December 2018 brought news that two East Mountain communities — Edgewood (#8) and Carnuel (#15) — made the list of the Top 15 Places to Raise a Family in New Mexico. The list, compiled by Niche, an organization that ranks and rates communities, was recently published by Albuquerque Business Journal. The rankings are based on factors including Housing Cost, Public Schools, Diversity, and Crime. Overall grades were posted, as well as segment grades. Overall, Edgewood received a B+ and Carnuel received a B. For more details, go to Niche list.