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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
South Valley is a town in New Mexico with a population of 41,397. South Valley is in Bernalillo County. Living in South Valley offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Valley there are a lot of parks. Many families live in South Valley and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$690
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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South Valley 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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,639
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%
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South Valley Reviews

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I've lived in the South Valley all my life. I've experienced the best and worst, just like any other neighborhood. Nevertheless, the South Valley is home. What makes the South Valley feel like home, is the close and family-oriented community. Family owned business and programs that unit the Valley community. A couple of things I would like to change of the South Valley consist of upgrading buildings, roads, and community spaces that create safe and updated neighborhoods for the community, which in return will change the negative stigma of the Valley and show its true potential.
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Amazing scenery and tranquil living, the springtime here is the best with all the flowers and greenery - a paradise in the desert!
I believe that when opportunities are available, it is best to take them. you never know when that could happen again. Education is very important to me as well because you can't get that taken away from you. you get to move forward in life and become something. Albuquerque is a city that has a lot of opportunity, it is also a good example of showing kids that where you come from doesn't have to mean that it defines you. there's always something greater to look forward to.