Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico and rich in both modern culture and Native tribal history. Straddling the Rio Grande, the high-desert city ranked among The 9 Best Up and Coming Cities for College Grads in 2015, as well as in the Top 20 Cities for Beer Lovers. Albuquerque citizens pride their city on its deliciously authentic southwestern cuisine, the annual New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair, over 300 popular cultural points of interest, and an outdoor lifestyle perfectly suited to the high city’s mild climate and mountain views. In such a walkable, bikeable city, students are pleased to find a plethora of housing options for their time in New Mexico.
Located in the heart of downtown, the University of New Mexico is flanked by a number of student housing options and communities. Students from Central New Mexico Community College’s main campus just south of UNM can likewise find housing in the shadow of the larger school.
Many students look south of campus along University Boulevard to find convenient options for off-campus housing still within walking distance of class. University Boulevard dives through the center of Central New Mexico Community College to the south and Central Avenue SE to the north, making it an easy location for weekend trips out of town.
Others find housing in Spruce Park, northwest of campus. Spruce Park is favored for its proximity not only to campus, but also to Nob Hill’s shopping and dining, the city medical center, and the park itself.
University Heights is located just south of campus and combines a college-friendly environment with a working, family-oriented community.
Netherwood Park, north of UNM, also offers a variety of housing options that blend convenience and community living. The recreational park is a big draw for athletic students, as are healthy eating options dotting the area.