Santa Fe, New Mexico

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What's it like to live in Santa Fe

Considering a move to Santa Fe - what is it really like?

We moved to Santa Fe 5+ years ago from New England. We love it here but we are older but still working. SF definitely skews older but seems to be a decent brewery & music scene for its size. The weather is awesome, 4 seasons none of them harsh. Lots of museums & galleries both cheesy & not. Someone is bound to reply that it sucks here and you should go to a real, cool, big city, but while cost of living is higher here than most of the state but still cheap compared to either coast. No real traffic in SF either except during the big markets and such. Before 2020 there was enough going on to keep us entertained.

Considering a move to Santa Fe - what is it really like?

Born and raised in Santa Fe. Compared to large cities it is much slower pace. For the most part the people are usually rather friendly. (Recently this hasn't been the case due to recent political climate). Otherwise though there are lots of places to hike in and around town. If you are into art, especially local art, they have Spanish market and Indian market that the city holds every year in the summer/fall in the center of downtown for people to show off and sell their stuff. There was recently a surge of new bars and restaurants as well if you are into those kinds of things.

24f thinking about moving to Santa Fe, need input please

I (f) moved here from Florida when I was 21 and I'm 26 now. I would say it is harder to meet people here - just because it isn't a college town and the cost of living/housing is prohibitively expensive. The average age here is 55. With that being said, I was making below average until recently and I found it easy to do lots of fun things outdoors at a low cost. There are also some great local spots for coffee and drinks where I think younger people congregate. I would suggest joining clubs and volunteering for things that are of interest to you - you'll be able to meet people (young and old) with similar interests.

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I (f) moved here from Florida when I was 21 and I'm 26 now. I would say it is harder to meet people here - just because it isn't a college town and the cost of living/housing is prohibitively expensive. The average age here is 55. With that being said, I was making below average until recently and I found it easy to do lots of fun things outdoors at a low cost. There are also some great local spots for coffee and drinks where I think younger people congregate. I would suggest joining clubs and volunteering for things that are of interest to you - you'll be able to meet people (young and old) with similar interests.

Top 5 pros and cons of moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico