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Old 06-26-2008, 01:26 AM
 
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I just returned from albuquerque a few days ago...
I loved it and it made me very excited for my upcoming move.
The scenery was great, the people that I talked to all were very helpful and friendly. All in all it seemed like a nice place.

Within the weekend we found a place to stay and I am pretty sure I have a job already as well.

A few questions though, that dont really have a whole lot in common to each other but have been on my mind.

1)We will be hopefully staying at an apartment complex off of central and louisiana, it is a very secure place and Im not worried about living there, but what about the neighborhood in general? there seems to be alot in the area, but sometimes things are not as they look.

2)Until I am able to recieve insurance through my job, what kind of income based clinics are available or something to the same effect? I dont have insurance here either but we have a very nice state funded income based clinic so i only have to pay 15$ and there are some medications that I need monthly, so if anyone has any information about something like that it would be much appreciated.

3)I am very much interested in theatre, music, and arts. Is there any sort of community type theatre in albuquerque? If so could someone tell me a little bit about it?

Id appreciate any information at all. Thank you!
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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1. Central and Louisiana really isn't a great part of town. To be honest, this is actually bodering on the area known as the war zone. If it was me, I might move down Central West a few blocks closer to UNM and in Nob Hill. However there are tons of nice places around the city you can live.

I know you are in luck with 3, and I would remain optomistic about 2, however, I don't have the details about either one.

Best of Luck for you!!!! Welcome to the Land of Enchantment!!!
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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ashley,

You could do a Google check on the medical & theatrical venues.
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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Cinnamon Tree (which is near where you are going to be located) is a good place. Although the surrounding area is a bit rough on the edges.

The Albuquerque Little Theater comes to mind... and maybe the Kimo theater.

Have fun in Burque!

Additionally,

The Ta Lin Market is right at your door-step... awesome!

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Old 06-26-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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Ashleyrw,

Yes, as abqsunport says, Louisiana and Central is close to or in a very dicey part of town. Something to think hard about.

And, as I've been discovering there is quite a bit of theater in ABQ, apart from the big Broadway road shows playing at the Popejoy.

Try Albuquerque Theatre NM for more information. There are very decent productions at the Little Theater, the Adobe Theater, the Vortex theater, the Desert Rose playhouse, etc. Check out the website. ABQ has more theater than is first apparent.

There are also good music venues where you can catch symphony, opera, and chamber music. Alb. has a very good chamber music festival in June of each year. And the casinos have all kinds of popular acts including at the very attractive outside amphitheater at the Sandia resort.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Also, if you have tired yourself of Albuquerque's cultural scene, and are waiting for the next shows, you can always drive an hour north and see some of Santa Fe's cultural stuff like their opera and such. Between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, their are myriad of cultural venues--especially for a CSA (SF MSA + ABQ MSA) of just over 1,000,000.
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:12 PM
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Cinnamon Tree may be a good place to start untill you find a better situation. It is conveniently located. You will be in the epicenter of of ABQ's small SE Asian community. If you like Vietnamese and Thai food you will have lots of options, many Mexicans live in the area and there are some good options for Mexican (as opposed to New Mexican) food as well; you will be close to the flea market, and not far from the east end of Nob Hill. You will be right on the RapidRide bus route which would make accessing shopping, educational and cultural events very easy.

But, it would not be the best place to walk around at night. The nearest supermarket, the Fair 'n Square is sketchy but definitely a cultural experience. The neighborhoods south of there around Zuni Blvd. are warzone but Zuni has a lot of interesting shops, a good Farmer's Market produce shop, and as rybert mentioned, you would be right next door to Ta Lin. In all, I think it would be an interesting way to dip your foot in the Albuquerque pond, so to speak, but not for the paranoid, easily frightened average American.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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, many Mexicans live in the area and there are some good options for Mexican (as opposed to New Mexican) food as well;
About 15 yrs ago I took a one credit conversational Spanish class at UNM and our final class was held at El Norteno on Zuni. The teacher took us there because she wanted us to try real Mexican food as opposed to New Mexican food. I still like New Mexican better, but you should try it and decide for yourself. Its still around so I assume the food is still good.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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you would be right next door to Ta Lin.
That Talin Market is fantastic! I am surprised I don't see more about it than I do around here. Maybe it is talked about and I've just missed it. As a recent transplant from Philadelphia, I can't think of anything there which is comparable. In terms of my Philadelphia experience, it's sort of like a large Chinatown market combined with some Mexican and Puerto Rican stores combined with a West Philly Indian speciality shop, with an Italian gourmet shop thrown in (and then some). Granted, not all nationalities are given equal coverage, but it's a fascinating store.

As far as that part of town, yeah, I personally wouldn't want to live there based on what I've heard about it, though I'm certainly comfortable walking around that part of Central during daylight hours.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:03 PM
 
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2)Until I am able to recieve insurance through my job, what kind of income based clinics are available or something to the same effect? I dont have insurance here either but we have a very nice state funded income based clinic so i only have to pay 15$ and there are some medications that I need monthly, so if anyone has any information about something like that it would be much appreciated.

3)I am very much interested in theatre, music, and arts. Is there any sort of community type theatre in albuquerque? If so could someone tell me a little bit about it?
As was mentioned, Albuq. has quite a few theaters, both large and small. The Vortex is a very cool black box theater, and I believe there are 1 or 2 other black box theaters in town. There are also some fun smaller music venues downtown, such as the Launchpad and the Sunshine Theater, in addition to the big ones like the Journal Pavilion on the south edge of town. There's a big arts scene in Albuq, quite a few galleries in addition to locally owned artsy stores. There are also some art co-op type places, where you can share studio space, supplies, and gallery space. Some of these are geared towards lower incomes, but are actually open to anyone, and have great people and events.

UNM hospital has a sliding scale medical program for Albuquerque/Bernalillo county residents that is very reasonable. I believe all you need to do to qualify is show some sort of proof that you do not qualify for medicaid (you can get that by going to an Income Support Division office in Albuquerque), and that you live in the area and you may have to show some income proof or it just may be by your word. I used it at one time, and I believe my office visits were $5 and prescriptions were also $5. They have about 5 or 6 family health clinics throughout the city, and the ones I've been inside are very nice.

Good luck with your move.
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