Albuquerque, NM 87123, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

  KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE Location Lying in the southeast corner of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kirtland Air Force Base sits adjacent to Albuquerque International Sunport, the largest airport in the state. The military base and the international airport share the same runways, making it a joint civil-military airport. Albuquerque, the


  Welcome to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment! In the middle of New Mexico you will find Bernalillo County, a county that stretches from just east of the Sandia Mountains to the Volcano Cliffs on the west mesa. Bernalillo County has a population of 675,551 and is home to

Getting To & Around

  Most people in Bernalillo County opt to drive, and for good reason; the state of New Mexico is home to 25 magnificent scenic byways, totaling over 2,900 miles across a diverse landscape. Route 66 slices across the entire state — from border to border — and before a 1937

Housing & Real Estate

  An unemployment rate that is one percent below the national average, a relatively short commute and reasonable housing make Bernalillo County an ideal place to live. In 2014, an estimated 675,551 people called Bernalillo County home, the U.S. Census Bureau says. Population density in the county was 571 people

Employment & Economy

  The most populous county in the state of New Mexico, Bernalillo County is teeming with business creation potential. The economic landscape in the county is filled with mom and pop shops, small manufacturers, major institutions and large-scale corporations. Some of the county’s major private employers include Sandia National Laboratories,

Health Care

  There are many health care services in Bernalillo County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act may change established insurance options. Visit for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. New Mexico currently has five issuers

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Bernalillo County because they provide

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Bernalillo County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in the


There are plenty of entertaining activities in the Bernalillo County area — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Make a splash in the Big Flush Water Coaster at Cliff’s Amusement Park, for instance, or tee off at one of the many 18-hole golf courses in Albuquerque. Don’t miss the


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