Nob Hill, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kellys Brew Pub - Jones Motor Company, 1939 - Albuquerque - Source: New Mexico True

Nob Hill is a neighborhood in Albuquerque, New Mexico, consisting of a commercial district along Central Avenue (former U.S. Route 66) and surrounding residential areas. Located just east of the University of New Mexico, the neighborhood was developed between about 1925 and 1950 and has since become a popular tourist and shopping destination. Known for its eclectic mix of mostly locally-owned businesses, Nob Hill has been described as “the heart of Albuquerque’s Route 66 culture and also its hippest, funkiest retail and entertainment district”. The neighborhood is named after Nob Hill in San Francisco.

Points of interest

Nob Hill is home to an eclectic mix of shops, galleries, bars, and restaurants, many of which are locally owned. There are also some chain stores, such as Urban Outfitters, Buffalo Exchange, and Starbucks. Until recently most of the commercial activity in the neighborhood was confined to the area west of Carlisle, but new development has been gradually expanding eastward along Central.

National Register of Historic Places

In addition to the Monte Vista and College View Historic District, Nob Hill is or was home to a number of individual NRHP properties:

Aztec Motel (demolished)
De Anza Motor Lodge
Hendren Building
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Jones Motor Company (city landmark)
William J. Leverett House
Modern Auto Court
Monte Vista Fire Station
Monte Vista School
Nob Hill Business Center