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Albuquerque Huning Highland or East Downtown (EDo)

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Albuquerque Huning Highland or East Downtown (EDo)

A renovated Queen Anne style home.

© Aileen O'Catherine
Albuquerque Huning Highland or East Downtown (EDo)

What was once the old high school has become urban apartment homes.

© Aileen O'Catherine
Albuquerque Huning Highland or East Downtown (EDo)

Infill housing in the district includes townhouses.

© Aileen O'Catherine

Huning Highland At a Glance:

The Huning Highland neighborhood in Albuquerque has a great marriage of old and new. It has some of the most innovative urban infill projects within its boundaries, as well as some of the city's most interesting older homes. Both urban and upscale, its walkable neighborhoods, central location and new businesses make it a highly desirable place to live and work.

Huning Highland on the Map:

The Huning Highland neighborhood is roughly bounded by Coal to the south, Martin Luther King Avenue to the north, the railroad to the west, and I-25 to the east.

Huning Highland Transportation:

Take bus 66 east or west on Central, and buses 16 or 18 along Broadway.

Huning Highland Schools:

The Immanuel Lutheran School, a private school, lies within the neighborhood.
300 Gold SE

Public schools for this area are:
Eugene Field Elementary or Longfellow Elementary

Jefferson Middle School

Albuquerque High School

Huning Highland Real Estate:

The area has a mix of apartments, condos, townhouses and homes. The average price for homes is $220,000. There are many older homes that have been renovated, as well as newer townhomes and condos. The original Albuquerque High School has been renovated into apartments and townhouses, with many of the original features retained.

Huning Highland Restaurants:

Artichoke Cafe
424 Central SE
(505) 243-0200
Enjoy lunch and dinner in a restaurant that offers French, Italian and American dishes.

Daily Grind
414 Central SE
(505) 883-8310
Coffee, tea and some menu items.

Farina Pizzeria
510 Central SE
(505) 243-0130
Farina's is a pizzeria and wine bar in an upscale atmosphere.

The Grove
600 Central, Suite A
(505) 248-9800
A cafe and market that features breakfast, lunch and brunch. The Grove features local and organic foods.

Standard Diner
320 Central Avenue SE
(505) 243-1440
Located in a remodeled service station, the diner offers lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Huning Highland Activities and Attractions:

The Huning Highland neighborhood is mainly residential, but there are shops and restaurants along Central Avenue. The district is also within walking distance of downtown, where there are theaters, movies, shops and restaurants.

Huning Highland Essentials:

The neighborhood association is very active and meets in the old Horn building at the corner of Coal and Walter. They hold an annual Easter egg hunt in Highland Park, and have a community garden.

Huning Highland Neighborhood:

The Huning Highland district was Albuquerque's first platted subdivision beyond the downtown area in the early 20th century. Doctors, merchants and teachers moved to the area, where the predominant architecture was in the Queen Anne style. In the 1920s, Albuquerque's suburbs expanded east. Huning Highland was designated a historic district in 1979 and named a historic overlay zone in 1981. Since that time,the area has undergone a great deal of renovation and interest has expanded.

The area today is a mix of old and new. The older Queen Anne style homes have been undergoing renovations and interest since the early 1980s. The old Albuquerque High School was renovated into upscale lofts and apartment homes, keeping much of its original features. There are shops mixed in with living spaces along the Central Avenue corridor. In the past decade, a great deal of infill housing has come into the neighborhood, creating a very urban feel.

Huning Highland is close to downtown, the university area, and the Rail Runner. It lies south of Martineztown, one of the oldest parts of the city. Huning Highland, or EDO lies just west of Nob Hill.

Buses run through the district, and freeway access is close by. Its location and easy accessibility make it a popular neighborhood.

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