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The Top Places to Retire In Albuquerque

The city of Albuquerque has a lot to offer, especially for retirees looking for the perfect place to settle down. It ranked #7 on’s list of Best Places to Retire.  The report states a number of services and amenities are available to help retirees maximize their budgets and remain active in Albuquerque, including low cost bus fares and health care. Furthermore, Albuquerque has an affordable housing market, as well as a dry climate, low costs of living, and recreational facilities that make it an ideal place for retirees.

Senior citizens in Albuquerque are well taken care of. The bus is only 35 cents for residents over the age of 62. Classes at NMSU are offered at only $5 per credit hour for seniors.  A membership to one of the city’s six senior centers costs $13 per year, but there are activities and social outings for seniors as well.

Here are some of the top towns in the Albuquerque to retire according to

Sandia Heights
#1 Best Places to Retire in New Mexico

Sandia Heights has a population of 3337, and is one of the best places to live in New Mexico. Sandia Heights offers a suburban feel with plenty of parks. One reviewer notes “I have thoroughly enjoyed living in this part of Albuquerque, out of all the varying neighborhoods. It is a peaceful, quiet neighborhood, that is full of pleasant people. Aside from the lovely residents, the view is completely breathtaking! The sunsets are especially beautiful.”

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#1 Best Places to Live in Sandoval County
#4 Best Places to Retire in New Mexico
#4 Best Suburbs to Live in New Mexico

Corrales is a town with a population of 8463. One reviewer commented “It’s a great small town right outside of a big city so you get the best of both worlds. Everyone is extremely nice and all your neighbors genuinely care about each other! It’s a great place to live and if you aren’t able you should definitely visit, there is always something going in this small town!”

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#9 Best Places to Retire in New Mexico
#19 Best Suburbs to Live in New Mexico

Placitas is a town in New Mexico with a population of 4696. There are many appealing qualities that make Placitas a great place to retire. Residents are drawn to the peaceful atmosphere and proximity to fantastic hiking, along with being close to great amenities. Placitas is a small town that is surrounded by hills and mesas, offering stunning scenes rear around.

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Albuquerque, NM 87111

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