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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Westside is a neighborhood in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a population of 137,042. Westside is in Bernalillo County and is one of the best places to live in New Mexico. Living in Westside offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Westside there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Westside and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Westside are above average.
About Westside...
Population
137,042

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$188,985
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,058
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Westside Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
$66,517
National
$55,322
Families with Children
36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Westside Reviews

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I have lived here for about 2 years now and there is absolutely ZERO complaints in this neighborhood. I have always felt so comfortable with everyone I come into contact with. The amount of parks, facilities, and schools nearby make it that much more awesome. I always recommend family and friends to search for homes on the west side.
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This neighborhood is great! It is in an amazing location, close to great schools, the mall, grocery stores, and plenty of dining options and activities to do. The streets are lined with trees and the HOA makes sure that all yards are maintained which leaves the neighborhood always looking great! The parks and grassy areas are wonderful as well as the track around the neighborhood. The only negatives are how close the houses are, which means small yards, as well as the dogs in the neighborhood, however, it is tolerable.
My time here has been a very vital to general atmosphere because I felt completely welcomed. The best thing about being here is most of the great people that I've gotten to meet, they have also contributed to making every student on campus feel like they are the most important person in the world. From the personal questions that they ask you to get to know you to the fun activities that they have you do on dawg days, this has overall been the greatest experience that I have had in my entire life.