Glen Smithers

A Real Estate Broker at Apartments For Rent, LLC

Glen Smithers

Apartments For Rent, LLC

A Real Estate Broker based in Albuquerque, NM

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Restaurants

Restaurants

Glen Smithers - Real Estate Broker

You should know just from the state’s name that there are hundreds of quality Mexican restaurants in the Albuquerque metropolitan area, and because the city is relatively close to the border, the food is very authentic and traditional. Some of the best Mexican establishments here are El Modelo Mexican Foods, Taqueria Mexico, and Los Camprades Mexican restaurant. There are also a variety of other cuisines in the city, as well as restaurants that are both expensive, cheap, and moderately priced. You will definitely fall in love with the Mexican food here, but who knows, maybe you’ll find one of the city’s many other restaurants to your liking as well.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Glen Smithers - Real Estate Broker

There was recently a story about Albuquerque’s crime scene involving a drug kingpin named Heisenberg, real name Walter White, who was creating incredibly pure crystal methamphetamine and distributing it in the area through the owner of a local chicken chain, Pollos Hermanos. The Mexican cartel became involved, and a border war ensued. Though the status of White’s operations and whereabouts are currently unknown, they should be revealed this summer or next when the story wraps up.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Glen Smithers - Real Estate Broker

Albuquerque was named the fittest city in the U.S. a few years ago by Men’s Fitness magazine. The main reason the city earned this honor is because of their thriving recreational scene. The public has access to a huge area of park space, ranging from everything from dog parks to sports fields/courts, picnic space, or playgrounds. There are also a number of hiking and jogging trails, as well as bike paths. It’s no wonder how people here stay in shape, and if you decide to live here, you should absolutely take advantage of the city’s recreational amenities.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

Glen Smithers - Real Estate Broker

The average Albuquerque resident has to travel 23 minutes, one way, to work every day, which is less time than both the national and state averages. The vast majority of people who live here (89%) drive a vehicle to work, and only 1.4% use public transportation. However, a growing number of residents are bicycling, and city has responded by developing a network of routes for them, including a Bicycle Boulevard.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Glen Smithers - Real Estate Broker

Rio Rancho has a fantastic recreational scene, offering 381 acres of open space to the public. Overall, there are 38 parks -- four of which are dog parks. In addition, there are also four bicycle paths in the city, and five trails to jog, walk, or bike on. They are in the process of building sports complexes, parts of which are already open to the public. So, if you want to picnic, exercise, take in nature, or just enjoy a sunny day, there are more than enough amenities for residents to do so here.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Glen Smithers - Real Estate Broker

Rio Rancho is a very safe and family-friendly area. In 2010, it was well below the national averages in all types of crimes. Specifically, Rio Rancho had 74% less violent crimes than the average U.S. city, 45% less property crimes, and most noteworthy of all, no murders. The overall crime index for the city was 35 out of 100 (U.S. average), meaning that it was three times safer than the typical city.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

Glen Smithers - Real Estate Broker

Albuquerque is twelve miles south of Rio Rancho, and is reachable via Route 528 and either 2nd Street, Interstate 25, and Rio Grande Boulevard. Depending on what time you’re commuting, different routes may have more traffic than others. 94.5% of Rio Rancho’s residents commute to work every day by driving a vehicle, as opposed to public transportation or bicycling. The average commute (one way) for residents is 30 minutes.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

Glen Smithers - Real Estate Broker

The MyAparmentMap listings for Rio Rancho show that as the city continues to grow, the prices are creeping upwards near Albuquerque’s range. The price of the average two bedroom apartment in Rio Rancho is $780. Comparatively, the cost of the same space in Albuquerque is $803 on average. Other similarly priced nearby communities are Jemez Springs ($700), Bernalillo ($725), and Los Lunas ($812).

 

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