Welcome home! If you’re like most of us who live in Santa Fe, there is no other town you’d
rather call home. Even those who leave our fair city to pursue opportunities elsewhere have a
habit of returning to Santa Fe eventually. There is definitely something alluring about living
in the City Different.
If you’re like most of
us... there is no other
town you’d rather call home.
Once you’ve decided that Santa Fe offers the lifestyle you’ve been looking for it’s time to find
the perfect home. I can help. Having had the privilege of living and working here for 30 years, I know Santa Fe well and am happy to share my knowledge of the community including its
neighborhoods. There’s a place here for everyone that wants to call Santa Fe home!
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I look forward to helping you find your place in Santa Fe. Welcome home!
Finding Your Place in Santa Fe
Santa Fe has so many districts and neighborhoods, each offering their own distinct advantages
and character that it’s best to begin the search for your perfect home by looking at the city
and surrounding Santa Fe County from a larger geographic perspective. The city itself can be
divided into four directional quadrants: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest:
This area of Santa Fe includes some of the most desirable real estate in the city. As a result,
the median selling price for a single family home here was $511,000 in the 4th quarter of 2011, the highest for any area of town.
Encompassing parts of the coveted “Eastside”, marked by traditional adobe homes on winding streets
(many of them dirt), and the city’s foothills to the North, featuring established high end estates
and spectacular new view developments, the Northeast quadrant is also home to the heart of the
community, the Santa Fe Plaza.
Santa Fe River on the South, Saint Francis Drive on the West, and city limits North and East
Santa Fe’s famous Canyon Road arts district and the charming Acequia Madre neighborhood contribute
to make this part of the city a place everyone wants to be. Beautiful historically significant
adobe homes define the neighborhoods inviting both locals and visitors to stroll the small streets
year round. The Southeast quadrant is also home to the popular Railyard and South Capital districts
both of which are within walking distance of the plaza and are ripe with restaurants and cultural
amenities. Median sold prices for homes in this part of Santa Fe were $579,000 in the 4th quarter of 2011.
Santa Fe River to the North, Saint Francis Drive on the West and city limits to the South and East
More growth has occurred in this sector of Santa Fe over the past 20 years than in any other.
Older areas within the sector like the close in Saint Annes neighborhood or the late 1950’s
subdivision Casa Alegre offer terrific investment and remodel opportunities. Tierra Contenta,
and Rancho Viejo, just south of the city limits, are newer high-growth subdivisions. Proximity
to the Santa Fe Community College and a myriad of national retailers make the Southwest sector
ideal for the buyer seeking affordability & convenience. The median selling price for homes in this quadrant was $190,000 for the 4th quarter of 2011.
Santa Fe River to the North, Saint Francis Drive to the East, Interstate 25 on the South and city limits to the West
Marked by a mix of post WW II subdivisions, semi -rural residential development, and close-to-downtown
apartment and condo living, Santa Fe’s Northwest quadrant posted a median sales price of $421,000 for a single family home in the 4th quarter of 2011. The Casa Solana subdivision is a classic mid century Santa Fe neighborhood built by one of
city’s most famous builders from that period, Allen Stamm. Most Stamm homes featured wood floors
and solid wood doors. Casa Solana is considered especially appealing to families because of its
mid century subdivision feel and good value.
Santa Fe River on the South, Saint Francis Drive on the East, and city limits North and West.
Surrounding Santa Fe County
The areas immediately surrounding Santa Fe are home to many residents who rightly refer to themselves as
Santa Feans. Most of the developments and communities outlying the 20 minutes or less from Santa Fe’s
downtown plaza. Communities like Tesuque to the North, El Dorado to the Southeast and developments like
Las Campanas in the Northwest offer remarkably different lifestyle choices while remaining unmistakably
Santa Fe in character. Depending on what you’re looking for, you may reasonably expect to spend anywhere
from multi-million dollar estates to mobile homes on acreage for less than $50,000. Santa Fe’s surrounding communities offer a wide range of
lifestyle choices from gated country club subdivisions and horse properties to historic agricultural