Ñuñoa (from Mapudungun Ñuñohue, "place of yellow flowers") is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. Being the oldest commune of the traditional east part of Santiago, it has known to assimilate all the benefits of a big city (Metro, banks, Shopping mall, etc.) while still maintaining its character as a traditional and residential commune.
Recently, the municipality's many attractions and convenient location have led to an increased desire by young urban professionals to live there. The commercial response has been to purchase properties on which to erect multiple-unit buildings, which has triggered criticism from long-time residents. Ñuñoa has been chosen in 2007, for the third consecutive year, as the municipality with the highest living standard of Santiago.
Ñuñoa boasts bustling public and private sector businesses and a public transportation system capable of reaching all parts of the municipality. Most of Ñuñoa's commercial activity is localized along the Irarrázaval Avenue, a 6-km road that runs across the entire municipality from east to west, and centered in Plaza Ñuñoa, an area known for its bohemian night life. Ñuñoa is also home to Chile’s largest sports complex and to Santiago’s only mosque.