The 10 Safest Albuquerque, NM Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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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 2022? That would be Valley Gardens. 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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Safest Neighborhoods In Albuquerque

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Albuquerque For 2022

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5
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Population: 2,270
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 106
Property Crime Per 100k: 158
More on Valley Gardens: Homes For Sale | Data

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7
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Population: 3,738
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 87
Property Crime Per 100k: 483
More on Desert Spring Flower: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
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Population: 13,990
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 71
Property Crime Per 100k: 926
More on Alameda N Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 8,261
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 149
Property Crime Per 100k: 611
More on N Albuquerque Acres: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
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Population: 28,891
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 159
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,300
More on Paradise Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
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Population: 2,480
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 241
Property Crime Per 100k: 780
More on Volcano Cliffs: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
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Population: 3,843
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 95
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,819
More on Tijeras Arroyo: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 1,252
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 219
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,498
More on Seven Bar North: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
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Population: 9,551
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 360
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,690
More on Ventana Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

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5
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Population: 2,782
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 515
Property Crime Per 100k: 937
More on Vecinos Del Bosque: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Albuquerque Hoods In 2022

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 209 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, Valley Gardens.

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.

Summary: The Safest Places In Albuquerque

Looking at the data, you can tell that Valley Gardens 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 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Valley Gardens 294
2 Desert Spring Flower 530
3 Alameda N Valley 977
4 N Albuquerque Acres 740
5 Paradise Hills 1,469
6 Volcano Cliffs 1,021
7 Tijeras Arroyo 1,914
8 Seven Bar North 1,717
9 Ventana Ranch 2,070
10 Vecinos Del Bosque 1,442
11 Alban Hills 2,218
12 Eisenhower 2,204
13 Westgate Hts 2,139
14 Parkway 2,264
15 Piedras Marcadas 2,238
16 Tanoan East 2,391
17 North Domingo Baca 2,496
18 Riverfronte 2,542
19 Heritage East 2,532
20 Bear Canyon 2,552
21 John Robert 2,541
22 Vineyard Estates 2,552
23 La Luz 2,532
24 Peppertree-Royal Oak 2,532
25 Siesta Hills 2,522
26 Glenwood Hills 2,552
27 Thomas Village 2,532
28 Estates At Tanoan 2,552
29 Vista Grande 2,552
30 Heritage Hills 3,027
31 Arroyo Del Oso North 2,552
32 Los Poblanos 2,518
33 Quintessance 2,562
34 Tanoan 2,542
35 Cherry Hills 2,552
36 Tierra Oeste 2,823
