In the magnificentl foothills of the Sangre de Cristos, this upscale neighborhood offers splendid panoramic views.
Tucked into the magnificently rugged foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and just 3.3 miles away from the Santa Fe Plaza, the upscale Sierra del Norte neighborhood offers luxury, a variety of home styles, splendid panoramic views, and a five-star location. Piñon trees dot the hillsides and decorate the surrounding landscape. Considered top-of-the-line real estate, and at an elevation of 7,600 feet, Sierra del Norte boasts a higher-than-average ratio of owner-occupied homes to rental homes. It’s also fairly new (established in 1991), and the luxury homes here feature only the best top-end finishes, lavish design, soaring windows, and splendid extras.
Sierra del Norte homeowners also have the advantage of being inside Santa Fe city limits, which affords the neighborhood paved streets, underground utilities, and city water. Design covenants ensure architectural continuity, while the lots vary in size, and in steepness. Incomparable views here stretch out to include the Jemez Mountains to the west, and the Sandia Mountains and the Cerrillos Hills to the south. This conveniently-located community sits adjacent to the 22 miles of Dale Ball Hiking Trails, and the nearby Santa Fe National Forest offers plenty of hiking and biking as well.
The world-renowned Santa Fe Opera House is a short drive to the west, and in wintertime, skiers and snowboarders delight in the Nordic and Alpine trails at the nearby Santa Fe Ski Basin. On the way down are the outdoor hot tubs, spa treatments, and masseurs and masseuses of the Ten Thousand Waves Spa, for relaxation and unwinding. Santa Fe attractions such as the Plaza, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Palace of the Governors, New Mexico Museum of Art, and Canyon Road’s 100+ boutiques and art galleries – along with a plethora of fine dining establishments – are just a few miles away.
Given its range of deluxe home styles with magnificent views and access to city utilities, the many convenient outdoor recreational opportunities, and the enchanting city of Santa Fe mere miles away, Sierra del Norte is the luxury homeowner’s dream community.
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