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Old 02-25-2009, 06:13 PM
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I am a 24 year old who is moving to Albuquerque March 14th to work at Albuquerque Studios (5650 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, 87106).

I am trying to figure out the best place to live nearby. I am willing to drive up to 20 minutes to and from work, would love to live nearby people my age, and would like to spend at most $550 per month.

If anyone has any ideas please let me know - thanks!
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:45 PM
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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You'll have to wait for the best option, which is new housing going in right around there.

$550 will be tough to meet unless you like studios.

I'd try the student ghetto (it's not quite as bad as it sounds) which is the area bounded by Central Ave. on the north, Girard on the east, University on the west, and Santa Clara/Ave. Cesar Chavez on the south. Shortish commute, in the heart of things, and close to the film school.

If you like rural-turned-suburbanish, you can try Bosque Farms or Los Lunas to the south.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:58 AM
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Well the sad part is.. Where Albuquerque Studios is located is Mesa del Sol a master planned urban area, No apartments or homes will open (or start construction) in that area for a year.. but the post on top gives good info.
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:55 AM
Location: Chicago, IL.
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You can get a roommate and live in Nob Hill. It's not far from the University area and not too far from ABQ Studios.

Nob Hill is a pretty urban, nice area, but housing there is a little more than you want to pay.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:37 AM
Location: Burque!
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The Pearl @ Gibson/ San Pedro.... might be in your budget and VERy close to work.

Of course you might also look into the new development going up @ Gibson/University/Yale... The Broadstone? Looks a bit over developed, but good infill.
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:57 PM
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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My question to DaveTaylorABQ is: How did you get a job at ABQ Studios?!?!

I miss the entertainment biz horribly (used to work at Sony in Los Angeles) and I also miss NM. If I could be back in the biz AND in my beloved NM....life would be fabulous.

Atheria in another beautiful place...Portland, OR
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:35 PM
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Atheria, PM me. I am working for Sony in ABQ though probably in a different aspect. I just moved here from LA.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:25 AM
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I would also recommend the Nob Hill / UNM area for you. Many great restaurants, bars, and shopping within walking distance. You may have to spend a little more than you were planning to be in this area but as a newcomer I think this would be one of your safest bets.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:59 PM
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If you can "car-pool" from downtown, you can use the rail runner and keeps your ability to live further away...
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:37 PM
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I have the same question to "DaveTaylorABQ" and "theplu" I'm not sure what line of work you 2 are in, but I had to leave my hometown (ABQ) 5 years ago to pursue my career as an audio engineer and have done very well in both Dallas and Denver but would be a dream come true to work for Sony or ABQ Studios back home! Surely there is use for professional audio engineers and post production at these companies right?
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