Welcome to Albuquerque!
Albuquerque, located in Central New Mexico on the banks of the Rio Grande river and the foot of the Sandia Mountains, is a city of growth, promise, culture and contrasts. With nearly 700,000 residents in the metro area, Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico, and serves as a cultural and economic hub for the state.
The intersection of many cultures - Hispanic, Anglo, Native American, African-American and Asian - and the intersection of highways I-40 and I-25 have both influenced Albuquerque in countless ways.
Albuquerque is a city old and new, historic and modern, traditional and progressive, all at the same time. It's a great place to relax, to learn, to recreate and to do business, and most Albuquerqueans will tell you there's no place they'd rather be. Because after all, where else can you find a city with all the cosmopolitan attractions of a major metropolis - including fine dining, world-class theatre and musical performances, excellent museums and thriving businesses - that still retains a strong sense of community, family and heritage, a place where strangers still smile and greet each other on the sidewalks of Downtown? Coupled with Albuquerque's superb climate, crystal-clear blue skies, and stunning natural landscape and you truly have a place like no other