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Discover independent living in the beautiful city of Albuquerque, which is nestled in the heart of Bernalillo County in New Mexico. Albuquerque is one of the state's biggest cities and is known for its vibrant culture and access to a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. With its year-round events, its vast assortment of community parks and its comfortable climate, the city is a popular destination for active adults who enjoy participating in outdoor recreational opportunities. The independent living communities of Albuquerque are designed to promote relaxed and carefree living, providing their residents with the time and freedom to enjoy all that the city has to offer. To learn about the retirement communities in Albuquerque, contact us today.

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Senior housing types near Albuquerque, NM

  • Atria Vista Del Rio

    Atria Vista Del Rio

    1620 Indian School Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    (77)
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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...

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  • Brookdale Valencia

    Brookdale Valencia

    300 Valencia Drive Southeast, Albuquerque, NM 87108
    (70)
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    Premium Senior Living in Albuquerque It’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...

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  • Coronado Villa

    Coronado Villa

    6900 San Vincente Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    (11)
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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 community...

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  • Senior Star at Las Colinas Village

    Senior Star at Las Colinas Village

    500 Paisano Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87123
    (59)
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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 Colinas...

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  • Bear Canyon Estates

    Bear Canyon Estates

    4440 Morris Street Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    (40)
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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 minutes...

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  • Paloma Landing

    Paloma Landing

    8301 Paloma Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    (15)
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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...

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  • Palmilla Senior Living

    Palmilla Senior Living

    10301 Golf Course Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    (107)
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    Palmilla Senior Living puts premium independent senior living within your reach. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's and Memory Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico. All of our living options stress independence and autonomy, providing the assistance you need to live worry-free...

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  • The Montebello on Academy

    The Montebello on Academy

    10500 Academy Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    (8)
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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. A...

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  • Affinity at Albuquerque

    Affinity at Albuquerque

    10700 Fineland Dr NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    (1)
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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 tub,...

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  • Overture Albuquerque 55+ Apartment Homes (Opening Early 2020)

    Overture Albuquerque 55+ Apartment Homes (Opening Early 2020)

    6441 Palomas Ave. NE, Albuquerque,, NM 87109
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    COMING IN 2020! Brand New, Resort-Style Luxury Living.

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  • The Rio Grande

    The Rio Grande

    2331 Westside Boulevard Southeast, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
    (17)
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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, each...

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  • Fairwinds - Rio Rancho

    Fairwinds - Rio Rancho

    920 Riverview Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
    (70)
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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...

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  • Avamere at Rio Rancho

    1000 River View Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
    (62)
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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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  • Supportive Care at the Neighborhood in Rio Rancho: Assisted Living & Memory Care

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

    900 Loma Colorado Blvd NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
    (3)
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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 Rancho and features both private studio...

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  • Las Soleras Senior Living (Opening Late 2019)

    Las Soleras Senior Living (Opening Late 2019)

    5011 Las Soleras Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87507
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    Life at Las Soleras Las Soleras Senior Living is your home base for everything that makes life rich and vibrant — activities, travel, excitement, learning, growing. Experience more, do what you love. When you live here, you’re making the good things in life your priority. Learn to salsa? Let’s do it...

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  • The Montecito Santa Fe

    The Montecito Santa Fe

    500 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
    (8)
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    Welcome Home to The Montecito Santa Fe The Montecito is an unparalleled luxurious retirement community located in picturesque Santa Fe where senior living is celebrated in ultimate resort style. Here, generous amenities complement a breadth of daily activities and like-minded people who share...

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  • Brookdale Santa Fe

    Brookdale Santa Fe

    640 Alta Vista, Santa Fe, NM 87505
    (34)
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    Find Your Redefined Independence It’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...

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  • Taos Retirement Village

    Taos Retirement Village

    414 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 87571
    (8)
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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...

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  • Peachtree Village Retirement

    Peachtree Village Retirement

    1301 West Country Club Road, Roswell, NM 88201
    (4)
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    We are guided by goodness, loyalty, faith, and fun. Located in the heart of Roswell, New Mexico, the Peachtree Village Retirement prides itself on offering top-notch services. We are more than just another retirement community--we are a place where your family members will want to live. Far too...

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  • Solstice Senior Living at Las Cruces

    Solstice Senior Living at Las Cruces

    151 North Roadrunner Parkway, Las Cruces, NM 88011
    (25)
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    Solstice Senior Living at Las Cruces provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Solstice Senior Living at Las Cruces provides you with a wonderful and comfortable setting where you can enjoy family, new friends and exciting experiences. We're also conveniently located...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Independent Living

Independent Living Communities provide seniors with a nice balance between an opportunity to live an independent lifestyle and not having to worry about housekeeping. Basic tasks such as meal preparation and housekeeping are handled by staff and a calendar of recreational and leisure activities is maintained, allowing residents the autonomy to use their time as they see fit, free from daily responsibilities. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to live among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and backgrounds. Residents' quarters consist of a private living space with their own kitchen. The independence of apartment life is still enjoyed, offering an opportunity to socialize with guests and visitors in a private and personal setting. While policies differ between communities, a number of residences allow cats and dogs as well. Nursing and health care services can always be arranged for with independent care providers as desired. There are a variety of expenses and advantages to balance when determining an independent living community. It is important to learn if these services are included in the service plan: wellness program, Waiting list deposit, private phone, move-in fee, cable TV, transportation, internet access, and meals. The conveniences associated with independent living include community activities, beauty salon & barber shop, laundry service, restaurant-style dining hall, game/TV room, security guards, private rental hall, and healthcare center.

