Top Albuquerque Rankings
We know Albuquerque is a great place
to visit and to live. But don't take our word for it; the list below shows how Albuquerque
tops the charts in a variety of categories as rated by prominent publications and
2013 Albuquerque Rankings
named Albuquerque among the Top 25 Places to Go in 2013
named Albuquerque among the Top 10 Urban Destinations For Nature-Lovers
ranked Albuquerque among American Mid-Sized Cities of the Future
Albuquerque has been ranked as one of the Best Family Vacation Destinations for Spring
ranked Albuquerque in the Top 5 Most Affordable Travel Destinations
Albuquerque ranks among 5 Remarkably Affordable Travel Destinations for 2013
ranked Albuquerque as one of the Top 10 American Cities that Brew the Best Beer
named Albuquerque in one of the 10 Best Cities for Car Drivers
The University of New Mexico's The Pit has been named in the Top 5 Venues in College Basketball
named Albuquerque as one of the Top 10 Destinations for Morning People
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta named one of the Events Worth Planning a Trip Around for 2013
Albuquerque has been named as one of the Most Romantic Date Destinations in America
by Redbook Magazine.
named Albuquerque one of The Most Diverse Areas in America
Albuquerque has been named one of Travel & Leisure's Editor's Favorite Trips of 2012
Several sites throughout New Mexico have been ranked on CheapFlights.com's Top 11 Atomic Tourism Sites
International Science Times
names Albuquerque one of the Top 10 Skinny Cities in America
2012 Albuquerque Rankings
Albuquerque named to Top Holiday Lights List by Society of American Travel Writers
Albuquerque has been named as one of the 2012 Greenest Cities in America by Corporate Knights Magazine.
InToWine.com has named Gruet Winery's non-vintage Gruet Winery Brut No. 16 on it’s list of Top 50 Sparkling Wines to Try Before You Quit Drinking.
Just west of Albuquerque, the Acoma Pueblo was named one of “12 most extreme places in America worth visiting” by BudgetTravel.com
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm was named by SelecRegistry.com as one of the Top Meditation Spots in the US.
Greatlist.com named the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta as one of the 38 Best Healthy and Happy Festivals.
Albuquerque's Hotel Andaluz was named one of the Top 25 Hotels in the Southwest by Conde Nast's Reader's Choice Awards.
Albuquerque named as one of the U.S. Cities with the Cleanest Air by the AirGenius Awards.
Hotwire.com® ranked Albuquerque as one of the Top Five Destinations for an Awesome Autumn.
Albuquerque was ranked as one of the Best Places to Retire for Under 40K by US News.
CNNMoney.com ranked Albuquerque as one of the 25 Best Places to Retire.
Albuquerque was ranked at one of the Top 20 Most Livable U.S. Cities for Wheelchair Users by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Reuters ranked Albuquerque as one of the Top U.S. Destinations in October.
Albuquerque was ranked by CheapFlights.com as one of the Top 10 In-Demand October Getaways.
LuxeInACity ranked Albuquerque as one of the Top 10 Best Travel Destinations for October.
Albuquerque is one of the 2012 Top 10 Value Cities in the U.S. according to Hotwire.com®.
Yahoo ranked Albuquerque one of the Top West Coast Destinations for Senior Travel.
National Geographic ranked the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta one of the Best Fall Trips for 2012.
Albuquerque ranked 3rd in Men's Fitness Magazine's 25 Fittest Cities.
The Trust for Public Land ranked the Albuquerque park system among the 10 Best in the nation.
TripAdvisor named Albuquerque one of 15 Destinations on the Rise
Albuquerque was ranked 5th in Wanderlust's Top 5 Places to Pop the Question
Film Industry Network ranked Albuquerque as one of the 10 Best Cities for Aspiring Filmmakers
Albuquerque ranked 9th in Top 10: United States of Production by P3 Update
Sandia Resort & Casino ranked in Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards for Mainland US Resorts
Jetset Magazine ranked Albuquerque's Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Course in their Ultimate Golf Destinations profile.
