Review of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Great, but not perfect
Star Rating - 5/26/2019
Bought a house here in 2013 and split my time here with other house in Adirondack Mountains of NYS. Santa Fe is great, but not perfect.

Love the climate. 306 days of great sunshine and deep blue skies. Summers rarely hit 90F. Low humidity here in the high desert so no sleepless nights as nighttime temps back down to 60F to 70F even in the heat of summer. City at 7,000’ elevation gets about 20” snow a year, but a Ski Santa Fe on mountain with 12,000’ elevation, gets over 240”.

Great arts and culture. 3rd biggest art market in US. Many free events and festivals.

People very friendly for a small city that can be over run with tourists.

Within 3 miles of the historic Plaza restaurants and real estate pricy, but go further out and prices much lower. Many working families opt for just south of the city or in the town of Eldorado.

Biggest negative is the beaucracy here. You would think the Colonial Spanish never left. Single task at DMV can take 3 hours. Local Social Security Office a disaster.
"Ret1re" | Johnsburg, NY
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