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Nieghborhoods Where Folks Live

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Nieghborhoods Where Folks Live

We would like to visit some neighborhood areas of Santa Fe where people live. Would anyone be able to recommend a diverse taste tour just to give us an idea of the life style and distance from the square? Are their any particular suburbs or small towns surrounding Santa Fe where people desire to live?

Another way to put this question is perhaps, where can you go in Santa Fe and see the real Santa Fe, not the touristy one that centers on the square? Where should we go to get a "feel" for the town?

Thanks!

ZB

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1. Re: Nieghborhoods Where Folks Live

Hmmmmm I'm struggling with this question as "real" Santa Fe is just like most small cities, people of all kinds living their lives, working hard and raising families. Drive around the city and you will find new homes next to old, big next to little, well kept next to run down. There are no areas that are considered dangerous to drive in and around. I would look at the newspaper and see where real estate open houses are being held in order to get a feel for neighborhoods.

Edited: 26 October 2013, 22:26
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As Casa points out Santa Fe, like most places, has a wide range of neighborhoods with folks all up and down the economic ladder. From the plaza, take a cruise up Bishop's Lodge Road, or up towards St. John's College, or up to Las Campanas. That's where the rich and the uber-rich folks reside. On the other hand you can drive down Cerrillios or St. Frances to areas that most working people call home. "Up" is the key word. The higher terrain usually means higher property values.

Checking out the open houses is great suggestion.

Just one other thing. Texas towns are often built around a central square. But the heart of any New Mexico town is it's Plaza.

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I think the area known as South Capitol is very diverse with many different home styles. I would say south of Paseo de Peralta, west of Old Santa Fe Trail, east of St. Francis and north of Cordova or St. Michaels. The streets can be very narrow but it is very quiant and charming. And the prices reflect the same.

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If you go up Bishop Lodge Rd as recommended, continue on to the nearby village of Tesuque to explore. Tesuque Market restaurant is a great stop for a bite to eat.

It's also easy to walk some of the neighborhoods off of Canyon Rd & around.

Enjoy!

Edited: 27 October 2013, 13:00
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Santa Fe has a fine public bus system ... Investing in a two dollar day pass, one can tour the entire town .. mingling with the "real" un sanitized warts & all folks who do, live here... Happy (Santa Fe) Trails ... carracar

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Thanks fot the help! Much appreciated!

ZB

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