it. Albuquerque traffic is virtually unheard of (commuters rejoice!)

Bumming Around in Burque
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We've got some good news. It's totally easy to find a great place to live in Albuquerque. There are a lot of available apartments, houses, and houses that have been transformed into apartments and the prices are amazingly low. While location is important (more on that later), Albuquerque is small enough that wherever you rent, you'll always be right next to the great outdoors. In fact, if you drive forty minutes out of town from anywhere in the city, you'll be in the middle of the desert. Another plus? When we say 40 minutes, we mean it. Albuquerque traffic is virtually unheard of (commuters rejoice!)

Discussing “Heights” and “Valleys” is No Longer Just Bedroom Conversation

Albuquerque is divided into quadrants, bisected vertically by the Rio Grande river, and horizontally by the BNSF Railroad. The city is bounded on the east by the Sandia Mountains, on the north by Sandia Pueblo, and on the south by Isleta Pueblo. Suburbs like Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, and Belen all spread out from the west side of the city. Because Albuquerque is contained on three sides, the urban sprawl factor is low, and the city maintains a charming, small-town feel. Albuquerque has a super laid-back vibe, so the town can be separated into four swinging '60s sections: “Raise Your Consciousness (and Altitude),” “Get Groovy, Baby,” “I Dig It,” and “Be There or Be Square.”

Raise Your Consciousness (and Altitude): The Northeast The Northeast quadrant stretches from the University of New Mexico's campus, through swanky Uptown and the Balloon Fiesta Park, and finally butts up against the Sandia Mountains (the foothills area is called “The Heights”, and as the elevation rises, so does the price). This area is perfect for studious intellectuals, active retirees, and hardcore outdoors-y types. If you're moving to Burque to get in touch with nature, this is the area for you. You can go hiking, trail-running, mountain biking, and camping . . . then come home from your exhilarating day and easily go grocery shopping or attend night school. Prices vary quite a bit in this area depending on if you're renting a 2BR apartment near Central Ave. in the quite charming “University Ghetto” ($600), or if you're renting a 3BR house in the Tanoan subdivision in the “Heights” ($1250).

Get Groovy, Baby: The Southeast The bustling Southeast quadrant of Burque is the place to live if you're a boutique shopper, an urban walker, an avid chef, or a sports and music fanatic. Southeast Albuquerque is the home to Nob Hill which is a park, restaurant, and boutique-filled area, and is perfect for young or retired couples, as well as anyone who doesn't want to own a vehicle, because the “Rapid Ride” commuter bus rocks this area! Nob Hill also has the strongest late night scene in the city, but if all-night partying is your thing, Albuquerque may not be your place. The Albuquerque Sunport (that's “airport” to the rest of us) is here, and so are the Asian restaurants and shops (including a fabulous international market named Talin). All of Albuquerque's big concerts also come here; The Pavilion, Burque's largest music venue, is in this quadrant. Although Albuquerque has no professional sports teams, the Southeast quadrant holds all of Burque's sports venues, including Isotopes Park (yes, they were named after the team on The Simpsons). Rates vary here as well; a 1BR apartment closer to the center of town, near Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) would cost very little ($500), but just like in the Northeast quadrant, as you get closer to the mountains the rent goes up. A 2BR near the mountains in the “Four Hills” area would be pricier ($1350).

I Dig It: The Southwest Southwest Albuquerque, also known as the “South Valley” is a great option for people who want to get their hands dirty. If you love farms, open space, and want to be really close to some awesome CSA's, this is the place for you. The South Valley is a seriously rural area that's still in the heart of the city, and is home to some of the most traditional families, events, and foods in town. Because this is such a rural area, it's easier to find houses than it is to find apartments, but the houses tend to be very affordable, just like everything else in Albuquerque. A 3BR town-home in the historic Barelas neighborhood will take some saving for ($1250), but in the farmland, a 3BR “horse friendly house” on one acre won't cost much at all ($900).

