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Santa Fe Neighborhoods – Focus on Eldorado

Eldorado 005Santa Fe New Mexico Living– Focus on Eldorado

Eldorado at Santa Fe  (Eldorado) is a well established community of approximately 2,700 lots located 14 miles southeast of the Santa Fe Plaza.  Eldorado’s attractive physical setting, large areas of protected open space, recreational amenities, reasonable prices and convenience to Santa Fe have made it a popular place to live in the Santa Fe area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Eldorado, as a census-designated place, had a total area of 20.7 square miles, a population of 5,799 and 2,438 households at the 2000 census.

The minimum acreage for lots in Eldorado is 1 acre with the majority of homes being built on 1 to 2 acre lots in the pueblo style which blends nicely into the landscape.  Prices generally range from the mid $200,000s to the mid to high $600,000s.

Eldorado Community Center

Eldorado Community Center

Eldorado has a much used Community Center which averages 40 to 50 events per week according to the Eldorado Community Improvement Association (ECIA).  Groups using the Community Center include the boy scouts, the girl scouts, bridge groups, seniors and a children’s theater group.

The Vista Grande Public Library has a variety of programs for adults and children and enjoys active community support.  In August 2009, the Tenth Annual Ice Cream Social raised $17,000 for the library.

One of Eldorado's community biking trails

One of Eldorado's community biking trails

There are greenways and parks scattered throughout Elorado which contribute to the open space feel of the area.  Residents can also enjoy the volleyball, basketball, handball and tennis courts, a baseball field, a soccer field, a pool, 14 miles of community hiking and biking trails running beside the roads through Eldorado and a community preserve of 4,094 undeveloped acres.   In addition to the community trails, the Santa Fe Rail Trail,  an 11.5 mile trail from the Santa Fe Southern Railroad Depot to near Lamy, New Mexico, passes directly through Eldorado.  Hikers, bikers and horseback riders can use the Santa Fe Rail Trail.

Finally, stables are available which currently house 80 horses.  The ECIA advises that the stables are popular with gardeners too because manure is free for residents who can help themselves to it.  Otherwise, twice a year the Stable Committee will load up residents’ vehicles with manure or deliver manure to residents’ houses for a small donation.

Commercial amenities in Eldorado include a shopping center with a large, well stocked supermarket, post office, bank, restaurants, flower shop, dog grooming, pharmacy, gym, doctor’s office and other health services.  A gas station and convenience store are located directly across from the main entrance to Eldorado and a hardware store is about a half mile north of the main entrance.

Eldorado History.  Eldorado lies within the Canada de los Alamos Grant, a Spanish land grant which dates back to 1785. As recorded in 1894, and patented by the US government, the size of the grant was about 12,068 acres.

The grant was operated as a cattle ranch by the Onderdonk Land & Cattle Company from 1901 to 1956 and by the Simpson family from 1956 until 1969.  In 1969 the American Realty and Petroleum Corporation (AMREP) bought the Simpson family out. AMREP proceeded to plat about 2,700 lots and develop about 6,000 acres of their purchase as Eldorado at Santa Fe, selling the first lots in 1972.  From 1972 until 1983 only about 200 homes were built, but after 1983 the pace of construction quickened and at present the Eldorado subdivisions are nearly built out with only a few vacant lots available.

Artist Tour. Many artists reside in Eldorado.  The Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association holds an annual two day studio tour each year, in mid-May, in which artists open their homes and studios to the public to showcase their art.  In its 19th year, the 2010 tour featured 117 artists in 83 studios, making it the largest studio tour in New Mexico. Sale items included traditional paintings, digital art, ceramics, textiles, wearable art, photography, sculpture and jewelry.

Artists contribute 5% of their sale proceeds from the tour to support the Eldorado Fire Department, the El Dorado Elementary School and the Vista Grande Public Library.   In the past 5 years the Eldorado Arts & Crafts Association has contributed approximately $15,000 to these organizations. 

Beautiful homes at prices ranging from the mid $200,000s to the mid to high $600,000s are currently available in Eldorado.   Here is one home currently listed with Prudential Santa Fe Real Estate for your consideration.

Renee's Eldorado House

$599,000 8 Isidro Road, Santa Fe, NM  87508

Impressive home, plenty of room including office, spacious entertainment room, and den/library. Outstanding masonry fireplaces, with wood floors, and beautiful cabinetry. Formal living and dining area in addition to eat in kitchen, with stainless steal appliances.  Listing Agent:  Renee Edwards.

Beds: 5 Baths: 4 (3 0 1) (FTH) Sq Ft: 4770 Lot Sz: 1.500ac

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If you are interested in seeing the above home or any other homes in the Eldorado neighborhood, click here to contact me, Karen Meredith, Prudential Santa Fe Real Estate or call me at 505.603.3036.  If you own a home in the Eldorado neighborhood and would like a free comparative market analysis to see how much it is worth, click here to contact me or call me at 505.603.3036.

