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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!

What other people are saying about Santa Fe:

 

 

 

Santa Fe Neighborhoods – Focus on Villa de la Paz

Villa de la Paz

Villa de la Paz

Villa de la Paz means “Peaceful Village”  in Spanish. This tranquil little haven tucked into the southwest side of Santa Fe certainly lives up to its name.

 

 

 

 

Development began in 1999 – 2000, for this well-established condominium subdivision, which was designed to provide the local community with affordable, quality, urban village housing.

The development contains 89 plotted lots on nearly 10 acres.  76 lots have already been built.  There are eight different floor plans to choose from, three single story and five two story, and all are two or three bedroom units.  The units start at 1,000 square feet and go up to approximately 1,800 square feet.  The housing is FHA approved, which gives buyers the opportunity to purchase these units with a low downpayment.

The gazebo and benches in the park

The gazebo and benches in the park

Villa de la Paz contains a beautifully landscaped park that is approximately 1 acre in size with a gazebo and benches, perfect for walking, contemplating nature or visiting with neighbors.

Peaceful walking trails weave through the subdivision, which also has two landscaped park-like retention ponds. The outdoor areas were planted with a beautiful selection of botanical plants that are drought resistiant and low maintenance.

One of the Villa de la Paz walking trails

One of the Villa de la Paz walking trails

The existing units in the subdivision are designed for maximum light and privacy with vaulted ceilings in the single story units and decks with mountain views in the two story units. Quality construction details include radiant heating, Pella Windows, tile floors, Kohler plumbing fixtures, and solid wood interior doors.  Protective covenants were created  to ensure that residents enjoy uniformity and consistency of style and design in their surrounding environment.

Street scene in Villa de la Paz

Street scene in Villa de la Paz

The subdivision is self contained, with one entrance and one exit and contains ample public parking. Most units have garages.  Villa de la Paz has convenient shopping and enjoys many city services such as water, sewer, electricity and trash pickup.

Contact me, Karen Meredith, Keller Williams, (505) 603-3036 for more information about homes in this neighborhood or for a free market analysis of how much your home is worth.

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Santa Fe Market Report – The Santa Fe City North West Area

The North West city area of Santa Fe includes the popular and affordable neighborhood of Casa Solana.  Built in the 1950s and 1960s by the well known and locally beloved developer Allen Stamm, Casa Solana has beautiful mature trees, sidewalks and paved streets.  Residents enjoy a neighborhood pool and convenient shopping at the Solana Center.  Homes here have the Stamm traditional features of vigas, hardwood floors, fireplaces and solid construction.

As you travel down West Alameda, newly constructed homes appear on larger, more open tracts.  Homes begin to spread out a bit and horse farms emerge to dot the landscape.  Some lots in the hills offer 360 degree views, while others have a beautiful view of the Santa Fe city lights.

Along US Hwy 84/285 at the exit for the world renowned Santa Fe Opera is Monte Sereno, one of Santa Fe’s newer neighborhoods.  Homes here enjoy breathtaking views of the majestic Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountain ranges on lots averaging 1.7 acres.

The North West city area also includes Zocolo, a residential condominium community of casita-style homes centered around small plazas.


If you would like to know more about any of the homes for sale in the Santa Fe City Northwest Area, contact me or if you would like a free market analysis of your home contact me, Karen Meredith, Keller Williams, by e-mail or at (505) 603-3036. 

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Santa Fe Real Estate News – The Airport Road Area Neighborhood

The Airport Road neighborhood is located in the Southwest section of Santa Fe.  Airport Road was once a semi-rural road leading out to the Santa Fe Municipal Airport.  It is now an area of condos, town homes and single-family dwellings that looks more like other U.S. cities than any other part of Santa Fe.  Airport Road is also a commercial corridor through the Southwestern end of the city.  Roads along Airport Road are paved, most streets have sidewalks and most houses have garages. Prices for homes in the Southwest section of Santa Fe, including in the Airport Road neighborhood, tend to be somewhat lower than the rest of Santa Fe.