Cost of Living

The location in which a care facility is located might have a major impact on the price of care. Cost of living is a major factor in selecting which community is the best fit for your loved one's needs. The cost of living index for Albuquerque is around 98.3 based on the national average of 100, where any amount below 100 is cheaper than the national average. Albuquerque has a grocery-price index of around 87.5. The sales tax in Albuquerque is 5.13%.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

According to many seniors, climate and weather are the most significant factors in determining a home that is right for your family. On average, Albuquerque has a humidity level of around 41%. Humidity ratings are highest in December at around 53%. During the summer months, Albuquerque is about 78°F. The summer high peaks at about 93°F in the month of June. The low summer temperature is approximately 62°F in June. During wintertime, the average air temperature sinks to around 40°F. The high winter temperature is around 57°F in the month of February. The low winter temperature is around 25 °F in the month of January. Monthly, Albuquerque receives approximately 1 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically occurs in July with an average of 2 inches in a month. For snowfall, Albuquerque receives on average 10.60 inches of snow. On average, the air quality index rating in Albuquerque is approximately 60.7. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index score reaches its max level during the month of December at around 92.0. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Albuquerque has a cold semi-arid type of climate.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

For many seniors, primarily those who live with chronic diseases or those who require long-term treatment, proximity to hospitals may be a significant component while deciding which care home is best for them. In total, there are 7 hospitals located in Albuquerque which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Albuquerque include Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Westside Hospital, and Lovelace Women's Hospital.

Demographics and Values

In terms of crime, Albuquerque has 13.9 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 75.6 property crimes per 1000 residents. Based on gender, 51.2% are female and 48.8% are male. In Albuquerque, 26.2% of the population are over the age of 55, 10.6% are over the age of 60, 5.8% are over the age of 70, and 3.6% are over the age of 80. The median age of Albuquerque is 36 years old. In Albuquerque, 9.1% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Albuquerque is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Albuquerque has a population density of 1,151 people per square mile. The current population of Albuquerque is growing at a rate of 0.000%. In the previous presidential election, 34.5% voted Republican, 52.2% voted Democrat, and 13.3% voted for a third party candidate in Bernalillo county. Demographically, Albuquerque is 4.4% Native American, 2.7% Asian, 3.3% black, 11.6% other or not specified, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 73.6% white, 4.3% mixed race, and 48.5% Hispanic. In terms of education, 34.3% have a college degree, 15.4% have a graduate degree, and 22.8% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total population of Albuquerque, 13.3% have some form of disability, 10.5% do not have health insurance, 18.2% live in poverty, and 64.1% participate in the labor force. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Albuquerque 27.3% practice Catholicism, 7.1% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 2.9% are Baptists. In Albuquerque, 51.7% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Albuquerque, out of the total population 0.4% practice Judaism, 1.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.3% practice Islam.

State Information

An overview of New Mexico

The state of New Mexico has a cost of living index of 92.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 92.8 and a housing index rating of 100.9. Based on natural beauty, New Mexico ranks 23rd in the nation. There are 47 general hospitals and 137 health centers that provide care for 2,097,463 New Mexico residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center, Lovelace Medical Center, and Presbyterian Espanola Hospital. Overall, New Mexico ranks 46th in quality of life and 34th in healthcare compared to other US states.

Social demographics of the state

The state of New Mexico ranks 6th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 40% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of religion, 36% of New Mexico residents attend religious services among the 2,447 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-23%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In New Mexico there are 57 masonic lodges. In New Mexico, 31% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38.

State-wide weather information

The average monthly precipitation for the state of New Mexico is around 1.22 inches. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 5.98 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the humidity rating for New Mexico is around 46%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 56%. On average, New Mexico has an air quality index rating of around 45.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 61.7 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in New Mexico is around 71°F. The average high summer temperature is around 98°F in the month of June. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 36°F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 36°F. The average high winter temperature is around 65°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 2°F in the month of January. While residents of New Mexico mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in New Mexico can include earthquakes (moderate) and floods.

Wildlife to be found in New Mexico

The state of New Mexico has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of arizona cypress, blue grama, aspen trees, and krummholz. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bobcats, the western diamondbacks, the bighorn sheep, or the wild turkeys. The state animal of New Mexico is the roadrunner.