Welcome to Santa Fe City Southwest
Santa Fe city southwest, the largest area of Santa Fe and still growing.
This older, family community boasts an eclectic mix of commercial development and mid-priced adobe structures. St. Anne’s church and Larragoite elementary school help create a neighborhood atmosphere.
Barrio De La Canada
Close to town and just west of the west side, this small area provides a quiet, family-oriented community. The homes are larger in size than the west side and many have special decorative touches. Older landscaping and mature trees line the sidewalks.
Traveling west on Agua Fría Street you will find a delightful park known as Frenchie’s Field. Directly across is Casa Alegre. These smaller homes are similar to the Casa Solana neighborhood as they were also developed by Allen Stamm in the 1950s. Some of the great features of this area are the close proximity to shopping, schools, and churches such as St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1301 Osage Avenue.
The homes here, accessed from Monterey drive just off Cerrillos Road, are also of Stamm-design with hardwood floors and vigas in an area with parks, schools, and churches. A broader selection of architectural elements are available here from the flat roof styles of California to Spanish pueblo or Territorial. Planned by famed Santa Fe architect John Gaw Meem, Kaune Elementary School, 1409 Monterey Drive, serves the families here. The school was named for Alfred Kaune, a past president of the Santa Fe school board.
Tierra Contenta is a mixed-use, mixed-income community designed to provide low and moderate-priced housing for under-served families of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Tierra Contenta Corporation is a 501(c)(3) corporation that provides builder-ready tracts to production homebuilders and finished lots for small builders and non-profit housing providers. Their goal is to provide at least 40% of the homes affordable for those earning less than 80% of the area median income. When complete, Tierra Contenta will have approximately 4000 homes, plus businesses, schools, community services, parks, and abundant open space.
Just south of Santa Fe, the community of Rancho Viejo blends with the scenic beauty of the Southwestern landscape and reflects the rich cultural heritage of New Mexico. Uniquely designed as a collection of villages, each with its own central gathering plaza and bordering preserved open space, Rancho Viejo creates a sense of living amid nature, complemented by community amenities and homes of exceptional quality.
Nava Ade is a beautiful, planned development off Rodeo Road. Located near the Santa Fe Community College and the Santo Niño Catholic School serving students in grades PreK-6, Nava Ade combines stunning architecture with easy access to town, I-25, and a vast array of shops. There is a Homeowners Association. Nava Ade is served by Pinon Elementary, Capshaw Middle School, and Santa Fe High School.
The southwest of Santa Fe within city limits also includes the Villa Linda Mall and the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Rd, a newer public facility featuring a leisure swimming pool with triple loop slide, a 50-meter lap pool and diving boards, ice skating rink, track, aerobics, and a weight room.
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