lcarreau wrote:And ... what the hell's wrong with Arizona ?
I wouldn't stress it too much considering he moved Albuquerque a couple hundred miles west.
Far as outdoor stuff goes Albuquerque might have an edge on what's in the immediate vicinity... but if you're willing to drive a bit, ID has the more deserted, rugged peaks. Housing's a tad cheaper in Albq, edge to Boise in education. Albuquerque's got somewhat warmer winters and the summers are probably close to the same, temperature-wise. But if crime is a deciding factor, then that would certainly point you toward Boise. Though - as someone mentioned - things have gotten better of late, Albq is still way worse in that area than Boise is. Good luck!