Buying a home in downtown Albuquerque is not like buying a home in any other part of the city because of its rich history, diverse architecture, vibrant lifestyle and thriving business district. Downtown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Albuquerque and once part of historic Route 66. Drive through downtown and one gets a sense of its diversity with a combination of old and new architecture. Downtown has many historical high rise buildings and some of the oldest homes in Albuquerque including craftsman, pueblo and adobe style homes.
In recent years, many of the historic buildings have been renovated into urban lofts such as the Old Albuquerque High School originally built in 1914, Downtown is the central business district of Albuquerque so newer hotels and office buildings also line the streets of downtown. The newer housing developments of downtown include work/live lofts, Green LEED Certified lofts and affordable housing.
Downtown is urban living with more residential, single family neighborhoods surrounding the area. There are many places to socialize in downtown from coffee shops, a variety of restaurants to bars and nightclubs. Downtown is a convenient place to live and work with easy access to transportation, hospitals and the University of New Mexico.