Santa Fe

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santa-fe-plazaSanta Fe jewelry sellers at the
Palace of the Governors on the Plaza.
Quality of life is more important than ever in making a choice about where to live and work, and The City Different offers it all. As the State Capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe offers it's residents:

  • A stable job base with a variety of major employers
  • Clean mountain air and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation
  • A beautiful historic downtown with thriving businesses
  • And a diverse housing stock, ranging from historic adobe homes to residential golf course communities

As its reputation for art, tourism amenities and luxury living implies, the cost of living is higher than elsewhere in New Mexico, however, these costs are still below that of large coastal cities and are balanced by the quality of life offered in Santa Fe.

Although known for its art, tourism, and film industries, a variety of businesses thrive on the creative soil of Santa Fe. No matter what your business or profession, Santa Fe is an inspirational place to live and work.

Santa Fe at a Glance

Area (city limits) 37.4 square miles
Population (2010 estimate) 72,159 (city)
146,271 (MSA)
Labor Forces Size 78,185
Median Age 43.3 (2010 estimate)
Median Household Income $50,445 (2010 estimate)

Largest Employers

Target Industries

  • Arts and Culture
  • Design
  • Hospitality
  • Conservation Technologies
  • Software Development
  • Publishing and New Media
  • Outdoor Gear and Apparel



Additional Resources

Albuquerque Economic Development Village of Los Lunas sea logo2 Estancia Valley Economic Development Mid-Region Council of Governments
New Mexico Gas Company PNM Belen Economic Development Corporation NAIOP

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809 Copper Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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