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All about Albuquerque, New Mexico

The first explorers arrived in Albuquerque from Spain in 1540, but it wasn’t until 1706 that a group of colonists was granted permission by King Philip to develop a new city on the banks of the Rio Grande. After finding the perfect site with water, wood, and security from the Native Americans in the area, a letter was penned to the Duke of Alburquerque in Spain to report the newly established city and named it “La Villa de Alburquerque” in honor of the duke.

Today, Albuquerque, New Mexico is a unique character due to the diverse population that has formed the city over the centuries. Its cultural traditions remain an essential part of daily life in the city. From the Native Americans who have lived here and continuing through Albuquerque’s founding; the town has turned into a multicultural metropolitan area with nearly a million people. Albuquerque keeps crucial connections to the past and the present and is a fascinating location to check out and an even better place to call home.

Avista Senior Living and Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque is a dynamic city in the high desert and a perfect location for Senior Living communities. Our memory care residents take advantage of the big open skies, plentiful space, and more than 310 days of sunlight per year. You have the choice to ski the slopes of the Sandia Mountains, play a round of golf on one of the acclaimed courses, or soar high above the city in the hot air ballooning capital of the world and view everything in an entire brand-new light.

Creative cultures thrive in Albuquerque. Avista Senior Living residents and Albuquerqueians take pride in their rich history and varied cultures, authentic art, and vibrant customs that have helped shape their city’s story. Home to hundreds of art galleries and studios, Albuquerque offers various fine art, authentic Southwestern jewelry, pottery, and contemporary art. Albuquerque is a favorite cultural location for visitors from all over the map.

Cliff’s Amusement Park and Avista Senior Living

Cliff’s Amusement Park, only a 12-minute drive from Avista Senior Living, is fun for all ages! Whether you are 1 or 99, Cliff’s Amusement Park will leave you with a smile, a laugh, and memories to last a lifetime. Between the Family Rides, Thrill Rides, and Kiddieland Rides, Cliff’s offers 23 exciting adventures that will keep everyone amused for hours. Ride the famous New Mexico Rattler, among the top 25 wooden roller coasters on the planet. Take a spin high above the park on The Wind Rider, or if you want something with a little slower speed, settle back and relax on a scenic trip aboard the park train.

There is no better method to beat the New Mexico heat than an afternoon at Cliff’s WaterMania! It takes only seconds to get drenched; however, it supplies hours of fun in the sun. So what are you waiting for? Load up the grandkids, invite some resident buddies, and come out to the best household entertainment the Southwest has to offer. Ask about their Senior All-Day Ride Pass for 65+!!!

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