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Comment by Gene Hellums on June 29, 2010 at 12:17pm
Hi David, welcome to DCF. My family will be moving to ABQ as well, as soon as we sell our house. We chose ABQ for much of the same reasons, weather, opportunities, lifestyle. We currently live in Oxford, MS. I wish more people would use this group, it seems way under used so I wanted to post a prompt reply.
We visited last Christmas to check out neighborhoods, schools etc. We also wanted to check out the vicinity of Corrales/Rio Rancho to ABQ as far as drive time related to commutes.
Schools - We will be using Public schools, there are over 20 elementary districts and you can xfrer among them once established (at least I understand this to be correct.) We determined that we would not bother finding a place to live till we get there. We did decide on the NE, NW quadrants, Corrales or Rio Rancho. Commuting in any of these areas and living in any other should be no problem.
Jobs - I can't provide much help here. I will be setting up a technical office for the company I work for and we will have some tech positions available, but time frame is unknown at this time. Be sure to join the Web Geeks group, good group to network with. Keep in touch and maybe we can grab a beer together in ABQ!
Comment by David O'Neill on June 29, 2010 at 11:38am
OK. I just joined DCF recently and thought I would try posting something. My wife and I are considering moving our family to Albuquerque. I have spent many hours online researching every aspect of the city and have fallen in love. We have two young children and we want out of the Midwest. We have only lived in Indianapolis and are pretty much done with this place. Many of my friends have relocated or are in the process of relocating to Austin, Texas. Others have escaped to Colorado or Oregon. While I love each of those destinations, I can't deal with the Texas heat and humidity and I don't want to live where it rains or snows a lot. Of course we'll never know just how great your city is until we can actually visit. So, without any further ado, where are the most coveted places to live for families with young children? Which is better? Public schools or private? Has the job market started to pickup at all? My wife is a certified massage therapist, reiki practioner and is currently certified as a level 3 Healing Touch student. I work in tech support for a large law firm here in Indy. I would be more concerned with finding work for my wife first, since my current job is making feel like i need to get away from law firms. Not sure if there are any tech jobs out there. I just want to live and work in a place that is more peaceful and fun, not soul crushing and uncomfortable as this one. I think this should be a sufficient start to my time here on DCF. Any helpful hints, comments, websites, etc would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
Comment by Kathleen "Kat" Wruck on April 19, 2010 at 12:15pm
We are thinking of relocating from Marysville, WA. My husband is originally from the Midwest (WI). We want to settle in an area where we can have neighbors over for vegetarian dinners, maybe play some cards or board games, go hiking, birding, maybe grow some veggies in a garden . . . .
Comment by rivka on November 8, 2009 at 8:31am
Hello! I'm looking to relocate from Atlanta in July and will be visiting in December. While I'm in town I wanted to get my bearings, a good sense of the area, especially the art community. Any recommendations on must-sees are welcome. I'm hoping to get a job with the DOE and find a place where I can do some beekeeping, host good parties, and meet cool people.
Comment by CARMEN BENNETT on July 20, 2009 at 10:10pm
We are transplants from Mpls MN . We moved here because of the weather in Nov. 2004, arriving on Thanksgiving Day. We absolutely love it here. I miss my green grass and my water, but not the mosquitos and bugs. We fixed up our back yard with a lot of greenery and a garden, with the rest rocks. We have hummingbird feeders up and attract a lot of hummingbirds, Bulluck Orioles, and a bunch of others. Its interesting to watch them.
Comment by coco1 on April 27, 2009 at 9:09am
I am coming back to albuquerque.I left alb over 2 years ago to move to georgia but my daughters and I miss it,so are coming back in aug.We miss the green chili and the art.
Comment by Nacha on April 16, 2009 at 4:57pm
I'm moving to ABQ in May for a job and am really looking forward to exploring the city and its environs, and meeting new people!
Comment by hidenothing on April 8, 2009 at 7:40pm
I just moved here from L.A. ::sigh:: a month ago
...but this feels right.
It feels like home now.
Comment by New Mexico AIDS Services on August 26, 2008 at 10:59am
Welcome to Albuquerque, Transplants!
Just wanted to let you all know about New Mexico AIDS Services. We do free, anonymous, needle-free HIV testing. Add us as a friend! :)

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