Albuquerque is ranked #3 by MovieMaker.com's Top 10 Cities to be a Moviemaker.
Yahoo! ranked Albuquerque one of the Top West Coast Destinations for Senior Travel.
Albuquerque's Paseo Del Bosque Trail was ranked by Sunset Magazine as a Top 20 Bike Path in the West.
Sandia Golf Club ranked in GolfWeek Magazine as one of the Best Courses You Can Play in 2012.
AmericanStyle Magazine ranked Albuquerque #7 in their Top 25 Big Cities for Art.
Forbes named Albuquerque one of the 25 Best Places to Retire in 2012.
The Business Journal ranked Albuquerque one of the Top Cities for Small Businesses.
Albuquerque was ranked one of the Top 20 Leisure Destinations for Couples by travel writers Johnny Jet and Natalie Bahadur.
Greatlist.com ranked Albuquerque as one of the Top Cities for 20-Somethings.
2011 Albuquerque Rankings
Albuquerque was ranked 15th in Bloomberg Businessweek's America's 50 Best Cities
CNNMoney.com ranked Albuquerque as a Top 25 Best Places to Retire
Livability.com's Top 10 Great Places to Ride a Bike list placed Albuquerque
in the #1 spot
Of America's 50 largest cities, Albuquerque is ranked 28th in Walk Score's
2011 list of walkable cities
Albuquerque was ranked 10th in the Huffington Post's 10 American Cities With The Fastest Green Jobs Growth list
AmericanStyle magazine ranks Albuquerque as the 6th Best Large City for Arts
Livability.com ranked Albuquerque #7 in its list of Top 10 Foodie Cities
Of the American Lung Association’s Top 25 Cleanest U.S. Cities for Year-Round Particle Pollution,
Albuquerque lines up at #7
Albuquerque ranks 64th among the Best Cities for Job Growth in the New Geography
Mid-Sized Cities Rankings
Huffington Post has named Albuquerque to its compilation of the 10 Best US Cities For Local Food
Albuquerque placed 3rd among the Top 10 Golf Cities on Livability.com
Forbes ranked Albuquerque as one of the 16 top U.S cities to retire
MovieMaker magazine ranked Albuquerque as the No. 2 city for independent filmmakers
Albuquerque fills the #1 top spot on Livability.com's Top 10 Beer Cities list
10 Great Hiking Trails list compiled by Livability.com, puts Albuquerque
in the #3 spot
The American Golf Resort Guide recognized Twin Warriors Golf Club as one of
Top 150 golf courses in the U.S.
Albuquerque was recognized by TLC.com as the 4th Best Place to Live with
a Family on their Top 10 Cities for Families list
Livability.com's Top 10 Pet Cities list lines Albuquerque up at #8
2010 Albuquerque Rankings
4th Best Place to Live with a Family on TLC.com's Top 10 Cities for Families
Condé Nast Traveler
magazine named the Hyatt Regency Tamaya as one
of the Nation's Top Resorts
Livability.com ranks Albuquerque #8 on their list of Top Ten Pet Friendly Cities: America's Best Places to Live with
Roadtripsforfamilies.com ranks the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
among its Top Ten Fall Festivals for Families
U.S. News ranks Albuquerque #3 on their list of 10 Great Places to Buy Homes for Less Than $800 a Month
Ranked #2 among Top 20 Most Livable U.S. Cities for Wheelchair Users by Disabled-World.com
MovieMaker Magazine ranks Albuquerque the #1 on their list of 10 Best Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies in America
Parenting.com named Albuquerque one of the Best Cities for Families
PETA ranks Albuquerque #3 on its list of The Most Veg-Friendly Cities in America (vegetarian and
Men's Health ranked Albuquerque #6 on their list of the Top 10 Leanest Cities in the US 7th Best Large City for Arts,
AmericanStyle Magazine 2010 The “State of the Air Report” produced
by the American Lung Association ranked Albuquerque as #8 on their list of the Top
