Downtown is surrounded by ten distinctive neighborhoods: Old Town, the Downtown Neighborhoods Area, Sawmill/Wells Park, McClellan Park, Martineztown, Huning Highlands, South Broadway, Barelas, the Raynolds Addition, and Huning Castle/Country Club.
Barelas Neighborhood Association – The Barelas Neighborhood Association represents a community that has existed since Governor Diego do Peñalosa charged a group of settlers to set up a community here in 1662. The historic neighborhood is also home to two of Albuquerque’s newest landmarks, The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber Of Commerce, and The National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Broadway + Central Corridor Partnership – The Broadway + Central Corridor Partnership represents EDo (East Downtown). It covers an area that meets Broadway on the west, I-25 on the east, Central on the south and Martin Luther King Avenue on the north. EDo continues to undergo a rapid rebirth that began with the stunning restoration of Old Albuquerque High School.
Downtown Neighborhoods Association (DNA) – Founded in 1973, the Downtown Neighborhoods Association is the oldest community organization in the city. DNA is a highly organized association with a very active president and board of directors, . It advocates for community friendly zoning, schooling and safety policies. In the late 1970’s DNA led support for Lew Wallace Elementary in an effort that saved that school from closing. DNA also puts on neighborhood events like chile and pumpkin-carving contests. Since DNA’s inception more than 300 other groups have emerged to become the DNA of change in their communities.
Huning Castle Neighborhood Association – The Huning Castle Neighborhood Association extends from the northern boundary of the Albuquerque Country Club to Alcalde drive on the south, with Tingley Drive on the west and 14th street on the east. This beautiful neighborhood includes the Albuquerque Country Club and Tingley Beach, and hosts stops on the annual Luminaria Tour.
Huning Highland Neighborhood Association – The Huning Highland Neighborhood Association covers the Huning Highland Neighborhood which boarders the Broadway+ Central Corridor Partnership. It covers an area that extends to Grand in the north, Gold in the south, the railroad in the west, and Broadway in the East.
Raynolds Addition Neighborhood Association – The Raynolds Addition Neighborhood Association extends to Kent on the North, Coal on the South, 13th street on the west, and 8th street on the east.
Sawmill Community Land Trust – The Sawmill Community Land Trust is a private non-profit corporation (501c3) created to acquire and hold land for the benefit of the community and provide secure affordable access to land, housing and jobs for community residents. SCLT serves the Albuquerque metropolitan area residents who are least served by the prevailing market.
Wells Park Neighborhood Association – The Wells Park Neighborhood Association is one of Albuquerque’s oldest and most active neighborhood associations. The association serves the West Park Neighborhood, which is boarded by I-40 on the north, Mountain on the south, Commercial on the east, and 17th street on the west. It contains the home of five-time World Boxing Champion Johnny Tapia.