Be There or Be Square: The Northwest The “North Valley” is great for cultured history buffs. Downtown is known more for its historic buildings than it is for its night-time party scene, but after dark the exterior of the downtown buildings are lit to create a beautiful nighttime view, and the theaters here are great. Downtown has some small music venues, and some college bars, but the restaurants and businesses tend to close after lunch, and the vibe is pretty mellow. Downtown is a wonderful place to live without a car, because it's the central hub for Amtrak, Greyhound, ABQ Ride (the city's bus system), and the Rail Runner commuter train. If you plan to go without a car though, know that there aren't any grocery stores downtown, and you'll have to use that public transportation to buy food. History buffs will love Old Town, which is Albuquerque's original central square. Old Town oozes charm, with its wrought iron lampposts and old-fashioned feel. If you like showing off your Victorian jewelry and clothing, and you frequently go out for high tea, Old Town is where you should be. The North Valley also holds the Bosque park preserve, and opens up to Albuquerque's suburbs, such as Rio Rancho. A 2BR loft apartment in Downtown won't cost much ($900), but for a 2BR in Old Town, all that charm will raise the rates ($1600).

What About Those East Mountains? The East Mountains area is also technically a part of Albuquerque, but they're separated from the metro area by the Sandia Mountains, resulting in about a twenty minute drive to the city. The prices are pretty steep in many areas of the East Mountains, and the snowfall level is much higher than the rest of Albuquerque, but if rural is your thing and you're one of the ones with dreams of hiking in your own backyard, we recommend giving some serious thought to the East Mountains. Warning though, many areas still don't have DSL access (we're talking log cabins here!) and you'd have to either deal with dial-up, or fork out some extra cash to get satellite internet. Active retirees love the quiet of this area, and with the only five-star rated golf club in the Southwest (Paa-Ko Ridge), the East Mountains are definitely a sweet-spot for many. Note that it's hard to find a small place to live in the East Mountains, and a 4BR will come with a big ticket ($2500).

Discussing “Heights” and “Valleys” is No Longer Just Bedroom Conversation
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Albuquerque is divided into quadrants, bisected vertically by the Rio Grande river, and horizontally by the BNSF Railroad. The city is bounded on the east by the Sandia Mountains, on the north by Sandia Pueblo, and on the south by Isleta Pueblo. Suburbs like Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, and Belen all spread out from the west side of the city. Because Albuquerque is contained on three sides, the urban sprawl factor is low, and the city maintains a charming, small-town feel. Albuquerque has a super laid-back vibe, so the town can be separated into four swinging '60s sections: “Raise Your Consciousness (and Altitude),” “Get Groovy, Baby,” “I Dig It,” and “Be There or Be Square.”

Raise Your Consciousness (and Altitude): The Northeast The Northeast quadrant stretches from the University of New Mexico's campus, through swanky Uptown and the Balloon Fiesta Park, and finally butts up against the Sandia Mountains (the foothills area is called “The Heights”, and as the elevation rises, so does the price). This area is perfect for studious intellectuals, active retirees, and hardcore outdoors-y types. If you're moving to Burque to get in touch with nature, this is the area for you. You can go hiking, trail-running, mountain biking, and camping . . . then come home from your exhilarating day and easily go grocery shopping or attend night school. Prices vary quite a bit in this area depending on if you're renting a 2BR apartment near Central Ave. in the quite charming “University Ghetto” ($600), or if you're renting a 3BR house in the Tanoan subdivision in the “Heights” ($1250).

Get Groovy, Baby: The Southeast The bustling Southeast quadrant of Burque is the place to live if you're a boutique shopper, an urban walker, an avid chef, or a sports and music fanatic. Southeast Albuquerque is the home to Nob Hill which is a park, restaurant, and boutique-filled area, and is perfect for young or retired couples, as well as anyone who doesn't want to own a vehicle, because the “Rapid Ride” commuter bus rocks this area! Nob Hill also has the strongest late night scene in the city, but if all-night partying is your thing, Albuquerque may not be your place. The Albuquerque Sunport (that's “airport” to the rest of us) is here, and so are the Asian restaurants and shops (including a fabulous international market named Talin). All of Albuquerque's big concerts also come here; The Pavilion, Burque's largest music venue, is in this quadrant. Although Albuquerque has no professional sports teams, the Southeast quadrant holds all of Burque's sports venues, including Isotopes Park (yes, they were named after the team on The Simpsons). Rates vary here as well; a 1BR apartment closer to the center of town, near Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) would cost very little ($500), but just like in the Northeast quadrant, as you get closer to the mountains the rent goes up. A 2BR near the mountains in the “Four Hills” area would be pricier ($1350).

