Located just 15 minutes outside Santa Fe


Eldorado, a community eight miles southeast of Santa Fe, was a working ranch of 26,000 acres before it became a housing development in 1972. Currently, there are more than 2,700 homesites and 7,000 residents with a community center, swimming pool, tennis courts, recreation fields, stables, greenbelt areas, and a 4,000-acre hiking preserve. There is a shopping complex with grocery store, coffee shop, restaurants, beauty salon, drug store, gas station, and home furnishings. Plans are in the works for a movie theater, enlarged grocery store, and other retail outlets. The community also has its own private library.

The Eldorado Elementary School is consistently named among the top in the state. In addition, there is a private Montessori school within the community. Students from 7th grade and up are served by Capshaw Junior High or Capital High School.

Many who live here are artists, and the community holds an annual arts tour.

Fire protection is provided by a volunteer fire and rescue department. Most water comes from the community-owned company. There are a few private wells. Natural gas and electricity is provided by New Mexico Gas Company and PNM. Some lots have propane.

Law enforcement is provided by the county. The Eldorado Community Improvement Association provides additional security.

Covenants maintain the integrity of the area. Homeowners dues are nominal, and paid annually. The diverse neighborhood with its mountain vistas appeals to those who enjoy the privacy of country-style living, close to town.  For more info check out www.Eldoradosf.org and to search for property


Contact Information

Susan Orth
City Different Realty
518 Old Santa Fe Trail #190
Santa Fe NM 87505