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Morada Albuquerque

1620 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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At Morada Albuquerque, you'll find a tightly knit community with the support you need to lead an independent life. Enjoy a family-style environment that fosters physical activity and social engagements, including yoga, bridge, educational seminars and a resident-led arts and crafts group. Morada...

Brookdale Valencia

300 Valencia Drive Southeast, Albuquerque, NM 87108

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Premium Senior Living in AlbuquerqueIt’s time to trade the stress and hassle that often comes from living at home for relaxation and a full social calendar. It’s time to give up the isolation that often comes from living on your own and get in return a life full of interesting things to do and...

The Woodmark at Uptown

7201 Prospect Place Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87110

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The Woodmark at Uptown: The Woodmark at Uptown is a senior living community in Albuquerque, New Mexico offering assisted living and memory care services for senior citizens. The Woodmark at Uptown is ideally located in Albuquerque's Uptown neighborhood, with fantastic sunsets and awesome views...

Ravenna Assisted Living

3051 Twin Oaks NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

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Come and visit Ravenna, where our community is dedicated to supporting each other, celebrating life and family. Enjoy our elegant, Mediterranean-style building with spacious areas, high ceilings, sunny rooms and indoor and outdoor spaces. Our caregivers are compassionate and caring and receive...

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Coronado Villa

6900 San Vincente Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Coronado Villa in Albuquerque, New Mexico is an independent living community that offers luxury apartments for your enjoyment. Albuquerque is a part of Bernalillo County. Living in an area where the sun shines 310 days of the year gives you the opportunity to pursue golf, tennis, and local...

Overture Albuquerque 55+ Apartment Homes NOW OPEN

6441 Palomas Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

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NOW OPEN! MOVE IN TODAY!Welcome to a vibrant 55+ world full of endless freedom and luxury at Overture in scenic Albuquerque, New Mexico. Whether you’re downsizing or rightsizing, you’ll experience carefree and maintenance-free living like never before. Have your choice of spacious and...

Bellamah House Ltd. Co

11601 Bellamah Ave Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87112

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Sandia Vista Senior Living

500 Paisano St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

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Welcome to Sandia Vista Senior Living, a Stellar Living community. Sandia Vista is an independent living community located in the heart of the 'Land of Enchantment' near the Sandia Mountains. It's a community filled with friendship, sunshine, and lots of ways to enjoy a life full of...

The Village At Alameda

8810 Horizon Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113

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The Village at Alameda is and assisted living community located in Albuquerque, NM. Absolutely breathtaking to behold, this assisted living community has a look to it that draws the eye, and it commands attention. This community offers access to area attractions and to the natural beauty that...

Bear Canyon Estates

4440 Morris Street Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87111

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Bear Canyon Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautiful grounds in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque, you'll love the splendor of the rugged landscape, the coziness of our facilities and the nearby city's convenience. We're just...

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque

8051 Palomas Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Casa de Rosa Assisted Living

10127 Guadalupe Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

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Casa de Rosa Assisted Living is a gorgeous assisted living community situated in the picturesque Albuquerque, New Mexico. Nestled in expansive grounds complete with local plant life and wildlife, Casa de Rosa offers all the best that the New Mexico landscape has to offer. The dry climate leaves...

Paloma Landing

8301 Paloma Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

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We believe that Paloma Landing Retirement Community is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure.At Paloma Landing Retirement Community, our...

Palmilla Senior Living

10301 Golf Course Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

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In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. Palmilla Senior Living puts...

Elmcroft of Quintessence

7101 Eubank Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87122

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EXTRA PRECAUTIONS FOR ADDED REASSURANCEWhile the COVID-19 vaccine has been proven safe and effective, we continue to ask residents and associates to follow basic wellness precautions including proper mask wearing in shared spaces. Learn more about how we’re working hard to return things to normal...

Brookdale Tramway Ridge

4910 Tramway Ridge Drive Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87111

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Exceptional Senior LivingNew Mexico families looking for a more personalized senior living experience can find it here, at our luxurious senior living community that offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Known for its vibrant arts and culture scene,...

Affinity at Albuquerque

10700 Fineland Dr NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

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At Affinity at Albuquerque we’ve created a new kind of 55+ lifestyle community for people who are ambitious about the years ahead and aren’t willing to compromise their freedom.Rents start at $1,285, which includes everything: utilities, WiFi, expanded television services, swimming pool, hot...

The Rio Grande

2331 Westside Boulevard Southeast, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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At The Rio Grande, we have an abundance of heart, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Our caring management team is here for you any time, day or night, because we live here too. We participate in activities +pour coffee at mealtime and take time to get to know each of our residents. Plus,...

Fairwinds - Rio Rancho

920 Riverview Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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Fairwinds - Rio Rancho offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are proud to be managed by Leisure Care who leads the industry in the development and management of elegant retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Fairwinds - Rio...

