The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Albuquerque For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: This is our first 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 2020? 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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How We Determined The Safest Albuquerque Hoods In 2020

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, 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.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Albuquerque For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,270
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 88
Property Crime Per 100k: 144
More on Valley Gardens: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Valley Gardens comes in at 88 and the property crime per capita is 144 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,738
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 54
Property Crime Per 100k: 460
More on Desert Spring Flower: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Desert Spring Flower comes in at 54 and the property crime per capita is 460 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 13,990
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 43
Property Crime Per 100k: 901
More on Alameda N Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Alameda N Valley comes in at 43 and the property crime per capita is 901 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,261
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 97
Property Crime Per 100k: 575
More on N Albuquerque Acres: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in N Albuquerque Acres comes in at 97 and the property crime per capita is 575 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 28,891
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 104
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,275
More on Paradise Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Paradise Hills comes in at 104 and the property crime per capita is 1,275 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,480
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 162
Property Crime Per 100k: 759
More on Volcano Cliffs: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Volcano Cliffs comes in at 162 and the property crime per capita is 759 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,843
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 52
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,789
More on Tijeras Arroyo: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Tijeras Arroyo comes in at 52 and the property crime per capita is 1,789 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,252
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 160
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,438
More on Seven Bar North: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Seven Bar North comes in at 160 and the property crime per capita is 1,438 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,551
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 252
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,654
More on Ventana Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Ventana Ranch comes in at 252 and the property crime per capita is 1,654 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,793
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 112
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,008
More on Eisenhower: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Eisenhower comes in at 112 and the property crime per capita is 2,008 for 2020.