AIRPORT ROAD NEIGHBORHOOD HOMES FOR SALE

If you would like to know more about any of the homes for sale in the Airport Road neighborhood or for a free market analysis of your home, contact me, Karen Meredith, Keller Williams, by e-mail or at (505) 603-3036.  

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Santa Fe Real Estate News – Santa Fe City Southeast Area

The Southeast city area of Santa Fe includes Canyon Road, one of the most famous roads in the country for its art galleries, the picturesque Historic Eastside with its winding, narrow streets lined with some of Santa Fe’s oldest homes hiding behind adobe walls, South Capitol whose centerpiece is the Round House, Santa Fe’s state capitol building,  and St. Vincent Hospital, Santa Fe’s regional hospital.  The Southeast city area also contains  four world class museums on Museum Hill, which gives its name to the surrounding neighborhood of  larger homes on oversized lots.  Further out and near the boundary where the city of Santa Fe ends and Santa Fe County begins is Quail Run, a gated residential community with a nine hole golf course, health spa and restaurant.

Santa Fe Market Report
Featuring The Santa Fe City Southeast Area

Active SFAR Listings
All Santa Fe Listings (4/14/11)
Residential: 2215
Residential Land: 1486
Farm & Ranch: 122
Commercial Land: 64
Multi Family: 31
Commercia Buildings: 173
Live/Work: 21


The Santa Fe City Southeast Area Snapshot


Days on Market (DOM)
The Santa Fe City Southeast Area – Residential Sold*


Selling Price: % of List Price
The Santa Fe City Southeast Area – Residential Sold*

If you would like to know more about any of the homes for sale in the Santa Fe City Southeast Area, contact me, Karen Meredith, Prudential Santa Fe Real Estate, by e-mail or at (505) 603-3036. For a free market analysis of how much your Santa Fe City Southeast Area home is worth, click here.

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Santa Fe Real Estate News – The Bellamah Neighborhood

Santa Fe Market Report
Featuring The Bellamah Area


Active SFAR Listings
All Santa Fe Listings (3/10/11)
Residential: 2154
Residential Land: 1436
Farm & Ranch: 120
Commercial Land: 68
Multi Family: 31
Commercia Buildings: 164
Live/Work: 19


The Bellamah Area Snapshot


Days on Market (DOM)
The Bellamah Area – Residential Sold*


Selling Price: % of List Price
The Bellamah Area – Residential Sold*

BROWSE FOR BELLAMAH HOMES FOR SALE HERE

If you would like to know more about any of the homes for sale in the Bellamah neighborhood, contact me, Karen Meredith, Prudential Santa Fe Real Estate, by e-mail or at (505) 603-3036. For a free market analysis of how much your Bellamah neighborhood home is worth, click here.

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Santa Fe Neighbhorhoods – Focus on the Santa Fe Ski Area

Santa Fe New Mexico Living– Focus on the Ski Area

Entrance to Ski Santa Fe

Entrance to Ski Santa Fe

It is the time of year to brush off the ski equipment!  Ski Santa Fe will open December 10, 2010.  Many people are surprised to learn that Santa Fe, New Mexico, located in the southwestern U.S. desert, has a vibrant ski industry. Just 16 miles from the heart of Santa Fe’s historic district at the end of Hyde Park Road, Ski Santa Fe is nestled high in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains .  With a base area elevation of 10,350 feet, Ski Santa Fe boasts that it “is among the highest ski areas in the continental United States.” The resort has a 12,705 foot summit, 1,725 vertical feet of skiing, 7 lifts and 72 trails. There is something for every level of skier. The trails are evenly distributed with 20% rated easiest, 40% rated more difficult and 40% rated most difficult. The longest run is 3 miles long.

ski slope and tree (2)Each year local residents and visitors eagerly await the day that the lifts will be open. Average annual snowfall is 225 inches and the ski season can last from Thanksgiving weekend to early April depending on snow conditions.

The resort serves approximately 200,000 skiers annually and is important to the local economy. In mid November Ski Santa Fe announced that it planed to employ 400 workers this season, including lift operators, instructors, parking attendants, child caretakers and security workers.

