Spanning 180.6 square miles in the center of New Mexico, Albuquerque is dotted with tourist attractions throughout the mountain landscape. One of the area’s most recognized features is an array of hot air balloon events where vibrant colors fill the New Mexico sky. Albuquerque is also a hotbed of arts and culture, technological advancements, and history. Residents and tourists enjoy a wide variety of restaurants and eateries, boutiques and shops as well as retail stores and malls, art galleries, museums, golf courses, spas, and a multitude of additional options for recreation and entertainment.
Getting around Albuquerque, New Mexico is convenient whether you prefer to drive, walk, ride a bike, take the bus, or fly. ABQ Ride provides public ground transportation. There’s an Amtrak station within city limits, and the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport accommodates air travel.
Students in Albuquerque attend the Albuquerque Public Schools, which houses 89 elementary schools, 31 middle schools, three schools for students in grades kindergarten through eighth, 21 high schools, and 18 charter schools. Furthermore, the area is home to 18 colleges, universities, and trade schools for higher education, as well as additional options in surrounding areas.
Residents in Albuquerque earn average annual household incomes of around $48,357, above the state average of $43,872. Homes in the area hold median values of around $183,400, also above the state average of $159,200.
Albuquerque, New Mexico receives approximately 11 inches of rain per year and 13 inches of snow over 30 days with measurable precipitation. There are 280 days annually where the sun shines on Albuquerque with summer high temperatures of around 92 degrees and winter lows well below freezing at about 22 degrees.
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