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Santa Fe Real Estate News – the Eldorado and Ranch Road Neighborhood

Santa Fe Market Report
Featuring The Eldorado / Ranch Road Area


Active SFAR Listings
All Santa Fe Listings (3/03/11)
Residential: 2131
Residential Land: 1424
Farm & Ranch: 117
Commercial Land: 67
Multi Family: 29
Commercia Buildings: 160
Live/Work: 19

 
The Eldorado / Ranch Road Area SnapshotThe Eldorado / Ranch Road Area – Residential Sold*


Days on Market (DOM)


Selling Price: % of List Price
The Eldorado / Ranch Road Area – Residential Sold*

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Ifyou would like to know more about any of the homes for sale in the Eldorado and Ranch Road neighborhood, contact me, Karen Meredith, Prudential Santa Fe Real Estate, by e-mail or at (505) 603-3036. For a free market analysis of how much your Eldorado and Ranch Road neighborhood home is worth, click here.

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Santa Fe Real Estate News – Eldorado at Santa Fe

Santa Fe Market Report
Featuring The Eldorado Area


Active SFAR Listings
All Santa Fe Listings (11/18/10)
Residential: 2512
Residential Land: 1443
Farm & Ranch: 106
Commercial Land: 77
Multi Family: 30
Commercia Buildings: 180
Live/Work: 17


The Eldorado Area Snapshot


  Average DOM: 168*
  Average Listing Price: $394,339*
     Average Listing Price Per Sq.ft: $186*
  Average Selling Price: $377,416*
     Average Selling Price Per Sq.ft.: $178*
  % of List Price: 96%*

^Sold (08/09/09-08/08/10) *Sold (11/19/09-11/18/10)


Days on Market (DOM)
The Eldorado Area – Residential Sold*


Selling Price: % of List Price
The Eldorado Area – Residential Sold*


MLS Comparison, Sales Year-To-Date
The Eldorado Area – Residential – 2009 v. 2010 (1/1/09-11/18/09) – (1/1/10-11/18/10)

If you would like to know more about any of the homes for sale in the Eldorado neighborhood, contact me, Karen Meredith, by e-mail or at (505) 603-3036.  For a free market analysis of how much your Eldorado neighborhood home is worth, click here.

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Santa Fe Real Estate News – Eldorado at Santa Fe

Santa Fe Market Report
Featuring The Eldorado Area

Active SFAR Listings
All Santa Fe Listings (8/5/10)
Residential: 2841
Residential Land: 1569
Farm & Ranch: 109
Commercia Buildings: 207
Commercial Land: 75
Live/Work: 21
Multi Family: 37

Eldorado Area Snapshot
Residential Listings (8/5/10)
Active: 138
Pending: 12
Sold: 136*
  Average DOM: 156*
  Average Listing Price: $384,305*
     Average Listing Price Per Sq.ft: $188*
  Average Selling Price: $367,286*
     Average Selling Price Per Sq.ft.: $180*
  % of List Price: 96%*

*Sold (8/6/09-8/5/10)

Days on Market (DOM)
Eldorado Area – Residential Sold*
Days on the Market

Selling Price: % of List Price
Eldorado Area – Residential Sold*
Percentage of asking price

MLS Comparison, Sales Year To Date
Eldorado Area – Residential – 2009 v. 2010
(1/1/09-8/6/09) – (1/1/10-8/5/10)
Year to Date Comparison

If you would like to know more about any of the homes for sale in the Eldorado neighborhood, contact me, Karen Meredith, by e-mail or at (505) 603-3036.  For a free market analysis of how much your Eldorado neighborhood home is worth, click here.

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The 19th Annual Eldorado Studio Tour is May 15 and 16, 2010

The Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association is holding its annual Artist Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16, 2010 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.The 2010 Eldorado Studio Tour will feature 117 artists exhibiting their work in 83 studios.  Open studios will be showing fine art, ceramics, jewelry, photography, sculpture, metalwork, woodwork, fiber arts and glass.

Stop by the Preview Gallery at the El Dorado Community School where work by each artist will be displayed.  Follow the signs from US 285 to the corner of Avenida Vista Grande and Avenida Torreon.  The Gallery is open Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.   Pick up a comprehensive brochure with contact information for each artist and a map to the studios.

Directions to Studio Tour Preview Gallery

Eldorado is located southeast of Santa Fe.  Take I-25 North to exit 290.  Exit onto US 285 South (toward Lamy).  Go to second traffic light and turn right on Avenida Vista Grande.  Go about a mile to Avenida Torreon and turn left to the El Dorado Community School.  Flags and signs will mark the route.  Handicap parking is located in front of the Preview Gallery that is open Saturday and Sunday May 15 – 16 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 
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