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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! :)
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 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 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 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 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 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 Stella Bell on June 29, 2010 at 7:02pm
Hey David, is the website of the Weekly Alibi, the local print alt. weekly. Each fall, as the UNM student body is incoming, they publish a neighborhood guide, so you might check last year's.
Comment by CARMEN BENNETT on June 29, 2010 at 9:13pm
I am a Minnesota native, born and raised there. Moved to Albuquerque in Nov. 2004, and we love it here! To us this is Paradise compared to living up North. Coming here from a Northern State is a culture adjustment. You trade in some of your grass and water and high humidity for fabulous weather! Can you handle that? You can actually sit outside without getting bug bit! ( unless you're near water). We live on the SW corner of town and we get less moisture than the foothills area. We can see the gorgeous city lights from here......acres and acres of golden shimmering twinkling lights! Not generally seen in the main or east part of town. They are totally intoxicating ! I never get tired of seeing them, along with the gorgeous Mountain views and Paradise weather.
Comment by CARMEN BENNETT on June 29, 2010 at 9:16pm
I talked to two ladies the other day who told me that when people ask them how they like Albuquerque,, they respond with a negative exaggeration, only because they don't want more people coming here. I had to laugh about it. They really do love it here ! I could never do that, I'm too honest.


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