The city is the county seat of Lubbock County.
It is located at the convergence of U.S. routes 62 and 84 in northwest Texas, about 60 miles
east of the New Mexico border and 120 miles south of the city of Amarillo. Other major
thoroughfares servicing Lubbock include Interstate I-27, U.S. Route 87, and Texas State
Highway 114. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University. Because Lubbock is
surrounded by five major Texas highways giving the appearance of a hub on a wagon wheel, it
has the nickname “Hub City.”
When we first came to live in Lubbock (2011), I
wanted to know how to get from point "A" to points "B, C, D, etc." So I created this
page to help in the navigation. Hopefully, it is a good starting point for you too.
|The first thing you notice is
that the city is laid out on a East-West and a North-South grid. There is a loop that
goes around the town - Loop 289. The only exception is "the Loop." Some of the
streets do not intersect the loop, so that can get a little tricky.
|Love that fact that Lubbock is
set up on a simple grid plan. It is very easy to find your way around. Nothing
is really more than a 15 minute drive (at posted speed limits). What a city!
In Denver it took 15 minutes to get out of the neighborhood. As a result for the first several months
in Lubbock, I arrived way too early before I accepted that it really only took 15 minutes to get any where.
|Named or Lettered Avenues run
North to South.
Beginning on the West side of town, the major Avenues are:
- Frankford (does not intersect the loop)
- Texas Tech Parkway (only between 19th & intersects 4th
between Quaker & Indiana)
Texas Tech University Campus is basically
between Quaker & University; 4th to 19th
- University (Ave Z is University)
- I 27
- Ave Y-A (No Ave Z)
- ML King
|Number Streets run West to
The streets from the West Side, going North to South the major
- Ursuline St.
- Erskine St.
- 50th (Inside loop between Slide & Ave Q only)
|We have found that just about
anything we need to buy or a place to dine are found on Slide Rd. It certainly is a good
place to start looking for shopping opportunities & food.
with your interesting observations