I might be moving to Albuquerque in Sept or Oct. I have wanted to live there for many years and now finally I might get the chance to do so. If I come there I will be working near the intersection of I-25 and Osuna. Can someone recommend a good apartment complex near there. I will probably live in an apartment for 9 months to a year and then my wife will join me and we'll buy a house. Thanks

It's been a while since I posted that question, and the opportunity to move to Albuquerque didn't work out. But I'm still looking for another chance. Now I work in Washington DC. I lived in New Mexico from 1988-1992.

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Comment by Brendan on July 16, 2008 at 9:42pm
The apartments on the corner of Osuna and San Pedro have awesome views of the Sandias across the golf course. Don't remember the name offhand.
Comment by imouse1 on July 16, 2008 at 10:03pm
What would make you want to move here? (Out of curiosity, of course.)
Comment by Santiago on July 16, 2008 at 10:05pm
There are actually nice casitas for rent in and around the area. Craigslist will have your best leads. Much better than apts and for lower rent. Try : UNM area will not be that far from your work and you will have all the Burque-ness you need.
Comment by advocate on July 17, 2008 at 12:31am
I live in Los Ranchos...the NW Valley...and it's close enof to Osuna and 1-25. Head west on Osuna to 4th Street and then north. There's a place called Los Terrones on Los Ranchos Rd. casitas, brick floors, a huge open GREEN lawn in the middle and trees. Private, safe & quiet. It's a nice, rural but not, part of town. I used to work on Osuna, right near Jefferson..it was a 10 minute drive to work....
Comment by Balletmom on July 17, 2008 at 6:19am
Look carefully at any apartment on the San Mateo corridor and those areas- they have a high crime rate that is not obvious. Try the valley or farther into the heights on a side street with little or no access to a major street. UNM area is nice and great if you are younger but check the commute time at different times of the day, especially if you plan to use mass transit or bike.
Comment by Brendan on July 17, 2008 at 12:26pm
Following on Amy's suggestion- consider getting a short term lease. You can frequently find 3 month leases, so no matter what choice you make you can fix it within 3 months. That would be plenty of time to get a feel for the area and decide on a better location for your needs. You'd also get a chance to try a second neighborhood before looking at buying a home.
Comment by Don Quixote on July 17, 2008 at 12:32pm
Look in the Paseo Del Norte subdivision. It's about 3/4 mile west of the I-25/Osuna interchange. They have both houses and apartments, and it's all pretty new, too.
Comment by John Spurlin on July 18, 2008 at 10:13pm
Thanks to all of you for your advice.
Comment by John Spurlin on July 18, 2008 at 10:46pm
I mouse1 asked why I want to move to Albuquerque. Many reasons, but I will name a few. I an in the US Air Foce and was stationed at Holloman AFB from 1988- 1992. I fell in love with the New Mexico. I am originally from Arkansas, in Ouchita National Forest area, so have always enjoyde outdoor activities, hiking, mountains, etc, and am an avid bicyclist.. But I was so captivated by the beauty of New Mexico that ever since I was there I have considered it a top candidate for the place I want to live when I finish the vagabond life of a career military member. in addition to NM, I have lived in Germany, Texas, Alaska, Arizona, California,South Carolina, and Ohio, where I am now. Of all those places, the only ones where I have felt "at home" were Alaska and New Mexico. I love the scenery, the climate, the landscape, the culture, the food, the outdoor opportunities. Over the years I have visited Albuquerque several times and each trip reinforces my interest in living there. I could go on and on, but that's probably enough. I just feel that Albuquerque is the best city in the country for the kind of lifestyle I want to live.

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