25 Cleanest U.S. Cities for Year-Round Particle Pollution Levels.
Livability.com ranked Albuquerque #7 on their list of the
Top 10 Surprisingly Great Food Cities
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa is ranked #11 Top Resort Spa by Condé Nast Traveler
Albuquerque was listed as one of the Best Made-Over U.S. Towns Worth a Visit by Yahoo! Travel
Albuquerque ranks #17 on Bicycling magazine's list of
America's Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities
Business Travel News ranked Albuquerque as the
13th least expensive destination for business travelers among 100 U.S. cities
Albuquerque ranks #9 on the Business Courier of Cincinnati's 'Green-Cities' List
Albuquerque ranks #3 on the Livability.com list of
Golf's Best Kept Secrets: 10 Great Golf Cities
Meetings & Conventions readers awarded Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort
& Spa with the prestigious Gold Tee Award.
2009 Albuquerque Rankings
Hyatt Regency Tamaya named among Travel + Leisure's 500 World's Best Hotels for 2009
Albuquerque ranked No.15 on Byways magazine's
Top 50 Motorcoach Destinations of 2010, December 2009
Albuquerque named one of the 10 great places to find true Americana by Author Gary McKechnie,
in his book USA 101: A Guide to America's Iconic Places, Events and Festival,
featured in USA Today, August 2009
No. 6 on Outside magazine's Best Cities in America 2009 list, August 2009
Albuquerque ranks in The 10 Best Cities for Local Food by The Huffington Post,
Albuquerque ranks in the Top 10 Best Cities to Live in 2009 by U.S. News &
World Report Albuquerque ranks #2 on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s
10 Best Cities of
Albuquerque ranks in the
Top 10 Best Cities to Live in 2009 by Relocate-America Moving up
two spots since 2008,
Albuquerque is named the 5th Best Big City Art Destination in American Style Magazine,
Sandia Golf Club ranks among the top 100 golf shops, Golf World, February 2009
5th Fittest City
in the United States by Men's Fitness magazine, January 2009
5th best city in the U.S. to ride it out as an independent
movie maker this year by Movie Maker Magazine, February 2009
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa named in the top 20 "World's Best Hotel Values"
in a readers choice poll by subscribers of Travel + Leisure Magazine, March 2009.
Regency Tamaya Mist Spa named one of the Top Resort Spas in the United States, Mexico,
the Caribbean and Canada by Condé Nast Traveler March 2009.
2008 Albuquerque Rankings
Albuquerque named among "Hollywood's Favorite Cities" on Forbes.com, December 10,
3rd best city with 500,000-plus populations that have the safest
air by Health Magazine, October 2008
Ranked in the Top 20 for the 2008 US Sustainability Rankings by SustainLane, 2008 Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club ranked No. 3 in the United States for best
public golf courses in a Readers Choice Poll by subscribers of Golf World, October
Top 10 Cities for Hispanics by Hispanic Magazine, August 2008
Most Walkable Neighborhoods in the Top 40 U.S. Cities by Walkscore.com,
Paseo Del Bosque Trail Ranked No. 1 for Top 10 City Bike Rides
by Sunset Magazine, July 2008
2008 Best Modern Courses (No. 43 Paa Ko Ridge, No. 73 Black
Mesa Golf Club), by Golfweek, 2008
Among the Top 66 Places Where Owning Real Estate Makes Sense
by RealEstateMSN.com, 2008
The Albuquerque Zoo is rated one of America's
60 best zoos, according to The Intrepid Traveler, July 2008
Albuquerque ranks as the 5th best place to build personal wealth,
according to the Salary.com 2008 Salary Value Index
Albuquerque ranks as the second most affordable destination in North America according
to AAA's Annual Vacation Costs Survey for 2008
No. 2 for Open Space by a study of the Trust for Public
Land indicates Albuquerque devotes the second most land area by percentage to parks
and preserves for large cities in the country. July, 2008
Ranked in the Top Towns for Empty Nesters by Forbes.com, April 3, 2008
Among the top ten
cleanest U.S. Cities for long-term particle pollution by The American Lung Association,
Albuquerque's growing population moved the city to the big
city category for 2008, but we are still a top 25 art destination,
at 7th Best Big
City Art Destination in AmericanStyle Magazine, April 2008
The Albuquerque BioPark was named No. 8 of Sunset Magazine's Top 10 Urban Parks,
Sunset, April 2008
Albuquerque's local cupcake boutique Cake Fetish ranked top amongst
