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Old 04-13-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I will be relocating to NM in June (I have just accepted a job offer). My honey and I have 2 kiddies (elementary school-aged) and will be moving West for the first time.
I would like to know as much as I can about:
1) Family friendly neighborhoods (looking to rent a home)
2) Public schools vs private schools in the area
3) Any info on reputable moving companies that others have worked with
4) Day trips for our family once we get established
5) Are there lots of critters to worry about? (scorpions, snakes, spiders,etc...)
6) How much does it cost to transfer tags/titles?
7) Anyone have any opinions about working at PHS?
8) Any other info a new resident would find handy would be nice!

Thanks! I appreciate all your info!
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:51 PM
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Location: Central New Mexico
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I will be relocating to NM in June (I have just accepted a job offer). My honey and I have 2 kiddies (elementary school-aged) and will be moving West for the first time.
I would like to know as much as I can about:
1) Family friendly neighborhoods (looking to rent a home)
2) Public schools vs private schools in the area
3) Any info on reputable moving companies that others have worked with
4) Day trips for our family once we get established
5) Are there lots of critters to worry about? (scorpions, snakes, spiders,etc...)
6) How much does it cost to transfer tags/titles?
7) Anyone have any opinions about working at PHS?
8) Any other info a new resident would find handy would be nice!

Thanks! I appreciate all your info!

Welcome to NM. Congrats on the job. I have answered a few of your questions via the search function. Plenty more info can be found via the search.
Good luck.


1. nice areas to buy home in Abq

Friendly, Tight-Knit Neighborhoods?

2.
http://www.city-data.com/forum/albuq...t-schools.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/albuq...t-schools.html


4.
Best day trip from ABQ?


5.
What kind of venomous insects/animals to look out for
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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hmm, as _yb said, if you just browse this forum a little bit, you will see that most of information has been answered each in great detail.


Anyway, best of luck in your move! Be aware, you aren't going to be used to the lack of green. Keep in mind we are desert, and it comes with a lot of benifits. We have next to no humidy; which means no mosquitos, practically no rust on vehicles, breathtaking sunsets, et al.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Congrats on the new Job, welcome. Is PHS Presbyterian? Just want to be clear so we can get you the right info.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:13 AM
 
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I moved here 5 years ago and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to get a driver's license, establish a bank account (First Community Bank) and find a doctor (Presbyterian and, later, Lovelace).

The folks here are friendly and helpful.

Good luck.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Thank you all so much for your prompt responses. I am so new to this forum stuff and I appreciate all your help.
-yb: I will look at all the searches you posted and get as much as I can from them. Thanks!

abpsunport: I can't wait to get away from the humidity and mosquitoes and my husband is so excited about getting rid of the lawnmower! I think we are both fantasizing about sitting on a porch, drinking some cold beer, and watching the sunsets...ahh...can't wait!

ziaAirmac: You are correct. I am speaking of Presbyterian.

nmguy: Thanks for the encouragement!

Again, I appreciate all of your help! We are sooo excited about this! Now, if I could only get my kids to understand that we are moving to New Mexico (the state) and not a foreign country! lol
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I think we are both fantasizing about sitting on a porch, drinking some cold beer, and watching the sunsets...ahh...can't wait!
Well, you've come to the right town!

Check out the Albuquerque metro photo thread for some hints of what's to come.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:47 PM
 
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Default Me too Me too.....

I am a bit older, age 56, and I am seriously thinking about moving to Albuquerque this summer with my two adult kids and my grandson. We currently live in Salem, OR where we've lived for 3 years. Salem is a pretty town but the weather is terrible, there is nothing to do and while the people are nice, they are not friendly.

I have looked at the pictures posted in this forum and Albuquerque looks absolutely beautiful. I too am looking for as much info as I can get because no one knows a city better than the people who live in it. Any help you can give me about where to locate nice but affordable housing, universities, activities, crime, etc. would be greatly appreciated. This is a great forum because there is so much info available. But, I made such a huge mistake when I moved to Salem, that I am being extra careful this time.

I would sincerely appreciate any and all info you can provide.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Thanks for the great link! You are too kind. I LOVED the photos and all the great information.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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trishp, _yb's post at the top of this thread is a great start with links to some very informative threads. We're best at going after fairly direct questions, so I suggest you and yours sift through those threads, take some notes and hit us up with whatever strikes you.
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