37 North Wyoming 3,274
38 Four Hills Village 2,742
39 S Y Jackson 3,383
40 Tuscany 2,634
41 Stardust Skies Park 2,799
42 Alvarado Grdns 3,444
43 Matthew Meadows 2,772
44 Eagle Ranch 3,510
45 Vista Del Norte 3,616
46 Kachina Hills 2,930
47 Vista Del Mundo 3,715
48 Gavilan 3,232
49 Coors Trail 3,310
50 Mirabella 3,975
51 Skies West 3,993
52 South Guadalupe Trail 3,381
53 Glenwood Hills South Casa Grande 4,085
54 West Park 3,513
55 Academy Estates East 3,538
56 Sandia 4,332
57 Avalon 3,939
58 Se Heights 3,723
59 Westgate Vecinos 4,028
60 Paloma Del Sol 3,804
61 Las Terrazas 3,945
62 Nob Hill 3,889
63 Cottonwood Heights 4,624
64 Broadway Central 3,967
65 Prospectors Ridge 4,007
66 Academy Hills Park 4,827
67 Rio Grande Blvd 4,166
68 Netherwood Park 4,299
69 Taylor Ranch 4,448
70 Stinson Tower 4,523
71 San Jose 3,668
72 Willow Wood 4,524
73 Paradise Heights 4,433
74 Eastrange-Piedra Vista 3,338
75 Saragossa 4,413
76 Route 66 West 4,950
77 Rancho Sereno 4,282
78 Pat Hurley 4,594
79 Skyview Acres 4,592
80 Ladera West 5,031
81 Antelope Run 4,670
82 Bosque Dell Acres 4,592
83 Painted Sky 4,538
84 Nor Este 4,776
85 Lee Acres 4,261
86 Academy Park 4,717
87 La Luz De Sol 4,776
88 Story Rock 4,746
89 Cibola Addition 5,104
90 Osuna Park 5,632
91 Four Hills Mhp 5,325
92 Highland 4,915
93 Big Bend 4,962
94 Stardust Skies North 4,966
95 N Campus 6,172
96 Academy North 5,110
97 Northeast Valley 5,117
98 Sycamore 5,162
99 West Old Town 5,598
100 Towne Park 5,627
101 Onate 5,421
102 Conchas Park 5,543
103 Las Lomitas 5,468
104 Matheson Park 5,681
105 Vista Montecito 5,613
106 Los Alamos 4,902
107 Crestview Heights 5,645
108 Jeanne Bellamah East 5,637
109 Quaker Heights 5,693
110 La Sala Grande 5,736
111 Embudo Canyon 6,593
112 Montgomery Heights 5,724
113 Laurelwood 6,589
114 Academy Ridge East 5,775
115 Grande Hts 5,538
116 Keystone 5,967
117 Fair Heights 5,978
118 Highlands North 6,020
119 Inez 6,126
120 Vista Sandia Hoa 6,456
121 Boyds-Leslie Park 6,152
122 Mossman 6,238
123 Downtown 6,327
124 Los Jardines 6,339
125 Eldorado Heights 6,301
126 Plaza Vieja 6,426
127 Victory Hills 6,542
128 Jade Park 6,256
129 South Broadway 6,325
130 Huning Castle 7,987
131 Jerry Cline Park 6,782
132 Candelmen 6,859
133 Sawmill 6,870
134 Huning Highland Historic District 6,957
135 San Antonio 7,084
136 Del Rey R 7,094
137 Campus 7,111
138 Hodgin 7,188
139 Montgomery Park 7,200
140 West Bluff 7,133
141 Sr Marmon 7,945
142 Uptown 7,214
143 Fair West 7,248
144 Summit Park 8,902
145 University Hts 7,237
146 Supper Rock 8,017
147 Classic Uptown 7,222
148 Sandia Ridge 9,065
149 Wells Park 7,303
150 Holiday Park 9,085
151 Chelwood Vista 7,496
152 Palomas Park 7,499
153 Stronghurst 7,538
154 North Hills 7,529
155 Bel-Air 7,574
156 Indian Moon 9,156
157 Vista Magnifica 7,767
158 Riverview Heights 7,777
159 Princess Jeanne 7,837
160 Mckinley 9,203
161 Quail Ridge 7,849
162 Alvarado Park 10,173
163 Encanto Village 7,878
164 North Eastern 7,892
165 Clayton Heights-Lomas Del Cielo 8,074
166 Silver Hill 8,159
167 South Atrisco 8,337
168 Enchanted Park 8,434
169 Santa Barbara 8,235
170 Spruce Park 11,530
171 Greater Gardner 8,320
172 Raynolds 9,398
173 Villa De Paza 8,341
174 Academy Acres North 8,893
175 Parkland Hills 10,648
176 Kirtland Community 8,458
177 San Gabriel 10,620
178 West Mesa 8,536
179 Mountain View 8,570
180 Wildflower 8,776
181 Cielito Lindo 8,694
182 Martineztown 8,890
183 Mark Twain 11,757
184 Yale Village 9,265
185 Singing Arrow 9,279
186 Crestview Bluff 9,784
187 Del Norte 9,335
188 South San Pedro 9,388
189 Los Volcanes 9,546
190 Albuquerque Meadows 9,835
191 Alamosa 9,956
192 Altura 11,992
193 Alta Monte 10,407
194 Richland Hills 10,640
195 Trumbull Village 10,179
196 Snow Heights 10,669
197 Sombra Del Monte 12,591
198 Jackson Area 11,309
199 Monkbridge Gardens 10,941
200 Winrock South 11,021
201 South Los Altos 11,499
202 Skyview West 11,582
203 Near N Valley 12,007
204 Zuni 12,819
205 Loma Del Rey 12,085
206 Quigley Park 14,517
207 La Mesa 13,454
208 Elder Homestead 13,176
209 Barelas 14,929

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Albuquerque.

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