Nob Hill

The eclectic living offers a blend of cultural richness, artistic flair, culinary delights, and a strong sense of community

Welcome to Nob Hill

A Trendy Retreat in the Heart of Albuquerque
Nob Hill, Albuquerque’s quintessentially urban and hip neighborhood, is the city’s cultural and social heartbeat. Located just east of the University of New Mexico, this vibrant district spans the historic stretch of Central Avenue, famously part of Route 66. Known for its iconic neon signs and striking architecture, Nob Hill offers a unique blend of nostalgia and modern urban charm. This mile-long corridor is flanked by neon arches that welcome visitors and locals alike into an area bustling with energy, creativity, and style.
The neighborhood’s atmosphere is one of dynamic activity and youthful zest, largely thanks to its proximity to the university. Nob Hill is not just a place to visit — it’s a community where people live, work, and play. Its streets are lined with an eclectic mix of shops, galleries, and restaurants, all predominantly locally owned, contributing to the area’s strong sense of community and local pride. As a hub of LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+-friendly businesses, Nob Hill champions diversity and inclusivity, making it a welcoming space for all.

What to Love

  • Thriving food and beverage establishments that cater to every taste
  • Rich in arts and entertainment
  • A haven for unique, locally-owned shops
  • Iconic Route 66 vibe with modern urban flair
  • Easily navigable on foot, enhancing the vibrant street life

Local Lifestyle

Nob Hill’s lifestyle is all about embracing the vibrancy of city life while enjoying the community feel of a close-knit neighborhood. Residents and visitors are drawn to the area’s lively atmosphere, where the accessibility of everything you need blends seamlessly with the excitement of discovering something new and unexpected around every corner. The community is particularly active, with locals frequently supporting small businesses and participating in street festivals and events that highlight the neighborhood's inclusive and creative spirit.

Dining and Shopping

Nob Hill excels in providing a diverse culinary scene that mirrors its eclectic cultural fabric. Restaurants like M'Tucci's offer gourmet Italian fare, while Little Bear Coffee and Michael Thomas Coffee become retreats for coffee aficionados seeking a local brew. The area is also home to innovative spots like Happy Accidents, where creative cocktails meet a vibrant social atmosphere.
Shopping in Nob Hill is just as rich and varied. From the latest trends at local boutiques to rare finds at Nob Hill Records and Astro-Zombies, a renowned comic shop, the retail experience here caters to both casual shoppers and collectors. The neighborhood’s galleries and small shops offer treasures from local artists and artisans, ensuring visitors can take a piece of Albuquerque’s creative spirit home with them.

Things to Do and Entertainment

Entertainment in Nob Hill is ever-present and diverse. The Guild Cinema, an independent movie theater, offers a range of films from international to indie, providing movie-goers with an alternative to mainstream cinema. Seasonal events like Albuquerque SummerFest and Albuquerque Pride bring the community together in celebration, filling the streets with music, art, and performances.
Exploring the historic Route 66 through Nob Hill can be a delightful experience for those who enjoy the outdoors and history. This historic road adds a timeless character to the neighborhood, inviting visitors to step back in time while enjoying contemporary amenities. The vibrant nightlife in Nob Hill also ensures that the energy doesn't stop when the sun goes down, with many bars and clubs opening their doors to fun-seekers until the early hours.

Overview for Nob Hill, NM

4,429 people live in Nob Hill, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $53,330. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46 years

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Around Nob Hill, NM

There's plenty to do around Nob Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Las Golondrinas Pie, De Smet Dairy, and Root 66 Food Truck.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.89 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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Dining 3.19 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.79 miles 29 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.69 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Nob Hill, NM

Nob Hill has 2,289 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Nob Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,429 people call Nob Hill home. The population density is 4,566.619 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.05 / 48.95%

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The following schools are within or nearby Nob Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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