Living in Ingenuity Central

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Metro New Mexico, the hidden treasure of the Southwest, has rightly earned the state nickname ‘Land of Enchantment.’ The state hosts scenic beauty unlike anywhere else with open vistas, ancient volcanoes, captivating rivers, sparkling lakes, soaring mountain ranges, red rock canyons, gleaming white sand dunes and stunning black lava fields. Drawing on a rich ethnic heritage of Native American, Hispanic, African-American and Anglo cultures, New Mexico is a treasure trove for culture and the arts. The mild climate and rich New Mexico culture make it unique among comparably-sized areas.

Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and other cities in the metro New Mexico area house a wide array of housing types providing affordable options with many metropolitan amenities. Taken together with its geographical setting and intriguing population mix, the affordability and quality of life of Metro New Mexico makes it a desirable place to live.

  • Geography & Culture

    The "Land of Enchantment" lies at the heart of the Southwestern United States. New Mexico offers white sand deserts, snow capped mountains, rivers, lakes and more. Amongst the natural beauty lies a diverse and vibrant cultural landscape.
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  • Climate

    Over 300 days of sunshine is reason enough for many people to move to New Mexico. There are four distinct, yet mild, seasons, which allow for year-round activities. The climate draws many people in and keeps them from wanting to leave.
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  • Cost of Living

    Communities throughout Metro New Mexico offer a broad range of amenities and lifestyle options that are both attractive and affordable. New Mexico is often ranked as one of the most affordable places to live in the country.
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  • Housing

    Metro New Mexico offers extraordinarily diverse housing opportunities with reasonable commuting times. Relocating employees have several options when choosing where to live: in the mountains, near the river, on a mesa with a 100-mile view, in an historic downtown district, on a golf course, or in a comfortable suburban setting.
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  • Education

    New Mexico hosts a wide range of educational institutions, organizations and opportunities, each providing degree, certification and licensure programs. 
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  • Transportation

    Easy access to major population centers by road, rail or air makes Metro New Mexico a perfect location for doing business in the west.
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  • Healthcare

    The Metro New Mexico region provides advanced medical care and outstanding research facilities and hospitals.
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  • Fine Arts & Performing Arts

    Many of the arts and cultural amenities of New Mexico are deeply rooted in our three principle cultures - Native American, Hispanic and Anglo - with strong ties to the natural environment. Additionally, a wide variety of arts, including venues and activites, are abundant in the metropolitan core. For the last four years both Albuquerque and Santa Fe have ranked in the Top 25 Arts Destinations per AmericanStyle Magazine.
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  • Sports

    Whatever you're looking for, New Mexico can supply it! The climate is ideal for year-round outdoor activities and the University of New Mexico hosts a wide range of collegiate athletics.
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  • Outdoor Recreation
    Residents and tourists are able to participate in an endless number of outdoor activities ranging from camping to cycling to bird watching at the Festival of the Cranes.

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Ingenuity Central
809 Copper Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-247-1750
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