Albuquerque makes list of coolest cities in the country

Albuquerque Aerial

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque is apparently the fifth coolest city in the country, but it’s a secret.

Huffington Post put together a list of five trend-setting cities that aren’t as popular as Portland or Austin.

The article’s author says it’s easy to get around in Albuquerque, and the city is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts.

Here’s, in part, what the article had to say – from: O, Pioneer! 5 Secretly Cool Cities Where You Can Still Get in on the Ground Floor

What’s already there: Appealing historic neighborhoods like Huning Highland are heating up, offering within-reach Victorian fixer-uppers, walking distance of the very current EDo (East Downtown) hangout zone (Grove Café, Apothecary Lounge). There’s the thriving urban farming scene – Old Town Farm offers fun events like bike-in coffee meet-ups, while Los Poblanos runs an on-property inn, restaurant and farm store, almost next door to downtown. Telecommuters can choose from a growing selection of smart café / workspaces – downtown’s Zendo is terrific – while noteworthy microbreweries like Marble and La Cumbre are the place to be once work is done. And let’s not forget the seemingly endless number of multi-use trails, the cheap gondola rides to epic, high-elevation hiking, the ramen (O), the donuts (Rebel) or the artisanal green chile cheeseburgers (Five Star). Add in the region’s unique multicultural heritage (think architecture, think a ton of good food, festivals, local traditions) and you’ve got a city that’s not staying under the radar forever. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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