I Dig It: The Southwest Southwest Albuquerque, also known as the “South Valley” is a great option for people who want to get their hands dirty. If you love farms, open space, and want to be really close to some awesome CSA's, this is the place for you. The South Valley is a seriously rural area that's still in the heart of the city, and is home to some of the most traditional families, events, and foods in town. Because this is such a rural area, it's easier to find houses than it is to find apartments, but the houses tend to be very affordable, just like everything else in Albuquerque. A 3BR town-home in the historic Barelas neighborhood will take some saving for ($1250), but in the farmland, a 3BR “horse friendly house” on one acre won't cost much at all ($900).

Be There or Be Square: The Northwest The “North Valley” is great for cultured history buffs. Downtown is known more for its historic buildings than it is for its night-time party scene, but after dark the exterior of the downtown buildings are lit to create a beautiful nighttime view, and the theaters here are great. Downtown has some small music venues, and some college bars, but the restaurants and businesses tend to close after lunch, and the vibe is pretty mellow. Downtown is a wonderful place to live without a car, because it's the central hub for Amtrak, Greyhound, ABQ Ride (the city's bus system), and the Rail Runner commuter train. If you plan to go without a car though, know that there aren't any grocery stores downtown, and you'll have to use that public transportation to buy food. History buffs will love Old Town, which is Albuquerque's original central square. Old Town oozes charm, with its wrought iron lampposts and old-fashioned feel. If you like showing off your Victorian jewelry and clothing, and you frequently go out for high tea, Old Town is where you should be. The North Valley also holds the Bosque park preserve, and opens up to Albuquerque's suburbs, such as Rio Rancho. A 2BR loft apartment in Downtown won't cost much ($900), but for a 2BR in Old Town, all that charm will raise the rates ($1600).

What About Those East Mountains? The East Mountains area is also technically a part of Albuquerque, but they're separated from the metro area by the Sandia Mountains, resulting in about a twenty minute drive to the city. The prices are pretty steep in many areas of the East Mountains, and the snowfall level is much higher than the rest of Albuquerque, but if rural is your thing and you're one of the ones with dreams of hiking in your own backyard, we recommend giving some serious thought to the East Mountains. Warning though, many areas still don't have DSL access (we're talking log cabins here!) and you'd have to either deal with dial-up, or fork out some extra cash to get satellite internet. Active retirees love the quiet of this area, and with the only five-star rated golf club in the Southwest (Paa-Ko Ridge), the East Mountains are definitely a sweet-spot for many. Note that it's hard to find a small place to live in the East Mountains, and a 4BR will come with a big ticket ($2500).

Other Tips: I Wanna Be Your Dog

If you're planning to move to Albuquerque with pets, you should know about the laws. Burque is a very “dog friendly” town, and there are a lot of dog parks and patios that welcome dogs. However, the city recently passed a law that requires pet-loving Burqeños (as the locals are called) to microchip and spay or neuter their dog or cat. If you don't wish to spay or neuter your pet, you need to obtain an “intact animal permit” from the city for a whopping $150 per year! If you're non-compliant with the law, and the pound picks up your pet, you're in for up to a $500 fine, or up to 90 days in jail! Albuquerque also limits the amount of pets you may own: you can have a total of six, with no more than four dogs. Most Albuquerque apartment complexes frown on tenants with larger dogs, so if you're looking to move with your beautiful Golden Retriever or your intelligent German Shepherd, you'll want to look for a house.

So, future Burqeños, you've already packed your backpack and strapped on your hiking boots. Now all you have to do is saddle up your Subaru Outback with those ski racks, grab your mountain bike, and start trekking toward your new campsite. We wish you the best. Just make sure to take full advantage of that shower!

Other Tips: I Wanna Be Your Dog
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If you're planning to move to Albuquerque with pets, you should know about the laws. Burque is a very “dog friendly” town, and there are a lot of dog parks and patios that welcome dogs. However, the city recently passed a law that requires pet-loving Burqeños (as the locals are called) to microchip and spay or neuter their dog or cat. If you don't wish to spay or neuter your pet, you need to obtain an “intact animal permit” from the city for a whopping $150 per year! If you're non-compliant with the law, and the pound picks up your pet, you're in for up to a $500 fine, or up to 90 days in jail! Albuquerque also limits the amount of pets you may own: you can have a total of six, with no more than four dogs. Most Albuquerque apartment complexes frown on tenants with larger dogs, so if you're looking to move with your beautiful Golden Retriever or your intelligent German Shepherd, you'll want to look for a house.

