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
One of the most interesting things about the Santa Fe City Center
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 71.2% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 14.8% of residents in
the Santa Fe City Center neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
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
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Santa Fe City Center
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
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.