Now that my family and I have settled into Santa Fe as full-time residents I see why it has a long-standing reputation as a great place to retire. While my husband and I aren’t quite at the retirement stage yet, we definitely plan on staying in Santa Fe for our golden years! We’re originally from Rhode Island so we’re especially enjoying the 310 days of sunshine!
We’ve found that Santa Fe truly combines small town charm, with a population of approximately 68,000, with world-class sophistication. If you love the arts and cultural activities, you’ll enjoy your retirement years in a stimulating cultural environment. If you’re more interested in the outdoors, you’ll never be bored with Santa Fe’s golf courses, skiing, hiking, white water rafting and fishing.
I’m not the only one that feels this way, checkout what others have to say about relocating to Santa Fe:
- In 2011, U.S. News selected Santa Fe as one of the country's top 10 places for single retirees to live because of the large number of singles over 65 years of age and abundance of outdoor activities.
- In 2007, Santa Fe is second among the Ten Best Places to Live on Sperling's list.
- In 2003, AARP Magazine named Santa Fe one of the 15 best places in the country to "reinvent yourself”.
Are you considering Santa Fe, NM as a retirement option? What should you do to get started?
A great starting point is to get Santa Fe’s Chamber of Commerce relocation package that provides a comprehensive overview of living in the Santa Fe area. You’ll find that there are a number of high-quality retirement communities to choose from.
We’ve done all the homework for you so we can connect you to the right top-notch professional resources – whether you need a real estate agent, landscaper, housecleaner, etc. We can also care for your home if there’s going to be an interim between purchasing your home in Santa Fe and moving in. (This is a great time to take advantage of the rare buyers’ market in Santa Fe so now may be the best time to buy – even if retirement is a few years off!)
We know that moving can be stressful and you want to make the best retirement decision possible. Please let us know if you have any questions about Santa Fe – we’d love to assist you.