So, future Burqeños, you've already packed your backpack and strapped on your hiking boots. Now all you have to do is saddle up your Subaru Outback with those ski racks, grab your mountain bike, and start trekking toward your new campsite. We wish you the best. Just make sure to take full advantage of that shower!

Rent Report
Albuquerque

September 2020 Albuquerque Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Albuquerque Rent Report. Albuquerque rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Albuquerque rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Albuquerque rents increased moderately over the past month

Albuquerque rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Albuquerque stand at $730 for a one-bedroom apartment and $896 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Albuquerque's year-over-year rent growth is on par with the state average of 0.8%, but exceeds the national average of 0.3%.

    Albuquerque rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased marginally in Albuquerque, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Albuquerque is still more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

    • Albuquerque's median two-bedroom rent of $896 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Albuquerque's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Albuquerque than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in Albuquerque.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    September 2020 Albuquerque Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Albuquerque Rent Report. Albuquerque rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Albuquerque rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Albuquerque Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Albuquerque Rent Report. Albuquerque rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Albuquerque rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    Albuquerque rents increased moderately over the past month

    Albuquerque rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Albuquerque stand at $730 for a one-bedroom apartment and $896 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Albuquerque's year-over-year rent growth is on par with the state average of 0.8%, but exceeds the national average of 0.3%.

      Albuquerque rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased marginally in Albuquerque, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Albuquerque is still more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

      • Albuquerque's median two-bedroom rent of $896 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Albuquerque's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Albuquerque than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in Albuquerque.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Albuquerque Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Albuquerque ranks on:

      C
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      D
      Recreational activities
      A+
      Affordability
      C
      Quality of schools
      D
      Social Life
      B+
      Weather
      C+
      Commute time
      A-
      State and local taxes
      C
      Public transit
      C
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Albuquerque’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Albuquerque renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "A couple of categories received above average scores, but many received below average scores."

      Key Findings in Albuquerque include the following:

      • Albuquerque renters gave their city a C overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Albuquerque were affordability and state and local taxes, which received A+ and A- grades, respectively.
      • The areas of concern to Albuquerque renters are safety and low crime (F), jobs and career opportunities (D) and social life (D).
      • Albuquerque millennials are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of D.
      • Albuquerque did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Oklahoma City (C+), Kansas City (B) and Raleigh (A).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Albuquerque’s easy to get around and has good shopping and entertainment." -Dale G.
      • "I love the weather, food and affordability, but the crime rate is a concern." -Carmen B.
      • "I like Albuquerque because there are lots of things to do and see. The mountains are beautiful, the people are nice, and there are plenty of places to explore." -Archie S.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Albuquerque’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Albuquerque renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apa...

      View full Albuquerque Renter Survey

      Here’s how Albuquerque ranks on:

      C
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      D
      Recreational activities
      A+
      Affordability
      C
      Quality of schools
      D
      Social Life
      B+
      Weather
      C+
      Commute time
      A-
      State and local taxes
      C
      Public transit
      C
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Albuquerque’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Albuquerque renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "A couple of categories received above average scores, but many received below average scores."

      Key Findings in Albuquerque include the following:

      • Albuquerque renters gave their city a C overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Albuquerque were affordability and state and local taxes, which received A+ and A- grades, respectively.
      • The areas of concern to Albuquerque renters are safety and low crime (F), jobs and career opportunities (D) and social life (D).
      • Albuquerque millennials are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of D.
      • Albuquerque did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Oklahoma City (C+), Kansas City (B) and Raleigh (A).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Albuquerque’s easy to get around and has good shopping and entertainment." -Dale G.
      • "I love the weather, food and affordability, but the crime rate is a concern." -Carmen B.
      • "I like Albuquerque because there are lots of things to do and see. The mountains are beautiful, the people are nice, and there are plenty of places to explore." -Archie S.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.