About Santa Fe, NM (La Cienega)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

La Cienega median real estate price is $776,946, which is more expensive than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in New Mexico and 92.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in La Cienega is currently $1,668, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 84.2% of the neighborhoods in New Mexico.

La Cienega is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

La Cienega real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the La Cienega neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in La Cienega. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 17.9%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 81.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (16.0%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 La Cienega neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

If you are planning to retire in New Mexico, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, La Cienega 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 98.0% of neighborhoods in NM. If a New Mexico retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

In addition, with more than 1.6% of residents living with a same sex partner, La Cienega is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 95.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

If you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the La Cienega neighborhood. A whopping 55.2% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 95.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.

In addition, unpopulated, and rural, the La Cienega neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the La Cienega neighborhood has more Eastern European and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.1% have Iranian ancestry.

La Cienega is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the La Cienega neighborhood in Santa Fe are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 85.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 69.3% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the La Cienega neighborhood, 39.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 34.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.5%), and 12.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the La Cienega neighborhood is English, spoken by 58.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (39.1%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the La Cienega neighborhood in Santa Fe, NM, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (20.4%). There are also a number of people of Spanish ancestry (14.7%), and residents who report German roots (11.7%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (10.0%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (5.0%), among others. In addition, 22.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in La Cienega neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (62.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (88.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NM* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Pablo Roybal Elementary School
1574 State Rd 502
Santa Fe, NM 87506
PK-03
Pojoaque High School
1574 State Road 502
Santa Fe, NM 87506
09-12
Pojoaque Middle School
1574 State Road 502
Santa Fe, NM 87506
07-08
Pojoaque Intermediate School
1574 State Road 502
Santa Fe, NM 87506
04-05
Sixth Grade Academy School
1574 State Rd 502
Pojoaque, NM 87506
06-06
Gonzales Elementary School
851 West Alameda
Santa Fe, NM 87501
KG-08
Edward Ortiz Middle School
4164 South Meadows
Santa Fe, NM 87505
06-08
Capital High School
4851 Paseo Del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87507
09-12
Aspen Community School
450 La Madera
Santa Fe, NM 87501
KG-08
Amy Biehl Community School At Rancho Viejo
310 Avienda Del Sur
Santa Fe, NM 87508
KG-06
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

SANTA FE PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to New Mexico

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Better than of NM school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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