Living Here

Living in Santa Fe is a wonderful experience in itself but there are many surrounding areas to enjoy and live in as well and they are not far away.

Espanola
Los Alamos
Eldorado
Glorieta
Las Vegas
Pecos
Pojoaque
Rio Rancho
Albuquerque


Weather/Climate

On average there are 283 sunny days per year. Santa Fe’s 7,000 ft. altitude keeps temperatures moderate with a high averaging 91 in July to lows near 19 in January. There are four distinct seasons with frequent, dramatic summer thunderstorms, and occasional snowstorms in winter. The temperate climate boasts bright blue skies and sunshine throughout the year with mild winters and low annual rainfall. The low humidity and skies free from smoke make the climate one of the most healthful in the United States.

Average rainfall: 7 inches
Average snowfall: 32 inches
Prevailing winds: 7 mph SW
Average date of first frost: October 10
Average date of last frost: May 1
Average growing season: 150 days


Education

The Santa Fe Public Schools, www.sfps.k12.nm.us 505-467-2000
The Santa Fe School District is composed of 28 school sites including: one bilingual early childhood center, 20 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools including an alternative high school, and one alternative school for grades K-12. There are three charter schools in Santa Fe, covering kindergarten through 12th grade.

In total, the District serves approximately 13,000 students and has 1,800 employees, 50 percent of whom have a Masters Degree or higher.