Summing Up 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 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Valley Gardens 232
2 Desert Spring Flower 514
3 Alameda N Valley 944
4 N Albuquerque Acres 672
5 Paradise Hills 1,379
6 Volcano Cliffs 921
7 Tijeras Arroyo 1,841
8 Seven Bar North 1,598
9 Ventana Ranch 1,906
10 Eisenhower 2,120
11 Alban Hills 2,085
12 Vecinos Del Bosque 1,272
13 Tanoan East 2,251
14 North Domingo Baca 2,366
15 Westgate Hts 1,942
16 Piedras Marcadas 2,032
17 Parkway 2,069
18 Heritage Hills 2,920
19 John Robert 2,364
20 Tierra Oeste 2,627
21 Los Poblanos 2,243
22 Tuscany 2,388
23 S Y Jackson 3,178
24 North Wyoming 3,116
25 Alvarado Grdns 3,218
26 South Guadalupe Trail 3,107
27 Vista Del Norte 3,438
28 Eagle Ranch 3,303
29 Mirabella 3,769
30 Skies West 3,774
31 Bear Canyon 3,494
32 Arroyo Del Oso North 3,494
33 Stardust Skies Park 3,494
34 Vineyard Estates 3,494
35 Heritage East 3,494
36 Glenwood Hills 3,494
37 Thomas Village 3,494
38 Quintessance 3,494
39 Riverfronte 3,494
40 Four Hills Village 3,494
41 Peppertree-Royal Oak 3,494
42 Vista Grande 3,494
43 La Luz 3,494
44 Gavilan 3,494
45 Avalon 3,675
46 Glenwood Hills South Casa Grande 3,921
47 Sandia 4,172
48 Westgate Vecinos 3,759
49 Broadway Central 3,578
50 San Jose 3,220
51 Coors Trail 3,581
52 Cottonwood Heights 4,358
53 Taylor Ranch 4,129
54 Eastrange-Piedra Vista 2,779
55 Willow Wood 4,180
56 Academy Hills Park 4,551
57 Academy Estates East 3,894
58 Rio Grande Blvd 3,792
59 West Park 3,954
60 Route 66 West 4,671
61 Lee Acres 3,754
62 Ladera West 4,723
63 Pat Hurley 4,238
64 Cibola Addition 4,744
65 Painted Sky 4,122
66 Antelope Run 4,292
67 Nor Este 4,419
68 Oso Grande 5,169
69 Four Hills Mhp 4,982
70 Paloma Del Sol 4,392
71 Nob Hill 4,450
72 Osuna Park 5,330
73 N Campus 5,891
74 Prospectors Ridge 4,650
75 Netherwood Park 4,932
76 West Old Town 5,203
77 Conchas Park 5,130
78 Onate 4,954
79 Los Alamos 4,182
80 Towne Park 5,237
81 Matheson Park 5,268
82 Laurelwood 6,197
83 Embudo Canyon 6,258
84 Jeanne Bellamah East 5,144
85 Saragossa 5,245
86 Paradise Heights 5,245
87 Skyview Acres 5,298
88 Bosque Dell Acres 5,298
89 Academy Park 5,713
90 Grande Hts 4,598
91 Vista Sandia Hoa 5,988
92 Story Rock 5,748
93 La Luz De Sol 5,748
94 Eldorado Heights 5,741
95 Huning Castle 7,601
96 Highland 5,891
97 Stardust Skies North 5,966
98 South Broadway 5,725
99 Big Bend 6,078
100 Northeast Valley 6,190
101 Sycamore 6,232
102 Academy North 6,281
103 Jade Park 5,363
104 Sr Marmon 7,426
105 Las Lomitas 6,754
106 Supper Rock 7,502
107 Chelwood Vista 6,888
108 Classic Uptown 6,567
109 Vista Montecito 6,943
110 Summit Park 8,439
111 Crestview Heights 6,957
112 La Sala Grande 7,025
113 Sandia Ridge 8,581
114 Quaker Heights 7,134
115 Holiday Park 8,608
116 Academy Ridge East 7,375
117 Keystone 7,455
118 Fair Heights 7,585
119 Indian Moon 8,631
120 Highlands North 7,607
121 Mckinley 8,655
122 Boyds-Leslie Park 7,722
123 Academy Acres North 8,223
124 Los Jardines 7,850
125 Mossman 7,857
126 West Mesa 7,798
127 Downtown 7,995
128 Raynolds 8,773
129 Plaza Vieja 8,269
130 Victory Hills 8,418
131 Enchanted Park 7,324
132 Alvarado Park 9,630
133 Jerry Cline Park 8,658
134 Sawmill 8,828
135 Del Norte 8,522
136 Candelmen 8,880
137 Huning Highland Historic District 9,006
138 West Bluff 9,259
139 Montgomery Park 9,268
140 University Hts 9,278
141 Crestview Bluff 8,495
142 Parkland Hills 10,025
143 Hodgin 9,339
144 San Gabriel 9,987
145 San Antonio 9,386
146 Del Rey R 9,386
147 Spruce Park 10,936
148 Alamosa 8,935
149 Alta Monte 9,629
150 Fair West 9,428
151 Uptown 9,435
152 Richland Hills 9,857
153 Wells Park 9,440
154 Snow Heights 9,881
155 Stronghurst 9,811
156 Mark Twain 11,075
157 North Hills 9,874
158 Palomas Park 9,874
159 Jackson Area 9,901
160 Bel-Air 9,955
161 Altura 11,235
162 Monkbridge Gardens 9,887
163 Winrock South 10,015
164 Riverview Heights 10,157
165 Vista Magnifica 10,157
166 Sombra Del Monte 11,827
167 Princess Jeanne 10,285
168 Quail Ridge 10,314
169 North Eastern 10,432
170 Skyview West 10,408
171 South Los Altos 10,394
172 Clayton Heights-Lomas Del Cielo 10,679
173 Silver Hill 10,741
174 Zuni 11,904
175 South Atrisco 10,958
176 Near N Valley 10,890
177 Villa De Paza 11,025
178 Loma Del Rey 10,911
179 Mountain View 11,314
180 Wildflower 11,770
181 Martineztown 11,773
182 Greater Gardner 14,032
183 Quigley Park 12,546
184 La Mesa 11,863
185 Elder Homestead 11,814
186 Santa Barbara 14,417
187 Yale Village 12,449
188 Singing Arrow 12,516
189 Kachina Hills 14,458
190 Se Heights 14,183
191 South San Pedro 12,584
192 Barelas 13,786
193 Los Volcanes 12,882
194 Inez 13,855
195 Montgomery Heights 13,713
196 Kirtland Community 14,237
197 Trumbull Village 14,443

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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