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Fresh Air: Santa Fe's Most Valuable Asset

by Susan Orth

When looking to move to a new place, you often think to look for qualities like recreation, education, transportation, vocation, etc. Santa Fe Real Estate has all of these qualities, in spades. But not often does the mind wander to the air quality of a place. Well in case you were curious, Santa Fe has got that quality in the bag too.

Santa Fe was rated number 2 in the Top 25 Cleanest U.S. Cities for Year Round Particle Pollution by the American Lung Association. Most cities are polluted with a noxious mix of chemicals and particles that can damage your lungs and even shorten your life.

The average adult takes 15 to 20 breaths a minute. Your nose, throat, windpipe and lungs brings air into the body with every breath. Once in the lungs, the oxygen from each breath is taken into the bloodstream and sent to all of your body's cells. So it goes without saying how important it is to keep these breaths of air as clean as possible.

Bad Air = Bad Health = Short Life.

World-renowned art, museums, attractions, breathtaking beauty - Santa Fe Real Estate has a lot of great qualities. But when all is said and done, breaths of fresh air might be one of its most valuable assets.

If you are looking to move to a "City Different" that offers a breath of fresh air, please give me a call. I can help you find a beautiful Santa Fe home, in the midst of the mountains, where you can breath in nothing but clean, chemical-free air.

Susan Orth
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
City Different Realty

Phone: 505-310-4133
Email: SantaFe@SusanOrth.com
SantaFeHomeStore.com
My Featured Properties
Santa Fe Real Estate Podcast

Santa Fe: Keeping It Beautiful One Organization At A Time

by Susan Orth

When somebody sees Santa Fe for the first time, they are often enthralled with its steep desert canyons, soaring mountains, broad mesas and colorful vistas. Nobody can deny Santa Fe's beauty. Which gives Santa Fe's residents even more reason to keep it beautiful.

Keep Santa Fe Beautiful is a nonprofit volunteer program de
dicated to environmental education, litter awareness and prevention programs. This Saturday, August 21st, Keep Santa Fe Beautiful is joining forces with The City of Santa Fe and Albuquerque Recycling Inc. to host E-Waste Recycling Drop Off Day. The event will be held from 9 am - 1 pm.

This one day only event is your chance to finally get rid of all of the electrical equipment that no longer works or you no longer use, but you can't bring yourself to throw away.

The following items are accepted:

•    Televisions ($10 disposal fee per TV)
•    Computers, servers and laptops
•    Computer components and equipment such as keyboards, mice, wires, cables
•    Flat screen monitors
•    Old-style CRT computer monitors ($5 disposal fee per CRT Monitor)
•    Printers and scanners
•    Fax machines
•    Telephones and cell phones
•    Palm Pilots and hand-held electronic devices
•    Lead Acid Batteries, computer back-up batteries, UPS batteries
•    TV satellite equipment
•    VCRs and CD players
•    Stereo equipment
•    Computer and TV game assemblies
•    Cameras and video cameras

The event will be held at 1142 Siler Road. Call 505-955-2215 for more information of email sfbeauful@santafenm.gov.

Keep Santa Fe Beautiful is just one of many organizations that encourage environmental awareness. A few other notable ones include Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, the Quivira Coalition, and the Earth Works Institute. Its hard not to notice or care for your environment when you are surrounded by such beauty all the time. A home in the midst of the soaring mountains and colorful vistas is not impossible. If you are interested in Santa Fe Real Estate, please visit my website or give me a call.

Susan Orth
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
City Different Realty

Phone: 505-310-4133
Email: SantaFe@SusanOrth.com
SantaFeHomeStore.com
My Featured Properties
Santa Fe Real Estate Podcast

A High Ranking for Santa Fe

by Susan Orth

It's a pretty amazing feeling to live in a place that is consistently ranked in Travel magazines as "The Best" or the "The Top." Santa Fe's most recent notoriety made it to not just one U.S. News and World Report list, but two.


