The 10 Safest Albuquerque, NM Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Albuquerque are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Albuquerque.
Safest Neighborhoods In Albuquerque

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Albuquerque are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Albuquerque. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Albuquerque neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Albuquerque in 2021? That would be Desert Spring Flower. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Albuquerque.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Albuquerque neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Albuquerque that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Albuquerque.

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How We Determined The Safest Albuquerque Hoods In 2021

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Albuquerque.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 197 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Albuquerque." We're lookin' at you, Desert Spring Flower.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Albuquerque. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Albuquerque For 2021

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 3,738
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 67
Property Crime Per 100k: 437
More on Desert Spring Flower: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,270
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 147
Property Crime Per 100k: 137
More on Valley Gardens: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,261
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 140
Property Crime Per 100k: 546
More on N Albuquerque Acres: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,990
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 72
Property Crime Per 100k: 857
More on Alameda N Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 28,891
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 160
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,212
More on Paradise Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,843
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 65
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,701
More on Tijeras Arroyo: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,480
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 243
Property Crime Per 100k: 722
More on Volcano Cliffs: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,252
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 220
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,367
More on Seven Bar North: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,372
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 208
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,851
More on Alban Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,551
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 342
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,572
More on Ventana Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Albuquerque

Looking at the data, you can tell that Desert Spring Flower is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most New Mexico residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Albuquerque For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Desert Spring Flower 514
2 Valley Gardens 284
3 N Albuquerque Acres 676
4 Alameda N Valley 899
5 Paradise Hills 1,372
6 Tijeras Arroyo 1,796
7 Volcano Cliffs 935
8 Seven Bar North 1,607
9 Alban Hills 2,039
10 Ventana Ranch 1,954
11 Vecinos Del Bosque 1,375
12 Eisenhower 2,061
13 Westgate Hts 2,000
14 Piedras Marcadas 2,081
15 Parkway 2,131
16 Tanoan East 2,210
17 North Domingo Baca 2,334
18 John Robert 2,393
19 La Luz 2,376
20 Glenwood Hills 2,386
21 Arroyo Del Oso North 2,406
22 Thomas Village 2,386
23 Vineyard Estates 2,416
24 Heritage Hills 2,829
25 Heritage East 2,376
26 Vista Grande 2,406
27 Quintessance 2,406
28 Peppertree-Royal Oak 2,396
