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New to Albuquerque Guide

A guide to the City of Albuquerque for new residents.

Welcome to Albuquerque

We are thrilled to welcome you to the largest metropolitan area in New Mexico! Whether this is your first time in Albuquerque or if you're returning home, this guide is here to help you learn what services are available to you.

New to Albuquerque?


Albuquerque features the state's largest public school district, community college system, and public university.



Higher Education

Children at the Balloon Museum


Family means lots of things to lots of people. How you define family is up to you. Whether your family consists of children, a partner, or a four-legged friend, Albuquerque has resources to keep them safe and engaged.


Childcare & Youth Programming

Four Legged Friends

Children at the Balloon Museum


Finding the right housing solution for you, get involved in your community, and setup your utilities.

Housing & Community Resources


An image of children playing in a City park.