Apartments in Santa Fe

Ten or 12 years ago, Santa Fe had a distinct shortage of apartments to rent. Those that were available commanded high prices and were usually snapped up quickly. Searching for an affordable apartment could be a long and dreary process. But then the marketplace kicked in. Seeing a strong demand, builders erected hundreds or even thousands of new units, with varying sizes, features and prices. Now finding an apartment is not an ordeal.

Presented here as a service to SFAOL users is a scattered overview of several apartment compounds that currently or recently have had units available. It is not a comprehensive listing; there are many other possibilities, and a thorough search might explore most or all of them. Rather, this collection is meant merely to give our Internet visitors an idea of the present market for apartments in Santa Fe-a basis for weighing costs and amenities.

We hope this information is helpful for you. If you are looking to buy a property there are lots of things that need to be thought about, such as location, mortgage provider as well as the property itself. So you might visit a few areas or check out various mortgage rates on sites like to find the rate that suits you best. We are just hoping to make things easier for you, in any way that we can.

Sources for a fuller search could include the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce (505-983-7317),,  management firms, and, of course, the Yellow Pages.

Here is a sampler of the apartment scene in Santa Fe. Happy hunting.

Acoma Park-505-471-8407-1896 Plaza del Sur, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (south side). Features: Spacious floor plans, washer/dryer connections in some units, indoor pool, dry sauna, whirlpool, fitness center, community clubhouse. Floor plans: One bedroom/one bath (750 square feet); two bedroom/one bath (950 square feet); two bedroom/two bath (1050 square feet); three bedroom townhomes (1,300 square feet). Rents: Call for prices.

The Bluffs at Tierra Contenta-505-471-3100-6600 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (west side, near the Santa Fe airport). Features: A brand-new affordable-housing townhouse development, this complex sets maximum-income qualifications, pegged to the number of occupants per unit. The annual income range is from $20,750 for a single resident to $46,980 for eight occupants. Features include handicapped accessibility in some units, washer/dryer connections, computer alcoves, detached garages, pool, health and fitness center, playground, sport court, extra storage, private patios, walk-in closets. Floor plans: Two-, three- and four-bedroom townhouses, with two baths in each home. Rents: Call for prices.

Dos Santos-505-983-7101-2210 Miguel Chavez Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (south side). Features: Pool and Jacuzzi, poolside gazebo with barbecues, tennis court, sand volleyball pit, clubhouse with weight room, fireplaces in some units, washer/dryer connections, laundry facilities, free basic cable, selective pet policy, Mastercard and Visa accepted, corporate arrangements available. Floor plans: One- and two-bedroom apartments and townhouses. Rents: Call for prices.

Los Pinones-505-988-4995-825 Calle Mejia, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (north side). Features: Gas heat and hot water provided, outdoor heated pool, dry sauna, microwaves, fitness center, fireplaces in some units, storage units, clubhouse, city and mountain views. Floor plans: One bedroom/one bath; two bedroom/one bath; two bedroom/one bath; two bedroom/two bath; three bedrooms. Rents: Call for prices.

Missions at Vista Primera-505-438-7301-4000 La Carrera, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (west of town). Features: Fireplaces in every unit, patios and balconies, energy-efficient natural gas and double-pane windows, ceiling fans, walk-in closets, breakfast nook, heated swimming pool, sand volleyball, fitness center, barbecue/picnic areas, children's play area, hot tub, small pets welcome, washer/dryer hookups in each unit. Floor plans and rents: One bedroom, $595/month; two bedrooms, $705/month.

Rancho Vizcaya/The Enclave-505-982-8233-2500 Sawmill Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (south side). Features: Free video movies, fireplaces in some units, gated, fitness center, washer/dryer connections, walk-in closets, patios and balconies, covered parking available, 24-hour maintenance, small pets accepted, on bus line, two heated pools, two heated spas, laundry rooms, business center. Floor plans: One, two and three bedrooms.

Shadowridge-505-988-1919-941 Calle Mejia, Santa Fe, NM 87501(north side). Features: Easy access to downtown, Los Alamos and northern communities, fully furnished executive suites, concierge services, 24-hour maintenance, evening courtesy patrol, pool and heated hot tub, fitness center/clubhouse, gas barbecue grills, balconies and enclosed patios, storage with each unit, gas heat and hot water provided, microwaves, pets welcome. Floor plans: One and two bedrooms.

Talavera Apartments-505-438-2400-4129 S. Meadows Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (west side). Features: Professional management, gated, 24-hour maintenance, washer/ dryer connections, fitness center, swimming pool, adult pets under 15 pounds, computer room, kids club, conference room, community resource center. Floor plans and rents:

One bedroom from $549; two bedroom/one bath from $585; two bedroom/two bath from $615, three bedroom/two bath from $705.

Tuscany at St. Francis-505-983-6666-2218 Miguel Chavez Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (south side). Features: Washer/dryer connections, walk-in closets, clubhouse, resident center, large heated pool, gas heat and hot water provided, central air conditioning, patios  and balconies, storage, picnic and barbecue area, fitness center, play area, small pets accepted, large kitchens with self-cleaning ovens and icemakers, video library, jogging and bicycle trail. Floor plans: One bedroom/one bath; two bedroom/two bath; three bedroom/two bath. Rents: Call for prices.

Las Palomas (505) 984-8887 is Santa Fe’s Premiere Affordable Housing community, located at 2001 Hopewell St. Santa Fe. We offer spacious Jr. one bedroom and two bedrooms apartments. This complex sets maximum-income qualifications, pegged to the number of occupants per Unit.


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