Albuquerque places 24th on the “2015 Best & Worst Large Cities to Live In” study by personal finance website WalletHub, which looked at such factors as livability, recreation, participation in physical activities, schools, local economy and other factors.
Albuquerque scored especially high in the “livability” category, placing 14th in the country out of the 62 large metro areas included on the list. The Duke City fared less well on “local economy,” placing 38th in that category.
Austin, Texas, ranked as the No. 1 most livable large city in the WalletHub study, with Raleigh, N.C., Colorado Springs, Colo., San Jose, Calif., and Seattle rounding out the top five.