Santa Fe Lifestyle


Santa Fe, founded in 1610 by then-governor Pedro de Peralta, serves as the Capitol of the State of New Mexico (which became a part of the U.S. in 1848). In Spanish, Santa Fe means “holy faith.” The long version of the city name is “La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis” which means “The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Seated at an elevation of 7,000 feet and with 320 sunny days each year, Santa Fe is known as the City Different, and within one visit, you will know why. Santa Fe embodies a rich multicultural history, whose influences are apparent in everything from the architecture, the food, the art, and the people.

Santa Fe has long been a center for arts and culture; Santa Fe is one of the country’s largest art markets. You’ll find nearly 250 galleries and dealers to explore. Santa Fe has more than a dozen museums to explore featuring the culture, history, and traditions of this region and the world. With a backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the world-class Santa Fe Opera makes its home here, as well.

In recent years, Santa Fe has earned a stellar reputation with food lovers. We’ve got more than 200 restaurant choices ranging from our local New Mexican flavors to creative Southwestern cuisine to authentic world cuisines 

Santa Fe’s accommodations are equally diverse. You can choose from an array of resorts, hotels, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, campgrounds and RV parks.

If exercise is what you crave, you can hike and bike year-round. Ski Santa Fe opens the slopes from Thanksgiving through Easter. From the great outdoors and open sky where you’ll enjoy white water river rafting, horseback riding, fly-fishing, or the nurturing of indoor spa and fitness clubs, you can indulge in your favorite types of fitness classes around our gem of a city.

85,000 people call Santa Fe “home” and for good reason. Santa Fe is “The City Different” in “The Land of Enchantment” and creative, diverse, and artistic people are drawn here, as well as outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, retirees, and second home, part-time residents. If you’re planning to make Santa Fe your home, contact Las Campanas Realty at 505.986.2000. We can help open the doors to your Santa Fe home.

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Santa Fe’s award-winning culinary scene is a food lover’s paradise. Innovative Southwestern fare created by award-winning chefs and hearty New Mexico dishes such as breakfast burritos and green chile stew are reason enough for Santa Fe to have earned a prominent place on…

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