Galisteo Basin Preserve

Galisteo Basin Preserve | Southern Crescent Community | New Mexico

The Galisteo Basin Preserve is a stewardship-oriented, conservation-development initiative located 13 miles south of Santa Fe, in the central Galisteo Basin, an area of ecologically significant land and water resources (formerly the Thornton Ranch).  The project is designed to conserve and restore this 13,552-acre area of exceptional landscape, as well as promote the thoughtful development of this high desert area.  Of the total land encompassed in the Preserve, only 3% will be developed with the remainder to include 50 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

What we mean by “conservation development”

In addition to supporting the land conservation and stewardship-community goals of the Galisteo Basin Preserve, all conservation properties within the Preserve include carefully sited home sites, distinct building areas, green design and construction guidelines, and community amenities that connect residents with the land and each other.

Roads, utilities, and services/amenities are planned in accordance with the highest standards of conservation development, and all building areas are intended to limit the impact of new construction on the region’s many resources while maximizing views and privacy for property owners.

Carefully defined covenants and restrictions for each neighborhood or property guide home building that exemplifies the energy efficiency and water-conservation values of green development. Many of the parcels are overlaid with conservation easements.

The Southern Crescent community of the Galisteo Basin Preserve is one of four areas in development or pre-development within the Preserve:

Southern Crescent:   22- home sites adjoining the community garden with immediate access to the 15 miles of established hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

East Preserve:  Premium 160-acre equestrian homesteads.

Conservation Ranches:  A rare opportunity to create a spectacular home and a meaningful conservation legacy in this remarkable landscape

Trenza:  In development – and formerly known as “The Village,” a mixed-use, mixed income area with 965 homes planned with commercial, educational and civic facilities proposed.

Current offerings within the Preserve include the following lots of special pricing opportunity in Southern Crescent and re-sale lots in New Moon Overlook.  Ask about special opportunities for East Preserve and Conservation Ranches.  For more infrrmation on the Galisteo Basin Preserve project, contact Cindy Sheff or visit the Galisteo Basin Preserve website.

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