Santa Fe has a long-standing reputation as a great place to visit, live, and retire.
Where to Retire magazine recently selected Santa Fe as a top retirement destination.
Livability.com, a national website that ranks quality of life and travel amenities of
America’s small and mid-sized cities, named Santa Fe one of the top 10 Foodie Cities
because of its invigorating restaurant scene, a wealth of chefs adapting traditional
dishes into edible art, and a restaurant community that supports local farmers and food
With a population of 68,000, the city has hundreds of years of history and small-town
charm combined with the sophistication of a world-class destination. Situated at 7,000
feet on a high desert plateau, Santa Fe is like no other city in North America – perhaps
in the world! With its fusion of Native America, Old Spain and the Wild West, Santa Fe
greets its visitors with a compelling vision of rustic simplicity and pure sophistication.
Santa Fe means “Holy Faith” in Spanish, and the full name of the city is La Villa Real de
la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asís (The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of
Santa Fe holds a powerful appeal for those who love arts and
cultural activities. In
2005, the city was appointed UNESCO City of Design, Crafts and Folk Art. But the
area holds equal advantages for those who love the outdoors, offering anything from
beautifully groomed golf courses to a variety of other sports including skiing, hiking,
horseback riding, biking, white water rafting, and fly-fishing.
A diverse economy, moderate climate
and great quality of life, makes living in Santa Fe an ideal place
to do business, raise children or enjoy the retirement years in a stimulating cultural
environment. If you are serious about moving to Santa Fe, your first need will be a qualified real estate agent who is familiar with the local market. Prefer to rent or lease before you buy? These chamber members are ready to help you find the perfect place.
A Note to Visitors: For a free Visitor’s Guide, please contact the city of Santa Fe’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau by calling 1-800-777-2489 or 1-505-955-6200. Or visit their website , where you will find current information on lodging, dining, places to visit and things to do, and a current calendar listing upcoming events. Should you find yourself thinking that you would love to live in Santa Fe, then stop by the Chamber office while in town and we will be happy to provide you with our Relocation Package for free. You can also download and print useful relocation information by clicking on the BOLD links
Employment/Personnel Agencies can assist with job searches and placement.
Search the Business Directory to find
real estate information,
moving and storage,
healthcare, or education.
The Chamber's Resource Center offers a
relocation package that provides newcomers with a comprehensive overview of
living and working in the Santa Fe area, as well as the vast recreational
opportunities the northern New Mexico region has to offer.