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Old 06-18-2017, 04:00 PM
 
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How are you adjusting? and do you miss the Southeast?
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Old 06-18-2017, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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We moved here from Alabama three years ago. Aside from the distance from family, we really only miss one thing: fresh seafood. We were never big lake/beach people, so that wasn't an issue for us.
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Old 11-24-2019, 06:28 AM
 
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Resurrecting this thread...Interested to know if there are any transplants from the Southeast that has moved to New Mexico? If so, are you satisfied with the move? Do you miss back home??
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Old 12-03-2019, 02:14 PM
 
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We moved from North Carolina to the Albuquerque area (Placitas) about 6 months ago. We love it here so far--the only things I particularly miss are my friends and Carolina barbecue, and the only things I particularly dislike here are the drivers (insane), the wind gusts (also insane), and the comparative difficulty of finding healthcare (it was very easy in the Raleigh-Durham area). This is such a beautiful and fascinating state, and everyone we've met has been so friendly. The climate is wonderful, and there's a lot to see and do. We were never huge beachgoers; I'm quite satisfied looking at the beautiful mountain streams up near Jemez Springs, for now at least. Are you considering a move?
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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From the 7 plus years we lived in the ABQ area and remember our neighbors and friends, I doubt many people from the southeast would be inclined to re-locate to ABQ unless for jobs. I don't mean this as an insult to ABQ by any means, it just is not the type of place people in the southeast would think of making their home.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:32 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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We moved from North Carolina to the Albuquerque area (Placitas) about 6 months ago. We love it here so far--the only things I particularly miss are my friends and Carolina barbecue, and the only things I particularly dislike here are the drivers (insane), the wind gusts (also insane), and the comparative difficulty of finding healthcare (it was very easy in the Raleigh-Durham area). This is such a beautiful and fascinating state, and everyone we've met has been so friendly. The climate is wonderful, and there's a lot to see and do. We were never huge beachgoers; I'm quite satisfied looking at the beautiful mountain streams up near Jemez Springs, for now at least. Are you considering a move?
What aspects of health care are difficult to find in ABQ? I haven't found health care hard to find at all in Santa Fe, except for some reason there's a dearth of dermatologists, so many people have to go to ABQ for that, but they have no problem getting appointments there.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:11 AM
 
Location: NC But Soon, The Desert
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We're moving out west after Christmas but not to New Mexico. It seems to be a lovely state but we need to be close to family in southern California, one of whom is elderly without nearby relatives.
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:57 AM
 
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What aspects of health care are difficult to find in ABQ? I haven't found health care hard to find at all in Santa Fe, except for some reason there's a dearth of dermatologists, so many people have to go to ABQ for that, but they have no problem getting appointments there.
It just takes a really long time to get in anywhere--my husband had to wait almost 3 months for a routine eye appointment, and when I needed to see a regular doctor, none of the ones I was most interested in was taking new patients. It's not a huge deal--just a sense that there are a lot fewer health care professionals than in our previous area (Raleigh-Durham...which admittedly has a ton, with multiple major hospitals).

Maybe things are better in Santa Fe than in ABQ? We're kind of in between them, so I'll have to keep that in mind and check it out!
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:09 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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It just takes a really long time to get in anywhere--my husband had to wait almost 3 months for a routine eye appointment, and when I needed to see a regular doctor, none of the ones I was most interested in was taking new patients. It's not a huge deal--just a sense that there are a lot fewer health care professionals than in our previous area (Raleigh-Durham...which admittedly has a ton, with multiple major hospitals).

Maybe things are better in Santa Fe than in ABQ? We're kind of in between them, so I'll have to keep that in mind and check it out!
We have been using Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho since they opened, about ten years ago... No problems to include heart surgery...

https://rust-medical-center.phs.org/Pages/default.aspx

Your results of course may vary...
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:45 PM
 
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Thanks, Poncho_NM! Will give them a call and see if we can find a family practice/GP person there!
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