the country's best cupcakes for their famous Fluffer Nutter cupcake by MSN.com,
3rd Fittest City in the Unites States by Men's Fitness magazine,
No. 16 of
America's 50 Greenest Cities by Popular Science on their popsci.com
website, February 2008
Top 10 Movie Cities of 2008 by MovieMaker magazine, January 2008
Top 10 Places
in the U.S. to Live by relocateamerica.com
Top 20 Greenest Cities
in the U.S. by Forbes.com
2007 Albuquerque Rankings
Top 25 most "eventful" cities by www.eventful.com,
Third Most Pet-Friendly City in America by Forbes.com,
October 10, 2007
Among Top Best Cities for Jobs by Forbes, October,
Top 50 Best Places to Live and Play by National Geographic Adventure
magazine, September 2007
Top 25 Memorable Summer Vacations is Ballooning in Albuquerque
by Woman's Day, July 2007
No. 1 for Open Space by a study of the Trust for Public
Land indicates Albuquerque devotes the most land area by percentage to parks and
preserves of any large city in the country. July, 2007
Area golf courses among the top 40 casino golf courses by
Golf Digest (No. 10 Twin Warriors Golf Club, No. 28 Sandia Golf Club, No.
33 Santa Ana Golf Club), July 2007
Second best mid-sized city for arts by AmericanStyle,
Mayor Martin Chavez and Albuquerque won the
Mayor's Climate Protection Award at the U.S. Conference of Mayors beating
out 90 other cities, June 2007
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa is among the
Top 100 reader-rated golf resorts in Conde Nast Traveler,
Third best city in the nation for dogs by Men's Health
Magazine, June 2007
No. 1 Most Affordable Vacation Spot by AAA, June
Ridge Golf Club as the Best in the Southwest by Zagat Survey, May 2007
Among the top ten cleanest U.S. Cities for long-term particle pollution
by The American Lung Association, May 2007
Among the top 20 "Nano Metro" areas in the nation by Wilson
Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, May 2007
Ranked among the top small airports for customer satisfaction
by J.D. Power and Associates, May 2007
Golf on the Santa Fe Trail ranked
among four best multi-stop shops for your next golf trip, GOLF Magazine,
No. 1 Healthiest Cities for Latinas by Latina
magazine, May 2007
No. 6 Best Place for Business and Careers by Forbes Magazine,
No. 19 among mid-sized cities for doing business by Inc. magazine
Among top 25 Best Places to
Get a Job by Forbes.com, March 2007
No. 1 Fittest City in America by Men's Fitness
Magazine, January 2007
100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance,
No. 4 Best American City for making movies, MovieMaker
Magazine, Winter Edition 2007
Top 10 best places to own real estate, Investor's Guide
2007, Fortune Magazine
2006 Albuquerque Rankings
6th Best Overall Value for Visitors according to the Hotwire® Travel
Value Index, January 2006
Top 6 Travel Destinations to keep on your radar for 2006 by SmarterTravel.com
and reported in USAToday.com , January 2006
No. 1 of the Best Places
for Business and Careers Survey by Forbes Magazine, May 2006
Consistently a top 25 art destination, American Style Magazine,
Summer 2006 Top 25 bargain destinations for hotels and meal rates, Expo
Magazine, July/August 2006
pet-friendly travel destinations according to "Traveling with your Pet:
The AAA PetBook", September 2006
No. 3 on Kiplinger's Personal Finance's 50 Smart Cities:
Great, Affordable Places to Live Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine,
"Golf at it's absolute best" Five Star Rating to Paa-Ko
Ridge Golf Club from Golf Digest, April 2006
2006 Gold Tee Award awarded to Twin Warriors Golf Club from Meetings and Conventions
Magazine, May 2006
One of "America's 75 Best Golf Resorts" is the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort's
Twin Warriors' Golf Club by GOLF Magazine , March 2006
No. 21 of "America's 50 Hottest Cities" by Expansion Management
magazine, February 2006
Third-best place to bike in
the U.S. by Bicycling Magazine , January 2006
Top 10 of America's Brainiest Cities by American City Business
Journals, June 2006
fittest city, Men's Fitness magazine, January 2006
Top 10 cities for Hispanics, HISPANIC magazine,
Top 10 Best Cities for Families Relocating, study by Worldwide
ERC & Primacy Relocation, June 2006
Albuquerque Tricentennial Celebration
ranked #1 on Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association
2005 Albuquerque Rankings
"A Rising Star" by Yahoo! HotJobs among cities and metropolitan
areas that provide the foundation for good work and life balance, October.