Avamere at Rio Rancho

1000 Riverview Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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Avamere at Rio Rancho offers personalized retirement living options to seniors in the greater Sandoval County, New Mexico area. Rio Rancho is known for its annual Balloon Fiesta as well as other festivals and celebrations, all of which are favorite activities for our residents. Our community is...

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Learn More About Independent Living in Albuquerque, NM

Independent living communities – also known simply as retirement communities – in Albuquerque, New Mexico are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Albuquerque retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.


Cost of Independent Living in Albuquerque, NM

The median monthly cost of independent living in Albuquerque is about $2,790 in the city proper, and $2,780 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of New Mexico is around $2,790.

For this type of senior living, Albuquerque, New Mexico offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.


Learn More About Albuquerque, NM

Cost of Living

As the state’s largest city, Albuquerque is known for its vibrant artistic and culinary scene. Living in Albuquerque offers metropolitan entertainment and culture at an affordable price. Common expenses like groceries, utilities, and rent all rank below the nation’s average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax9888$1,06318.7% spend over 30% of their income on rent$188,094$49,878None

Local Hospitals

The Albuquerque region has several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center – This leading community recently joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and has received a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The hospital focuses on stroke care, cancer care, and memory care, alongside many other services.
  • Lovelace Medical Center – This 263-bed hospital emphasizes high-tech medicine. The Gamma Knife Center allows for effective, lower-risk surgery, including in previously inoperable brain conditions. Becker’s Hospital Review named the community one of the top 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.
  • Presbyterian Española Hospital – This community, which holds 80 beds, provides services that include sleep care and emergency medicine. The hospital’s pulmonary disease treatment standards have won awards for the past two years.

Weather and Climate

Albuquerque’s climate is considered cold semi-arid, with warm summers, low precipitation, and major temperature swings between daytime and evening weather. On average, the humidity level for Albuquerque is around 41%. This number peaks in December, with about 53% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low78°F93°F (June)62°F (June)40°F57°F (February)25°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating61 (Moderate)92 in the month of December (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are unusually sensitive to particulates should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfall11”2” (July)11”

Demographics and Values

Albuquerque leans somewhat liberal, with slightly more than 50 percent of the population voting Democrat in 2016. Leading industries in the area include aerospace technology, oil and gas, and computer chip manufacturing. Kirtland Air Force Base, Intel Corporation, and Sandia National Labs make up the city’s top employers. The city also generates a considerable profit from tourism.

Nearly half of Albuquerque’s population is Hispanic or Latino. Many of the city’s organizations, like the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) and the Albuquerque Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, showcase this pride and representation. The NHCC regularly hosts exhibitions celebrating Hispanic culture. Each year, the beloved Mariachi Spectacular fills the city with cultural music and other rich programming.

Albuquerque is also home to 23 Native American tribes. Their presence can be seen in much of the city’s unique architecture. Historic Old Town, a communal plaza area within the city, invites visitors to browse Native American jewelry, pottery, and other artisan products. The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the Petroglyph National Monument pay homage to Pueblo design and symbolism.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Bernalillo County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party52.2%34.5%13.3%

Population Statistics

Population metro areaPopulation city properPopulation densityPopulation trend887,077560,1281,151 people per square mileGrowing at a rate of 0.02% since 2010

Age

Median55+60+70+80+3626%11%6%4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree23%34%15%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more2.8%3.2%49%4.6%0.1%39.4%4.5%

Crime

Property crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens7614

Miscellaneous

UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans7%64%13%18%6%9%

Albuquerque is friendly towards the LGBTQ+ community. As a state, New Mexico legalized same-sex marriage in 2013, more than a year before the rest of the nation. The city hosts an annual Pride Festival and The Way Out West Film Fest, which features movies that center LGBTQ+ characters and experiences.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

One of Albuquerque’s most well-known attractions is the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Once a year, the sky fills with hundreds of hot air balloons, from the whimsical to the stunning. At night, these aircrafts illuminate and create a glowing spectacle. The city also has a balloon museum, which explores ballooning as an art form, sport, and science.

The museum tour doesn’t stop there. Residents can visit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, where permanent exhibits range from dinosaurs to volcanos. Art lovers flock to the University of New Mexico Museum of Art, which houses more than 30,000 works and artifacts, establishing it as the largest collection in the state. The Turquoise Museum, Telephone Pioneer Museum, and the Rattlesnake Museum meet each quirky interest with comprehensive and fascinating information.

Nature seekers in Albuquerque will gravitate toward its sweeping views, peaceful trails, and peaks for sunset gazing. Both strollers and avid hikers can find their footing with a variety of terrains, such as La Luz Trailhead, Sandia Crest, Boca Negra Canyon, and Paseo del Bosque Trail.

Transportation

Albuquerque’s public transportation, managed by ABQ RIDE, encompasses both buses and a metro system. The bus routes extend through much of the city, serving more than 13 million passengers. Seniors and those with disabilities are eligible for discounts.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in New Mexico

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