Old Town

Offers residents a blend of historical charm, artistic inspiration, and a warm sense of community.

Welcome to Old Town

Stepping into History with Contemporary Flair
 
Old Town is a vibrant testament to New Mexico's rich history and culture. Established in 1706, this area serves as the historical heart of Albuquerque, where ancient buildings and charming adobe architecture offer a glimpse into the past. Anchored by the historic San Felipe de Neri Church, Old Town's plaza and winding streets invite visitors and residents alike to explore its unique blend of history and modernity. With over 300 years of history, Old Town has evolved into Albuquerque’s cultural epicenter, boasting an array of museums, galleries, and shops that celebrate its heritage.
 
As the original settlement of Albuquerque, Old Town has meticulously preserved its historic essence while integrating contemporary amenities. The neighborhood is characterized by its walkable streets where adobe structures meet Victorian buildings, reflecting the changes brought by the railroad's arrival. Today, Old Town is a hub for history enthusiasts and a lively community filled with artists, small business owners, and families contributing to its vibrant local business scene. The recent expansion into the Sawmill District further enhances Old Town's appeal, adding a modern twist to its well-preserved charm.
 

What to Love

  • Experience living history among ancient buildings and iconic structures
  • Home to numerous museums, galleries, and the famous San Felipe de Neri Church
  • Bustling with local artisans, unique shops, and an array of dining options
  • A beautiful blend of traditional adobe homes with features like kiva fireplaces and viga beams
  • Regular cultural performances and events that celebrate New Mexican heritage

Local Lifestyle

Old Town offers a lifestyle steeped in culture and community. Residents and visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the plaza, stopping to admire local art or dine at one of the many restaurants that dot the neighborhood. The area's walkability enhances its small-town feel, making exploring everything from hidden courtyards to bustling markets easy. Living in Old Town means being part of a community that values preservation, celebrates diversity, and embraces the slower pace of life that comes with neighborhood camaraderie and scenic surroundings.
 

Dining and Shopping

Old Town is a treasure trove for those who delight in culinary and shopping adventures. The area is renowned for its cuisine, with establishments like High Noon Restaurant & Saloon and Church Street Café offering dishes that tantalize the taste buds with local flavors. For a unique shopping experience, El Vado Motel hosts a collection of boutique shops featuring everything from handmade crafts to contemporary fashion.
 
Just a stone's throw away, the Sawmill District continues to expand Old Town’s culinary landscape with places like Sawmill Market, where the Lost Cultures Tea Room stands out for its exquisite non-alcoholic offerings. Over in the West Downtown District, Vinaigrette offers fresh salads and hearty meals, while Duran's Central Pharmacy surprises visitors with its delightful combination of a restaurant and gift shop.
 

Things to Do and Entertainment

Cultural activities are at the heart of Old Town’s entertainment options. Regular mariachi and flamenco performances fill the air with music, especially around the Old Town Plaza, providing a lively backdrop for the numerous festivals and events throughout the year. The annual Luminaria Walk during Christmas time transforms the neighborhood into a magical landscape, celebrating the season with thousands of twinkling lights.
 
Old Town's commitment to culture extends beyond performances. The area is home to an impressive array of museums and galleries showcasing historical artifacts and contemporary art. Whether it’s exploring the intricate details of Native American jewelry or enjoying a leisurely afternoon surrounded by local art, Old Town offers endless opportunities to immerse oneself in New Mexico’s artistic heritage.
 
 
 

Overview for Old Town, NM

137 people live in Old Town, where the median age is 53 and the average individual income is $35,188. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

137

Total Population

53 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$35,188

Average individual Income

Around Old Town, NM

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

90
Very Walkable
Walking Score
76
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
40
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Painted Lady Bed and Brew, Much Ado About Muffin, and Las Golondrinas Pie.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.7 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.77 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.93 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.21 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.07 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.17 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Old Town, NM

Old Town has 64 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Old Town do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 137 people call Old Town home. The population density is 11,422.61 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

137

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

53

Median Age

43.07 / 56.93%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
64

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$35,188

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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