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compared to a big city, Santa Fe is a breath of fr Posted On: 3/22/2008 5:17:41 PM
My family is relocating soon to Santa Fe, and I was at first shocked to read all the negative posts about rude people and high cost of living, but then I sized it up and realized, most of the people who are so bummed about the "high" cost of living and crime rates are probably born and raised in Santa Fe. While it's unfortunate that people are experiences these less than welcome changes, Santa Fe is still way more affordable than any other city in the US with a comparable population of artists and art venues. And after growing up in Los Angeles I can't imagine that the gang population is going to feel very large or disruptive. One woman commented that she was cursed at by a public employee. If that's shocking or rare, it's a GOOD sign. I've sat on buses in Miami where the drivers would smoke cigarettes, make unscheduled stops at fast food stores or mini markets, and cuss at anyone who didn't like it.
I am simpathetic to those who feel they are seeing the city go downhill from where it was, but the "big" problems that have been mentioned still render the city very attractive.