If you are looking for a relaxed resort-like place to live our Santa Fe gay realtor recommends this city and its geography, which is a combination of desert and mountain peaks. The metropolis is very LGBT-friendly with many amazing art galleries, boutiques, spas, clubs and restaurants. It is also a surprisingly affordable place for people to live and it has a large retirement community. Santa Fe is known by its zip codes as it is a sprawling area.
One of the most desirable and expensive places to live is in zip code 87506 that consists of the neighborhoods of Jaconita, Manbe, San Ildefonso and San Idlefonso. It is a community just north of the main part of the city. The median age in this part of Santa Fe is forty years so it is a very mature community. Half of the neighborhood is married and white. Homes in this posh, central part of Santa Fe have an average listing price of over $1,000.000.00.
At the opposite end of the scale is Zip code 87056, which is the arid southern suburb of Santa Fe. This is the unincorporated area of Stanley that is also quite close to Albuquerque (another gay-friendly area.) The main town in the area is Edgewood. Houses are very affordable here and as of the first quarter of 2013 are appreciating in value. The average listing price for a home is $200,000.00, and the median sales price is $118,000.00 which has not changed since last year. It has a high indigenous population and is very near the Santa Clara Indian Reservation. Parts of this zip code also extend into Nevada.
An affordable area where house prices are slightly appreciating is Glorieta, which is in zip code 87535. The average listing price for a home here is $436, 429.00. The median sales price (calculated from the last half of 2012) is $182,500.00. This area is named for the large flat mesa that is part of the Pecos National Parks area of the United States. It is also home to the Santa Fe National Historic Trail.
Also quite reasonably priced are the homes in the 87010 zip code of Santa Fe. This area, also known as Cerrillos is located at the foot of the mountains. The median sales price for a home from August 12 to October 12, 2013 was $71,000.00. However the average asking price listed as of spring 2013 was $386,854.00. This is a newly developed area and most of the homes were built from between 1980 and 1989. There are very few homes still existing there that were built prior to 1960.
Considering all of the neighborhoods in Santa Fe, New Mexico the median sales price for homes is $370,000.00. There is also quite a high foreclosure rate in the area with 202 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction or bank-owned stages of the process as of the week ending April 24, 2013.
If a healthy pastoral lifestyle is what you are looking for then our Santa Fe gay realtor highly recommends you explore the many housing options available to you in these sprawling mountain and desert communities.