Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Santa Fe,
the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 71.2%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.9% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
In addition, in a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Santa Fe
City Center neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
Also, if you are planning to retire in New Mexico, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Santa Fe City Center
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in New Mexico,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 96.2% of neighborhoods in
NM. If a New Mexico retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Santa Fe City Center neighborhood has more
Spanish and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Spanish ancestry and 5.0% have Swiss ancestry.
Santa Fe City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Santa Fe City Center neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 14.8% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people in Santa Fe City Center choose to walk to work each day
(25.9%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Residents of the Santa Fe City Center neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 61.1% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Santa Fe City Center neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 87.2% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.