Albuquerque Downtown :
The Albuquerque downtown neighborhood is centrally located and is an essential part of the city's business district. In addition to being a center for the arts, downtown has a thriving nightlife and club scene. Currently one of the most vibrant and burgeoning areas of Albuquerque, it boasts the Alvarado Transportation Center, its roots to Route 66, the historic KiMo Theater, and the Albuquerque Convention Center. With a redevelopment plan and a committed group of local leaders, the Albuquerque downtown neighborhood is at the beginning of what promises to be a long, ascendant curve.
Downtown on the Map:
The Albuquerque downtown neighborhood is roughly bounded by 19th Street to the west, Central Avenue to the south, 6th Street to its eastern edge, and Mountain Road to its north. Downtown also includes the area known locally as East Downtown (EDo), which is part of the Huning Castle Neighborhood.
Downtown Real Estate:
When it comes to real estate, Albuquerque's downtown neighborhood offers condos, lofts, and historic houses. Most who live in Albuquerque's downtown are in single family homes.
Homes in the historic downtown Albuquerque neighborhood range from $200,000 to $700,000, with most single homes in the $300,000 to $400,000 range.
The Silver Lofts at 7th and Silver Streets provide live/work spaces under one roof, and are within walking distance to all of downtown's amenities.
For rentals, the Villa de San Felipe are located in the heart of downtown, on Coal between 8th and 7th. Rents run from $400 and up.
Downtown Night Life:
The historic Sunshine Theater at 120 Central provides all ages concerts and an ever changing indie music scene. The Moonlight Lounge behind the theater features live acts.
The El Rey at 620-624 Central is a nightclub that offers music, theater and dance.
The Launchpad at 618 Central has live music nightly, with both local and national acts.
The Box Performance Space at 1025 Lomas provides live theater, improvisational comedy, and programs for kids.
The KiMo theater at 423 Central is on the national historic register and is known for its Pueblo Deco style of architecture and varied performing artists.
Downtown Growers Market
Robinson Park, 8th and Central
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Get fresh, local produce, flowers and arts and crafts.
Skip Maisel Indian Jewelry
Maisel's offers a wide variety of Indian arts, crafts and jewelry.
Richard Levy Gallery
The gallery carries contemporary art exhibits and work by local artists.
Sumner and Dene
517 Central NW
This shop has unusual furniture, art, jewelry, gifts and accessories.
216 Gold Avenue
Patrician Design offers art, accessories, jewelry and body products.
Metropolis Comic Art Gallery
1102 Mountain Road NW, Suite 202
Find comic art, anime and fantasy art in all mediums.
Gold Street Caffe
218 Gold SW
The Gold Street Caffe dishes up some of the best food the city has to offer. Chile dusted fried calamari, fish tacos, and the famous fork and knife burger can be found there.
906 Park Ave
Tucked away on a side street, Java Joe's offers great coffee and giant breakfast burritos as well as lunch.
Lindy's Coffee Shop
500 Central SW
Lindy's has roots, and they're showing. One of the old road restaurants along what was then called Route 66, Lindy's offers shakes, burgers and fries, as well as a good assortment of Greek dishes.
Lew Wallace Elementary
513 Sixth Street NW
Washington Middle School
1101 Park Ave. SW
Amy Biehl Charter High School
124 4th Street
St. Mary's Elementary and Middle Schools
224 7th Street NW
(505) 242-6271 (Elementary) or (505) 243-5470 (Middle)
Zip Code: 87102
Albuquerque Main Library
501 Copper Ave NW
The Downtown Action Team (DAT) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Albuquerque's downtown. The DAT promotes downtown, provides goodwill ambassadors, conducts cleanup campaigns, and fosters public awareness of the area.
The Downtown Neighborhood Association has been around since 1974. The organization provides links to services, organizations, yard sales, and issues that affect the people living in Albuquerque's downtown.
3rd and Tijeras
14th and San Cristobal
Fourth Street Mall
4th and Copper
14th and Roma
8th and Central
Washington Middle School
10th and Park