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What Other People Are Saying About Santa Fe

Santa Fe is a world class destination market.  With a rich culture history, fanstastic art museums and galleries, abundant natural beauty, an internationally renowned opera and some of the best and most unique dining available anywhere, there’s something for everyone to experience and enjoy.  Read more about what makes Santa Fe, the City Different, so special and start planning your next visit today. Maybe like so many other visitors, you’ll also fall in love with this unique city and decide to make it your next home!

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CNNMoney names Santa Fe one of the Best Places to Retire Now

CNNMoney has named Santa Fe one of the Best Places to Retire Now.

By Anne VanderMey, reporter @FortuneMagazine, Posted June 20, 2012.  To read the original article in its entirety.

As reported by CNNMoney:

“Blue skies and mild winters don’t always have to mean Florida or Arizona. Santa Fe gets 325 days of sunshine per year, there are eight major golf courses in the area, and it’s a stone’s throw from a major mountain range: The Sangre de Cristo Mountains offer skiing, hiking, and spectacular views. It also has culture to spare: The city is packed with galleries and features a buzzing contemporary art scene, an internationally renowned opera, and an award-winning restaurant lineup.

No wonder, then, that in recent years Santa Fe has become an increasingly popular destination for retirees (and celebrities like Gene Hackman and Tom Ford). Housing isn’t cheap in the desirable center of town, where houses start at about $400,000, local realtors say. But closer to the outskirts, buyers can find classic pueblo-style homes for as little as $150,000.

Santa Fe has also held up well relative to other sun-drenched spots during the housing crisis. Employment here now outpaces the national average, and Fiserv Case-Shiller estimates that it will be one of the strongest housing markets over the next few years, with an annualized increase of 7.6% through 2016.”

Wall Street Journal reports SmartMoney names Santa Fe one of the Great Places to Retire and Find a New Job, October 30, 2011

Edited by CHRISTINA LOUROSA-RICARDO

This article is syndicated from the Wall Street Journal on line, click here for a copy of the original article.

Not too long ago, the whole point of retirement was not working. But today’s retirees are increasingly counting themselvesamong the job seekers.

That’s why SmartMoney.com’s second annual survey of the best places to retire comes with a twist.  We’ve analyzed tax rates, cost-of-living numbers and real-estate prices to compile a list of less expensive alternatives to several traditional retirement hotspots. But this year we also combed for relatively low unemployment rates and thriving job opportunities for seniors.

Here are some of our picks:

Santa Fe, N.M. Unlike trendier Sedona,  an Arizona town often touted as a best place to retire, unemployment is just 5.3% in Santa Fe, thanks to the state capital’s thriving tourism business and government payroll.

Santa Fe is dotted with 240 art galleries and is the home of Art Santa Fe, an international art fair that attracts buyers and tourists from around the globe.

For retirees who want to work, tourism-related jobs are a good bet, says Steve Lewis, a spokesman for the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors
Bureau.

Lincoln, Neb. This is the quintessential Midwestern town—friendly people, college football and picturesque landscapes. Residents take a brimming pride in their city’s low crime rate and accessible natural beauty, including 10 nearby lakes and more than 99 miles of recreational trails.

And it boasts an unemployment rate of just 3.6%. The University of Nebraska; government jobs; as well as a
sizable corporate presence, including Kawasaki and Assurity Life Insurance, help keep employment stable. Housing prices have remained
relatively flat since 2007, with a two-bedroom home now running for about $115,000.

Portland, Maine. Portland’s culture and natural beauty rivals popular Northampton, Mass.’s, thanks to miles of coastline, the popular fishing area of Sebago Lake and a smattering of islands around the coast.

Unemployment is well below the national average, with many big employers, such as Maine Medical Center, TD Bank and clothing company
L.L. Bean.

Jupiter, Fla.Jupiter has pristine beaches, year-round warm weather, golf courses and shopping as does more popular Naples, but is about half the price to live in, according to data from Sperling’s Best Places.

With a jobless rate of 8%, Jupiter fares better than most of Florida. The area benefits from hosting the spring training seasons of the
Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals baseball teams, as well as biotech companies like the Scripps Institute.

—Catey Hill, SmartMoney.com

CNBC, Santa Fe In 15 Top Retirement Cities, Airing March 4, 2010

Boomers are willing to move farther than previous generations when they retire, and they are choosing places unlike stereotypical retirement hotspots, says Tom Brokaw in his report on Boomer retirement, airing on CNBC, Thursday, March 4 at 9 p.m. ET.

The top places listed by AARP and explored on the show are:

1. Loveland/Fort Collins, Colo.
2. Las Cruces, N.M
3. Rehoboth Beach, Del.
4. Portland, Ore.
5. Greenville, S.C.
6. Sarasota, Fla.
7. Ann Arbor, Mich.
8. Tucson, Ariz.
9. Montpelier, Vt.
10. Honolulu
11. Santa Fe, NM
12. Atlanta
13. Charleston, S.C
14. Northampton, Mass.
15. San Diego, Calif.

Source: CNBC, Paul Toscano (02/05/2010)