For the most current snow conditions, base depth and how many lifts are operating, check the Ski Santa Fe.

For driving directions and a map from the Plaza to the Ski Santa Fe Resort.

For more winter sports, you can stop by Hyde Memorial State Park (740 Hyde Park Road), 8 miles northeast of the Santa Fe Plaza along Hyde Park Road where sledding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing opportunities are available. Click here for more information about one of New Mexico’s oldest state parks and a local favorite.

After a hard day of skiing or other winter activities, you may want to relax at Ten Thousand Waves (3451 Hyde Park Road), a unique mountain spa resort approximately 3.5 northeast of the Santa Fe Plaza along Hyde Park Road that feels like a Japanese onsen. They offer hot tubs, saunas, cold plunges, massages and many other body work treatments as well as 13 hotel suites. Click here for more information about their packages and rates.

Santa Fe New Mexico Living – Winter Recipes

Apple season lasts a long time at the Farmers Market!  Here is another easy and delicious winter salad recipe, this time using apples and celery:

Celery and Apple Salad (from Cuisine Economique by Jacques Pepin):

  • 6 ribs celery (about 8 ounces) as pale and green and tender as possible
  • 2 medium Red Delicious apples (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 ½  tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  1. Trim the celery ribs to remove the leaves and peel ribs with a vegetable peeler if the outer surface is tough or fibrous.  Wash and cut the ribs into 2-inch pieces.  Then press the pieces flat on the table and cut them into thin strips.  You should have about 2 ½ cups.  Place in bowl.
  2. Wash apples thoroughly in warm water, scraping them slightly with a sharp knife to remove any surface wax.  Stand the apples upright on a table and cut each one vertically into ½ inch think slices, stopping only when you reach the core, pivoting the apple and cutting again until only the core remains.  Discard the cores, stack the apple slices together and cut them into ½ inch strips.
  3. Add the apple strips to the celery in the bowl and add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl.  Mix well.

Santa Fe Neighborhoods – Focus on Sunlit Hills

Sunlit Hills

Sunlit Hills

Located in the Old Las Vegas Highway Corridor (along Old Las Vegas Highway to Highway 285 south) and approximately 9 miles southeast of the Santa Fe Plaza, Sunlit Hills is a community of approximately 300 homes set in a rural location on primarily dirt roads.  Most lots in Sunlit Hills average 5 acres or more. Sunlit Hills has a rolling terrain of hills and ridges, many with excellent pinon and juniper tree cover.  Not surprisingly, most homes in Sunlit Hills either sit on a sun soaked hill top with wonderful vistas or in a shallow valley with beautiful light and color.

Sunlit Hills enjoys the services of the Sunlit Hills Water District (which also services Hondo Hills), eliminating the need for private wells in most cases.  It also benefits from having few street lights to interfere with our brilliant northern New Mexico night skies.

Tennis Court at El Gancho

Tennis Court at El Gancho

Sunlit Hills also benefits from its proximity to the El Gancho Fitness Swim & Racquet Club located at 104 Old Las Vegas Highway, which has the following features:

5,000 Square Foot Cardio and Strength Training Center
20 yd. Heated Indoor & Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
Hot Tubs
Gender specific Saunas and Steam Rooms
2 Racquetball/ Squash Courts
Cushioned Aerobafloor Group Exercise Studio
15 bike Cycling Studio
7 Outdoor Tennis Courts
2 Indoor Climate-controlled Tennis Courts
Poolside Deli at the Outdoor Pool (seasonal)

Steaksmith at El Gancho is located next door to the fitness, swim and racket club and features aged beef, seafood and ribs.  Steaksmith is known for its outstanding prime roast beef and margaritas.

Other local amenities include:

Harry’s Road House, another popular restaurant located at 96 B Old Las Vegas Highway, and

Sunrise Grocery, which also has a gas station located at 52 Old Las Vegas Highway.

Homes for Sale in Sunlit Hills

If you would like to know more about any of the homes for sale in the Sunlit Hills neighborhood or for a free market analysis of how much your home is worth, contact me, Karen Meredith, Keller Williams, by e-mail or at (505) 603-3036. 

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