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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Balloon Fiesta is a neighborhood in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a population of 77,581. Balloon Fiesta is in Bernalillo County and is one of the best places to live in New Mexico. Living in Balloon Fiesta offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Balloon Fiesta there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Balloon Fiesta and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Balloon Fiesta are above average.
About Balloon Fiesta...
Population
77,581

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$181,341
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Balloon Fiesta Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,372
National
$55,322
Families with Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Balloon Fiesta Reviews

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I do love my apartment, but this area in particular has been effected by robberies -- even in the apartments next to me -- which keeps me from feeling entirely safe. The crime in this city is terrible. That aside, there are restaurants nearby as well as several grocery stores. The cost of living is wonderfully cheap. It is possible to live in a nice place and still have money left over to save. As a student, this is a major bonus for me.
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There definitely is a lot more space between the neighbors and with the properties. I would live here again, the air is clean and is smells like roasted chile in the fall which is great. The overall state may be poor, but I wouldn't change the view of the mountains in the east for anything, especially with hot air balloons drifting in the early morning in front of the mountains.
Albuquerque has unpredictable weather, usually leaning towards sunny, but we never experience natural disasters. It is a Desert, so it is warm during the day, and cold during the night. We have a dry heat, but do enjoy the breeze that comes from living in the Valley. The winters here are usually quite cold, but we rarely have more than a few inches of snow. The summers are oh so hot, so many people enjoy going out for a swim. The best time is definitely Fall. It is a magical time here in Albuquerque. The leave changing color combined with the smell of freshly roasted green chile, and balloons up in the sky, truly make this a wonderful place to live.