Monthly Archives: February 2011

Santa Fe Neighborhoods – Focus on Aldea

Aldea street scene

Popular and affordable Aldea de Santa Fe is a relatively new planned 345 acre neighborhood close to downtown Santa Fe.  It is located Northwest of Santa Fe off of Highway 599 approximately 8 miles from Santa Fe Plaza and minutes from the world-famous Santa Fe Opera and the Tesuque Valley.  It is also only a few miles to the City Municipal Recreation Complex, including an award winning public golf course (watered with treated wastewater).

Created by world renowned designer and planner Andres Duany, this is village community living as most of the homes are clustered on small, low maintenance parcels. However, with 205 acres of perpetual open space, Aldea boasts extensive trails and walkways, picturesque parks and large areas of open space, including approximately 100 acres of open space on the Northwest side.  Aldea’s narrow roads mean slower moving vehicles, which further enhance the pedestrian friendly environment.  Click here for a map of Aldea de Santa Fe

As of the date of this article, prices for townhomes in this neighborhood ranged from approximately $210,000 to $400,000, while prices for single homes ranged from approximately $250,000 to just under $800,000, with the majority of single homes listed for under $600,000.  Extensive views of mountain ranges both east and west are available from many of the homes. 

Aldea Plaza

Aldea is built around a central plaza which houses the Community Building which was completed in the summer of 2005.  This building houses the Homeowners Association offices, and is available for community meetings, neighborhood gatherings, exercise classes and conferences.

Outdoor patio at Cafe Aldea

As Aldea Plaza grows, it is designed to provide convenient commercial and retail services. Café Aldea is already a charming and convenient café providing breakfast and lunch daily and dinner from Thursday to Sunday.  It also hosts events such as poker nights on certain Wednesdays, kids games on certain Thursday nights and live music with singers and songwriters on certain Saturdays.  Check with Cafe Aldea for their schedule of events.

Aldea de Santa Fe has a home owners association which as its website states “provides community leadership, architectural control, covenant enforcement, community events, accounting and finance, operation and maintenance of recreation facilities.” 

As the homeowners association’s own website states “People who want large lots, far from neighbors, are not attracted to Aldea. Aldea has been designed to facilitate the development of community. . . .The Aldea Design Code, created by Andres Duany along with local architects, works to produce attractive streetscapes that emphasize the public realm instead of calling attention to trophy houses. . . Not everyone desires a Village lifestyle, but those who do will be happy with Aldea’s virtues.”

You can search for homes in the Aldea neighborhood here.  

If you would like to know more about any of the homes for sale in the Aldea 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 Aldea neighborhood home is worth, click here.

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Santa Fe Market Report – The South Capitol Neighborhood

Santa Fe Market Report
Featuring The South Capitol Area


Active SFAR Listings
All Santa Fe Listings (2/10/11)
Residential: 2108
Residential Land: 1412
Farm & Ranch: 112
Commercial Land: 63
Multi Family: 29
Commercia Buildings: 165
Live/Work: 15


The South Capitol Area Snapshot


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


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

BROWSE SOUTH CAPITOL HOMES FOR SALE HERE

If you would like to know more about any of the homes for sale in the South Capitol 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 South Capitol neighborhood home is worth, click here.

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Santa Fe Neighborhoods – Focus on Las Campanas

Las Campanas

Located 10 miles northwest of the Plaza on a high plateau overlooking the Santa Fe Valley, Las Campanas  is a master-planned residential community containing 1,717 home sites spread over approximately 4,730 acres.  Las Campanas was developed by Lyle Anderson in the 1980s as a luxury, amenity laden development and was a part of his golf course resort empire, which included Desert Highlands and Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, AZ, Superstition Mountain near Phoenix, AZ,  Hokuli’a in Hawaii and Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland.

Las Campanas has two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, the Sunrise Course built in 1993 and the Sunset Course built in 2000, an Equestrian Center, a full service Spa and Tennis Center and the Hacienda Clubhouse.  Enjoying magnificent views of the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, Ortiz and Sandia mountains, this gated community is a favorite destination for golfers, tennis players, horseback riders and owners that want to enjoy a peaceful and serene southwestern lifestyle.  Bright sunshine, dry, cool mountain air and spectacular sunrises and sunsets are features of daily life here.

Golf course at Las Campanas

There are 17 distinctive neighborhoods in Las Campanas, which are generally divided up into various areas termed “Estates”.  The lower number Estates generally tend to be closer to downtown, while the higher numbered Estates tend to be further away.  Depending on where you are in Las Campanas, it is about a 15 to 25 minute drive to downtown Santa Fe.

Las Campanas homes are built in a variety of architectural styles, including Spanish pueblo, territorial, contemporary, ranch, log cabin and northern New Mexico pitched roof.   Homes range from approximately 1,600 square feet to over 12,000 square feet in size and are generally one level.  The majority of homes are between 3,000 square feet and 5,000 square fett in size.  Lot sizes range from approximately ¼ acre sites to over 5 acres and prices range from the low $400,000s to over $10 million.  Currently, the average selling price of  these homes is  approximately $1.34 million dollars.  See the Santa Fe Market Report Featuring The Las Campanas Area at the end of this article.

The Design Review Board at Las Campanas helps to maintain consistency in the aesthetic character of the neighborhoods. Courtyards, gates, beamed ceilings, hand troweled plaster, portal covered outdoor spaces and beautifully landscaped gardens are traditional features of Las Campanas homes.  

BROWSE LAS CAMPANAS HOMES FOR SALE HERE

If you would like to know more about any of the homes for sale in the Las Campanas Area, 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  Las Campanas Area home is worth, click here.

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Santa Fe Real Estate News – Las Campanas Area

Santa Fe Market Report
Featuring The Las Campanas Area


Active SFAR Listings
All Santa Fe Listings (1/20/11)
Residential: 2152
Residential Land: 1325
Farm & Ranch: 113
Commercial Land: 61
Multi Family: 30
Commercia Buildings: 169
Live/Work: 21


The Las Campanas Area Snapshot


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


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

If you would like to know more about any of the homes for sale in the Las Campanas Area, 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  Las Campanas Area home is worth, click here.

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Santa Fe Market Report – the Historic East Side Neighborhood

Santa Fe Market Report
Featuring The Santa Fe East Side Area


Active SFAR Listings
All Santa Fe Listings (1/26/11)
Residential: 2145
Residential Land: 1425
Farm & Ranch: 113
Commercial Land: 63
Multi Family: 30
Commercia Buildings: 172
Live/Work: 20


The Santa Fe East Side Area Snapshot


Days on Market (DOM)
The Santa Fe East Side Area – Residential Sold*


Selling Price: % of List Price
The Santa Fe East Side Area – Residential Sold*

BROWSE HISTORIC EASTSIDE HOMES FOR SALE HERE

If you would like to know more about any of the homes for sale in the Historic Eastside 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 Historic Eastside neighborhood home is worth, click here.

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