Santa Barbara-Martineztown is Centrally Located, Close to Downtown

At the intersecting of I-25 and I-40 in Albuquerque is Santa Barbara-Martineztown—home to some of the city’s notable attractions, including Albuquerque High School and several cemeteries. The neighborhood of Martineztown is named for one of the area’s first families, the Martins. It was established in 1694, during New Mexico’s Spanish period. But, this neighborhood is also called Santa Barbara. Here are some of the highlights.

Santa Barbara-Martineztown Historic Places

Picture of San Ignacio Catholic Church 1300 Walter St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

The charming, old San Ignacio Catholic Church is located in Martineztown. It has been there for over a century. After noticing that many people in the region were traveling considerable distances to attend mass at San Felipe de Neri, Friar Joseph Arthius assisted in organizing the resources and labor to establish a parish in the neighborhood.  They are still doing a Latin mass, which sets them apart from their Catholic churches in the region.

Sunset Memorial Park is also located in Martineztown. Since 1929, this cemetery has served the families of Albuquerque. It’s a tranquil spot to visit departed loved ones, with mature trees, well-kept grounds, and sculptures.

Best Parks in Santa-Barbara-Martineztown

Picture of Santa Barbara Park 1301 Walter St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

The kids can burn off some energy at Santa Barbara-Martineztown Park, or you can go out with the dogs and enjoy the peace. It also has a softball field, making it a neighborhood hotspot when softball leagues are in season. One Google reviewer, KP W., shares,

“Small, clean playground in a quiet area of Albuquerque. Park also has grassy areas, shaded benches, and concrete spaces. One can follow a large circular design to read historical dates and events important to New Mexico.  Another marker explains the history of Martineztown.”

Driving Directions from Santa Barbara-Martineztown Park to Bosque Heating, Cooling and Plumbing

Drive 11 min (5.6 miles)
Santa Barbara Martineztown Park
1825 Edith Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, United States

Head north on Edith Blvd NE toward Malthusian Way
1 min (0.6 mi)

Take Pan American Frontage Rd N and I-25 N to your destination
8 min (5.0 mi)

Turn right onto Menaul Blvd NE
0.5 mi

Turn left onto Pan American Frontage Rd N
1.2 mi

Use the left lane to take the ramp onto I-25 N
2.3 mi

Take exit 230 toward San Mateo Blvd/Osuna Rd
0.1 mi

Merge onto Pan American Frontage Rd N
0.3 mi

Use the left lane to turn left onto San Mateo Blvd NE
249 ft

Continue onto Osuna Rd NE
0.1 mi

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Pan American Fwy NE
0.4 mi

Turn right
Destination will be on the left
32 sec (285 ft)
Bosque Heating Cooling and Plumbing
5901 Pan American Fwy #D1, Albuquerque, NM 87109, United States

Air Purifiers and Ozonators for Albuquerque Homes and Businesses

For those concerned with the indoor air quality of their home or workplaces, there are other solutions as well. Ask the team at Bosque about UV lights that improve the air quality of a space, and also the option to install an Ozonator. These machines put a safe percentage of ozone into the air in your home or business to help purify the air. 

I live in a new home in Stinson Tower. Why would I need to worry about the indoor air quality?

It is counterintuitive, but actually new homes are full of potential toxins that seep out of building materials like flooring and paint. In fact, your indoor air quality isn’t “pure” unless you take actions to make it so. Without any air purification steps, the air outside is much cleaner than the air in your home.