Santa Fe - A Great Place to Live

We could give you hundreds of reasons as to why Santa Fe is the best place to live. But we wanted to share with you the opinions of others. For example, just last year Kiplinger named Santa Fe the #4 best small to mid-sized city in the United States to live. Their reason?

“Culture is literally in the air in Santa Fe. There are free outdoor concerts at the central plaza bandstand all summer long, and six miles from the heart of town the spectacular outdoor amphitheater enthralls opera-goers. Outdoor enthusiasts can hit the hiking and biking trails that run through the surrounding terrain or head to the ski slopes at the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, about a half-hour drive from downtown.” ~ view article.
Smithsonian Magazine also loves Santa Fe as a great place to live. Here’s what they had to say:

This small but sophisticated jewel of a town has superb arts, good restaurants and an ethnic mix without the frantic pace or anonymity of big-city life. It also embodies the best of the Southwest, proudly proclaiming its tri-cultural blend of Hispanic, Native American and Anglo traditions, its stunning natural setting, and its proximity to limitless outdoor options, from hiking to skiing to mountain biking. Situated at 7,000 feet in the high desert of New Mexico, this has been a coveted spot for 400 years, since the Spanish first established Santa Fe as a capital city.” ~ view article.

Best Small Town for Food

When the Road Bros. visited Santa Fe to do filming, they fell in love with it, saying it is

“one of the best small towns for food in America.”

Here’s their video:

Santa Fe – Green and Sustainable Leader

Travel + Leisure thinks Santa Fe is a great place to live because it is one of the Top 10 Greenest Cities in the U.S. They say:

it ranked first with readers for its cultural vibes, indie boutiques, and peace and quiet. Its new LEED-certified convention center was built, in large part, using recycled materials from the old building.” ~ view article (Santa Fe is #10)
Read an article we wrote about what makes Santa Fe a green and sustainable city.

Why You Should Retire in Santa Fe

Santa Fe is constantly making the AARPs Top 10 lists of best places to retire. Here are a few of the categories that Santa Fe ranks high in, according to the AARP:

This is just a minor sampling of why Santa Fe is known as a top destination for living. The list could go on forever (i.e. Money Magazine called Santa Fe one of the best places for businesses and careers; American Style Magazine calls Santa Fe the 2nd best destination for art lovers; Outside Magazine calls Santa Fe a top 10 “dream town”). In fact, we have another awards and recognition article you can read on what makes Santa Fe a top city to live.

If you are living outside of Santa Fe and thinking about making the move to this wonderful and unique city, then feel free to call Darlene Streit at 505.920.8001. She can handle your real estate needs or questions about living in Santa Fe.


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