Best Communities for Young Peopleby America's Promise Alliance,
5th Best Real Estate Market, Expansion Management, August.
Top 25 Bargain Destinations for Hotels and Meal Rates by Expo magazine,
A Five-Star Knowledge Worker Metro by National magazine,
11th Best City for Relocating Families, Employee Relocation Council,
Best City to Start a Business or Career, MSN, May.
5th Best Metro Overall and 5th Lowest Cost City for Doing Business
by Forbes magazine, May.
"Super City of the Future" for Educated "Knowledge Workers," Expansion
2nd in poll of favorite Art Destinations by Business Weekly,
11th Best Midsize City for Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Magazine,
Albuquerque International Sunport voted one of the Top 5 U.S. Airports for Wireless
Access , Microsoft Small Business Center, February.
10th fittest city by Men's Fitness magazine, January.
7th on America's Hottest Cities List by Expansion Management,
5th best Real Estate Market and the 4th lowest city for purchase cost
by Expansion Management.
Sandia Golf Club at Sandia Resort and Casino, has been named Development of
the Year by Golf Inc. magazine.
2005 New Mexico Rankings
3rd Best State for Cost of Labor, Business Facilities,
5th Best State for Manufacturing Growth, Business Facilities,
3rd on Top 10 Small Tech Hot Spots List for the third consecutive
year, Small Times magazine, March.
2004 Albuquerque Rankings
Albuquerque Metro ranks 20th on list of Best Performing Cities,
Milken Institute, November.
One of the top Real Estate Markets, Expansion Management,
Top 10 City for Hispanics by HISPANIC magazine, June.
12th for the top 40 Hispanic markets by Hispanic Business Network,
11th on the list of Top 25 Art Destinations, AmericanStyle
12th Best Place for Business and Careers in the country among 150
cites by Forbes magazine, May.
No. 1 in local manufacturing productivity by Area Development
One of the best cities in the country for new and expanding business
by Inc. Magazine, May.
New Mexico's Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort named "America's 75 Best Golf Resorts"
by Golf Magazine, March.
Santa Ana Golf Course named "One of America's three best true links-style golf
courses" by The New York Times, March.
2003 Albuquerque Rankings
One of the Top 40 Hottest Real Estate Markets in U.S. by
Expansion Management magazine, August.
10th for Lowest Suburban Office Rents by Expansion Management Magazine,
2nd in the Top Cities In Which To Start A Business by Money Magazine,
Top 10 Cities for Hispanics by Hispanic Magazine, July.
39th on the list among the country's 296 largest metropolitan areas
by Milken Institute's Best Performing Cities Index , June.
One of Best in Nation for Job Growth by Manpower Employment Outlook
Survey , June.
One of Nation's Top 25 Arts Destinations by American Style Magazine,
28th out of 149 Large Metro Areas as a top places for business and careers. In inpidual categories, Albuquerque ranked 8th on "cost to
do business;" 39th on "educational attainment;" and 60th on job growth,
Forbes magazine, May.