After you settle into your Albuquerque apartment at Arroyo Villas, you’ll probably want to start exploring the neighborhood and begin getting to know the city. There are likely places you’ve never been in Albuquerque even if you’ve been a resident of the city your entire life.
From historic Old Town to the city’s ultra-modern Downtown core, Albuquerque is a city of contrasts and has something for everyone in the way of arts, entertainment, sports, and even the regular errands we all must complete each week.
If you’re thinking about moving into one of the Albuquerque apartments at Arroyo Villas, here’s the information you need to get to know the neighborhood after you accept your set of keys, move in, and settle into your new home.
Albuquerque: The Basics
The city of Albuquerque sits more than 5,300 feet above sea level and is surrounded by a vibrant Native American history, as well as evidence of the arrival of the Spanish in the 1600s and 1700s. With over a 550,000 residents, Albuquerque affords its citizens a wide variety of activities in town, and the surrounding natural areas also provide some of the best outdoor pursuits in the state. The clean air, high elevation, and spectacular views are an excellent bonus.
The city of Albuquerque has grown in the past decade to include a flourishing tech sector with low costs for conducting business, a healthy population of engineers and scientists, and a lifestyle that is attractive to the high-tech sector. If you are looking for work in Albuquerque, some of the industries you may see include aerospace and aviation, solar technologies, semiconductors and electronics, directed energy and optics, and microsystems and nanotechnology.
Things to Do In Albuquerque
From nature walks and idyllic parks to museums and theaters, Albuquerque is full of all the sorts of venues you’d expect in a city with a healthy population. Not only can you choose to visit unique venues in town like the Unser Racing Museum, the Turquoise Museum, and the American International Rattlesnake Museum, but you can also head outdoors to spend time at the Cibola National Forest, Elena Gallegos Park, or the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park.
If you’re new to the city, one of the adventures you’ll definitely want to undertake is an exploration of all the fascinating historical sites that populate the city and its outer reaches. Old Town Albuquerque is probably one of the first places you’ll want to visit since it’s so dramatically different in its appearance from the slick and updated Downtown area. A visit to Petroglyph National Monument should also be on your schedule, as should a day at Casa San Ysidro and the Gutierrez/Minge House. Albuquerque’s history of Native American settlement and Spanish colonization is visible throughout much of the city.
Getting to Know the Neighborhood Around Arroyo Villas
We all need to take care of errands each week for needs like groceries, school, and general shopping, and Arroyo Villas are close to many stores. If you need to get some grocery shopping accomplished, you can visit Target, Albertsons, Hickory Farms, Smith’s, or a nearby Wal-Mart Supercenter. Your apartment in Albuquerque is also located near many restaurants, movie theaters, gyms, malls, and parks. You’ll find it easy to enjoy arts and entertainment, as well as get errands done with ease and at businesses that are just a few minutes away.
If you’re interested in moving to Albuquerque, or you’d like to find a new home with us, we’d love to show you around our friendly apartment community. Our Albuquerque apartments for rent will offer you a contemporary, laid back, and fun lifestyle where you can live and grow to love your new town and your new apartment home. Get in touch today to set up a tour.