Immerse Yourself in the History
If you are looking for Old World charm close to downtown amenities, Historic Eastside Santa Fe is an area you should consider.
HISTORIC EASTSIDE SANTA FE HISTORY
The history of this community explains how the area looks today. The Historic Eastside starts east of Paseo de Peralta and stretches to the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Other border landmarks include the Santa Fe River on the north, and the southern border runs along the Old Pecos Trail.
Historic Eastside Santa Fe homes that were built before New Mexico became a state in 1912 were made of adobe. There are some adobe homes in the community that have survived since before 1912. In the 1920s, an influx of artists and writers adopted the area and remodeled some of the two-room adobe structures in the Pueblo Revival fashion.
The 19th century brought a unique type of architecture to New Mexico, and to the Historic Eastside. Homes were built in "compounds," usually to serve as a place for extended families to live together. The compounds also provided extra security, with the homes nestled behind elaborate stone and adobe walls.
HISTORIC EASTSIDE SANTA FE TODAY
Thanks to influential residents in the 1920s, the area's new construction continued the charm and feel of the existing homes by using "Santa Fe Style" architecture. Therefore, this community has maintained its unique identity.
Historic Eastside Santa Fe is now known for being the heart of the art district. For example, Canyon Road boasts more than 100 art galleries and studios. Strolling down the street, you'll find Native American art, contemporary art, jewelry for all tastes and clothing and furniture shops.
If fine dining is on your agenda, you won't be disappointed if you purchase Historic Eastside real estate. You'll have a wide set of options, including Mexican, Spanish, Italian, Thai, and the list goes on. You can also treat yourself to traditional or contemporary Southwestern cuisine.
A few of the better-known streets in the historic eastside are: Canyon Road, Acequia Madre, Camino del Monte Sol, and Garcia, among others.
The Historic Eastside is a sought-after residential location. It is the oldest section of Santa Fe, and its Old World charm, along with a variety of things to see and do, makes it attractive to people in many walks of life.
Homes for sale in the area range from very small properties, including condos and townhomes, to luxury estate homes boasting grounds and gardens beyond compare.