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Average Ratings:
Artisticness: 3.4    Calmness: 3.2    Helpfulness: 2.9   
Intellectualness: 2.4    Neatness: 3.0    Outgoingness: 3.2   
Average Resident Personality Test Scores:
Artisticness: 3.01    Calmness: 3.11    Helpfulness: 2.88   
Intellectualness: 3.19    Neatness: 3.39    Outgoingness: 3.23   

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Name: A Wright | Age: 53 | Gender: Female | ZIP: | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2006-03-07
Artisticness: 5   Calmness: 2   Helpfulness: 5   Intelligence: 5   Neatness: 4   Outgoingness: 4   
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Albuquerque has great climate except the windu cold winter months of Jan feb mar. July Aug Sept can be brutal hot. There are wide ereas of pleasantness. Smog inversions and cement factory in Tijeras canyon very bad for lungs. Many military oriented people. technocrats with no respect for the locals entitled in fact. Local hispanics genuine friendly and honest. Artistic opportunities are here as people "know" they are supposed to buy arts and crafts. You need sun to paint . 73% of the days you wont have any depression! Crime is a problem in ereas that absorbed the overflow from LA.
Hangouts Frontier for coffee with friends. Drive to mountains, gallery hopping,watching the shake and bake belly dance show that maria does every year, going to Sante fe , horse races,rock climbing,Solar energy, Printmakeing,the library at UNM,EATING mexican food :any joint that has for its name the letters of the alphabet, going to Rio Grande wholesale and buying tools and Turqoise.Makeing stuff . Cooking at home and eating out on the patio with friends. Drive to the bosque in the fall to admire the golden trees. Makeing tamales for christmas and haveing an open house.
Bad things? drugs, alchohol crime. Just keep your head up and stay out of ereas that havent got any sense yet.Heroin kicked our butt in the early 70s . It will do so again , really watch your immediate neighborhood and watch casual associates. druggies are opportunists on nieve people, unlocked doors, vulnerable people . Just secure the place and bar the windows if your in a bad section. The majority of albuquerque is safe though. Don't make stuff available .
Many people with PHD's working for the US military in Albuquerque. Now there is the big rip off! 8 trillion in debt. If you can choke that down you'll love Sandia labs , Kirkland and Los Alamos.
Gardening is tough. Takes a lot of work.


Name: | Age: 55 | Gender: Male | ZIP: 87120 | Resident for: 1 year | Added on: 2012-04-27
Artisticness: 3   Calmness: 3   Helpfulness: 3   Intelligence: 2   Neatness: 2   Outgoingness: 3   
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What do you like about Albuquerque? Food, access to great hiking
What do you dislike about Albuquerque? still acceptable in some populations to be trashy
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? University
How expensive is it? Not bad
Is it safe? Depends on where you are
How is the weather? Sunny but pretty monotonous; very littlE PRECIP
Additional thoughts?
I moved back after 30 years elsewhere and while some people have tried to make THE CITY better, there are many with a small world view who just don't care about improving anything. As a single person I find it too family oriented, but that will appeal to many people. I'm not going to stay more than a couple years.


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