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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Sandia Heights is a suburb of Albuquerque with a population of 3,366. Sandia Heights is in Bernalillo County and is one of the best places to live in New Mexico. Living in Sandia Heights offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Sandia Heights there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Sandia Heights and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sandia Heights are highly rated.
About Sandia Heights...
Population
3,366

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$442,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,345
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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Sandia Heights Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live 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
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    2%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    46%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Sandia Heights

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$107,898
National
$55,322
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Sandia Heights Reviews

1 review
I have thoroughly enjoyed living in this part of Albuquerque, out of all the varying neighborhoods. It is a peaceful, quiet neighborhood, that is full of pleasant people. Aside from the lovely residents, the view is completely breathtaking! The sunsets are especially beautiful.
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