The neighborhood of Downtown is part of the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Downtown is a good neighborhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a slower-paced atmosphere. It is easy to get to public green spaces since there are a few of them nearby for residents to enjoy. This area is reasonably quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially closer to the railway line.
In Downtown, roughly 45% of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. Most of the housing growth in this neighborhood happened before the 1960s. This neighborhood has a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy around 60% of the properties in Downtown while the remainder are occupied by owners.
A grocery store is ordinarily accessible within a reasonably short walk from any location in Downtown. Likewise, there is usually a restaurant or cafe in close proximity. In terms of education, residents will value that wherever their home is located in this part of the city, both primary and secondary schools are close by. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
It is convenient for people walking to get around in Downtown; carrying out daily needs is easy on foot, and a good number of businesses of different types can be found as well. Commuting by car is straightforward in Downtown. It is a rather short drive to the nearest highway from anywhere in this area, and it is very easy to come across a parking spot. In contrast, this part of the city is not particularly transit friendly. Nevertheless, there are approximately 20 bus lines, and bus stops are generally nearby.