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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 27 Independent Living communities in Albuquerque and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Atria Vista Del Rio

1620 Indian School Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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At Atria Vista del Rio, 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. Atria...

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...

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...

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Bellamah House Ltd. Co

11601 Bellamah Ave Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87112

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Senior Star at Las Colinas Village

500 Paisano Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87123

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Welcome to Senior Star at Las Colinas Village! Las Colinas Village 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 purpose. Inside Las...

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...

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...

The Montebello on Academy

10500 Academy Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87111

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The Montebello on Academy is a Continuing Care Retirement Community located in the prestigious Northeast Heights. Within its elegant setting, you will find Independent & Assisted Living with all inclusive rates, 24-hour Skilled and Long-term Care and a complete Rehabilitation Therapy department....

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...

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...

Supportive Care at the Neighborhood in Rio Rancho: Assisted Living & Memory Care

900 Loma Colorado Blvd NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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Supportive Care at The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho is a Premier Full Service Health Care Community where extra support is available at one location. There is no entry fee or long term contract to move directly into Supportive Care at The Neighborhood in Rio Ranchoand features both private studio...

Las Soleras Senior Living

5011 Las Soleras Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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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. Life at Las SolerasLas Soleras...

Brookdale Santa Fe

640 Alta Vista, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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Find Your Redefined IndependenceIt’s time to upgrade your senior living, and you don’t even have to leave town to do it. We are a senior living community right here in Santa Fe that offers beautiful independent living and assisted living residences in pueblo-style architecture with magnificent...

Taos Retirement Village

414 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 87571

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Taos Retirement Village is a unique senior living community that offers accommodations for both independent and assisted living residents, including free-standing 2 bedroom/2 bathroom casitas, one and two bedroom apartments, private assisted living rooms and in-home care options. Each unit is...

The Bridge at Alamosa

3407 Carroll Street, Alamosa, CO 81101

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The Bridge at Alamosa, Colorado, combines the luxuries of retirement living with the comforts of home.Offering assisted living and independent living, our community tailors resort-style services and amenities to the needs and interests of our residents.Professional associates work to create an...

Solstice Senior Living at Las Cruces

151 North Roadrunner Parkway, Las Cruces, NM 88011

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Located an hour from El Paso, Solstice Senior Living at Las Cruces offers a tropical mirage atmosphere with desert landscape for our residents to enjoy easy access to adventure, entertainment and the beautiful outdoors. Family members and caregivers find comfort in the availability of on-site...

Wheatfields Senior Living Community

4701 North Prince Street, Clovis, NM 88101

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At Wheatfields Senior Living, we invite you to see what home looks like in beautiful Clovis, New Mexico. Wheatfields' staff take pride in creating the foundation of your comfort by providing the essentials to put your mind at ease. Our mission is to help you enjoy the things you love and have...

The Montevista at Coronado

1575 Belvidere, El Paso, TX 79912

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The MonteVista at Coronado, offering Independent Living, Alzheimer's Care and Nursing Care, is an independent full-service community nestled at the foot of the Franklin Mountains in West El Paso near the Coronado Country Club. Our community features a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and...

Solstice Senior Living at Rio Norte

1941 Saul Kleinfeld Drive, El Paso, TX 79936

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Solstice Senior Living at Rio Norte is nestled in fashionable and culture-filled east El Paso, where our residents enjoy easy access to adventure, entertainment and shopping. Family members and caregivers find comfort in the availability of on-site personal care professionals and our proximity to...

Montage Creek

1968 Sunrise Drive, Montrose, CO 81401

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Savor the Golden YearsIf you want to live somewhere that provides you with all the comforts of home and the perks and conveniences of a destination resort, look no further. Because we provide independent and assisted living as well as memory care, we’re known as a continuing care retirement...

Pueblo Regent

100 San Carlos Road, Pueblo, CO 81005

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Pueblo Regent provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated in a quiet corner of Southwest Pueblo, you'll enjoy being so close to the city's shops, first-class healthcare and the rugged beauty of the countryside. Our all-inclusive month-to-month rent covers:...

Havilahome (Opening Summer 2021)

1744 Mariposa Road, Cañon City, CO 81212

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Create a Healthier YOU at Havilahome!If you enjoy an Active Lifestyle in nature and the mountains, come and live at Havilahome. We are a brand new community in a luxury neighborhood in Canon City, Colorado. We are located at the foothills, with panoramic mountain views and a 2 mile mountain trail...

Villa Pueblo Senior Living Community

1111 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001

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Villa Pueblo is one of the city's premier retirement communities, offering a full continuum of care including independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care.  You never know who you'll meet at Villa Pueblo — you may reconnect with old friends, or meet new ones! And, the...

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.

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