Living in Albuquerque

The original site of medical testing for America’s astronauts, Albuquerque-based Lovelace Health System has seen significant growth in recent years – adding new services, facilities and technology while earning national recognition as some of health care’s best places to work. Home to the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center, which has been named one of the country’s 50 top-performing hospitals for cardiovascular services two years in a row, Lovelace Health System was recognized as one of the country’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics in 2016.


Things to Do

With a low cost of living and an abundance of outdoor activities, Albuquerque and the surrounding areas provide big-city convenience and a slower pace of life. Nestled among the Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque offers rich culture, scenic views and sunny, blue skies year round – making it an outdoor lover’s paradise. Explore the city’s many museums, festivals and cultural attractions, enjoy shopping and fine dining or take a day trip to beautiful Santa Fe, located just an hour away. Nearby Roswell also offers a variety of cultural and outdoor activities with a low cost of living and great quality of life.



Renowned for having the country’s best year-round weather, Albuquerque and the surrounding areas offer low humidity and warm temperatures. Situated at the foot of the Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque lies at an elevation of more than 5,000 feet and enjoys a high desert climate. With 310 days of sunshine each year, days are generally warm with cooler evenings as the city experiences an average change of 27 degrees from day to night all year.