Santa Fe’s Rural Communities
Just Northwest of the City limits with stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, you will find exquisite custom homes with quick and easy access to Santa Fe typically on two to five acres, although subdivisions such as Los Dos in this area do offer Equestrian Properties on 10 acres or more. South of Santa Fe, along the Turquoise Trail, you will find rolling hills and open plains that welcome horse enthusiasts and offer homes on land with wide open vistas. The Turquoise Trail includes the traditional communities of Madrid and Cerrillos, small, historic villages that have been revitalized by artists. These villages are surrounded by homes on land, both on and off-the-grid. The Turquoise Trail is a National Scenic Byway that runs behind the Ortiz and Sandia Mountains from Santa Fe to Albuquerque. In La Cienega, a traditional community South of Santa Fe, you will find homes on smaller parcels with large cottonwoods and horse pastures winding through a valley. La Cienega is located near Interstate 25 for an easy commute to Albuquerque and easy access to the new light rail system, the Road Runner.
North of Santa Fe along the Old Las Vegas Highway and 285 Corridor South are homes on land close to Santa Fe but privately situated in the hills or with open views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This corridor includes the popular subdivision of Eldorado, initiated as an alternative, passive solar community near Santa Fe. It now has numerous amenities, including a shopping center with restaurants and grocery store. This corridor leads to the historic settlements of Lamy and Galisteo, quiet rural villages that provides the center for the surrounding homes on land.
Further North on the way to the Pecos Wilderness are the communities of Glorieta and Pecos situated in the green pines offering homes in pastoral settings. Many of the areas surrounding Santa Fe offer opportunities for New Mexico horse properties and ranches.