A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$259,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$952
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Santa Fe Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    247
    0
  • Murder
    3
    0
  • Rape
    59
    41
  • Robbery
    130
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,620
    1
  • Theft
    2,553
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    217
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,737
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Santa Fe Reviews

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Santa Fe is a very artistic and creative city with an European flavor to it. It has amazing food, beautiful architecture, fairly green, and progressive city. My favorite story about Santa Fe it the recent election of our mayor. It wasn't until after he won that I found out he was gay due to national news reporting we had elected a gay mayor. To my knowledge, it NEVER came up as an issue and I felt very proud to live in this city that day! I also really appreciate the Spanish and Native American culture influence that you can feel in this city. The cons about Santa Fe: Santa Feans natives are terrible drivers, easy to anger, and quick to take offense. I also wish it had a stronger economy than it does outside of tourism.
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I enjoy the area that I live in with my family. It is somewhat rural, but still very accessible to Santa fe. It is considered still city limits. The only thing I have to complain about is the drivers. I just moved here in August and never experienced this much reckless driving. No one signals, people zoom through yellow and RED lights. It's crazy! Otherwise, Santa fe is a wonderful and beautiful place to live and eat!
I just recently moved to the Santa Fe area, but I love it here! The people are very warm and friendly. I've also enjoyed the farmer's markets, local eateries, and unique restaurants. It's a wonderful place to be!