Trying to decide where to live in Santa Fe can be a challenge. After all, Santa Fe is full of great neighborhoods with many lovely amenities.
Built in the early 70s, the Eldorado community is situated in the Highway 285 Corridor approximately a 20-minute drive from the Santa Fe Plaza. The Highway 285 Corridor consists of approximately 4,000 home sites, with land ranging from 1 to 25 acres. There is a strong sense of community with regular family-friendly gatherings at the Eldorado’s Community Center, and the Vista Grande Public Library.
Located at the second entrance to Eldorado are two shopping centers: The Agora and La Tienda. Together they have a grocery store, post office, medical offices, pharmacy, bank, and restaurants. Amenities in this community include greenbelts, trails, swimming, sports fields and courts, stables, and a 4,000 acre Conservation area. All this can be yours for a home in the range of $250,000 to $650,000.
Sitting at the other end of the Highway 285 Corridor just northwest of Santa Fe is Las Campanas. Real Estate here consists of newer homes on large lots. Amenities include an expansive network of hiking and riding trails, two signature Jack Nicklaus golf courses, and a world-class equestrian facility. Of course this all comes for a price around $600,000.
Northeast Santa Fe
Northeast Santa Fe runs out from the Plaza at the city center to the Governor's Mansion overlooking the Santa Fe River valley. A wide range of real estate can be found here, from downtown all the way up the Santa Fe Summit. Homes in downtown are smaller and historic, while newer homes are found up the summit. Also up the summit are higher price tags sometimes upwards of $1 million.
Northwest Santa Fe
Located in Northwest Santa Fe Casa Solana has a long history of being home to Santa Fe's influentials including business leaders, mayors, and artists. Even though Northwest Santa Fe was planned out over 30 years ago, home construction is just now taking off. As Santa Fe's infrastructure has evolved to accommodate the population growth, the city-owned land in the northwest is most likely to see further development of new homes, schools, and shops. Homes won't average $350,000 for long.
Southeast Santa Fe
Southeast Santa Fe is home to the famous Canyon Road, the gated Quail Run community, and the majority of Santa Fe's medical facilities. In the middle of Southeast Santa Fe is St. John's University and Museum Hill, nestled among large lots with big views. The South Capitol area is situated just south of the New Mexico State Capitol (the Roundhouse), boasting homes that are within walking distance to everything, including the Plaza and Canyon Road. Homes in this area are always generating interest keeping most prices well above $300,000.
Southwest Santa Fe
Southwest Santa Fe is home to some of the most well-recognized homes in the city, with some homes dating back centuries. This historic area boasts some of the most photographed homes in the city. Famous for its galleries, restaurants and specialty shops, Southwest Santa Fe is an attractive and comfortable neighborhood to call home for around $375,000.