Ranked #3 in Best Relaxing Getaways in the USA 2010

Noted for its abundance of outdoor and indoor activities, specifically art gallery hopping, boutique shopping and spa treatments. This is a picture of
Eldorado Hotel & Spa. In true Santa Fe form, this spa reflrects the Southwestern heritage through the use of essential earth elements and ancient healing techniques.


Encantado Resort RestaurantRanked #10 in Best U.S. Luxury Destinations 2010

With Santa Fe's arts and culture scene being one of the biggest in the country, luxury is inevitable. Museums, galleries and fine dining all come together to create one magnificent destination. This photo is of Terra Restaurant at Encantado Resort. One of the best culinary experiences in Santa Fe, and definitely one of the most luxurious.


Just because other people view the City Different as a vacation destination, doesn't mean that it isn't also an amazing place to live. Relaxation and luxury should be qualities that enter your every day life. If you are interested in exploring Santa Fe Real Estate, I would love to be the one to introduce you to it.

Susan Orth
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
City Different Realty

Phone: 505-310-4133
Email: SantaFe@SusanOrth.com
SantaFeHomeStore.com
My Featured Properties
Santa Fe Real Estate Podcast

The Markets of Santa Fe New Mexico

by Susan Orth

Living in Santa Fe means embracing its "market" culture.  From farmers' markets to art markets, Santa Fe was made for these kinds of cultural exchanges. The Santa Fe Farmers' Market is proud to be New Mexico's largest farmers' market and of the most widely recognized markets in the United States. With its unique offerings, community dedication and year-round availability, it is truly unlike any other farmers' market in the country.

Santa Fe holds some very high standards for its Farmers' Market, which may be what contributes to its success. Rule #1 - 100% products sold by its vendors are locally grown. Rule #2 - Craft items must use at least 80% of local ingredients and materials. Rule #3 - Only the people who grow and produce the products may sell the products.

If you're not convinced yet that Santa Fe has the very best Farmers' Market around, then maybe this will drive it home. CNN rated the Santa Fe Farmers Market in the top 10 in America's Best Farmers' Markets.

According to CNN, every region's farmers' market is known for that one distinctive food. For Santa Fe, it's our chili peppers. We boast the country's most diverse collection of chilies - which proves very important once we bring our loot from New Mexico market to New Mexico kitchen for some real southwestern cooking.

Tuesday and Saturday Farmers' Markets
Place: The Railyard
Time: 7 am - Noon

New Mexico Artisans Market
Place: The Railyard
Day: Every Sunday
Time: 10 am - 4 pm

New Thursday Farmers' Markets
Place: The Railyard
Time: 3 pm - 7 pm

New Tuesday Southside Market
Place: San Ysidro Plaza
Time: 3 pm - 6:30 pm

Also check out the Upcoming Special Event...

Cook with the Chef
Event: Area chefs feature their signature dishes, emphasizing the season and ingredients that are available locally (like at your Farmers Market!) and perform cooking demonstrations for the public.
Place: The Railyard
Day: Every Thursday
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm


Santa Fe Indian Market
August 21-22
This may not be a Farmers' Market, but it is the ultimate art market - not just for Santa Fe, but for the entire nation of Native artists. 80 years going strong, the Santa Fe Indian Market has become the world's largest and most highly acclaimed Native American arts show and New Mexico's largest attended annual event. These great artists come from all sides of the country to gather in Santa Fe's Plaza, which often becomes the setting for getting "discovered."

 

Santa Fe is the perfect place for a Market of any kind - food, craft or otherwise. When one thinks of a market, they envision an open atmosphere, neighbors conversing, fresh local produce, and an inviting environment. This is essentially what Santa Fe is all about. If you are interested in Santa Fe Real Estate, please give me a call today. I would love help you discover what life could be like.

Susan Orth
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
City Different Realty

Phone: 505-310-4133
Email: SantaFe@SusanOrth.com
SantaFeHomeStore.com
My Featured Properties
Santa Fe Real Estate Podcast

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Susan Orth
City Different Realty
518 Old Santa Fe Trail #190
Santa Fe NM 87505
505-216-6688
505-216-6688