Saturday, April 16, 2016

N is for Nob Hill #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z @abqnobhill

Nob Hill in Albuquerque is actually named after Nob Hill in San Francisco, and is considered to be the commercial area alongside Central Avenue (which we discussed on C day as also being U.S. Route 66) and the surrounding residential areas. Nob Hill is east of the University of New Mexico, and encompasses a roughly square shape that runs from Lomas on the north side, Girard on the west, Garfield/Zuni to the south, and Washington on the east.

Nob Hill (which turns 100 this year) is a vibrant community filled with locally-owned shops and restaurants. Events are often held along Central (like Route 66 Summerfest).

It's a great place to enjoy a small-community feel in a city, and a wonderful place to enjoy a night out, whether you want to go to the cinema, go dancing, or enjoy a nice meal out.

A photo posted by Sarah Allan (@sarahallanauthor) on

Stay tuned for O!

xoxo Sarah


  1. How fun! Looks like a great place to visit and explore. Maybe we'll do our vacation this year in Albuquerque :)


  2. In the UK, that place name would get lots of laughs.

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    1. Oh yes it would! The UK has some interesting street names in its own right, though--there was a Butts Lane we'd constantly drive by and I never failed to giggle.

  3. Being a native of San Francisco, I have definitely heard of Nob Hill. I hadn't known there was one in Albuquerque too.