With easy access to grocery stores, local restaurants, and more, Fair West
ranks among Albuquerque's
most walkable and bike-friendly neighborhoods. This historic neighborhood dates back before the Great Depression, although its growth really began in the 1950s. This resulted in an eclectic mix of homes,
ranging from old adobes to sprawling brick ranch homes. The area also features several apartment buildings and townhouses available for rent.
Fair West's main attraction is Expo New Mexico, which is home to the New Mexico State Fair. During the rest of the year, the venue hosts concerts, flea markets, and art exhibitions. Sports and gaming fans can visit the Downs Racetrack and Casino, which offers live horse racing, table games and slots, and both casual and upscale dining options. For shopping and more restaurants, head just a mile north to ABQ Uptown,
where you can sip a glass of wine and listen to live music at Marcello's or enjoy hours of browsing at the diverse retail outlets.