29 Riverfronte 2,416
30 Bear Canyon 2,406
31 Tierra Oeste 2,657
32 North Wyoming 3,045
33 Los Poblanos 2,398
34 Tuscany 2,468
35 Four Hills Village 2,565
36 S Y Jackson 3,143
37 Alvarado Grdns 3,200
38 Eagle Ranch 3,276
39 Stardust Skies Park 2,647
40 Vista Del Norte 3,363
41 Kachina Hills 2,743
42 Gavilan 3,056
43 Mirabella 3,662
44 Coors Trail 3,109
45 Skies West 3,724
46 South Guadalupe Trail 3,205
47 Academy Estates East 3,315
48 Glenwood Hills South Casa Grande 3,819
49 Avalon 3,668
50 Sandia 4,010
51 West Park 3,350
52 Westgate Vecinos 3,782
53 Paloma Del Sol 3,576
54 Nob Hill 3,663
55 Cottonwood Heights 4,317
56 Prospectors Ridge 3,784
57 Broadway Central 3,748
58 Taylor Ranch 4,139
59 Rio Grande Blvd 3,939
60 Netherwood Park 4,052
61 Academy Hills Park 4,496
62 Willow Wood 4,248
63 Paradise Heights 4,188
64 San Jose 3,519
65 Saragossa 4,168
66 Pat Hurley 4,311
67 Skyview Acres 4,298
68 Bosque Dell Acres 4,338
69 Route 66 West 4,655
70 Eastrange-Piedra Vista 3,232
71 Ladera West 4,672
72 Painted Sky 4,282
73 Antelope Run 4,371
74 Nor Este 4,453
75 Academy Park 4,426
76 Lee Acres 4,054
77 La Luz De Sol 4,481
78 Story Rock 4,481
79 Cibola Addition 4,753
80 Oso Grande 5,104
81 Osuna Park 5,262
82 Four Hills Mhp 5,005
83 Highland 4,642
84 Stardust Skies North 4,708
85 Big Bend 4,715
86 N Campus 5,710
87 Academy North 4,816
88 Northeast Valley 4,831
89 West Old Town 5,236
90 Sycamore 4,865
91 Onate 5,097
92 Matheson Park 5,310
93 Conchas Park 5,209
94 Towne Park 5,311
95 Las Lomitas 5,123
96 Vista Montecito 5,251
97 Jeanne Bellamah East 5,293
98 Crestview Heights 5,290
99 Los Alamos 4,715
100 Quaker Heights 5,375
101 La Sala Grande 5,377
102 Laurelwood 6,143
103 Academy Ridge East 5,452
104 Embudo Canyon 6,168
105 Keystone 5,633
106 Fair Heights 5,633
107 Highlands North 5,692
108 Grande Hts 5,400
109 Boyds-Leslie Park 5,807
110 Inez 5,782
111 Mossman 5,870
112 Vista Sandia Hoa 6,091
113 Downtown 5,933
114 Eldorado Heights 5,952
115 Los Jardines 5,973
116 Plaza Vieja 6,084
117 Victory Hills 6,165
118 Jade Park 5,969
119 Huning Castle 7,448
120 South Broadway 5,999
121 Jerry Cline Park 6,381
122 Candelmen 6,453
123 Sawmill 6,473
124 Huning Highland Historic District 6,554
125 Del Rey R 6,705
126 San Antonio 6,685
127 Hodgin 6,774
128 West Bluff 6,751
129 Montgomery Park 6,786
130 Summit Park 8,281
131 Sr Marmon 7,407
132 Supper Rock 7,471
133 Fair West 6,811
134 Sandia Ridge 8,441
135 Uptown 6,798
136 University Hts 6,830
137 Classic Uptown 6,784
138 Holiday Park 8,471
139 Wells Park 6,853
140 Chelwood Vista 7,046
141 Palomas Park 7,085
142 North Hills 7,065
143 Stronghurst 7,104
144 Bel-Air 7,146
145 Indian Moon 8,540
146 Vista Magnifica 7,289
147 Riverview Heights 7,309
148 Mckinley 8,604
149 Princess Jeanne 7,395
150 Quail Ridge 7,416
151 Alvarado Park 9,500
152 North Eastern 7,438
153 Clayton Heights-Lomas Del Cielo 7,579
154 Silver Hill 7,659
155 Spruce Park 10,714
156 Greater Gardner 7,821
157 Enchanted Park 8,031
158 Academy Acres North 8,321
159 Villa De Paza 7,851
160 Raynolds 8,807
161 South Atrisco 7,827
162 Parkland Hills 9,924
163 West Mesa 8,054
164 Mountain View 8,067
165 San Gabriel 9,913
166 Wildflower 8,299
167 Martineztown 8,387
168 Mark Twain 10,981
169 Singing Arrow 8,715
170 Yale Village 8,750
171 Del Norte 8,805
172 Crestview Bluff 9,343
173 South San Pedro 8,818
174 Los Volcanes 9,025
175 Alamosa 9,407
176 Alta Monte 9,781
177 Altura 11,219
178 Trumbull Village 9,593
179 Richland Hills 9,957
180 Snow Heights 9,994
181 Sombra Del Monte 11,781
182 Monkbridge Gardens 10,330
183 Winrock South 10,370
184 Jackson Area 10,797
185 South Los Altos 10,903
186 Skyview West 10,936
187 Zuni 12,014
188 Near N Valley 11,338
189 Loma Del Rey 11,461
190 Quigley Park 13,917
191 Elder Homestead 12,461
192 La Mesa 12,776
193 Se Heights 14,285
194 Santa Barbara 14,452
195 Barelas 14,030
196 Montgomery Heights 14,445
197 Kirtland Community 14,830

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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