Now it's easier to find your way...The Nob Hill Visitors Center is a New Year's addition to one of the most walkable areas of the city. Located on Central Ave & Tulane St in the recently remodeled Re/Max Select real estate building (3401 Central Av NE) & next door to Il Vicino pizzeria, the Visitors Center is focused on becoming a useful neighborhood meeting place, & especially helpful for visitors.
The Mayor liked the idea & he stopped by for the soft opening in the spring: “When folks were driving across the country, they would stop in Nob Hill typically to eat & shop," new MetroABQ Mayor Tim Keller, above, said during the ribbon- cutting ceremony. "And it was really one of the jewels along that entire Route 66 path,” he said. “...it still is for the City of ABQ.”
Funded privately & in conjunction with federal funds, the Center will help visitors find their way to other points of interest in & around the greater Nob Hill area, providing maps, coupons for local businesses and information on events. One cool feature is a large screen interactive set-up, allowing you a floating virtual- reality tour over the MetroABQ. In conjunction with Nob Hill Main Street and reDiscover Nob Hill, the center will highlight the historic Nob Hill Neighborhoods, focusing on the single-family, duplex & apartment residences, along with historic commercial buildings, dating back over a hundred years. Nob Hill recently celebrated it's 100th year...
Above is a map of the eight Nob Hill neighborhoods, covering almost 150 square blocks-- a full square mile--in the heart of the MetroABQ. In the Monte Vista & College View areas, in blue & white respectively, 82% of the homes are considered contributing historic properties. Popular in the early-to-mid 1900's, the styles include Spanish Pueblo Revival, SW Vernacular, Territorial, Bungalow, Mediterranean, Streamline Moderne, Mid-Century Modern, & Ranch styles. Those two areas--Monte Vista & College View Additions--were recently designated a Historic Overlay Zone, adding to the five existing historic zones in the city.
I've worked with Re/Max Select for the last year; my office is still just around the corner on Silver Av & Wellesley Dr, at 122 Wellesley SE. The
public face of the company will be on Central Av.
I love that the company I work with supports the Nob Hill visitors center. The Center compliments other community-minded needs I support yearly, like the Children's Miracle Network, Habitat for Humanity, Animal Humane, homeless shelter donations & Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary wolf sponsorships.